Most of us use commercially bought shampoos to cleanse our hair. Well, while commercially bought shampoos do a great job in hair cleansing, sometimes, using natural hair cleansers can also help boost hair health and hair growth.
Check out this simple DIY recipe of this two-in-one hair mask come hair cleanser below!
What are the benefits of the ingredients of this hair mask cum cleanser?
This hair mask cum cleanser contains soapnut powder, fenugreek powder, hibiscus powder and amla powder and below is their benefits for the hair.
Soapnut powder is well known for aiding hair growth as it contains many vitamins like vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin E and vitamin K. It can also help increase hair lustre and shine and acts as a very good natural hair cleanser. It can also help fight, treat and prevent scalp conditions like dandruff etc. It can help tame hair frizziness and improve hair health, shine and texture.
Fenugreek powder can promote stimulate blood flow. This can help stimulate the hair follicles in the scalp towards hair growth. It has also antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties to reduce dandruff, scalp irritation and scalp infections. This powder is rich in minerals like potassium, calcium and iron. These minerals are very beneficial in promoting long, strong and healthy hair growth. Fenugreek powder will act as a natural hair conditioner and can bring back the luster to the hair.
Over the years hair sometimes loses its luster and volume. The amino acids in hibiscus will help in promoting hair growth by the production of keratin, a protective protein of the hair, which makes it thicker and avoids it from breaking. Hibiscus powder hair mask can help you reduce the oil secretion by the sebaceous glands and acts like a natural astringent. It gives the scalp a cooling effect and also stimulates the blood flow on the scalp. Hibiscus contains a lot of vitamins and antioxidants, which produces melanin. This pigment helps in the retaining the natural colour of hair.
Amla is loaded with vitamin C and vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that can help protect the scalp and hair from oxidative stress and free radical damage and can help create a protein called ‘collagen’ that is an important protein that provides structure to the hair. Using amla powder for the hair can help promote better hair growth, treat and prevent hair fall very effectively. It can also enhance and promote better blood circulation in the scalp in turn, stimulating the hair follicles from within, to increase hair growth. The vitamin C in amla can help promote better hair strength and reduce hair fall.
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How to make this 2-in-1 hair mask cum cleanser at home?
Into a container, add in the soapnut powder, fenugreek powder, hibiscus powder and amla powder. Give this a good mix and screw on the container with a lid. This powder is ready to use (and can be stored dry).
To use for the hair:
Into a mixing bowl, add in 2 tablespoons of this powder mixture along with a little water to make it a smooth liquid paste.
Then, after you’ve dampened your hair, apply this evenly all over your scalp and hair like a hair mask and leave it on for 4 to 6 minutes. Thereafter, rinse off with plain warm water.