DIY Salty Volume Shampoo inspired by LUSH BIG

I have to admit, I was a lil’ sceptical of the idea of putting salt in my hair. I always heard it damages your hair like crazy.

And when I see pictures of myself after a day at the beach, I can’t argue.



Until I heard it helps to get rid of oils. Every few weeks I treat my hair to a homemade oil hair mask. My hair loves me for it, but the oils don’t always want to leave my hair. Believers of sea salt say it adds volume and shine to your hair. It’s said to be a good remedy against dandruff and help with oily hair. Time to give it a try!


What you’ll need:

  • 3 – 7 tbsp. Coarse sea salt, depending on the thickness of your shampoo
  • 1/2 cup Shampoo
  • – do NOT use Castile soap

  • 1 tbsp. Coconut oil


1. Melt your coconut oil

Over a heat source, like this candle: DIY Lush Big Sea Salt Volume Shampoo: Melt coconut oil | The Makeup Dummy If you’re going to use this to remove oils out of your hair, I suggest leaving the coconut oil out. The last thing you want is to add even more oil to your hair.

2. Add your sea salt

Depending on the thickness of your shampoo you will need more or less salt. Start by adding about 3 tablespoons.

3. Fill up the rest with shampoo

I used a 150 ml container. You can use whatever shampoo you like. I suggest clear or white shampoo, because the salt can change the colors of your shampoo. I found that the salt really intensified the smell of the shampoo. Mine smells like sweet, sweet passionfruit.  I used Henna shampoo for blonde hair. henna shampoo blonde hair Let it sit overnight. Check if you like the consistency the next morning/afternoon, you can add more salt if you like. If it’s gotten too thick, add more shampoo.


Does it work?

When your hair is naturally ‘wavy’ like mine, volume is the last thing on your mind. However, I was pleasantly surprised to feel how much hair I had when I wanted to make a ponytail later that day! So volume? Check! The salt rinses out very easily (I was expecting a little bit of an uprising here), but the first time it didn’t lather up as much as I wanted to. So I filled the rest of the container to the nook with shampoo. After a few days the salt absorbed most of the shampoo, so it looked like rice pudding again. Since then, I can make myself a bubble crown once again.

Enjoy your Lushious Voluminous hair!