Hair Cleansing Recipes

Hello! Welcome to my Hair Cleansing Recipes page!  My hair is fine and oily. Yuck. It took some time to come up with these recipes but I’m glad I took the time! Some are more conditioning than others so you may find one or two that will work for you! I sure hope so.

I also have a picture of a bar of soap I made from the Simple Life Mom’s soapmaking book. There’s a link to her page for more info!

Be safe. Talk to your medical practitioner before using any recipes you’re not sure about.

 

Ingredients for recipe one.

HAIR CLEANSING RECIPE ONE

On my fine hair this one comes out volumized and clean with a little shine. Leaves my hair soft but not as soft as when I use yogurt recipes (following). It does stay clean for about 5 days though. Which I appreciate since I naturally have oily hair with dry ends.

To condition dry ends of hair, you can put some oil like olive on the tips and let it set for about 5 minutes and then wash with this recipe.

Note: These recipes are runny. That’s natural. If you are just switching from store-bought shampoo, it may only last a day or two. Hang in there, it gets better!

1 teaspoon Baking Soda

1/4 teaspoon Sage, ground and dried

1/4 cup Water, warm

Directions: I mix all of the ingredients in a plastic 1 cup container. I get my hair wet and then wring out extra water. Next I dip my hair into the container and rub around for a second. Then I carefully, with head tilted back, pour the rest on the top and sides of head.

I rub it in good and then clip my hair to the back of my head.

I use Moisturizing Coffee Scrub or Silky Honey Cleanser on my body and then shave as my hair sets.

Then I remove the clip and rinse thoroughly with warm water.

Note: The tip is to rub the recipe in and then let it set for a few minutes before you rinse it out thoroughly.

 

Ingredients for recipe two.

All mixed up and showing how creamy it is.

 

My hair the morning after using recipe two.

 

HAIR CLEANSING RECIPE TWO

This one leaves my hair clean, soft, and very conditioned.
Does not stay clean as long as Recipe One though. I get 2 sometimes 3 days of clean hair.

1/4 cup Greek Yogurt, plain (Full fat is better for dry hair and no fat is best for oily hair.)

1/2 teaspoon Sage, dried and ground

1/8 cup Water, warm

Directions: I mix all of the ingredients in a plastic 1 cup container. I get my hair wet and then wring out extra water. Next I dip my hair into the container and rub around for a second. Then I carefully, with head tilted back, pour the rest on the top and sides of head.

I rub it in good and then clip my hair to the back of my head.

I use Moisturizing Coffee Scrub or Silky Honey Cleanser on my body and then shave as my hair sets.

Then I remove the clip and rinse thoroughly with warm water.

Note: The tip is to rub the recipe in and then let it set for a few minutes before you rinse it out thoroughly.

Extra Note: This is a thicker recipe. It will give you extra conditioning so it won’t stay clean as long as the others.

 

 

Ingredients for recipe three.

All mixed up and ready to use.

HAIR CLEANSING RECIPE THREE

This one leaves my hair clean, soft, and conditioned.
Does not leave hair clean as long as Hair Recipe One. I can get about 3 days out of it.

2 tablespoons Greek Yogurt, plain (Full fat is better for dry hair and no fat is best for oily hair.)

1/8 teaspoon Sage, dried and ground

1/8 teaspoon Lavender, dried and ground

1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda

1/4 cup Water, warm

Directions: I mix all of the ingredients in a plastic 1 cup container. I get my hair wet and then wring out extra water. Next I dip my hair into the container and rub around for a second. Then I carefully, with head tilted back, pour the rest on the top and sides of head.

I rub it in good and then clip my hair to the back of my head.

I use Moisturizing Coffee Scrub or Silky Honey Cleanser on my body and then shave as my hair sets.

Then I remove the clip and rinse thoroughly with warm water.

Note: The tip is to rub the recipe in and then let it set for a few minutes before you rinse it out thoroughly.

Extra Note: These recipes are runny. That’s natural. If you are just switching from store-bought shampoo, it may only last a day or two. Hang in there, it gets better!

Extra Extra Note: If you want it thicker, reduce the water to 1/8 cup or increase the yogurt to 3 or 4 tablespoons. This will give you a thick creamy recipe! Beware, it will also be more conditioning.
To condition dry ends of hair, you can put some oil like olive on the tips and let it set for about 5 minutes and then wash with this recipe.

 

 

Ingredients for recipe four.

 

My hair after using recipe four.

HAIR CLEANSING RECIPE FOUR

This one leaves my hair clean, soft, and lightly conditioned.
I can get about 3 or 4 days of clean hair out of it.

1/2 teaspoon Sage, dried and ground

1/2 teaspoon Mint, dried and ground

1/4 cup Water, warm

Directions: I mix all of the ingredients in a plastic 1 cup container. I get my hair wet and then wring out extra water. Next I dip my hair into the container and rub around for a second. Then I carefully, with head tilted back, pour the rest on the top and sides of head.

I rub it in good and then clip my hair to the back of my head.

I use Moisturizing Coffee Scrub or Silky Honey Cleanser on my body and then shave as my hair sets.

Then I remove the clip and rinse thoroughly with warm water.

Note: The tip is to rub the recipe in and then let it set for a few minutes before you rinse it out thoroughly.

Another Note: To condition dry ends of hair, you can put some oil like olive on the tips and let it set for about 5 minutes and then wash with this recipe.

Extra Note: These recipes are runny. That’s natural. If you are just switching from store-bought shampoo, it may only last a day or two. Hang in there, it gets better!

 

I made this homemade Laundry Bar recipe from Simple Life Mom

 

My hair the morning after using Laundry Bar!

Sounds crazy, but this bar works best for my thin hair.

For more information check out her site at:

SimpleLifeMom

Her bar soap making book is:

The Natural Soapmaking Book For Beginners by Kelly Cable

I’ve made several of these bars and have liked them all.

Her site is filled with tons of recipes!