DIY coconut milk shampoo recipe only needs 3 ingredients to make and will help keep your hair soft and clean without harsh chemicals.
I first tried homemade shampoo years ago. It had something to do with using apple cider vinegar to rinse out the shampoo. It also required having the vinegar plus a bunch of other kitchen items cluttering up my bathroom. It was just way too fussy for me.
But a DIY coconut shampoo that only requires two ingredients is definitely a keeper.
The base of this coconut milk shampoo is a castile soap so you still get foaming and the feeling of using a soap on your hair. The castile soap alone leaves hair a bit too tangly. I think the fat in the coconut is what helps leave the hair with a bit more smoothness and moisture in it.
DIY Coconut Shampoo Recipe
To Make the Shampoo:
Add ingredients to the jar. Seal well and shake until mixed thoroughly. We used a measuring cup first and then poured it into the jar. Don't do that. It's just a wasted step.
I read a few other recipes for this shampoo and some people had issues with the canned coconut milk. If that's the case and you're up for a challenge, you may want to try making your own coconut milk and using that.
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To Use the Shampoo:
Shake well before using. Use as you'd normally use shampoo, pumping a small amount onto your hand, creating a lather and washing your hair.
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