Today I am going to share with you how to make homemade MSM shampoo. I love making homemade products because I can control the ingredients I put in them and I am able to avoid many harsh chemicals as well.
If diy is not your thing, you can find MSM shampoo products online as well. If you don't want to splurge on one, making your own MSM shampoo is relatively easy and it's also very fun to make and cost effective.
This recipe is great for people with dry/rough hair and people that want to promote hair growth naturally.
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Ingredients You Need:
So what ingredients do you need to make this amazing shampoo? You will need the ingredients listed below:
Benefit of Each Ingredient
MSM stands for Methylsulfonylmethane, a naturally occurring sulfur compound. It's critical for many things in your body including amino acids, antioxidants, and enzymes. MSM is key to the body for the creation and maintenance of keratin which is responsible for hair.
When your body does not have enough MSM, it will have a difficult time creating compounds like keratin. So thinning and rough hair can be directly due to lack of MSM in the body which also leads to keratin deficiency.
MSM is believed to increase hair growth by either converting telogen to anagen or lengthening the anagen phase. To fully understand how MSM helps with hair growth, click here to learn more.
Rosemary is a small evergreen plant that belongs to the mint family, which also includes the herbs lavender, basil, myrtle and sage. Rosemary is not good on chicken, it's also good on hair.
Rosemary contains certain organic compounds that stimulate blood circulation in the scalp, that in turn, promotes new and faster hair growth. It's believed to increase cellular metabolism that stimulates hair growth. Rosemary also works to condition your hair, making it really shiny and helps relieve dry and itchy scalp.
Sage (Salvia Officinalis) has numerous benefits for the hair. It has some similar properties as rosemary essential oil due its ability to increase cellular metabolism. Sage is particularly effective in promoting new hair growth as it improves circulation to the scalp, providing more nutrition to the hair follicles.
It's also effective in controlling dandruff. Sage is medically beneficial because it's rich in nutrients such as vitamins B, A and C and the minerals potassium and calcium.
Lavender is a small aromatic evergreen shrub of the mint family, with narrow leaves and bluish-purple flowers. It has the ability to soothe the scalp and heal dry skin and hair. It also has the ability to stimulate hair growth and increase blood flow to scalp.
Castile soap is a gentle cleansing agent derived from plant-based oils like olive and coconut. Many people have turned to castile soap as a replacement to commercial shampoos which are filled with chemicals. Castile soap has a nice foaming effect and it's strong enough to cleanse the scalp of excess sebum and product build up, but gentle enough to not leave your hair stripped and dry. This makes castile soap a great alternative to commercial hair shampoo.
How to Make MSM shampoo?
- Bring 1/2 cup of distilled water to a boil.
- Then add 2 teaspoon each of rosemary, sage, and lavender.
- Remove the mixture from the heat and let it cool for 30 minutes.
- After 30 minutes, add 2 teaspoon of MSM crystals or powder to the mixture. Stir to dissolve. Let the mixture sit for 30 minutes, then strain it into a bowl.
- After straining it, combine 1 part of the herbal mixture with 2 parts of liquid castile soap in a plastic bottle, such as an empty shampoo bottle. Combine 1/2 cup of the herbal mixture with 1 cup of castile soap in the shampoo bottle.
How To Use?
- Wash your hair normally and squeeze excess water out of your hair
- Shake the bottle before each use
- Keep in the shower for up to two weeks
- Use about 1-2 teaspoon each time you shampoo
Some people find that a 50:50 mixture of apple cider vinegar and water used as a rinse helps to get their hair cleaner and shiner.
You can also combine 1 teaspoon of MSM powder or crystal with 1 to 2 ounces of distilled water in an amber-colored Spray bottle because it gives a better protection by filtering out the blue and ultraviolet light than the blue bottle. Spray the solution onto your damp hair to achieve shiny and smooth hair.
This recipe is easy to make and it really works. I tested it on myself and also my husband and it made our hair super soft and shiny. So, have a go at it and let me know what you think of this homemade MSM shampoo!