How to Make a Volumizing Shampoo

by Carole Ellis

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Many shampoos claim to add volume to your hair. However, these products often contain additional chemicals and preservatives that actually harm your hair in addition to the natural ingredients that give it boost and volume. Making your own volumizing shampoo at home is a simple task and can save your hair a great deal of unnecessary wear and tear. In this article, we will discuss how to make a volumizing shampoo.

Items you will need

  • 1 tsp Castor oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 3/4 cup vegetable based soap flakes
  • 1 lightly beaten egg
  • 4 drops lime essential oil
  • 4 drops grapefruit essential oil
  • 10 drops chamomile essential oil
  • Small mixing bowl
  • Electric mixer
  • Small plastic shampoo bottle
  • Glass
Step 1

Blend together the castor oil, sea salt and vegetable-based soap. You will not have a completely smooth mixture when you are done. It will be grainy from the sea salt.

Step 2

Beat the egg separately. You may use the glass to hold the egg while you are beating it.

Step 3

Beat the egg and the essential oils into the soap mix. You will need to beat the mixture on high for several minutes until all the ingredients are completely blended. The shampoo should no longer be grainy at this time.

Step 4

Store your all natural, volumizing shampoo in the plastic shampoo bottle in the refrigerator for up to one week. You can use it daily, but be sure to shake it before using as the ingredients may separate.


  • Unless otherwise directed, always wash hair with lukewarm water when you are using egg-based products. Once the product is no longer in your hair, then feel free to turn up the hot water in the shower if you wish to do so.

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