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Add These to Your Shampoo and have Problem Free Hair !!!

Hi gorgeous,

Have you ever had that dilemma of changing that perfect shampoo? Sometimes a shampoo suits your hair and is working great on your hair problems but you recently colored your hair and suddenly are forced (well not literally ) to use a color protect shampoo.

I simply hate changing my shampoo and conditioner but since I am a beauty blogger I have got no choice but to try different products on my hair to review them for you guys. See how much I sacrifice for you guys.

But in this post I will share with you some exciting recipes where you can use ingredients from your kitchen and add them to your favorite shampoo to get rid of your hair problems.


Make your own Shampoos for Different Hair Care Needs

Today I have amazing tips for you guys. You know using these tips you can continue using your favorite shampoo by adding few ingredients to it. Just try using a shampoo that is free from SLS, Paraben and Silicones for best results. These work with all shampoos though.

1.Make your own Anti-dandruff Shampoo using Aspirin

Yes you heard it right. Aspirin !!! Most anti-dandruff shampoos contains Aspirin. If you are in love with your shampoo but are suddenly facing the problem of dandruff and flaky scalp then just add an Aspirin to it. For exact steps refer to the method given below.

diy anti dandruff shampoo using aspirin


Method of making your own anti-dandruff shampoo

Step 1 : Just take an Aspirin and powder it using mortar pestle or hammer or pretty much anything.

Step 2 : Add this powder to almost 4 to 5 tsp of shampoo. Mix well.

Step 3 : Now apply this shampoo on your wet hair as usual and lather well. Massage slowly on your scalp and leave it on for 5 minutes so that Aspirin can work.

Step 4 : After 5 minutes wash it off with water and use the conditioner of your choice.


2. Make your own Hair Growth Shampoo using Rosemary Essential Oil

You can make your own hair growth shampoo by using simple Rosemary essential oil to it. Rosemary essential oil not only promotes hair growth but also gives you a healthier scalp. It is one of my favorite essential oils which I add to my base oils for quick hair growth.

make your own hair grwoth shampoo using rosemary


Step 1 : Take your favorite shampoo bottle.

Step 2 : Add about 30 t0 40 drops of essential oil to it.

Step 3 : Shake well and use the shampoo whenever needed.


  • You can add or reduce the amount of rosemary oil depending on your need.
  • This does not have any side effects and will work really great for your hair and scalp.
  • You can also add rosemary oil to your conditioner instead.

3. Make Your own Color Protect Shampoo using Apple Cider Vinegar

If you are like me who love to color your hair often but don’t like to change your shampoo to color protect shampoo then this is the best recipe trust me. All you need is few tsp of Apple Cider Vinegar. Hair colors are alkaline in nature and ACV being acidic helps in maintaining PH of your hair thus helps in preventing your hair color. You might also like to check out these tips to you must read if you color your hair.

make your own color protect shampoo sing apple cider vinegar


Step 1 : Take your all time favorite shampoo bottle.

Step 2 : Add about 2 to 3 tsp of ACV to it.

Step 3 : Shake well before each use. And shampoo as usual.


  • It works as really great color protect shampoo.
  • It is really cheap option available compared to expensive color protect shampoos.
  • It does not smell bad. I promise.

4. Make your own clarifying shampoos using ACV and Lemon Juice

Clarifying shampoos can be brutal because they strip off natural oils from your hair and scalp along with product build up. But it is absolutely necessary that you use a good clarifying shampoo like Halo at least once a month to detoxify your hair and scalp. Good news is you can make your own instead of buying by adding ACV and lemon juice.

make your own shampoo using lemon juice


Step 1 : Take you favourite shampoo bottle.

Step 2 : Add few drops of ACV and few drops of lemon juice to your shampoo bottle.

Step 3 : Shake well each time you use.


  • It has no side effects.
  • It won’t smell bad.

5. Make you own Shampoo for Oily Hair using Sage Oil

You know oily hair can be a big mess. Here is a solution that your hair will absolutely adore.



Step 1 : Take you favorite shampoo bottle.

