How to Make Lemon Juice Shampoo

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Lemon juice also lightens hair, so be sure that you are ready for some highlights or that you already have natural or dyed-blond hair before you use this shampoo.
Lemon juice also lightens hair, so be sure that you are ready for some highlights or that you already have natural or dyed-blond hair before you use this shampoo. (Image: http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1217/1325790695_6fd7eba6f7.jpg,http://img157.imageshack.us/img157/5044/oiiiiipg1.jpg)

In areas where the water is "hard," meaning that it has a lot of dissolved salts or contains high levels of calcium and magnesium, most shampoos will leave a thin film on top of your hair. This can cause hair to be dull, lackluster and hard to manage. By using a shampoo supplemented with lemon juice, you can counteract this filmy problem and help your hair regain its natural shine. In this article, we will discuss how to make lemon juice shampoo.

Things You'll Need

  • 1/4 cup liquid vegetable-based soap
  • 2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 lemon
  • Grater
  • Sauce pan
  • Spoon
  • Strainer
  • Plastic shampoo bottle
  • Mixing bowl

Grate the outside of the lemon's skin until you have a teaspoon of the yellow part of the rind. This is called lemon zest.

Heat the soap, lemon juice, lemon zest and water in the sauce pan for two minutes. Do not allow the mixture to hiss or boil. Use medium heat.

Allow the mixture to cool to room temperature. This will probably take about 10 minutes.

Strain out the lemon zest. You can catch the shampoo in the mixing bowl.

Store your homemade lemon shampoo in the plastic shampoo bottle. You can use this shampoo every day. Rinse thoroughly after every use.

Tips & Warnings

  • Lemon juice is also a natural lightener, so if you are not naturally blond and do not wish to lighten your hair, do not use this shampoo.

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