TipTuesday #4: Making Shampoo More Gentle, Less Drying

How to make shampoo less drying if you can’t find a gentle shampoo that also cleans the hair properly? Today’s technique is about a quick and easy way of making the shampoo more gentle on the scalp and hair in seconds!

Hello and welcome to #TipTuesday! Every Tuesday I’m publishing a very short yet informative post about skin care, hair care, lifestyle, and beauty! Make sure you follow my blog so that you don’t miss out!

Today’s technique is about a quick and easy way of making the shampoo more gentle on the scalp and hair in seconds!

I came up with this tip when I was struggling with dry scalp problem. I’ve tried many shampoos without SLS, but they didn’t work for me at all. Many shampoos are very gentle, but they don’t d oa good job cleaning the hair and scalp. I started applying shampoo only once while washing and using as little as I could, but still shampoo left my scalp and hair a bit dry.

Here’s my tip: add 8-10 drops of pure almond or jojoba oil to the shampoo you’ll use. I usually pour shampoo in my palm and then add the oil there and stir it with my finger in the palm of my hand, but you can prepare it beforehand – pour as much shampoo as you’ll need into a mixing cup and then add the oil. Depending on how potent your shampoo is, you may need a bit more or less, but this technique has made a huge difference for me! Due to this simple trick I was able to stop using conditioner and my hair got much healthier.

Also, to soothe the scalp I add 2-3 drops of lavender (sometimes rosemary) essential oil to the shampoo – it helps soothe the skin and my hair smells beautifully after washing.

Oils can sometimes trigger allergic reactions, so make sure to make a patch test before using any oils to ensure that they are safe for you!

I hope you enjoyed this week’s #TipTuesday!

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More posts about hair and scalp care:

My Best Remedies For Dry & Flaky Scalp. Part 1: Products I Use

My Best Remedies For Dry & Flaky Scalp. Part 2: Best Hair Care Strategies

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8 thoughts on “TipTuesday #4: Making Shampoo More Gentle, Less Drying”

    1. Aww that’s too bad! This is one of the most frustrating issues when it comes to hair and skincare.
      I’ve also shared my favorite products and haircare strategies here – maybe they’ll help somehow too:
      I’d be happy if she’ll find any of it useful and effective. Send her my best wishes 💖

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