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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Homemade Shampoo

Another way that I save money is by making my own shampoo. Not only does it save you money you know exactly what is going into what you're washing your hair.

You need:
1 gallon of water
1/2 cup of baking soda
1/4 castile soap
3 tsp of Xantham Gum
A bottle for foaming soap or a spray bottle

First, boil the water and add baking soda.

Turn off the heat after you've added the baking soda and let the water cool off.
Then add the Xantham Gum.
 It will foam up a bit when you add the Xantham Gum.

Then pour some into your foaming soap bottle/spray bottle and pour the rest into a clean milk jug.


  1. I have been looking for an alternative to shampoo for years. Can you talk about the change your hair has had and how it's different than using store shampoo? I tried using just baking soda and apple cider vinegar and my hair got super full and voluminous but also didnt really feel silky and was hardly ever tangle-free.

    1. My hair is darker, less greasy between showers and has more volume. The silkiness and tangles are about the same.

      Warning: you will freak out if for whatever reason you have to go back to regular shampoo.