By Priyanka Narang
This is my first Do-It-Yourself post here. Today, I am going to share a DIY coconut milk shampoo recipe for curly/dry hair. Curly hair looks beautiful but managing them is not an easy task, really!!! I am well aware of all the frizziness and dryness that comes naturally with curly hair. But once you discover the recipe for maintaining your curls, then world seems so beautiful. 🙂
The principle rule of managing curly, dry hair is using a mild shampoo. I have always been experimenting with hair products to find out the best one for my hair type. Then, I decided to make a gentler version of my regular shampoo and came up with “Coconut Milk Shampoo.”
1. Empty bottle (preferably a transparent one)
2. Coconut milk – 1/4th part
3. Your favorite shampoo – 1/3rd part
4. Castor oil – 1 teaspoon
5. Olive oil – 1 teaspoon
6. Lavender oil – 8-10 drops
(You can use a measuring flask to measure the exact amount of ingredients; I marked the bottle with a marker instead).
Fill 1/4th of the empty bottle with coconut milk (I used Chang’s coconut milk). You can also make it at home by grinding coconut, but I found the process a bit messy, so I purchased it from the supermarket.
Pour 1/3rd your favorite shampoo in it (I used Garnier Fructis Strengthening Shampoo).
Add about 1 teaspoon of castor oil.
Add about 1 teaspoon of olive oil in the mixture.
(I poured the estimated amount of oils directly; did not measure them by spoon, as it was a bit difficult to pour oils in the bottle through teaspoon).
Add 8-10 drops of lavender oil.
There you go!! Your coconut milk shampoo is ready to use. Use it as your regular shampoo and you will surely notice the difference.
- The main ingredient Coconut milk being extremely rich in proteins is very helpful in making hair soft and healthy. Moreover, it is natural, so it has no harmful effects.
- Castor oil is very beneficial in new hair growth, protects the scalp from drying.
- Olive oil acts as a great conditioner.
- Lavender oil will bring out a unique fragrance in your shampoo.
- Cost effective milder shampoo for curls.
- Avoid adding too much of lavender oil, as it may cause discomfort to your senses.
- If you use lesser shampoo than coconut milk, you won’t get much lather while washing your hair.
- You can also add vitamin E oil/1-2 capsules in it.
- You can also replace lavender oil with any other essential oil of your choice.
- Shake well before use.
- You can keep this shampoo for about one month in the shower.
I am using this DIY coconut milk shampoo for a few months now and I just love my hair after every hair wash. I hope you guys will like it too!!
Here, I have washed my hair with coconut milk shampoo and then used a conditioner after that.
(Please don’t mind my weird expressions here: P)
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