Natural Shampoo: Ghassoul & Castor OilReclaimed Vintage Dress (not available anymore but similar pattern dresses here, here & here + in love with this dress all from Reclaimed Vintage)

Today I am opening the Green Beauty segment with this easy & natural shampoo DIY made of ghassoul and castor oil.
Ghassoul is a volcanic clay from Morocco with wonderful properties. It’s a natural detergent (also works for your body) that absorbs and remove the excess of sebum without drying your scalp (unlike many shampoos full of harmful chemicals).
Castor oil is high in fatty acids and minerals and helps grow and fortify hair.
I got the ghassoul powder and castor oil during my trip to Morocco last December but you can find them pretty much everywhere in organic shops or online beauty shops.

Steps for this natural shampoo:

Natural Shampoo: Ghassoul & Castor Oil
Natural Shampoo: Ghassoul & Castor Oil
Natural Shampoo: Ghassoul & Castor Oil1/ For short hair like mine, put 20-25g of ghassoul powder in a cup. When I will run out of this ghassoul powder I will go for this one.
Natural Shampoo: Ghassoul & Castor Oil2/ Add a few drops of castor oil. When I will run out of this caster oil, I will go for this one.
Natural Shampoo: Ghassoul & Castor Oil3/ Add 5cl of lukewarm water.
Natural Shampoo: Ghassoul & Castor Oil4/ Stir everything with a wooden stick. The mixture should be smooth, not too thick and not too liquid. Adjust if needed.
Natural Shampoo: Ghassoul & Castor Oil

On wet hair, apply the mixture at the roots. I start in the middle and go down on each side creating sections of hair (same way as if you were dying your hair at the hairdresser). I leave this natural shampoo mask for about 15 minutes. No need to wash your hair with another shampoo after this application. Simply rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water.
Every other day, I switch to this natural & zero waste shampoo.

Natural Shampoo: Ghassoul & Castor Oil

Natural Shampoo: Ghassoul & Castor Oil


Healthier, stronger, shinier and smooth hair with natural volume. I seriously love it (and I don’t need conditioner!)!

Natural Shampoo: Ghassoul & Castor Oil

Natural Shampoo: Ghassoul & Castor Oil

Natural Shampoo: Ghassoul & Castor Oil

At the end of 2016, I set the goal to remove myself from toxic shampoos and masks. From my experience, my advice to you is to switch between your current classic shampoo and this natural hair shampoo and also this zero waste/natural bar shampoo. You will give yourself and your scalp the time to adjust to this new natural routine.
Go green in 2017, your body and the planet will thank you.

Stay tuned for more green beauty articles to come!
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16 Comments on Natural Shampoo: Ghassoul & Castor Oil

    • Margot Guilbert
      08/03/2017 at 12:31 pm (6 months ago)

      Thank you, Adriana! <3

  1. Alex
    07/03/2017 at 3:54 pm (6 months ago)

    Wow! Your hair looks fantastic! I’m definitely trying this! Thank you for sharing these, it’s not so easy to find good info on products like this. Keep it coming!!!

    • Margot Guilbert
      08/03/2017 at 12:31 pm (6 months ago)

      Thank you, Emma! Let me know how it went for you! xo, Margot

  2. The Wandereuse
    07/03/2017 at 11:21 pm (6 months ago)

    Loved this post! I am myself starting to experiment with “zero” waste and with going away from toxic products so this was definitely useful! Will be following to see what other things you’re up to 🙂


    • Margot Guilbert
      08/03/2017 at 12:30 pm (6 months ago)

      Thank you for stopping by! I am very happy to know that the article was useful to you! Looking forward to seeing you around soon! Working on my next green beauty articles! xo, Margot

  3. David Elliott
    09/03/2017 at 8:26 am (6 months ago)

    I can’t imagine using Castor Oil for my hair but I do have to admit yours looks pretty amazing. And you are quite stunning.

  4. Stephanie
    09/03/2017 at 12:38 pm (6 months ago)

    Your hair looks gorgeous! I could use some healthier stronger hair so I gotta give this a try!

  5. kittylimon
    09/03/2017 at 7:42 pm (5 months ago)

    wow this seems like a wonderful alternative to usual shampoos, may try it sometime 🙂

  6. Perla
    10/03/2017 at 12:12 am (5 months ago)

    Frankly, never thought to make my own shampoo, but I can say it’s not such a bad idea.

  7. Angie
    10/03/2017 at 12:13 am (5 months ago)

    Ah oui impressionnant, tes cheveux respirent la santé! Raz le bol Des shampoings classiques beaucoup trop agressifs… Tes explications m’ont convaincue, je vais m’empresser d’acheter ces produits pour chouchouter mes cheveux!

  8. Emily
    16/03/2017 at 1:26 pm (5 months ago)

    This is awesome! My post this week is about using a more natural shampoo which I am absolutely loving too but I love that yours is a DIY! I will have to try this – such a neat idea!



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