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How To Make Homemade Shampoo In Nigeria – Do It Yourself

Shampoo is a semi-liquid (viscous) hair care product which is used for cleaning hair and provides moisture especially for dry damaged and thin hair. Some of the reason why it is good to make your shampoo yourself is

  • To save cost
  • To be in charge of how your hair looks according to your taste
  • You can turn it to a profitable business

how to make shampoo

In Nigeria, there is market for every product that has to do with ladies if your product delivers what it promises. If you can get the procedures of how to make a shampoo I am about to discuss and be good at it, you can make a living selling this hair product in Nigeria.

Shampoo Ingredients

All the ingredients below are readily available in any market near you.

  • Nitrosol
  • SLS (Sodium Lauryl Sulfate)
  • Sulphuric acid
  • Glycerin
  • Colour (orange or green)
  • STPP (Sodium triphosphate)
  • Perfume/fragrant
  • Soda ash
  • Foam booster


Procedure on how to make shampoo yourself


  • Get a 15 liters of water depending on the quantity you want to make and poured it into a big bowl
  • Add Nitrosol into the water and stir very well for 15 minutes
  • Add SLS into the solution and stir for it to dissolve
  • Gently stir continuously until it is dissolved totally
  • Get a bucket and pour 10 liters of water into it
  • Add sulphuric acid into the water and stir
  • After stirring add it into the bowl that contains nitrosol
  • Add the foam booster and stir gently
  • Get another bucket and pour another 10 liters of water into it
  • Add STTP and soda ash then stir gently for it to dissolve
  • Pour the mixture (STPP and soda ash) into the bowl that contains the whole mixture
  • Now gently stir continuously
  • Add glycerin into the mixture and stir again
  • Get two liters of water and pour the fragrance into it then stir
  • After that pour it into the bowl containing the whole mixture
  • Get a bottle of water (medium size), add the colour into it and shake well until it dissolves totally
  • Then pour the colour into the bowl and stir very well until the colour is mixed and the whole foam on the surface is cleared
  • Get some plastics and pour your product into it

Precaution – What to ensure when making Shampoo

  • When pouring nitrosol into the water, it must be well mixed to avoid thickness of the powder (Nitrosol)
  • Avoid large amount of foam when adding SLS and sulphuric acid
  • Avoid spillage of the mixture when pouring STPP and soda ash
  • Ensure you use a big and thick rod to stir

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Bolarinwa Olajire

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