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Looking for a natural shampoo? Make one at home with coconuts and these recipes

Ditch all those chemical-laden shampoos and switch to these natural shampoos with coconut to deal with your hair problems. The best part? You can make them at home.
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These coconut-based shampoos will help to control hair fall. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Aayushi Gupta Updated: 24 Jun 2021, 14:52 pm IST
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Are your tresses in trouble? If yes, then one of the reasons could be the overuse of chemical-laden products, which are leaving a negative impact on your hair. You can solve this issue by making your own shampoo. Trust us, this simple method can leave your hair soft and moisturised.

Wondering if it is really possible to make shampoo at home? And do homemade shampoos really work? Well, everything is possible with coconut! Coconut shampoos have amazing hair benefits. For the unversed, these are shampoos that are made out of coconut water, coconut oil and coconut milk. You can easily make your own DIY coconut-based shampoo. So, are you ready?

Here are three homemade coconut shampoo recipes for your hair:
1. Coconut water shampoo

Coconut water is loaded with nutrients like vitamins and minerals that help to keep the hair healthy and free from any trouble. In fact, when we specifically talk about hair growth, coconut water has naturally hydrating properties that help in strengthening the roots as well as improving the blood circulation to the hair follicles. This helps in triggering hair growth in a perfect manner. What’s more? It also has antifungal and antibacterial properties that help in preventing issues like dandruff, infection as well as itchiness. 

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Go au naturel with coconut for your hair. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
So, can you prepare a coconut water shampoo for your hair?

Well, here’s a simple way to use coconut water for hair growth as well as to get shiny, smooth and soft hair. 

Step 1: Take two tablespoons of freshly extracted coconut water in a cup. Add four tablespoons of liquid castile soap to it. 

Step 2: Add a tablespoon of fresh aloe vera gel and mix all the ingredients to form a smooth mixture. 

Step 3: Now, finally add 3-4 drops of peppermint essential oil to the mixture and mix well. (You can use rosemary essential oil too). 

Step 4: Apply it like a normal shampoo on the hair, massaging gently for a few minutes.

Step 5: Wash your hair with lukewarm water and you’re done.  

Repeat the process every 2-3 days to promote hair growth. 

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2. Coconut milk shampoo

Coconut milk contains plenty of healthy proteins and nutrients. These nourish the hair and give it a luscious texture. Using homemade coconut milk shampoo is a bit different than using a conventional store bought shampoo. For instance, regular shampoos have SLS in them and this coconut milk shampoo does not. 

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Solve your tresses problem with coconut milk. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Follow this homemade version of coconut milk shampoo: 

Step 1: Combine ¼ cup of coconut milk with one tablespoon of cinnamon bark powder into a bowl.

Step 2: Add one tablespoon of olive oil and add 4-5 drops of tea tree oil. Mix all the ingredients to form a smooth paste. 

Step 3: Massage the mixture onto your scalp for a few minutes and leave it for better absorption. 

Step 4: It creates a sticky, mask-like layer. Rinse it with hot water.

This DIY shampoo cleans the scalp very well and removes dirt, excess sebum, and dandruff. 

3. Coconut oil shampoo

Try coconut oil shampoo and nurture your mane in a natural way. Most of the chemical treatments leave our hair dry and brittle. This coconut oil homemade shampoo can penetrate the hair shaft and disintegrate fungi. Also, it has antimicrobial and antifungal properties, which may help to keep fungal infections and dandruff at bay. Coconut oil is an extremely versatile component for all types of hair problems.

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Coconut oil is a big YES when it comes to dry and damaged hair. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
What you need to do:

Step 1: To make coconut oil shampoo, mix half a cup of coconut milk with half a tablespoon of virgin coconut oil in a bowl.

Step 2: Add half a cup of glycerin to it and one cup of liquid soap. Stir properly.. 

Step 3: Lastly, add a few drops of lavender essential oil. 

Step 4: Now apply the coconut oil shampoo to wet hair, work it through the length of your hair using your fingers and rinse it out. 

This homemade shampoo can make your hair healthy and shiny, while also stopping hair fall. 

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About the Author

Aayushi Gupta is a health writer with a special interest in trends related to diet, fitness, beauty and intimate health. With around 2 years of experience in the wellness industry, she is connected to leading experts and doctors to provide our readers with factually correct information. ...Read More

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