There are a lot of hair care remedies from leave-in treatments, to hair masks and hair oils that you can use to improve the health of your hair. But there are times when we do not have sufficient time to follow up on this process due to lack of consistency or maybe just even the lack of time to be consistent due to our busy schedules.
Well, we all wash our hair often, so all you could do is add in some powerful hair care ingredients into your shampoo to do the trick. It could increase the efficacy of the shampoo you’re using.
Think about it – double the benefits, with hardly any effort! Sounds good right?
Here are 5 of the easiest one-ingredient shampoo hacks that you can try out to help enhance your hair cleansing process like never before!
5 Easy Shampoo Hacks:
1. Add Aloe Vera
Aloe vera can help keep scalp conditions at bay. It can also help protect the hair from damage, nourish and rejuvenate the hair and make the hair strong and healthy with renewed hair growth and enhanced hair shine.
How to use: Add in 1 tbsp mild or baby shampoo, 1 tsp aloe vera gel (fresh or commercial) and 1 tsp water. Mix this well, lather it into your hair and wash your hair like you normally would.
2. Add Coffee into your Shampoo
Mixing some coffee grounds into your shampoo can exfoliate your scalp like never before, while the coffee works wonders for your hair. It can help improve scalp health, increase hair growth, improve hair texture and enhance hair shine and sheen.
How to use: Add in 1 tbsp shampoo, ½ tsp coffee grounds and 1 tsp water. Mix well and gently massage it into your scalp using circular motions. It is important that your hair is properly wet before using this mixture.
3. Add Oil or coconut milk
Carrier oil or coconut milk will act as a natural conditioner as shampoos can strip away oil from your hair and therefore adding any hair oil of your choice into your shampoo can help coat the hair shaft and help it retain moisture. It can also help reduce frizz, reduce hair fall, reduce dandruff and make the hair look smooth, silky and shiny.
How to use: Add in 1 tbsp shampoo, ½ tsp black seed oil and 1 tsp water. Mix this well, lather it into your hair and wash your hair like you normally would.
If you have dry hair, you can add castor oil into your shampoo. If you have oily hair, you can add coconut oil into your shampoo.
4. Dilute Shampoo with Rose Water
Rose water can help reduce hair greasiness, treat and prevent scalp conditions, reduce hair dryness by keeping the hair well-moisturized and can also help improve hair growth.
How to use: Add in 1 tbsp shampoo, 1 tsp rose water and 1 tsp water. Mix this well, lather it into your hair and wash your hair like you normally would.
5. Add Sugar
Adding sugar to your shampoo can help exfoliate the scalp and remove dead skin cells, product build up, dirt and grime very effectively.
How to use: Add in 2 tsp of semi-granulated brown sugar to 1 tbsp of shampoo into a small mixing bowl, mix well and gently massage it into your scalp using circular motions. It is important that your hair is properly wet before using this mixture.
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6. Add rosemary essential oil to your shampoo
Rosemary essential oil can help promote better blood circulation in the scalp to regrow thinning hair as certain times the hair follicles remain dormant and proper stimulation can help it begin to grow hair again.
How to use – Add few drops of rosemary essential oil to your shampoo. Massage the shampoo on your scalp for 1-2 mins and rinse off.
Please Note: Do not mix any of these ingredients into the entire bottle of shampoo. Only mix as much as you want to use for one hair wash.