Are you tired of your limp and limp hair and looking for something that can make it thicker, more attractive and more manageable? While there is always a new product that hits the market shelves every day, they don’t always meet your demands. Did you know that you can make the remedy yourself to improve the appearance of your hair? Keep reading because here we will give you 8 recipes to prepare a homemade shampoo with one of the best ingredients that currently exist on the market and that is totally natural: coconut oil.

8 homemade coconut oil shampoo recipes

Before getting into full with the recipes for homemade shampoo, let’s see 10 benefits that coconut oil brings us for hair . You will realize that making these shampoos at home with coconut oil, considered one of the superfoods today, will give your hair everything it needs now.

1. Combat hair loss. It has been used as a hair loss treatment in India for centuries. Improves hair quality and strengthens roots.

2. Helps cool the scalp. If the scalp sweats too much, sweat and sebum clump together with dandruff and dirt to form a thick, smelly layer of debris on the scalp. This damages the hair and prevents natural oils from reaching the end of the hair. As a result, you have straight, malnourished hair. Coconut oil shampoo reduces sweating and also helps get rid of dandruff.

3. Coconut oil helps retain moisture. If you live in a warm climate, the moisture in your hair evaporates easily. As a result, dry and curly hair is very normal in these conditions. But the use of coconut oil protects this stripping of essential moisture.

4. It is a better conditioner than most of the chemicals available from high-end hair care brands. Coconut oil keeps your hair shiny and smooth throughout the day and even later.

5. Most dandruff shampoos contain coconut oil for some reason. Coconut oil massages treat dandruff and also keep it at bay.

6. Coconut oil melts when heated and solidifies when cold. As a result, it makes styling the hair much easier. When you massage it into the scalp, the heat from your body melts it and helps it spread quickly. When you rub it into your hair, it becomes more viscous and acts like a styling cream or gel.

7. Protects hair from lice infestation. Lice treatment formulas contain harsh chemicals that can damage hair. The use of coconut oil softens the hair so that the subsequent combing of nits and lice is easier.

8. During the winter, some people have boils on the scalp. This can also happen when you stay outside for long hours in the sun. Massaging the coconut oil prevents these boils and also makes them jump out quickly.

9. Split ends reduce hair growth, so it is recommended to trim them regularly. But regular application of coconut oil prevents split ends completely.

10. Coconut oil also prevents premature graying of hair.

1. Homemade coconut shampoo

This is the easiest homemade coconut oil shampoo and uses very few ingredients. It also takes less than 5 minutes to do. To make this shampoo, you will need:

  • ¾ cup of water
  • ½ cup castile soap
  • 2 teaspoons table salt
  • 2 tablespoons of coconut oil
  • 2 teaspoons jojoba oil
  • 20 drops of coconut fragrance oil


  1. Pour the water into a microwave safe bowl and microwave for half a minute.
  2. Pour in the castile soap and mix gently without making too much lather.
  3. Add the salt and mix well.
  4. Finally, add the oils and stir until well incorporated.
  5. Store this in a tight bottle.

2. Hydrating shampoo that balances the pH

Our scalp has a particular pH, and it is very important that you maintain it. An imbalance in pH levels can lead to fungal or bacterial infections. Most hair care products contain alkaline chemicals. As a result, the pH levels rise and the alkali in the shampoos reacts with the natural sebum (acidic in nature).

This removes the sebaceous protective layer that prevents infection, dandruff, fungus, etc. Even liquid soap has a pH of almost nine which is very alkaline. Therefore, to make a pH balanced shampoo, you need the following:

  • 1 ½ cups coconut oil
  • 1 ¾ cups Aloe Vera gel
  • 20 drops of any fragrant essential oil


  1. Mix the oils and gel in a bowl with a wire whisk.
  2. Pour this into a container and refrigerate it.

The shampoo is not sudsy because it does not have baking soda or liquid soap, both of which increase the alkalinity of the mixture. But it can be applied in the same way. The chilled mixture is thick and has a doughy consistency. Massaging the scalp with it, removes dirt and also nourishes the hair. You can rinse off the shampoo with water. If you feel like your hair is greasy, wash with a cup of apple cider vinegar.

3. Homemade coconut and honey shampoo

Even if you make your own shampoo with liquid soap, coconut oil, and fragrance, it’s not much better than store-bought shampoos packed with chemicals. This is because the pH of the soap is quite high and therefore it is still quite harmful to the hair. To make a more balanced shampoo, you can use the following recipe. You require:

  • 1 cup of coconut oil
  • 1 cup of Aloe Vera gel
  • ¼ cup distilled water
  • 2 tablespoons of raw honey
  • 1 teaspoon lavender essential oil
  • 1 teaspoon of rosemary essential oil
  • ½ cup liquid castile soap (you can also omit this if you are okay with a suds free shampoo)
  • 1 teaspoon avocado oil (use if you have dry hair)


  1. Slowly stir the honey into warm water until it is evenly mixed.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients except the soap and mix well.
  3. Now mix in the soap but do not shake too much as it will form unnecessary lather.
  4. Pour this into a tight bottle and store it in the freezer.

