Thursday, September 2, 2010

Making Natural Hair Products

Over the past couple of years, I have really worked to simplify both my hair routine and the products that I use in my (and my daughter’s) hair. The more I learned about products, the more I realized that many of the brands I purchased were not contributing to the overall health of my hair. I threw out everything containing sulfates, mineral oil, and lists of chemicals that I could not identify.

As I transitioned to natural ingredients, I purchased from many companies - big and small – and probably spent more money than I care to think about. So, I was pretty excited to have the opportunity to learn how to create hair products for myself. Last weekend, my daughter and I attended a Natural Hair Lab (hosted by Karen of the Peace and Beauty Project) and made organic shampoo, hair butter, and hair oil. We had a great time learning about the benefits of natural products on our hair and skin.

It was great to be able to work with ingredients that we could pronounce like the castile soap, black cocoa butter, cocoa absolute and mint in the yummy shampoo.

And the jojoba, rosemary, and mint in the soothing scalp oil.

And also the almond butter, lemongrass oil, and coconut oil in the amazing lemongrass hair butter.

My daughter and I learned so much. Maybe too much – she came home and told her Dad that his chemical-laden shower gel was poison! LOL!

Good times…..


  1. Ha! That's funny.
    Yeah, bodywash irritates my skin lately.
    I would LOVE to attend a natural hair lab. How did you find out about it?
    I'm glad you went with your daughter and learned all of those useful, interesting things.
    You're laying a good foundation for her hair care.
    Keep up the good work!

  2. I have been googling to find where you bought those bottles they are so beautiful, where did you get them?

  3. So sorry that I haven't blogged in awhile. Hopefully, you've found some bottles by now. The bottles in the picture above actually belonged to the lady who hosted the Natural Hair Lab so I am not sure where she purchased them. I have purchased some great containers here: