DIY Hair Shampoo for Fine Hair

Finding the right shampoo is the key to achieving healthy hair. Even if shampoo touches your tresses for a few minutes, it can have a tremendous impact on the health of your hair.

Have you ever experienced dramatic amounts of hair fall after using one specific brand? Do yourself a favor and discard it immediately! Just because something is expensive doesn’t mean it will yield the best results.

On the other hand, going for a lower-priced option isn’t always wise either. Even natural and organic shampoos don’t deliver on their promises! Perhaps DIY Hair Shampoo for Fine Hair is your perfect solution.

Homemade Shampoo Recipes You Can Try

Fine or very fine hair is when your hair strands are thinner, and even when there’s volume, it doesn’t reflect all that often. It is easily weighed down, tricky to maintain, and constantly bombarded with frizz, flyaways, wisps, tangles, and whatnot!

It gets oily easily, yet looks dull, dry, and damaged without moisturization and is not easy to style! And don’t even get me started on the hair fall. So, is there no way to fix these issues that are common with this hair type?

Of course, you can. One way to do that is to craft your own hair care products that will suit your preferences and requirements. Let’s take a look at a few shampoo recipes to start with.

DIY Vegan Energizing Shampoo

Want a quick wake-up call that isn’t loaded with tannins or caffeine? We’ve got you covered with this energizing shampoo.

It’s natural, energizing, and keeps you refreshed all day! So, let’s get started.

What You’ll Need

  • Liquid Castile Soap – 4 Tbsps.
  • Peppermint Essential Oil – 7 Drops
  • Thyme Essential Oil – 5 Drops
  • Jojoba Oil – 1/2 Tsp

How To Make

  1. In a mixing bowl, add the liquid castile soap.
  2. Add an equal (or more or less) quantity of water (according to your consistency preference).
  3. Add peppermint oil, jojoba oil, and thyme essential oil and whisk to combine.
  4. Transfer to a sterilized shampoo dispenser.
  5. Done.

How To Use

Use this as you would any homemade or commercial shampoo.

You can dilute it a little and then apply it on wet hair – slightly diluting shampoos help with applying better, reducing the quantity needed.

Condition and air dry.

Style as usual.


You can use your preferred essential oils, going with stimulating or refreshing and invigorating aromas.

You can also use olive oil for this shampoo recipe.

You can also use your shampoo for this recipe as long as it’s mild, unlike commercial shampoos that are harsh.

Some essential oils react with essential oils, so you can do a patch test to check suitability before using it on your hair.

DIY Vegan Moisturizing Shampoo

DIY Vegan Moisturizing Shampoo

Hair tends to lose moisture fast, and that’s where a moisturizing shampoo can come in handy. This is an added layer of protection for your hair, so it’s not fully stripped of essential oils and fatty acids.

Moisturization is important to maintain hair health, even for normal hair. Lack of moisture leads to dry hair, frizz, scalp irritation, etc. So, let’s learn how to get moisture back into hair even while shampooing it, shall we?

What You’ll Need

  • Liquid Castile Soap – 1/2 Cup
  • Aloe Vera Gel – 1/2 Cup
  • Avocado Oil – 1/2 Tsp.
  • Vegetable Glycerin – 2 Tsps.
  • Myrrh Essential Oil – 25 Drops

How To Make

  1. Add liquid castile soap to a shampoo dispenser.
  2. Add an equal amount of water (though you can add less or more, based on your preferred consistency).
  3. Add avocado oil, glycerin, and myrrh essential oil.
  4. Shake to combine.
  5. Done!

How To Use

You can use this avocado shampoo recipe just like you would use any homemade shampoo or commercial shampoo.


This shampoo works on the hair follicles and can stimulate hair growth.

You can also use olive oil instead of avocado in this recipe.

If you have oily hair, you can add a few drops of lime juice or citrus essential oils to curb the scalp’s sebum levels.

Aloe vera gel helps combat hair loss and keeps hair tangle-free, shiny and healthy.

If you’re using castile soap, shred it and add it to distilled water and let it dissolve before you can use it. When using a castile soap bar, you might need more water than when you use liquid castile soap.

You can also add all the other ingredients except liquid castile soap and water to your own shampoo to make it more nourishing and moisturizing, especially if you’re using one of the mild and natural shampoos available, or use a natural diy shampoo you prepared.

DIY Vegan Maple Shampoo for Hair Growth

It’s important to soothe hair and scalp to restore balance. So is nurturing and nourishing hair to promote hair growth, which can add volume to fine or thin hair.

What You’ll Need

  • Liquid Castile Soap – 1/2 Cup.
  • Carrot Seed Oil – 20 Drops
  • Maple Syrup – 3 Tbsps.
  • Castor Oil – 1 Tbsp.
  • Vanilla Extract – 15 Drops

How To Make

  1. Add half a cup of water for half a cup of liquid Castile soap, or as per your preferred consistency requirement.
  2. Add in the maple syrup, castor oil, carrot seed oil, and vanilla extract, and shake gently.
  3. Done!

How To Use

Use this as you would your own shampoo, condition, air dry, and style as usual.


You can use lavender essential oil or vanilla essential oil instead of vanilla extract for this natural shampoo recipe.

You can finish off with a baking soda or apple cider vinegar rinse to cleanse the scalp.

This natural shampoo is suitable for color-treated hair.

You can add lemon juice to control or regulate the scalp’s sebum levels. If you have sensitive skin, use diluted lemon juice.

This recipe keeps your hair hydrated and moisturized. You can finish off with a green tea rinse to nourish hair.


Vegan No Poo Turmeric Shampoo

You heard it right. Turmeric stimulates hair growth, and coconut oil strengthens hair. Together they strengthen hair, and with nettle, hair growth is increased.

