I already explained in an other article why I do not use commercial shampoos anymore and why I chose to make my own shampoo with Rhassoul. And I promised you the recipe. And as I always (we should never say always…) keep my promices, here is my recipe (I say “my” because it is the one that fits my hair type -dry, capricious, thick. But if you go to the bottom of the article, there are notes for other types of hair):
- Rhassoul powder (that you can find in most of the organic stores, or directy at the producer if you are lucky enough to live near by, or even make it yourself?!)
- Aloe Vera gel (that you also find in most of the organic stores, or it seems that you can make your own. I bought my plant, I’ll tell you when it is big enough)
- Baking soda (that you’ll find in organic stores or in most of the supermarkets. It is usually stored with the household products)
- Sage hydrolat (that you find in organic stores or at the producer).
- Ylang Ylang essential oil (that you find in organic stores or at the producer).
- Jojoba oil (that you find in organic stores or at the producer).
Note that I have (for now) very long hair. So if yours stops at your shoulder, remember to cut the measures by 2.
- Put 4 table spoons of Rhassoul in a bowl.
- Add 2 table spoons of sage hydrolat.
- Add a little bit of water to get a more or less liquid paste (it will get a bit thicker when you’ll add the other ingredients).
- Add 1/2 tea spoon of Aloe Vera gel.
- Add 1/2 tea spoon of Jojoba oil that you mix with 4 drops of Ylang Ylang EO (it is the classy abbreviation for essential oil) beforehand. I don’t really mix them before, and it stills work though.
Et voila, it is ready! Your mixture has to be neither too liquid, neither too thick. I like it when it is a little bit thicker than the commercial shampoos. If needed, you can add some water to make it more liquid or some Rhassoul to make it thicker. And once you’ve done it several time, you’ll see, you’ll do it finger in the nose.
- Take your shower.
- Wet your hair well.
- Turn off the water (is it really necessary to recall that it is a natural and limited ressource :)?).
- Apply the paste on your hair, insisting on the roots. You’ll see, it doesn’t make foam as a usual shampoo. It’s normal. But if your mixture is good, it should still be easy to apply.
- I heard that it is better to let it stand for a few minutes (3 or 4). So I usually apply the shampoo first and than shower before rincing. But sometimes, after application, I go brush my teeth so it stands a little bit more.
- Rince well (don’t forget your ears!)
- After this, I use a special rinsing mixture. It makes my hair shinier and softer I think.
Well, my brother thought it was a bit weird to apply mud on his head. I have to admit I hadn’t see it that way. But honeslty, it’s worth it!
Notes: for greasy hair:
Replace the sage hydrolat by nettle hydrolat and the Ylang Ylang EO by a tea tree or lemongrass EO.
So, did you try it? What do you think?
NB : I recall that this is all about my own researches and experimentations. I am not a shampoo or hair professional, nor a scientist.