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Homemade shampoo question


#1

Anybody have any personal experience with a good recipe? It seems like years of harsh sodium laurate sulfate cannot be good. Seems like all the natural homemade recipes have a lot of fruits in them, which could go putrid if you intend to make a large quantity and store it. Anything that could last a long time? Just looking for something to clean my scalp with, not necessarily for regrowth.


#2

WEN is supposed to be SLS free, it is all over the TV commercials


#3

» Anybody have any personal experience with a good recipe? It seems like
» years of harsh sodium laurate sulfate cannot be good. Seems like all the
» natural homemade recipes have a lot of fruits in them, which could go
» putrid if you intend to make a large quantity and store it. Anything that
» could last a long time? Just looking for something to clean my scalp with,
» not necessarily for regrowth.
There are two non-shampoo products you can use to wash your hair, as far as I’m aware: baking soda and soapnuts. (I’m sure there are more, but these two are easily the most popular). Both are natural, have way less negative impact to the environment, and are very, very cost-effective =)


#4

» Anybody have any personal experience with a good recipe? It seems like
» years of harsh sodium laurate sulfate cannot be good. Seems like all the
» natural homemade recipes have a lot of fruits in them, which could go
» putrid if you intend to make a large quantity and store it. Anything that
» could last a long time? Just looking for something to clean my scalp with,
» not necessarily for regrowth.

thanks


#5

» Anybody have any personal experience with a good recipe? It seems like
» years of harsh sodium laurate sulfate cannot be good. Seems like all the
» natural homemade recipes have a lot of fruits in them, which could go
» putrid if you intend to make a large quantity and store it. Anything that
» could last a long time? Just looking for something to clean my scalp with,
» not necessarily for regrowth.

I made my own from boiled rosemary, nettles, sage, and lavender in castille soap and aloe vera. It smelled great, but my hair was so greasy for that day. Not giving up though, I read how there is a transition stage. Basically the chemical shampoos we use (in addition to containing many carcinogens) strip the hair of their natural oils to the point that they are in hyper-production mode. So the second you don’t use the highly drying shampoos, all that oil production catches up and soaks your hair in grease.

All the discussion forums of people giving up shampoo say that they kept with it, and eventually a new equilibrium was reached, where there grease lessened up, and they had beautiful hair. So I researched and found Aubrey’s natural shampoo line (I have no affiliation and am in no way to profit from your purchase from this company). I am going to use this well I transition, and then once the oil production on my scalp evens out, switch to my homemade.

Guys I sincerely believe that the harsh chemical shampoos we use with sls, glucosides, fragrances, and alcohols are significantly responsible for our hairloss. It’s like The Natural often says that while it may be genetic, those that have the genetic disposition can fight it off to a noteworthy level by nourishing the follicles; either by the internal regimen of vitamins he advocates (and I have used as a base to form my own regimen) or by externally caring for the follicles. Ideally you would do both yes? It just makes sense that if you could rub something corrosive or nutritious on your scalp, that the latter is going to contribute more to overall hair growth. I’ll keep you updated on how my hair fares once I have gotten through the greasy transition stage. I left this in the supplements section because I believe it is something you would use as a complement to an internal supplement regime, and not an exclusive topic for the shampoo section.


#6

» » Anybody have any personal experience with a good recipe? It seems like
» » years of harsh sodium laurate sulfate cannot be good. Seems like all
» the
» » natural homemade recipes have a lot of fruits in them, which could go
» » putrid if you intend to make a large quantity and store it. Anything
» that
» » could last a long time? Just looking for something to clean my scalp
» with,
» » not necessarily for regrowth.
»
» I made my own from boiled rosemary, nettles, sage, and lavender in
» castille soap and aloe vera. It smelled great, but my hair was so greasy
» for that day. Not giving up though, I read how there is a transition stage.
» Basically the chemical shampoos we use (in addition to containing many
» carcinogens) strip the hair of their natural oils to the point that they
» are in hyper-production mode. So the second you don’t use the highly drying
» shampoos, all that oil production catches up and soaks your hair in
» grease.
»
» All the discussion forums of people giving up shampoo say that they kept
» with it, and eventually a new equilibrium was reached, where there grease
» lessened up, and they had beautiful hair. So I researched and found
» Aubrey’s natural shampoo line (I have no affiliation and am in no way to
» profit from your purchase from this company). I am going to use this well I
» transition, and then once the oil production on my scalp evens out, switch
» to my homemade.
»
» Guys I sincerely believe that the harsh chemical shampoos we use with sls,
» glucosides, fragrances, and alcohols are significantly responsible for our
» hairloss. It’s like The Natural often says that while it may be genetic,
» those that have the genetic disposition can fight it off to a noteworthy
» level by nourishing the follicles; either by the internal regimen of
» vitamins he advocates (and I have used as a base to form my own regimen) or
» by externally caring for the follicles. Ideally you would do both yes? It
» just makes sense that if you could rub something corrosive or nutritious on
» your scalp, that the latter is going to contribute more to overall hair
» growth. I’ll keep you updated on how my hair fares once I have gotten
» through the greasy transition stage. I left this in the supplements section
» because I believe it is something you would use as a complement to an
» internal supplement regime, and not an exclusive topic for the shampoo
» section.

So I’ve been using the above homemade shampoo in a shower before I go to bed, that way it doesn’t matter if it gets a little greasy. Then in the morning, do just baking soda and water. I don’t want to give any false hope, but so far, this seems to be REALLY promising. The hair lost the greasiness by day 3. Also, I scrub it really hard with finger nails to scalp. I mean really hard, and even with all that rubbing, I am getting almost zero shedding. If this keeps on this way, I think it will significantly control hair loss. Also, the hair just looks great in general. More to come.


#7

» Anybody have any personal experience with a good recipe? It seems like
» years of harsh sodium laurate sulfate cannot be good. Seems like all the
» natural homemade recipes have a lot of fruits in them, which could go
» putrid if you intend to make a large quantity and store it. Anything that
» could last a long time? Just looking for something to clean my scalp with,
» not necessarily for regrowth.

The aim of any good shampoo should be to address inflammation and to dissolve sebum.

I think we will see shampoos that go a little deeper to address the underlying effect of the inflammation soon :slight_smile:

Thanks
Pete


#8

» » Anybody have any personal experience with a good recipe? It seems like
» » years of harsh sodium laurate sulfate cannot be good. Seems like all the
» » natural homemade recipes have a lot of fruits in them, which could go
» » putrid if you intend to make a large quantity and store it. Anything
» that
» » could last a long time? Just looking for something to clean my scalp
» with,
» » not necessarily for regrowth.
»
»
» The aim of any good shampoo should be to address inflammation and to
» dissolve sebum.
»
» I think we will see shampoos that go a little deeper to address the
» underlying effect of the inflammation soon :slight_smile:
»
»
»
» Thanks
» Pete

Does anyone have a recipe for a hair shampoo from natural ingredients. I’ve heard a raw egg will do wonders, but this is something that gets too expensive to use on a daily basis.