What You’ll Need

  • Turmeric Powder – 1/2 Tbsp.
  • Nettle Leaves -a handful
  • Horsetail Leaves – a bunch
  • Apple Cider Vinegar – 1 Cup
  • Coconut Oil – 1 Tbsp.
  • Baking Soda – 1 Tsp.

How To Make

  1. Bring 2 Cups of water to a boil.
  2. Add the nettle leaves and horsetail leaves.
  3. Let it simmer for a few minutes.
  4. Filter once it cools down to a sterilized spray bottle.
  5. Add apple cider vinegar, coconut oil, baking soda, and turmeric powder.
  6. Shake to combine.
  7. Done.

How To Use

To use, shake the spray bottle (before every use) so the ingredients are combined well.

Spray this shampoo on your hair and scalp.

Massage gently and let it sit for a few minutes.

Rinse thoroughly.

Air dry and style as usual.


If you have lighter locks, turmeric powder can stain your locks. So, do a patch test before spraying it all over your hair.

Most dark hair shades won’t get affected by this shampoo, so you can use it without issues.

Baking soda tends to have a lighter shade. Color-treated hair can turn a tad lighter, so check on that.

You can add a few drops of essential oil to this shampoo recipe.

This shampoo will leave your scalp and hair clean and healthy.

It also regulates the scalp’s sebum levels, so use it with care if you have dry hair.

Greasy hair or even limp hair will be revived and look voluminous after using this natural shampoo.

This natural shampoo combats oily scalp, excess oil levels, and itchy scalp and curbs scalp irritation.

It can also lessen hair loss and soothe damaged hair. You can add a dash of coconut milk when showering to add nurturing and shine.

Vegan Reviving Dry Shampoo

Vegan Reviving Dry Shampoo

Nothing spruces and revives your fine or thin hair as a volumizing and revving shampoo does. Also, what about those days when you desperately need and wash but have no time? It’s Dry shampoo to the rescue!

You can use this in between your washes without having to worry about bad hair days or limp hair when you have this shampoo to spruce up your hair in a jiffy. The best part – it costs a fraction of the store-bought shampoo cost and is very easy to make with simple ingredients off your kitchen shelves.

What You’ll Need

  • Arrowroot Powder – 1/4 Cup
  • Lavender Essential Oil – 7 Drops
  • Cocoa Powder – as needed (or)
  • Turmeric – as needed

How to Make

  1. In your blender, add the arrowroot powder, lavender essential oil, cocoa powder, or turmeric powder and pulse for a few seconds.
  2. Transfer to a sterilized sprinkler.
  3. Done!
  4. Depending on your hair shade, you can choose natural agents like cocoa powder, turmeric powder, or floral powders to add to this shampoo so it compliments your hair shade.
  5. Choose the ratio according to your hair shade.

How to Use

Sprinkle sparingly by parting your locks along the roots of your hair.

You can sprinkle liberally or lesser, according to your preference.

Comb through and brush off excess shampoo.

Style as usual.


You can also use cornstarch, oatmeal, or rice powder instead of arrowroot powder.

You can use floral or vegetable powders or other natural coloring ingredients to make it closer to your hair shade.

Sprinkle liberally, and then brushing will add volume to your hair, besides sprucing it up.

Use it when you don’t have time for hair wash or need a quick fix for limp or flat hair.

Why Make Your Own Shampoo

Homemade shampoos are affordable, easy to make, flexible, and can be tweaked according to your preference and requirement.

You can modify homemade shampoos according to your moods for every batch, trying out different aromas or the like.

You can make it better suited for your requirements.

We make homemade shampoos using natural ingredients and without harsh chemicals or SLS or alcohol, or parabens common in commercial shampoos.

You can prepare smaller and fresher batches every few weeks for optimum benefits.

Taking Care of Your Hair

Have a hair care routine that works best for your requirements and hair type.

Don’t use hot water to wash your hair. Use cold water or lukewarm to warm water to protect your tresses. Hot water strips hair of its natural oils. So, when you can’t use cold water, go with warm water.

Reduce the use of heat and styling products or treatments and keep them to a bare minimum to prevent hair damage, breakage, split ends, and more.

Always use a heat protectant when using heat on your hair.

Avoid direct and harsh sun exposure to protect your locks. Wear a scarf to keep your head covered when heading out midday.

Do regular deep-conditioning hair treatments to stimulate hair follicles and promote healthier hair and scalp.

Use home remedies to treat common hair and scalp issues like scalp irritation, hair loss, stunted hair growth, flaky skin on the scalp, dandruff, dry or itchy scalp, etc.

Don’t wash your hair too frequently. Wash your hair once or twice a week.

Use mild and natural shampoos when you don’t have time for homemade shampoos.

Air dry your hair whenever possible.



Don’t have time to prepare your own DIY Hair Shampoo for Fine Hair or other hair care recipes? No worries, we’ve got you. Check out the broad range of vegan hair cosmetics from Vitamins Revive. You have a requirement – they have a solution that would work for you. So, check out their products and let us know how you like them.

As always, feel free to write to us with any questions, concerns, feedback, or requests. We love hearing from you all. Please let us know how these recipes worked for you and how your modifications worked out, as well.


Is homemade shampoo safe?

Yes, as long as you choose the right recipe or ingredients and customize, observing how it works out for you, it’s really good for your hair and overall health to use natural shampoos.

Is using shampoo every day bad for my hair?

Generally, yes, it’s harmful. Even if it looks OK while regularly washing, with time, it begins to creep up on you, and your hair may lose its natural luster and shine due to fading hair health.

Frequent washing strips hair of essential oils and leaves your scalp high and dry. So, shampoo once or twice a week.