Dr. Bronner’s and the other ingredients should be easy to find your local health food store. If you can’t find liquid vitamin E oil, you can substitute vitamin E capsules as I did (instructions on how to extract the oil below).
The castile soap thoroughly cleanses the hair, while the coconut milk, coconut oil and vitamin E oil all help to nourish and hydrate. The natural ingredients lock in moisture and ward off frizz, making it a perfect summer shampoo DIY.
My hair felt very soft after using this shampoo, and my curls were more bouncy and defined. I could also smell a faint rosy scent that lasted for a few hours. If you’re not a fan of a roses, you can use any scent variety you like (such as lavendar).
Coconut Rose Shampoo
- 1 cup coconut milk (full fat)
- 1 1/3 cup Dr. Bronner’s rose liquid soap
- 2 tbsp. coconut oil
- 1 tsp. vitamin E oil
If the coconut oil is white and solid, melt in a microwave or on the stove until it becomes a clear liquid. If you’re using vitamin E gelcaps, pierce each pill with a toothpick and squeeze liquid into a container. Add coconut oil, coconut milk and liquid soap, cover with a lid, and shake until well combined.
Use a quarter-sized amount of the shampoo (depending on the thickness and length of your hair) to shampoo as normal. Follow with a conditioner if desired. The shampoo can be stored in your shower for up to one month.