Homemade Herbal Hair Wash Powder Recipe – that works!
Every time we get greasy hair, we know it’s about time we wash them. Water doesn’t seem to be enough for that hence we incorporate a cleanser in our routine. This cleanser as we all know is called a shampoo. Very conveniently we use these cleansers on one of the most sensitive parts of our body, unaware of what may be inside it. Most of the shampoos we use have harsh chemicals in them which degrade the quality of the scalp and hair. Nowadays the cleanser industry is on a boom. They make sure they market every product very strategically so as to get more sales out of it. Since the newest generation is becoming more environmentally aware, the companies use this to their advantage profiting their capitalist mentality. The products which are branded as “SLS free” or “Herbal” have no herbal value in them. It is just another way to lure more customers. So how can this be avoided? Should you stop using shampoos altogether or is there any other alternative to it? Of course, there is! Our ancestors were a pro when it came to having long, strong hair. Their secret was to wash their hair using ingredients available in their surroundings. They collected herbs, dried them and turned them into powders so they can be stored easily for longer duration. These powders were then mixed together with a little bit of water to turn them into a paste. These pastes were carefully applied and lathered on the hair to make them fabulous. Let us go back to our grandma’s secret potion to turn our hair from drab to fab and end the vicious cycle of consumerism. Always remember, Mother Nature has the solution to every problem – as they say “Old is Gold”.
There are many different varieties of herbal all-natural cleansers which you can make according to your knowledge and availability of ingredients. However, since you are like family to us, we are providing you with an age-old family secret (shh! Just meant for you). This is a quick easy-to-make homemade herbal hair wash powder which most definitely works wonders! It eliminates any hair issues you may be facing while keeping your hair gorgeous and healthy.
- Shikakai (Acacia concinna) also known as Senegalia rugata or hair fruit: The Ayurvedic herb is often used as a shampoo replacement because of its excellent cleansing properties. Shikakai is also rich in antioxidants and vitamins A, C, K, and D, which help nourish hair and keep it healthy.
- Soapnut (Sapindus) commonly known as Reetha, soapberries or washing nuts: This plant is rich in saponin, which makes your hair healthy, shiny, and lustrous when used regularly. Since soapnut is antimicrobial in nature, it is a good option to cure bacterial and other scalp infections. They also exhibit insecticidal properties which help kill lice on the scalp.
- Methi (Trigonella foenum-graecum) also known as fenugreek: Fenugreek seeds have high protein and nicotinic acid content, which are known to be beneficial against hair fall and dandruff. It is also famously used in treating a variety of scalp issues like dryness of hair, baldness and hair thinning. Methi is the most effective remedies to cure hair fall.
- Neem Leaves (Azadirachta indica): Due to its antibacterial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties, neem is an excellent way to curb dandruff. It helps the hair follicles to become stronger and also encourages hair growth.
- Hibiscus Flowers (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis): The amino acids which are necessary to produce keratin are present in Hibiscus which make it an excellent conditioner. Hibiscus nourishes the hair follicles, soften the hair and make it more manageable. It also stimulates hair regrowth from dormant follicles and bald patches.
- Shikakai (powdered) - 4 Parts
- Soapnut (powdered) - 2 Parts
- Methi (powdered) - 2 Parts
- Neem Leaves (powdered) - 1 Parts
- Hibiscus Flowers (powdered) - 1 Parts
Mix finely powdered ingredients thoroughly together and store in an air tight vessel away from light. Use a dry spoon to take our mixture before shampooing. You can also store the mixed powders in the refrigerator to keep them cool before using them.
How to Use:
Just before washing your hair, take a few tablespoons of the herbal powder in a bowl, according to your hair length and thickness. We recommend taking more powder if you have oiled your hair and less if it is a normal hair wash. Add enough water in it to make a thick paste, make sure to not make it too thick or too runny. Mix it well and then apply evenly on your scalp, slowly moving down to the lengths. Add some more water to it and massage it into the scalp. Leave the herbal paste on your hair for a few minutes before rinsing off with cold water.
Now you are also a hair care expert when it comes to natural shampoos. Make your friends and family jealous by showing off your healthy locks and also impart your knowledge to them because sharing is caring! Of course, using a hair powder without chemicals as opposed to a convenient bottle of shampoo takes some getting used to but once you get the hang of it its benefits hugely over power the usage. Within two weeks of using a hair powder like this you will notice a marked reduction in hair fall and other hair related issues, and what more you will fall in love with the earthy scents and how your hair and body feels when it gets treated with some 100% natural and chemical free!
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