Shake the shampoo well before use as the ingredients separate, which is normal. This homemade shampoo lasts 2-3 weeks in the fridge, so store it in several small bottles. When you use a bottle, store it in the fridge and store the rest in the freezer.

4. Homemade coconut oil shampoo for dandruff problem

Is your hair thinning? Do you have an itchy scalp that spews flakes of dandruff everywhere? Are you afraid to wear black? Although it sounds a lot like an ad for dandruff shampoo, it is a very real problem for many. The key to getting rid of dandruff is soothing your scalp with essential oils. To make this shampoo, you need:

  • ½ cup coconut milk
  • 1 cup liquid soap
  • ½ cup glycerin
  • 4 teaspoons coconut oil
  • 10 drops of essential oil (buy therapeutic grade for best quality)


  1. Combine the coconut oil and glycerin in one bowl, and the soap and milk in another.
  2. Gradually drip the oil mixture into the soap and milk mixture. Stir to mix well.
  3. Add the essential oil and store it in a shampoo bottle.

Again, just like the coconut honey shampoo, this one also separates when sitting for too long. Just shake it before use. You can leave out the glycerin in the recipe, but it gives the shampoo a thicker consistency. It also makes the hair much smoother. However, you can omit it if it makes your hair sticky.

5. Homemade coconut milk shampoo

In coconut milk, there are many healthy proteins and nutrients. These nourish the hair and give it a luscious texture. To make a coconut milk shampoo you will need the following:

  • 1 cup of coconut milk
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • Hot water


  • Mix the oil and milk together.
  • To use it, massage it on your scalp for a few minutes and leave it for better absorption.
  • Create a sticky layer, similar to a mask. Rinse with hot water. It cleanses the scalp very well and removes dirt, excess sebum and dandruff.

6. Homemade Coconut Dry Shampoo

Sometimes the transition from work to party means spending a precious hour shampooing, blow drying, and styling. Either you do it, or you can go to the party with thinning hair and endure incredulous stares. These are the times when you need a hassle-free dry shampoo. However, dry shampoo also contains many chemicals. If you want a nourishing shampoo, it’s best to switch to your own homemade dry coconut shampoo . For this, you need:

  • 4 tablespoons organic cinnamon bark powder
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon coconut milk powder
  • 1 tablespoon fine powdered oats
  • 10 drops of lavender oil (or an essential oil of your choice)


  1. Combine the powders with a whisk.
  2. Add the essential oil and mix.
  3. To apply, use a large makeup (blush) brush and dust your hair and scalp with the powder.
  4. Comb your hair to remove excess dust.

The cinnamon and coconut milk powder act as a conditioner, so the result is thick, shiny hair that smells heavenly.

7. Coconut shampoo and conditioner combo

Coconut oil is really good for your hair texture and gives it a pearly shine. So if you could make a shampoo and conditioner combo, that would be the product you would use for all purposes. To make this coconut shampoo and conditioner, you need:

  • 1 cup of castile soap
  • 3/4 of cup of coconut oil
  • 20 drops of coconut fragrance
  • 10 drops of vanilla extract


  1. Like all other shampoos, it is essential that you mix the oil and soap gently to avoid foaming.
  2. Now add the fragrance and extract to add an exotic fragrance to your shampoo.
  3. Store it in the refrigerator in an old, empty shampoo bottle and it lasts for a month.

Tip: You can use this to clean your eye makeup. Although it stings, it is natural and devoid of the eye-numbing chemicals that are actually present in “tear-free” removers.

8. Deep Coconut Curl Conditioner

If you have extremely curly hair and you live in a humid place, frizz is a constant problem. Your hair fluffs up like a sloppy ball of wool and feels rough to the touch. This type of hair requires deep conditioning at least once a week. For this conditioner, you need the following:

  • ¼ cup coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons of coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons of raw honey
  • 1 tablespoon Greek yogurt
  • 5 drops of lavender essential oil


  1. Combine the milk, oil, honey, and yogurt in a blender until you get a smooth, slimy cream.
  2. Add the essential oil through the cream. To apply, part your hair into sections and apply some conditioner to your hair.
  3. When all the hair is covered, cover it. Leave this sitting for almost an hour. After that, shower as usual.

Coconut oil hair spray

Hair sprays are filled with chemicals, but sometimes their uses far outweigh their downsides. So it’s well worth your time to make this easy coconut oil hair spray . For this, you need:

  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 2 cups of distilled water
  •  5 drops of coconut fragrance


  1. Use one hand to combine the coconut oil and water into an emulsion.
  2. Once the emulsion is formed, mix in the coconut fragrance and store it in a spray bottle. Shake well before use, in case the emulsion has separated. Spray lightly on frizzy hair for best results.

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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