Make Your Own Shampoo & Conditioner




About: I am really into creating. I don't stick to one specific "genre" when it comes to creating. So I do whatever I feel like, and if it turns out nifty, I share it!

This is a recipe/how to for baking soda shampoo & apple cider vinegar conditioner. This is a super cheap & easy way to "poo-free" your hair.

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Step 1: Shampoo Step 1

Add 1 tablespoon of baking soda to an 8oz bottle or spray bottle.

Step 2: Shampoo Step 2

Add about 1 cup of water to 8oz bottle

Step 3: Shampoo Step 3

Shake the crap out of it!

Step 4: Shampoo Finished!

And you now have your own shampoo! Use once every few days or as you think you need it.

Step 5: Conditioner Step 1

Gather your goods.
Add 1 tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar to an 8oz bottle

Step 6: Conditioner Step 2

Add about 8oz of water

Step 7: Conditioner Step 3 (optional)

Add 10-20 drops of any essential oil. It isn't required, but it sure helps with getting rid of the smell of vinegar in the shower!

Step 8: Finished!

Shake the crap out of it!
And you now have your own conditioner! Use once every few days or as you think you need it.

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    6 Discussions


    4 years ago on Introduction

    I am currently using this method, however my baking soda mixture cakes on the bottom and is impossible to fully break apart. I may need to try a smaller ration than 1 Tbs baking soda to 1 cup water.

    Otherwise, I am using this everyday (since I can't manage to shower without washing my hair) and it works quite well. My hair does seem a bit more manageable than it did previously.


    7 years ago on Introduction

    So it's really 1 cup water to 16 tblspoons?

    Do I have to use it every other day or so?, I usually wash my hair every day, especially when I've been working outside. Will it go wrong to use it daily?

    3 replies

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Holy crap no! If you use that much baking soda you could dry out your hair. Granted everyone's hair works a bit different. I've actually stop using this in my hair as for me it made my hair terrible. Mainly because I have hard water. But if you really want to try it out, check out this website:

    There are hundreds of people on that site that use this method to wash their hair and they can answer any question you have. That's how I found out that my hair wasn't reacting the way it should to washing your hair this way. Hope this helps!


    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    thanks, that's a really responsive reply. I was just wandering, my hair is oily (hate it but it's true) and I'm outside a lot (gardening/tinkering/mowing/woodworking) so I get dust and dirt and stuff from the wind. I'll check out the site. Thanks again. :O) LOL on me. I was looking for a natural/cheap way to keep from having to buy so much shampoo for the family.


    7 years ago on Introduction

    ratio of baking soda to water
    baking soda:water
    1 cup of water equals 16 tablespoons