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How to Make Coconut Shampoo

| By Melissa King
How to Make Coconut Shampoo
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You can't walk far down the hair-care aisle without spying dozens of coconut-scented shampoos. With one wash, the delightful coconut fragrance sends your mind on a vacation to a tropical locale. If you bristle at the thought of spending several dollars per bottle, though, try making your own coconut shampoo. When you do it yourself, you can make a custom blend that suits your strands perfectly. These shampoos condition as they clean, so you'll spend less time in the shower.

Dessert for Your Hair

Step 1

How to Make Coconut Shampoo
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Pour 3/4 cup distilled water into a ceramic bowl. Microwave the water until warm, or for about 45 seconds.

Step 2

How to Make Coconut Shampoo
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Mix 1/4 cup shampoo concentrate or 1/2 cup unscented shampoo with the warm water. Stir until the water and shampoo are completely blended.

Step 3

How to Make Coconut Shampoo
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Add 1 teaspoon of table salt to the mixture of water and shampoo concentrate; if you used unscented shampoo instead of concentrate, add 1 1/2 teaspoon table salt instead.

Step 4

How to Make Coconut Shampoo
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Add to the mixture 1 tablespoon coconut oil, 2 teaspoons jojoba oil, 10 drops vanilla fragrance oil and 10 drops coconut fragrance oil.

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Step 5

How to Make Coconut Shampoo
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Whisk the ingredients together until the mixture turns into a smooth liquid.

Step 6

How to Make Coconut Shampoo
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Pour the mixture into a squeeze bottle or old shampoo bottle.

Mint Condition

Step 1

How to Make Coconut Shampoo
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Pour 1/3 cup distilled water and 2/3 cup liquid castile soap into a large bowl. Mix until the water and soap are fully blended together.

Step 2

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Add 1 teaspoon of sea salt, then mix the combination until the salt has dissolved.

Step 3

How to Make Coconut Shampoo
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Add to the mixture 3 teaspoons jojoba oil and 1 teaspoon coconut oil, stirring well.

Step 4

How to Make Coconut Shampoo
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Pour the mixture into an empty shampoo bottle with a lid. Add 10 drops of peppermint essential oil, close the bottle and shake well. Shake the bottle before each use for best results.

Coconut Milk: It Does Your Hair's Body Good

Step 1

How to Make Coconut Shampoo
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Add 1/2 cup liquid castile soap to a bowl. Use unscented soap, if desired, or coconut soap for a richer fragrance.

Step 2

How to Make Coconut Shampoo
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Pour in 1/4 cup coconut milk. Whole coconut milk works well for dry hair. If your hair is oily, opt for light milk instead.

Step 3

How to Make Coconut Shampoo
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Stir in 10 drops of your favorite essential oil. Lavender and orange oils work well.

Step 4

How to Make Coconut Shampoo
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Pour the mixture into a plastic squeeze bottle. Shake well before every use.

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author image Melissa King
Melissa King began writing in 2001. She spent three years writing for her local newspaper, "The Colt," writing editorials, news stories, product reviews and entertainment pieces. She is also the owner and operator of Howbert Freelance Writing. King holds an Associate of Arts in communications from Tarrant County College.
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