Step 2 : Add 30 to 40 drops of Sage oil to your shampoo

Step 3 : Shake well each time you use.

6. Make your own shampoo for all your Hair Care needs.

This is the one that I make and is my personal favorite. This not only strengthens hair, conditions hair, works as clarifying shampoo, color safe shampoo but also hair growth.

Method coming soon.


  • All these have absolutely no side effects
  • Does not reduce shelf life of your shampoo

Hope you guys enjoyed the post . Please share it with your friends and do leave your opinions via comments because you guys know, your comments makes me smile from ear to ear.

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Have a lovely day!

Happy little birdie who is obsessed with online gaming, natural hacks, gorgeous hair and her warm cup of tea.


  • Roy Miller

    You are right. You really are into hair. However, I did not know that there were were so many things you can do to shampoo to make them better. I have oily hair so I am interested in the Sage Oil idea. One question, do you add the oil just one time and just continue to shake before each use?

  • sabine

    These homemade shampoos look so healthy and paraben free and green. It’s great that you give us some tips to make it ourselves. It’s impressive how creative that is. I just go to a store and buy the brand I love and just hope for the best. I have to start checking on parabens, don’t I?

  • alison

    I love, love, love these tips! I was just thinking the other day that I hate it when I have to change shampoos! I love the dandruff one and need to share it with my friend who tried a dandruff shampoo and it dried her hair out. I had no solution for her but now this is so simple to do! Thanks for the tips! Can’t wait to see your next method!

  • Joanna

    My hair is very delicate so I take a lot of care with what shampoo I use. Sometimes I do get dandruff, because of the stress periods I am passing through, so I will try adding aspirin to the shampoo. See if it helps. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Kat

    Are you using organic shampoos as base for these? I love do-it-yourself tutorials and even googled a couple of tutorials for shampoos. ๐Ÿ™‚ This way is cost effective and also lots of fun.

  • bluedreamer27

    wow, who would have thought that these products that are mostly found on your kitchen can become a great hair care solutions. Honestly, it was just few years ago that i learned that there are different shampoos for different purpose until i saw a commercial by Sunsilk…differentiating them haha… that’s the time I realized i have been using straightening shampoo all the time

  • Veeyah

    Awesome! I want to try them out and see for myself if they really work. I want my hair to grow a little faster and healthier, so I might go for the Rosemary one first.

  • Raffa

    I’m trying to go more natural, but I didn’t see a solution for my type of hair. Maybe you could consider to do a part 2 of this post and please include a oily and dry hair? Or is that to weird? hehe

  • Sonnie

    I would love to try your hair growth shampoo, what’s an alternative to rosemary essential oil? It’ll be a challenge to find one in the Philippines

  • Neri Ann

    There are really a lot of natural ingredients which we can use for our daily life. These natural ingredients here are the best example that can be use for our hair! Isn’t it amazing?

    • Nimi Popat

      Thank you so much Bree for such appreciating and kind words. Thanks for helping me spread the word. Do try these all works like a charm. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Nimi Popat

      Hi Mandi,
      ACV is a clarifying agent. I wouldn’t recommend mixing them together. I know when it comes to hair, us girls want everything from color protection to hair growth. But you know don’t mix these. The best option would be to opt for hair rinser for hair growth and adding acv to shampoo for color protect. For more info on hair rinse you can check out this post: https://www.haircaresquare.com/hair-rinse/

    • Nimi Popat

      Kerisha, That is so mee. I keep losing things all the time too lolz… Yesterday I lost my Eyelinear. Searched everywhere and finally found it on my coffee table.;-) Once you find it do give it a try. It works like a charm.. Thanks for leaving comment.

      PS I really loved your name… ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Dannie

    These are awesome! I love little DIY tricks for my hair and these are so super easy since they involve my favorite shampoo already! Definitely going to be adding the ACV to my shampoo for my color-tastic hair.


    • Nimi Popat

      Thank you so much for your encouraging words Dannie… I love the results I had after adding ACV to my shampoo. I am sure you will love it too. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Sam Sly

    Thank you for these tutorials. I haven’t made shampoo yet, but I do make some other bath and personal care products. Since I use a very mild, ammonia free hair color I am careful with shampoos.

