One of the best things about using this natural shampoo for hair is that it is free from chemicals and fragrances. ‘Perfume or fragrance used in hair care products available in the market is toxic. Also, SLS and parabens used in commercial shampoo can damage your hair and cause hair fall. So, if you wish to steer clear of artificial fragrance in your shampoo, Ayurveda shampoo is certainly going to be your favorite! At the same time, using this natural shampoo for hair is pocket-friendly as well as environment-friendly.
AYURVEDA SHAMPOO BENEFITS
Soapnuts or soapberries – Soap nuts, commonly known as ‘Reetha’, are ideal as a hair cleanser on account of their soapy texture. Did you know that if you wish to go natural with your shampoo, homemade soap nut shampoo is a perfect option for you? Well, your hair can reap a hundred benefits from this Ayurveda shampoo that is loaded with vitamins A, D, E and K. Soapnuts make an ultimate choice for natural hair cleansers due to their lathering tendency. It is free from harmful chemicals and parabens. At the same time, it adds volume to hair and makes hair glossy. It even tames frizzy and dry hair efficiently. Whether you use soap nut in its powder form or liquid form, it is easy to lay your hands on this ingredient as it is readily available in the market and can be used alone or in combination with other ingredients to nourish the hair:
Shikakai – One of the powerful hair herbs of Ayurveda, Shikakai has natural cleaning properties that effectively cleanse the scalp and retard the growth of fungus, which is one of the main causes of dandruff and scalp infection. It has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties that help combat scalp diseases and hair fall. It exfoliates the scalp gently and removes build-up from the scalp. It also soothes an itchy scalp.
Amla – Amla rich in vitamins and nutrients, helps strengthen hair roots and balance the production of sebum as well. It is an effective solution for hair thinning and dryness of hair. Thus, it reduces hair fall and long-term use of amla promotes the growth of healthy hair. READ MORE – CASTOR OIL RICE WATER HAIR SPRAY for thicker hair growth
You will need –
Method 1 – Take 10-12 soapnuts and lightly crush them to open the seeds. Add the crushed soapnuts along with 1/4 cup of Shikakai and 1/4 cup of amla to a saucepan along with 2 cups of water. Boil them in water and let the solution cool and strain the mixture by squeezing the ingredients through a thin cloth. Apply on a wet scalp, just like shampoo, and rinse with water. If you have dry hair then add 1 tbsp of any lightweight hair oil like argan oil or coconut oil or fresh aloe vera gel to your shampoo.
Method 2 – If you want to use the herbs in their power forms then, to a glass jar add 1/4 cup each of soapnuts powder, shikari powder, and amla powder. Mix it really well and store it for 3-4 months in a cool dry place. Take 1-2 tbsp. of the powder and add hot water or hot green tea to it. If you have dry hair add 1 tsp of honey, any hair oil, or aloe vera gel to the shampoo and mix it well to form a shampoo-like consistency. Apply on wet hair and rinse off. Follow up with a rice conditioner. READ MORE – RICE HAIR GROWTH CONDITIONER CUBES
Caution – Try to ensure that shampoo doesn’t come in contact with eyes as it may irritate your eyes.