Make homemade lavender dandruff shampoo

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Make homemade lavender dandruff shampoo

he natural and homemade lavender shampoo is suitable for itchy scalps and also to combat dandruff. Go ahead and prepare it, it is very simple

Make homemade lavender dandruff shampoo

Lavender shampoo soothes itchy and inflamed scalp and prevents dandruff. In addition, the hair is again loose and flexible. You can make homemade anti-dandruff lavender shampoo. The recipe that we propose is simple and it is even more so if you have a lavender plant in your garden or balcony.

Lavender shampoo is also a good alternative to conventional hair washing products. It does not contain synthetic ingredients that are harmful to the body and the environment, or unnecessary additives. You also avoid the plastic container.

HOMEMADE LAVENDER SHAMPOO

To make the homemade lavender shampoo we resort to lavender flowers. If you want to enhance the effect you can add a few drops of the essential oil.

Ingredients for 450 ml of shampoo:

  • 15 g of lavender flowers (fresh or dried, picked from your balcony or bought in an herbalist or online store. If possible, choose organic).
  • 325 ml of water.
  • 15 g of Castile soap (you can also do it yourself).
  • 75 ml of high percentage alcohol (at least 95% vol.) Or lavender tincture.
  • Optionally you can add 2-3 tablespoons of cornstarch (for a gel-like consistency) and 5-6 drops of lavender essential oil to intensify the action and aroma.
  • The addition of one to two tablespoons of vegetable oil (for example, almond oil or coconut oil) is recommended for particularly dry hair. Since the oil will settle on the lavender shampoo over time, it is important in this case to shake the bottle vigorously before each use.

Elaboration:

The preparation time you will need to make your shampoo will be about ten minutes

  1. Make an infusion of lavender with the 325 ml of water. To do this, boil water in a pot and pour it over the lavender flowers. Cover the pot and let it steep for three to four hours. After time, strain the infusion by passing it through a bag to make vegetable milks or a coffee filter.
  2. Bring the infusion back to a boil, grate the soap, add it and stir well.
  3. Remove the saucepan from the heat and stir until the soap has completely dissolved. Remove a teaspoon or two of the mixture and let it cool on a plate to check the consistency of the shampoo. If the consistency is gel-like, you can skip the next step.
  4. If the shampoo is too thick (which will depend on the soap used), you can simply dilute it with a little water or with the alcohol that you are going to add anyway in the next step. If the shampoo is still too runny, remove some of the liquid and mix it with the cornstarch until there are no clumps left. Next you must mix it with the rest of the lavender shampoo and boil it again. Heat it over low heat for about five minutes until it reaches the desired consistency. If necessary, you can add a little more dissolved cornstarch. You should bear in mind that each soap has a slightly different thickening behavior.
  5. To make the shampoo long-lasting, after it has cooled, add the rubbing alcohol and optionally lavender essential oil and a little vegetable oil.
  6. Finally, mix everything very well. Pour the ready-made shampoo into a suitable glass bottle and close it. Stored in the refrigerator, where it will converge well for several weeks thanks to its alcohol content.

HOW TO USE LAVENDER ANTI-DANDRUFF SHAMPOO

Lavender shampoo can be applied to wet hair like a normal product, lathering the head well and rinsing it afterwards. Depending on the soap used, the shampoo will form a more or less abundant lather. However, the desired effect is achieved even if there is little foaming.

The alcohol in the recipe serves to preserve the lavender shampoo. Children and others who do not tolerate alcohol well on their skin can use 400 milliliters of lavender syrup instead of lavender alcohol infusion, because the sugar in the syrup will also have a preservative action.

You should not be afraid that the shampoo will dry out your hair, because the amount of alcohol it contains is very small, and it will not affect the hair or the scalp.

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