The shampoos that are commercially sold nowadays are mostly those that contain harsh chemicals like parabens, sulfates etc., that can be very harmful for the hair and can be a cause for hair fall. Thus, the best way out of this is to use a good herbal shampoo that is free from all sorts of chemicals and contain hair growth inducing ingredients, that can also reduce hair loss.
Well, what better way than using an herbal shampoo made at home! Check out this article for the recipe and the benefits of using this shampoo on your hair.
What does this shampoo contain and how will they benefit your hair?
Amla, Reetha and Shikakai:
Reetha/soapnuts are natural cleansers and help promote a healthy scalp, thus reducing hair fall and making a healthy place for hair to grow in. Shikakai helps treat hair fall and also increases hair thickness. Amla helps boost hair growth by strengthening the hair follicles.
Flaxseeds contain vitamin E which can help promote better hair growth by providing sufficient nourishment to the hair roots and can also help increase the blood flow to the hair follicles, thus stimulating the hair follicles towards hair growth.
Fenugreek seeds can help promote blood flow in the scalp and this can help stimulate the hair follicles in the scalp towards hair growth. They can also help promote better hair thickness.
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How to make this herbal shampoo at home?
- Amla, Reetha, Shikakai powder mix
- Fenugreek seeds
Method and usage:
Step 1: Boiling the ingredients
Into a heating pot, add in the amla, reetha and shikakai powder mix along with the flaxseeds and fenugreek seeds. Add in the water and give it a mix.
Then, turn on the heat and let it come to a boil. Once it comes to a boil, simmer for 10 minutes before taking it off the heat.
Step 2: Double straining the shampoo mixture
While the mixture is still hot (when it’s just taken off the heat), use a regular strainer and strain the shampoo mixture for the first time.
Then, when the strained mixture cools down a little (and is still warm), use a muslin cloth to strain it for the second time.
Step 3: Storage
You can store the shampoo mixture in a container for future use. You can also pour the shampoo mixture into an ice cube tray, freeze it and once set, you can demould the ice cubes and store them in the freezer, using one or two ice cubes (by thawing them) for every use.
Step 4: Usage
When you wish to use this herbal shampoo, you can pour just a little shampoo into a bowl or mug (about 1 or 2 tbsp) and mix it along with a little water (a couple of tablespoons) to dilute it and then it is ready to use on your hair.
How to use this herbal shampoo on your hair?
Make sure to wet your hair properly under running water and once it is fully wet, lather this shampoo into your hair and scalp and massage your head well using circular motions.
Then, let it sit on your hair for 2 to 3 minutes before you can wash it off thoroughly.