Ginger Shampoo Recipe

If you love the scent of ginger, this simple shampoo recipe is for you. Ginger stimulates circulation because it increases blood flow to the scalp, so using ginger shampoo regularly may help to promote healthier hair that will grow faster and resist some of the depredations of modern life, like drying out too fast or becoming brittle. Ginger shampoo may also have benefits in controlling dandruff for the same reason. (You can use a ginger based scalp conditioner for dandruff control, but it will often contain oils that are hard to get out of your hair.)

This recipe will make it easy to get the benefits of ginger as part of your hair maintenance regimen without the oil or expense of salon formulations. A lot of the best herbal preparations are the simplest, and it doesn't get much simpler than this:

Ginger Shampoo Recipe

1 cup distilled water

2 tablespoons of grated ginger root

2 tablespoons grated castile soap

Length of cheesecloth

Ginger Shampoo Directions

Boil water and pour over grated ginger.

Strain hot liquid through cheesecloth into a bowl containing castile soap.

Wisk to incorporate.

Cool to room temperature before using. Any extra can be refrigerated for up to a week.

Directions for Use

Wet hair and massage the shampoo in thoroughly. Ginger shampoo will cause a tingling sensation on the scalp. Be sure to rinse it off completely.

The shampoo is supposed to make your scalp feel warm and tingly. That's how you'll know it's working its magic. You should start to see a difference in your hair (or the presence of dandruff) after five to eight applications.

Special Notes: The recipe can be doubled. Only use it a maximum of three times a week. Discontinue use if stinging or redness persists longer than five minutes after application.


  1. Thanks for sharing this shampoo recipe. I like to use home made shampoos and this on is definitely on my list to try. Greetings

  2. how can it be stored for 1-2 months

  3. Make a double recipe and freeze the excess in ice cube trays. That way you can defrost the amount you want any time. The mixture will keep up to 3 months frozen.

  4. How can it be stored for one month


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