Lush’s Big sea salt shampoo is truly incredible – if you’ve tried it out then you know what I mean! Unfortunately, it is expensive so you can’t keep splurging on it unless you got the dime.
For some of us who are DIYer’s, we’ll do anything to make our own chemical-free copycat recipes. And that’s what we’re going to do in this post! Welcome this DIY clarifying sea salt shampoo! It’s not exactly like the Lush one but it’s a good homemade version with no chemicals or artificial stuff!
It uses just 5 ingredients and the fifth is totally optional for scent. Now why sea salt, you may wonder, isn’t it damaging to hair? In large amounts, yes, but if you have oily thin and flat hair, then I assure you, you’re gonna fall in love with this sea salt shampoo! Let’s look at some of the benefits of sea salt shampoo.
Why Sea Salt – How Does it Help?
Ever spent the day at the beach and come back with wavy hair? That’s what sea salt can do to your hair! Check out more benefits of sea salt for hair:
- Adds volume to thin and flat hair
- Helps soak up excess oils from oily hair
- Gives hair texture
- Clarifies hair
- Gets rid of product buildup
- Fights dandruff
- Removes gunk from the scalp
DIY Clarifying Sea Salt Shampoo
What you need
- ½ cup liquid castile soap (where to get it) or your normal shampoo
- 4 tbsp coarse sea salt (where to get it)
- 1 tbsp aloe vera gel (where to get it)
- 1 tbsp lemon juice (where to get it)
- 7 drops bergamot oil * optional (where to get it)
- Pyrex measuring cup & whisk
- Any clean jar
- In a Pyrex measuring cup add the liquid castile soap, followed by the aloe vera gel, lemon juice and bergamot oil.
- Mix well with a whisk until combined.
- Now add the sea salt, a tbsp at a time and whisk till you combine everything.
- Now pour this into an old shampoo bottle. Store in a dry place. Stir or shake well before use.
- To use, pour some shampoo on your hand then rub on your scalp and hair strands.
- Let it sit for a minute or two then rinse off very well.
- The sea salt will absorb the liquid castile soap in a while so you’ll get up with a solid-like mixture. Don’t worry that’s how it’s supposed to be!
- Use 2 – 3 times a week for oily hair. If you have dry curly or wavy hair, then use just once a week.