How to Make Natural Olive Oil Shampoo

By Mike Jones

If you style your hair every day, your hair probably needs some TLC, so pamper it by letting it take a breather. One of the best things you can do for your hair while letting it "rest" is washing it with some natural olive oil shampoo because olive oil shampoo will nourish and condition your tired tresses. You can make your own natural olive oil shampoo at home using ingredients you probably already have.

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Olive oil is great in food and good for your hair.

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Step 1

Pour 1 oz. olive oil and ½ cup castile soap in the blender.

Step 2

Add the egg to the olive oil.

Step 3

Add 1 tbsp. lemon juice and 1/2 tsp. apple cider vinegar or 2 tbsp. aloe vera juice.

Step 4

Blend the ingredients until smooth and pour the mixture into a squeeze bottle. Put the cap on the bottle.

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Step 5

Mix all of your oils together except for the hempseed oil and heat them in the slow cooker.

Step 6

Boil 8 oz. water and, depending on the color of your hair, make some tea. Chamomile is best for light hair, while rosemary is for brunettes and hibiscus for redheads.

Step 7

Mix 2 tbsp. lemon juice, 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar and 8 oz. tea with the remaining 8 oz. water in a ceramic or metallic bowl.

Step 8

Add the lye to the mixture and stir it with a wooden spoon. Let the mixture sit for an hour or two.

Step 9

Take your lye mixture and add it to the slow cooker. Let the mixture simmer for an hour, stirring occasionally.

Step 10

Turn the slow cooker off and add the hempseed oil.

Step 11

Pour the mixture into your preferred mold and let it sit for a few days to harden.