If you have dry hair or a dry scalp, chances are you’ve tried several shampoos to help relieve it.
Often, commercially made shampoos touting dry hair or dry scalp relief have chemicals that
simply mask the problem or only work in the short term. We know that you and your family’s
health and hygiene are important, so we’re sharing our favorite DIY shampoos to soothe and
hydrate dry hair and scalp. These shampoos will feel different than store-bought shampoo, but
rest assured they are working! While they are safe for the whole family, take special care to
avoid the eyes of your infants and toddlers just as you would any shampoo.
Baking Soda – Probably the simplest shampoo out there, baking soda shampoo cleans your
hair and scalp without drying it and is a great way to remove product build-up. Mix 1 tablespoon
of baking soda with 1 cup of water and massage into wet hair and scalp.
Coconut Milk – With only four ingredients, this DIY shampoo is great for a dry scalp. Combine
¼ cup coconut milk, ⅓ cup liquid castile soap, ½ teaspoon Vitamin E or Jojoba oil, and 20 drops
of your favorite essential oil. Mix well and put in a container that you can either pour or pump
Vinegar – Sometimes dandruff is associated with a dry scalp and this vinegar shampoo is a
great way to clean the hair and scalp without drying them out. It fights dandruff and keeps your
scalp clean, happy, and hydrated. Combine 4 tablespoons apple cider vinegar, 1 cup warm or
hot water (to help combine the ingredients), 1 tablespoon baking soda, 5 drops Tea Tree oil,
and 10-20 drops of your favorite essential oil. Mix well and put in a container you can pour or
Coconut Oil – If you’re looking for an amazing shampoo that hydrates, cleans, feels, and smells
amazing, this is it. Combine ½ cup liquid castile soap, ¼ cup canned coconut milk, ¼ cup
honey, 2 tablespoons fractionated coconut oil, 1 tablespoon Vitamin E or Jojoba oil, and 20
drops each of lavender and wild orange essential oil (or any complementary combination or
your favorite essential oils). Mix well by shaking in a squeeze bottle, and also shake briefly
At Pediatric Hair Solutions, we understand the importance of safe, quality care. From our non-
toxic professional lice treatments to daily hair and scalp care, we are here to keep your families
healthy and happy. If you do find yourself in the midst of a lice outbreak, Pediatric Hair Solutions
is here to help.