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DIY Salty Volume Shampoo inspired by LUSH BIG

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!

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Wednesday 8th of August 2018

tThis really has NOT worked for me. I made the recipe as listed here. On mixing it all together its seized into one big lump that looks like and has the texture of lumpy mashed potato. Adding more castille soap does not help it just adds to the gooey mix. ok well I can live with that texture if its nice to use so I put a little into my hands to see what it would be like to use. Its gone into a greasy nasty thick goo that does not either lather or wash off easily - I had to literally scrape it off my hands with a scrubbing brush. I will not be putting it anywhere near my hair! Ive taken photos but you dont have the facility to upload them so you can see. What a waste of time and quite a bit of money :o(

Ina from The Makeup Dummy

Thursday 23rd of August 2018

Hi Sharon, I think I know what the problem is ... when you mix castile soap and salt together it does weird stuff. I tried it once and the mixture turned into a solid block. I could literally use it as a bar of soap! I added a note just now to the recipe saying not to use castile soap, so thank you for bringing this to my attention. I hope you will still try making a small batch with another (organic, natural) type of shampoo!

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Sunday 22nd of April 2018

Oh my goodness! Impressive article dude! Many thanks, However I am going through troubles with your RSS. I don't know the reason why I am unable to join it. Is there anyone else getting similar RSS issues? Anyone that knows the solution can you kindly respond? Thanks!!


Saturday 3rd of February 2018

My shampoo does not foam fact it turns to 3 layers and get watery..:(


Sunday 24th of September 2017

Is the sea salt suppose to turn to curds?

The Makeup Dummy

Sunday 24th of September 2017

Hmm ... not really. The shampoo is supposed to thicken and start to look like rice pudding.

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