    • Nimi Popat

      That sound awesome.. Would definitely love to check out how you make your personal care products. Thanks for leaving a comment.. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Sita

    Wow, how did I not think of adding stuff to my shampoo to make it suit my hair?!
    Shame now my scalp is too sensitive for most shampoos ๐Ÿ™

  • Rica@ Yoga Mat Monkey

    Wow! This is so simple yet ingenious. I like the idea of tweaking my current shampoo (which works ok and smells nice) rather than spending an hour in the aisle at the store, looking for the ideal product that may or may not leave me with a frizzy fro. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • aakiee

    I was wondering how I could get amazing hair, I have tried lots of products but doesn’t work for me I loved the idea of your amazing natural treatments, especially apple cider! I am going to try it today <3

  • Marge Gavan

    I didn’t know you can actually add some ingredients on the shampoo and it will already deliver results. This is so amazing!

    My hair is dyed and I want to use something that will help maintain it. Hopefully, the ACV wouldn’t really smell because this vinegar is notorious for having a strong smell.

  • Rachel Kaly

    This is fascinating! I hadn’t heard of most of these ideas. I don’t use shampoo or conditioner or any chemicals or products on my hair but I do wash my hair with soapnuts and I usually (if I remember! Haha) put a few drops of rosemary essential oil in my hair to help with growth. It works! Thanks for the info!

  • Me-An Clemente

    Wow! It’s really fascinating how you always have great content related to hair care. Anyway, I didn’t know that adding apple cider vinegar is good for color protection. Does it relate to natural hair color or chemical colored one? Also, how many mL should my shampoo bottle be for the 2-3 teaspoons of ACV. Hope you can also make content for DIY shampoo for curly hair ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Nimi Popat

      ACV works for color treated hair and it prevents the color from fading. 2 cup shampoos and 2 to 3 tsp of acv is the appropriate amount. It wont matter much, even if acv you add differs in quantity !!!

  • Stella the Travelerette

    I love these tips! I knew about the apple cider for color protection but I don’t color my hair. I didn’t know that aspirin can fix dandruff. And I think I will try the sage one because my hair gets oily in the summer!

  • Leslie

    I’ve pinned this post. How cool, I had no idea you could use these. I use the Suave naturals line and mine has rosemary in it, it smells really good!

  • Mary

    Quick question, I added rosemary, lavender and lemon (all promote hair growth) essential oil to my shampoo. I consulted several website for ratios and ingredients (I found this great link on wiki how to do it) but non of yhem mention the change in color of the shampoo that results. I took a light yellow mix of essential oils (due to the lemon) and mixed into a light Yellow shampoo (avelon organic b-complex) and as I mixed it together it became cloudy. I added more rosemary for smell and the cloudy-Ness became more pronounced.
    Is the change of color normal or did I set off some small reaction? In all of my research I did not find any interactions between my ingredients, did I do something wrong?

    • Nimisha Popat

      Hi Mary, You must have added too much of the essential oils dear. Haven’t noticed color change when I add essential oils. Essential oils are really strong in nature. So, its always better to take just few drops of it. And if possible dilute them before use. Plus not all the essential oils go with each other. Make sure you are not going overboard with the essential oils. Hope this helps:)

  • Shawn Michaels

    I am on a hair growth mood. I ll use rosemary essential oil for sure and will publish my results here after. Anyhow, I love this blog alot, You have such a great collection or knowledge about hair. I like your blog very much.

    • Nimisha Popat

      Thank you so much Shawn. This is the sweetest comment I have ever received. <3 Thank you dear for the love and support. Have a lovely day!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Natural Beauty And Makeup

    Hi Nimisha, this is an excellent post โ˜บ well,I do mix few drops of tea tree essential oil to my shampoo for dandruff issue and rest of the days I mix lavender EOโ˜บ I am yet to try out rosemary EO, here in Hong Kong I am not able to find one in the Beauty stores

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