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DIY Castor Oil Shampoo: Easy and Effective Means for Your Hair

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Have you ever heard of a castor oil shampoo? It is possibly so. Castor oil is famous for its healing properties. As Wikipedia states the oil is applied as a laxative, for pain relief and for the immune system support. Castor oil is also used as a skin and hair care product because of its excellent benefits. One of the castor oil applications is a castor oil shampoo. How to make castor oil shampoo at home?

Castor oil shampoo for dry hair with greasy roots

If you have dry hair but greasy roots a homemade castor oil shampoo can help. Castor oil will dry out the excessive oil from the roots at the same time sealing in the moisture inside the hair, making it smooth and lively. For this shampoo you will need:

  • 3-4 tbsp of coconut milk (coconut milk and coconut oil are used for hair care quite often)
  • 2 tbsp of extra mild organic shampoo
  • 1 tbsp of castor oil
  • 5 drops of essential oils of your choice.

Mix all the ingredients together in a bottle and use as a regular shampoo. If you are short of coconut milk you may use jojoba oil or vitamin E instead of it. Just remember to lessen the amount. You may buy all you need for the castor oil shampoo at amazon.com. It provides a wide choice of organic cold-pressed castor oil.


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Dry castor oil shampoo

Dry shampoo absorbs the excessive oil from the hair and makes it look clean. This type of shampoo is used when we are lack of time or have no possibility to shampoo the hair with a wet shampoo, for example, during a journey. Dry castor oil shampoo has a wonderful effect as castor oil is an excellent drying agent. You can make dry castor oil shampoo at home and take it with you in your trip or to have it hand at home. How to make a dry castor oil shampoo? You will need:

  • 2-3 tbsp. of cornmeal or cornstarch
  • Baby powder
  • Castor oil
  • Lemon oil

Step 1

Place the cornstarch or cornmeal into a bowl. Add some baby powder. You don’t need a lot. Baby powder and corn starch absorbs the oil and dirt from the hair roots.

Step 2

Mix the ingredients thoroughly in a bowl. Add castor oil and lemon oil. A few drops will be enough. They also dry out the scalp and fresh the hair. Your dry shampoo is ready.

Step 3

Take the dry shampoo and rub it onto your scalp. Distribute evenly on your hair roots. Comb the hair.

Step 4

Do all this over a sink as the excess powder can fall on the floor.


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Dry shampoo is better for short hair. In case your hair is long you should apply dry shampoo only to the roots. It will absorb the oil and makes you look fresh. If you use dry shampoo over all your hair it will be a mess.