Homemade Shampoo Recipes

Store bought hair shampoo, in addition to being an expense, usually has several questionable hanekamchemical ingredients that your hair, eyes and skin don’t need.

Especially if you’re using shampoo on your babies and kids, you want to be careful about the products you choose.
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Often the best hair products are the simplest ones – for instance, I’ve been using coconut oil on my hair as a pre-wash conditioning treatment, a pre-swim protectant, a styling aid and leave on conditioner (depending on when and how much I apply).

Did you know that you can experiment with homemade shampoo recipes made from stuff that can be found in your own pantry?

Here are a few homemade shampoo recipes to get you started:

Avocado, Honey and Milk Shampoo

(best for dry, damaged or color treated hair)

#1 – Peel the avocado, remove the seed and place in blender

# 2 – Add a tablespoon of honey.

#3 – Add ½ cup of milk to avocado and honey.

#4 – Blend on high until smooth. Use within three days. If you have some left over you can simply cover it and store in the refrigerate.

Honey, Seaweed and Lemon Shampoo

(best for oily hair)

#1 – place ¼ cup of dry seaweed pieces (available at most grocery or health food stores) in a large bowl.

#2 – Add 1 tablespoon of honey to seaweed.

#3 – Add the juice of one lemon to seaweed and honey.

#4- Mix well and set aside for 30 minutes so that ingredients can infuse together. Use on hair as you would any shampoo. Cover any leftovers and store in the fridge for up to 5 days.


Natural baby shampoo

Natural hair care treatments (including more simple homemade shampoo recipes)

P.S.  Another benefit to making your own homemade shampoo would be: no plastic bottles to recycle! The waste created from these natural ingredients can be tossed into the compost heap.

About Carrie

Happy wife, homeschooling mom of many, autodidact, best-selling Amazon author, blogger, head chef and barefoot walker. Residing just outside Atlanta, usually found reading a book while sipping a hot beverage.


  1. Coconut works wonders if you swim a lot.

    I read that it’s because the oil in it repels the water and seals the cuticle of the hair shaft acting as a barrier between the chlorinated water and your hair.

    Great tip!