If you are interested in making your own all natural shampoo, then here is your chance to do so. We are sharing a great herbal shampoo that we love and use on a monthly basis to switch things up.
What Ingredients Will You Need?
* 2 Tbsp Aritha Powder
* 2 tsp Brahmi Powder
* 1 tsp Amla Powder
* 1 1/2 cup Filtered Water (or Spring Water)
Additional Prep Ingredients Needed
* Coconut oil
:you will need up to 2 Tbsps depending on length of hair
In a medium glass bowl, add warm filtered water. Next, add in your powders. Mix and let powders soak for up to one hour. Then, mix vigorously to ensure powders have dissolved and there are no clumps remaining.
Now, let mixture sit for a least half and hour to allow coarse particles to settle to the bottom, or you can simply strain it using a cheesecloth or fine mesh cloth (a clean pair of some old pantyhose or stockings will also do the trick).
Prep your hair for washing with these powders by liberally applying focus coconut oil from root to tip.
Let coconut oil sit in for at least half an hour.
Next, spray or moisten hair with shampoo mix using a sprayer or an applicator bottle, starting at the scalp. Massage into scalp and work it through the length of hair.
Leave shampoo on for 10 minutes (best done while showering). Then, rinse thoroughly.
Do NOT try this shampoo formula if you are sensitive to smells as it is very strong and can be very offensive to the senses for some. Also, take caution if you are prone to sinusitis or suffer from sinus issues and or have allergic reactions to tropical or exotic plants. Also, make sure to do a test on your elbow to make sure you are not allergic to any of the ingredients.
Still interested in making this shampoo? Then, keep reading to find out some of the benefits of using these amazing herbs. First, a little background on these herbs, they are mainly know and used in the a Asian Indian communities for various personal care needs. They are valuable in obtaining healthy luxurious locks that are resilient to environmental damages to you hair…yes, the wind, sun, cold and extremely dry conditions will reap havoc on your hair. They also strengthen and thicken the hair strands, thereby, helping reduce mechanical damages to your tresses – think tools like combs and various accessories.
Otherwise know as Soapnut due to its nut like structure (brown, leathery pulp [when dried] surrounding a nut like seed) is fantastic for adding a little bit of suds to your herbal mixtures. So, if you like seeing foam in your soap or shampoo products, then this is a good plant or nut to add. And if you want to take it step further, you can use this and the above herbal powders in any shampoo bar formulation to reap the benefits of these herbs.
This herbs cleanses and purifies the scalp and skin if you so choose. Aritha is not only useful for the body, but can be used for washing clothes as well.
For hair, this soapnut can give you some of the foaming qualities you find desirable in modern day soap products, due to is richness in saponins (the chemical components that are responsive,e for sudsy property of soaps.
Aritha is also great for dandruff, scalp infections, various skin conditions, such as psoriasis, eczema, dry itchy skin, flaky winter skin issues, and much more.
Brahmi Powder is great, especially if you are looking to thicken your hair. It is great for nourishing the hair and promoting dark, lustrous hair. With regular use and coupled with other powders like Amla, and Neem, it can help reduce hair loss by improving scalp circulation and stimulating growth in dormant hair follicles.
This is an absolute must if you are struggling with chronic conditions related to scalp and hair health.
Amla powder comes from the Amla fruit commonly known as Indian Gooseberry is great for nourishing the scalp and promoting hair growth. This powder also conditions the hair and helps improve the overall health of the hair when used on a regular basis.
One of the most popular uses of Amla powder is in making Amla oil infusions that not only stimulate hair follicles, therefore, producing more hair growth, but also prevent hair loss and graying. These infused oils are highly beneficial and help maximize the benefits of Amla and you can use it as frequently as need be and not just on wash days.
Ayurvedic hair powders are definitely worth a try and will prove worth it 9 out of 10 times, so don’t sleep on these herbal powerhouses. If chronic hair problems are something you are battling with, then most certainly consider looking into Ayurvedic hair care – your hair and scalp will thank you. We hope you give this a try, so let us know in the comments section if you are into Ayurvedic hair care and whether it works for you. And if you are in the mood for sharing, share with us your recipes and tips.
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