With the hype over no-poo ways of hair washing, a lot of girls are turning towards castile soap! No-poo is basically washing your hair using baking soda as shampoo and apple cider vinegar as conditioner. A lot of people actually give up this method due to no-foaming and hence no clean feel. Liquid castile soap is a natural foaming agent/solution made from vegetable oils and is opted by many! Well, here are some ways to use castile soap for washing hair:
This is simplest and the quickest recipe using castile soap. All you need is ¼ cup water, ¼ cup liquid castile soap and ½ teaspoon almond oil. Place all the ingredients for your liquid soap in a hollow container and mix well. Place the finished mixture in an empty bottle to store. Make sure that you rinse your hair well before and after shampooing.
GREEN TEA CASTILE SOAP:
You can simply use 6 oz. liquid castile soap, 5 drops of tea tree oil and ½ cup concentrated brewed green tea. Place all the ingredients in a hollow container and mix well. Place the finished liquid castile soap mixture in an empty bottle to store. Make sure that you rinse your hair well before and after shampooing with your homemade liquid castile shampoo.
LAVENDER CASTILE SOAP:
You need 2 ounces liquid castile soap, 4 ounces water, 5 drops rosemary oil, ¼ teaspoon tamanu oil, 15-20 drops lavender oil. Grab a pot and fill it with water and infuse the herbs into the water with heat, and then add all the oils. Once the oils and herbs are infused with the water put the water into a bottle and add the soap and voila homemade shampoo. Just to be safe, keep the shampoo in the fridge to prevent microbial growth and to make the shelf life longer.
HIBISCUS CASTILE SOAP:
Simply combine 1 cup castile soap with ½ cup hibiscus juice. Mix properly and store in a bottle. Use it within 15 days. You may also add ½ cup water to it to adjust consistency.
AAMLA CASTILE SOAP:
You need 1 cup castile soap, ½ cup Shikakai water, ½ cup aamla water and 1 tablespoon lemon juice. To make Shikakai and aamla water you need to soak the fruits in water overnight or simply use the powders to soak. Strain in the morning and combine it with liquid castile soap. Use it like regular shampoo.
JOJOBA CASTILE SOAP:
You need ¼ cup castile soap, ¼ cup water, ½ teaspoom jojoba oil and ½ teaspoon grapeseed oil. Mix together all the ingredients. Store in a bottle. Shake before use. This mixture won’t be as thick as commercial shampoos so you’ll need to just tilt the bottle over your head.