Because just soap didn’t clean my hair thoroughly, I came up with this natural soda & soap shampoo recipe. It cleans the hair just like store-bought shampoo, and because it’s thickened with starch, it’s easy to distribute in the hair. And it’s naturally green! 😀
- 1 tbsp grated olive oil bar soap (castile or aleppo soap)
- 1/2 tbsp baking soda
- 1/2 tbsp cornstarch
- 1/2 cup water
Dissolve starch in cold water. Simmer water, soap and starch till the soap is dissolved and the shampoo has thickened. When it’s cold, add baking soda, and the shampoo is ready for use.
To use the shampoo: Distribute it in the still dry hair, then rinse thoroughly with cold water. The shampoo has an unobtrusive, natural scent.
Here’s another homemade shampoo with bran and egg which I even liked better than this shampoo because it dries the hair a bit less.