Hair care - Dry hair shampoo recipes

Dry hair shampoo recipes target dry skin of the scalp. They also coat the hair shaft with moisture necessary to keep the hair hydrated and healthy.

Dry skin is easily dried, can be scaly and itchy. It lacks natural oils that normal skin type has, or the oil doesn't stay long enough on the skin to keep it coated.

Using natural ingredients that provide moisture and hydration, and ideally lock in the oil, can help prevent and heal dry itchy scalp and dry brittle hair.

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Tea tree oil masque


  • 2 tablespoon of unscented shampoo
  • 3 drops of tea tree essential oil


Combine the shampoo and tea tree oil
Apply on the hair, massage the scalp and lather hair
Rinse off with warm water.

Tea tree oil is a powerful antiseptic that prevents infections. It is used on the skin as a healing agent and will almost immediately soothe dry and flaky skin.

Lemon dry hair shampoo


  • 1/4 tablespoon of lemon essential oil
  • 1/2 cup of distilled water
  • 2 tablespoons of dried rosemary (if you have dark hair) or chamomile (if you have light hair)
  • 1/2 cup of unscented shampoo
  • 1 teaspoon of jojoba oil
  • 1 tablespoon of salt


Combine the water and herbs and bring to a boil in a saucepan. Remove from the heat and let it cool down
Strain and discard the herbs
Add the soap to this mix and whisk slowly
Add oils and salt
Shampoo the hair and then rinse off.

Jojoba oil has many uses in skin, nail and hair care. It nourishes the skin, and is a good ingredient when you want to play safe with skin care recipes as it is good for sensitive skin. It replenishes the moisture well.

Our reader Rita sent us this recipe:

Moisturizing Shampoo: 2 oz. liquid castille soap 1 oz. water 1 oz. olive oil 10 drops of essential oil (lavender, ylang ylang).

Thanks Rita!

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