A beautiful hair gives allure in the blink of an eye, the shampoo is its ally to sublimate it. Tips and pro recipes for making this beauty partner at home!
What are the benefits of shampoo?
- Comfort and cleanliness mission. Its role is to dislodge excess sebum at the roots of the hair without stripping the scalp which, if attacked, secretes more of it. It purifies and provides a feeling of freshness. It eliminates styling residues that grease the lengths and the effects of pollution (microparticles, dust, exhaust gases) which can on the contrary dry out.
- Anti-fall action. “By clearing up, the shampoo prevents sebum saturation on the scalp which could suffocate it and disrupt the functions of the hair follicle. Suffocated at the root, the hair weakens with a risk of loss “, explains Laurie Bellaïche. , a cosmetic chemical engineer and founder of Ophylor.
- SOS Volume. Excess sebum and styling residues weigh down the hair, especially fine hair that is four times thinner in diameter than normal hair. Going through the shampoo box eliminates the fatty substances that stick to the scalp. Released, they gain in volume, appear airier.
Which shampoo for which type of hair?
How often should you wash your hair?
The trick: apply a dry shampoo between two washes.
Three DIY shampoo recipes
DIY shampoo to tone your hair
• 1/2 teaspoon of white clay
• 500 ml of liquid Marseille soap
• 1 teaspoon of baking soda
• 5 drops of lavender essential oil
- In a bowl, pour the liquid Marseille soap, henna, clay, baking soda and, using a spoon, mix gently.
- Stir in lavender essential oil and mix again.
- Transfer the preparation to a flask.
Our expert’s advice:
Marseille soap, which is very stripping, could be irritating. It is replaced by black soap, very effective, and very well tolerated by the scalp. The right dose: 5 g diluted in 500 ml of hot water. We remove the baking soda too aggressively for the hair. Good pick with the neutral henna, white clay, and lavender essential oil combo, which purifies, regulates excess sebum, and soothes.
This recipe is suitable for normal hair, as well as those with an oily tendency or with dandruff. It can be used as a detox treatment, once a week as a gentle massage, for hair damaged by pollution or scalps which sweat under motorcycle or bicycle helmets. We keep the formula for a maximum of six months.
DIY solid shampoo against hair loss
• 20 ml of thyme infusion
• 5 ml of black seed oil
• 5 ml of castor oil
• 10 ml of coconut milk
- Start by preparing the thyme infusion. In a bowl, in a double boiler, melt the surfactant, then add the coconut milk and the still-hot thyme infusion. Mix until you get a sticky dough.
- Off the heat, add the black cumin and castor oils, and mix again.
- Pour the shampoo into a mould and place it in the fridge for 30 minutes so that it solidifies.
- Take it out of the fridge, unmold it, and let it dry for 48 hours at room temperature before using it.
Our expert’s advice:
This shampoo is suitable for normal hair and oily hair. Thyme is antiseptic, revitalizing, toning and fights against hair loss. Black seed oil full of omega-6 and omega-9 is perfect for bringing softness and suppleness to the hair, as a bonus it cleanses it. Castor oil boosts hair growth, strengthens it.
Dry hair can use this recipe by reducing the dose of surfactant to 60g and adding 5g of shea butter. This shampoo is stored in a soapbox fitted with a drip tray and kept for 9 months.
DIY dry shampoo
• 10 g of rice powder
• 10 g of kaolin
• 10 drops of lavender essential oil
- In a bowl, pour the silica, rice powder, kaolin. Add lavender essential oil then mix.
- Transfer the preparation to a salt shaker.
- Brush the hair to free the roots,
- Sprinkle the preparation, leave it on for 1 minute and brush again.
Our expert’s advice:
This recipe is recommended for normal hair, slightly oily, as an express care to space out washes or give the hair a fresh boost. Lavender essential oil, antiseptic, antibacterial, purifies and distils a pleasant scent. Silica, rice powder and kaolin ensure the absorption of sebum, the latter leaving a white halo on the skull, this formula is rather recommended for blond or white hair.
Dark hair can use it by changing the amounts, doubling the silica content and halving those in rice and kaolin powders. To be avoided on oily hair, the recipe will not be effective enough to treat an increased presence of sebum. The salt shaker container should have a protective cap to keep the formula away from moisture.