Silky, soft beautiful hair is a dream for many, but to achieve this quite often we end up spending loads of money on getting some hair treatment at the salons or keep buying random hair essentials which do more harm than good. Be it a hair oil, shampoo, conditioner, or serum, once you find the right kind of product that suits your hair and scalp and gels with your specific skin type, half your battle against hair fall and breakage is won. Also Read: Hair Spa: The 3-Step DIY Therapy To Rejuvenate Your Tresses Right At Home

Although a shampoo only stays in the hair for a few minutes, it does make a huge difference in enhancing the health of your hair. Well, some people might think it’s a tardy job to whisk a hair wash, trust us when we say it's much easier than you think and the resultant is much better quality and manageable hair, that’s undoubtedly worth the effort.

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Why Do We Need Homemade Shampoo?

Well, for starters, many people are sensitive to chemicals or the shampoo just doesn’t suit your hair type giving you nightmares as you find loads of hair fall every time you brush or wash your hair. Going for a homemade variety ensures that you can use the correct set of natural ingredients, avoid all of the fillers, detergents, and irritants, make it smell any way you want, and customize it to suit your scalp and hair's specific needs. Additionally, with the use of homemade shampoo, your hair will get more shiny, manageable, and voluminous within weeks of use. Also Read: Choose The Right Kind Of Herbal Shampoo For Stronger, Lustrous Hair

Fortunately, hair wash recipes are quite easy to whip up once you have all the needful ingredients at your table. So, let's dive in right away, to find out 3 incredible hair wash recipes that suit the 3 prominent types of hair variety, i.e. Dry Hair, Oily Hair and Combination Hair. 

Homemade Hair Wash Recipes

Aloe Vera And Honey Shampoo For Dry Hair


½ cup Aloe Vera Gel

½ cup of liquid soap

2 tsp organic honey

1 tsp Vitamin E oil

8-10 drops each of lavender and geranium essential oil

½ cup distilled water


Mix Aloe Vera gel, distilled water, organic honey and Vitamin oil in the specified quantities in a mixing bowl.

Pour the measured amount of liquid soap into this mixture and blend it using a blender to get a smooth mixture.

Now add the geranium and the lavender essential oil slowly to this mix and blend it once again.

Pour the shampoo in a pump bottle.

Your homemade shampoo is ready to use.

Pump out a good amount and apply on well-rinsed hair.

Massage to build-up lather.

Wash off with cool water.

How It Works:

Both aloe vera and honey are proven ingredients for absolute nourishment and moisturization of hair and scalp. The presence of essential oils prevents frizzy hair, diminishes flaking and dandruff, increases volume and supports the growth of new hair follicles. Use it on alternate days to get smooth, silky hair without dryness and an incredible scent that lasts long. 

Tea tree And Green Clay Shampoo For Oily Hair


2 tbsp green clay powder

¼ cup liquid Castile Soap

4 tsp tea tree oil

2 tbsp fresh apple cider vinegar

¼ cup of well-brewed organic green tea

3 tbsp dried rosemary leaves

½ tsp jojoba essential oil

¼ cup distilled water


Mix the green clay and organic green tea well in a mixing bowl.

Add liquid castile soap and blend it again.

Add apple cider vinegar and glycerine to it and mix till a thick mixture is formed.

Steep the rosemary leaves in warm water and add this water to the shampoo blend.

Add water, tea tree oil, and jojoba oil and blend well.

Put this in a pump bottle and store it in the refrigerator for future use.

Apply a good amount on wet hair and gently rub to build-up lather.

Wash off with cool water.

How It Works:

The combination of green clay, tea tree oil and apple cider vinegar work wonderfully for oily scalp and hair. In the right proportion, not only does it promote hair growth but also keeps the hair non-sticky, fresh and silky without stripping off the natural oils of the scalp. The essential oils prevent bacterial infection, accumulation of grime particles and offer an invigorating aroma to your mane.
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Coconut And Lemon Shampoo For Combination Hair


¾ cup of coconut oil

1 cup castile soap

20 drops of coconut fragrance

5 drops of lavender essential oil

10 drops vanilla essential oil

¼ tsp lemon essential oil

¼ cup distilled water


Mix the coconut oil and soap gently to avoid a foamy appearance.

Mix water and the essential oils to it.

Now slowly add the coconut fragrance and vanilla essence to get a smooth fluid.

Pour it in a pump bottle for future use.

For immediate use, pump a required quantity and apply on wet hair.

Massage properly to build-up lather.

Rinse the hair with cool water.

How It Works:

A combination hair has an oily scalp and dry hair or vice versa. Coconut oil is the absolute ingredient for any type of hair. Not only does it nourish and moisturize the scalp and hair but also promote hair growth, prevent breakage, and strengthen the hair follicles from the root. The blend of coconut essence and essential oils prevent any kind of scalp infection, offers a scintillating fragrance that lasts for hours after use and offers a shiny and bouncy hair.