how to make your own shampoo & conditioner.

Did you know that most store bought shampoos and conditioners are full of synthetic chemicals? They can be harsh on your hair, contain toxins, and can potentially have long lasting effects on your health.

When you use clean shampoo ingredients and control the formula of your haircare products, you can make them healthier and more effective.

Makesy makes it possible to make your own shampoo and conditioner with our premade bases. Add your favorite actives and fragrances, and you've created your own clean shampoo and conditioner!

When you customize your formulas with our actives, you can target specific hair types too so you don't have to sacrifice anything when using the best natural ingredients.

Voila! Great hair days ahead!

start with a shampoo & conditioner diy kit

diy shampoo and conditioner

If you want to ease into the making process, try this diy shampoo and conditioner kit. The shampoo features a caffeine extract which helps to promote follicle health and help slow the thinning of hair.

The conditioner uses natural monoi flower oil to condition and soothe the scalp. It also optimizes follicle activity which helps improve hair thickness and volume.

Making the pair of products is simple, requiring just a few easy steps for each. 

For the shampoo, you'll combine your caffeine extract with filtered water until a flurry is formed. Then you'll add it to your shampoo base. Add your tea tree oil and shake vigorously for 30 seconds. 

Let your shampoo mixture sit overnight for the caffeine extract to completely dissolve before you lather up!

For your conditioner, you'll melt your minoi oil before adding it to your conditioner base. You'll then add your tea tree oil and shake to combine. Finish by adding a tablespoon of filtered water and you've got yourself a luxurious, homemade conditioner!

make eco-friendly shampoo & conditioner bars

Another fun diy shampoo project is our double the bubble shampoo & conditioner bars project. Create dual-action maker magic!

This 2-in-1 shampoo and conditioner bar gently cleanses the hair and scalp with surfactants that come from nourishing coconut oil.

Our formula combines essential fatty acids with vitamins A, C, D, and E from goat’s milk and shea butter. Together they help strengthen and condition the hair while thoroughly moisturizing the scalp.

This exceptional bar is also water-conscious, sustainably sourced, and can easily be sold packaging-free to help eliminate waste. 

explore our haircare discovery kits

homemade haircare

Feeling even more creative and ready for a challenge? Try making your own natural shampoo & conditioner from scratch!

Our haircare base discovery kit is a great starting point. This kit contains jojoba sulfate-free shampoo bases, repair & hydrate conditioner bases, and intensive repair oil treatment bases.

These buildable bases nourish, cleanse, and deeply moisturize hair so they're a perfect starting point for creating your own haircare products.

When you're ready to add some oomph to your products, grab our haircare actives discovery kit. You can experiment with different ingredients that work to customize your formulas for the ideal texture, consistency, and wear.

We've put together eight different actives to play with. For example, barley starch powder makes a great texturizing agent, and rice bran wax helps lock in moisture.

No haircare routine is complete without conditioner! Our strengthening & conditioning discovery kit has everything you need to create a super hydrating conditioner.

It includes 6 actives like our favorite snow mushroom extract and barlaquat hair protein. Add a fragrance or your favorite essential oils and you'll have the perfect conditioner to pair with your new shampoo.

Get ready to look forward to the days you wash your hair!

diy shampoo recipe

Makes (1) 16.6 oz. bottle

Ingredients you'll need:


  1. Combine all the ingredients for your shampoo in a sealed container and shake it up until it's thoroughly mixed.
  2. Fill up your pet bottles, add a pump top or a dispensing cap to each one and enjoy your homemade shampoo!

Next up, the conditioner!

diy conditioner recipe

Makes (1) 16.6oz creamy conditioner

Ingredients you'll need:


  1. Combine all your conditioner ingredients together in a sealed container and shake until everything is thoroughly combined.
  2. Fill up your pet bottles, add a pump top or a dispensing cap to each one and enjoy your new formulation designed by you!

make it your business

hair product line starter kit

Your haircare products shouldn't stand solo in your shower...share them with the world!

We created our hair care starter kit to get you going with all our best ingredients so you can formulate shampoos, conditioners, and more in order to develop your own custom line to sell.

The hair care starter kit comes packed with over $320 worth of supplies for $249.95 so you get some sweet savings.

Learn how to customize products with a curated collection of discovery kits, natural ingredients, all the tools you need, and of course the digital Beauty Batch Book to help you along the way.

Make jojoba shampoo boosted with volumizing caffeine, peptide repairing conditioner, and silky-smooth detangling spray, then see how your hair shines!

If we've just inspired you to start creating your own haircare products, tag us on social with #letsmakesy and show us what you're makin'!