About the author: Jinane Doughan is a professional make-up artist with a degree from the French Fashion Institute ESMOD Dubai. She specialized in natural handmade skincare and haircare products.
Her YouTube channel, Jinane World, has 600+ educational videos and 100K+ subscribers.
She is an accredited Master Trainer and gives courses at a reputed academy that has 16 branches worldwide. She sells online courses about natural skincare.
Disclaimer: This article is for educational purposes only and does not constitute professional medical advice. Use any natural skincare or haircare products at your own risk and perform a patch test before use.
Introducing this power-packed DIY shampoo for hair growth, designed to nurture your locks and enhance their overall health. In a world where commercial hair products are abundant, it’s refreshing to take matters into your own hands and craft a natural, homemade solution tailored to your specific needs.
This homemade shampoo combines the goodness of castile soap, sweet almond oil, fenugreek and black seed serum, and rosemary essential oil, all known for their hair-strengthening and growth-promoting properties.
With this simple yet effective recipe, you can give your hair the care it deserves while embracing a more sustainable and personalized approach to hair care. Say goodbye to chemical-laden products and join us as we delve into the art of creating a DIY shampoo that not only encourages hair growth but also ensures healthier, luscious tresses.
- Castile soap which is liquid soap made of pure olive oil
- Fenugreek and black seed serum, made of fenugreek seed and black seed. We have already covered making this powerful hair serum in this article: DIY Fenugreek and Black Seed Serum: The Secret to Longer, Healthier Hair
- Rosemary essential oil
- Sweet almond oil
- Mica color – Optional
- Scale to measure quantities
- Glass beaker
- Whisk for mixing
- Container to store the shampoo
- PH acidity test kit
Prior to use, ensure that both your utensils and containers are properly cleaned and disinfected. Wash them with warm soapy water, dry with a tissue, and then sanitize by spraying with 70% medical alcohol. Wipe them clean and let them air dry before use.
Steps: DIY Shampoo for Hair Growth
1- Start by putting 100 grams (3.52 oz) of castile soap in the beaker.
2- Add 5 grams (0.17 oz) of sweet almond oil.
3- Add 10 grams (0.35 oz) of the fenugreek and black seed serum.
4- Mix the contents with a whisk.
5- Add 5 drops only of rosemary essential oil.
6- Mix again.
7- As an optional step, you can add color to the shampoo. The proper way to add color is to mix a little of the mica powder with a small quantity of sweet almond oil.
Mix them well, then add the color mix to the shampoo. Do not add the mica powder directly to the shampoo.
8- The DIY Shampoo for Hair Growth is now done. Pour it into a suitable container and it is ready to use.
PH Acidity Test
It is important to check the PH of the DIY Shampoo for Hair Growth. It should be 4.5 to 6.5. The PH test kit I am using indicate colors corresponding to 5 and 7. Using these colors is a sufficiently practical approximation.
Take a leaf from the PH test kit, and immerse it in the shampoo for about 15 seconds. Take it out, and wait 2-3 minutes. After that, compare the color of the leaf against the range of colors on the PH test kit. In our case, the matching color is 7 which may be acceptable, however I prefer to bring the PH down:
- Simply, prepare a solution of 10 grams (0.35 oz) of distilled water and 10 grams (0.35 oz) of citric acid. Add 3 drops first to the shampoo, mix well, and re-test the PH. Follow this one drop at a time till the reading is in a good range.
Let’s Try it Out
In this short video, I will try it out on my hands.
How To Use: DIY Shampoo for Hair Growth
To achieve optimal results with our DIY shampoo for hair growth, follow these simple steps for the best application:
- Wet your hair thoroughly: Start by thoroughly wetting your hair with lukewarm water. Ensure that your hair is damp but not overly saturated.
- Dilute the shampoo: Take a small amount of the DIY shampoo and dilute it in your palm. Mix it with water to create a gentle lather.
- Apply the shampoo: Gently massage the diluted shampoo into your scalp using your fingertips. Focus on the roots of your hair, where the most natural oils and product buildup tend to accumulate. Work the shampoo through the lengths of your hair, but be gentle to avoid tangling or damaging the strands.
- Let it sit: Allow the shampoo to sit on your hair for a few minutes. This will give the ingredients enough time to nourish and fortify your hair and scalp.
- Rinse thoroughly: Rinse your hair thoroughly with lukewarm water, ensuring that no shampoo residue remains. Make sure to rinse the lengths of your hair until the water runs clear.
- Follow with a conditioner (optional): If desired, you can follow up with a natural conditioner to provide additional moisture and nourishment to your hair. However, it’s important to note that our DIY shampoo is designed to be moisturizing, so a conditioner may not always be necessary.
- Repeat as needed: You can use this DIY shampoo as often as desired, but it’s generally recommended to wash your hair every two to three days to maintain a healthy balance of natural oils.
Remember, consistency is key when using any hair care product. Regular use of the shampoo, coupled with a healthy lifestyle and hair care routine, can help promote hair growth and improve the overall health of your hair.
Benefits: DIY Shampoo for Hair Growth
Using the DIY shampoo for hair growth can provide you with a range of benefits that contribute to the health and vitality of your hair. Here are some advantages you can expect from incorporating this natural homemade shampoo into your hair care routine:
- Stimulates hair growth: The DIY shampoo contains ingredients like fenugreek and black seed serum, known for their properties that can promote hair growth. Regular use can help stimulate the hair follicles, encouraging new hair growth and reducing hair loss.
- Nourishes the scalp: The combination of castile soap, sweet almond oil, and rosemary essential oil in the shampoo provides nourishment to the scalp. These ingredients help moisturize the scalp, prevent dryness and itchiness, and maintain a healthy environment for hair growth.
- Strengthens hair strands: The natural oils and proteins present in sweet almond oil can strengthen the hair strands, making them more resilient to breakage and damage. This can result in thicker, healthier-looking hair over time.
- Cleanses gently: Castile soap, a pure liquid olive oil soap, is a mild and gentle cleanser that effectively removes dirt, excess oil, and product buildup without stripping away the natural oils necessary for a healthy scalp and hair.
- Adds shine and luster: Rosemary essential oil, known for its invigorating scent, also contributes to the overall health and appearance of your hair. It helps improve blood circulation in the scalp, promoting hair growth and adding shine and luster to your locks.
- Customizable to your needs: One of the significant advantages of creating your own shampoo is the ability to customize it according to your hair type and specific needs. You can adjust the ingredients or their proportions to address concerns like dryness, frizz, or sensitivity.
- Environmentally friendly: By making your own shampoo, you’re reducing your reliance on commercially produced products that often contain harsh chemicals and come in plastic packaging. Choosing a DIY approach promotes a more sustainable and eco-friendly lifestyle.
Incorporating the DIY shampoo for hair growth into your hair care routine can help you achieve healthier, stronger, and more vibrant hair. Embrace the natural power of these ingredients and enjoy the benefits of this homemade solution that is tailored to nourish and promote the growth of your hair.
Here are more articles on how to care for your hair:
- DIY Aloe Vera Coconut Oil for Hair: Achieving Strong and Shiny Locks at Home With 2 Ingredients
- Empower Your Curls: How to Make a DIY Cream for Curly Hair at Home
- Get Glossy and Gorgeous Hair with DIY Hair Mist: Try Our Simple Recipe Now
- Revitalize Your Hair with DIY Rosemary Hair Growth Serum
- Refresh Your Hair with DIY Rosemary Hair Toner
Video How-To on My Channel | Jinane World
The steps to make the DIY Shampoo for Hair Growth are demonstrated in this video.