Hair that bounces and shines is what most people want. But, perhaps you do not want to rely on commercially-sold shampoos that may have questionable ingredients. Thankfully, you can do something about it, and make your own shampoo with the following guide.

How To Make Your Own Natural Shampoo

You will need the following:

  • ½ a cup of liquid soap nut
  • ¼ a cup of coconut milk
  • ¼ a cup of raw honey
  • 2 tablespoons of unfiltered coconut oil
  • 20-40 drops of peppermint essential oil

You can purchase these ingredients in most health food stores or online. You can also talk to your hair specialist about other specific recommendations she or he has for your particular hair.


  1. Clean out a normal shampoo container, or buy an empty one from your local beauty supply store.
  2. Pour the ingredients into the container, and mix well.
  3. Use the shampoo as you normally would.

Be sure to let a hair specialist, like those at Luce Hair Studio, know that you changed your hair product. This is so he or she can monitor your hair's reaction.

The Hair-Enhancing Ingredients In Your Shampoo

The ingredients within this natural shampoo should help reinforce your hair and keep it healthy.

The Mighty Coconut

Coconut products, like coconut oil, have a very low molecular volume and weight. That means the proteins and enzymes in coconut oil can easily penetrate your hair strands. You should also know that the lauric acid in coconut helps your hair retain essential proteins. Studies have shown that coconut effectively protects your hair against damage, greasiness, and dryness.

Sweet and Tender Honey

The next ingredient you want to pay attention to is the raw honey. Raw honey is filled with minerals and is also antibacterial. Studies have shown how it helps prevent hair loss and dandruff. Honey may also repair your scalp skin and follicles. This could mean an improvement on growth and overall fullness.


The last ingredient you should know about is the peppermint oil needed for this shampoo. Peppermint oil has been found to stimulate the scalp to help hair grow. This oil also helps stimulate and sprout new follicles, which means fuller hair. These effects are credited to peppermint's menthol content, among the other active ingredients.

As you can see, taking care of your hair on your own with natural products can be done. And you might end up with hair more beautiful than you expected.