DIY Herbal shampoo

Hello ladies!

Hope all of you are well and enjoying the lazy Sunday. Today I made a shampoo, entirely herbal and whose shelf life is extending to a month.You know my affection for ayurvedic and organic products,so I couldn’t stop myself from trying this shampoo,which cleanses as well as moisturizes the hair. Your mothers or grandmothers may have already told you about this,mostly Indians.

So the shampoo I made requires equal amounts of amla ,shikakai and  reetha powders.You can add more shikakai and hibiscus for more softness if you see the shampoo is drying.The powders are easily available or you can powder the raw materials at home.I got mine from Khadi,as it is a trusted brand when it comes to herbal.Mix them thoroughly.

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Now add water to this till it becomes a paste.Apply this on the scalp and hair strands.It becomes easier to apply on wet hair.Store the excess powder in a airtight container.

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You can also add more water to make it fully liquid and use it as proper shampoo.You will see foamy consistency in the latter case. Remember,reetha is bit drying,so avoid twirling your hair like you usually do in normal shampoos.Just let it sit for 5 mins if you have normal to dry hair.For oily hair,15 mins is must.Rinse it off.Usually 2 applications are required for removing the oil completely but during the second time,don’t wait.Apply and rinse quickly.Follow this with your usual conditioner and serum routine.

You will notice your hair is glossy and silky.This shampoo also adds volume and reduces frizz gradually. I apply aloevera gel and serum after the routine as my hair is frizzy.My hair has become shiny,soft,bouncy and frizz-free.Also during shampoo,I noticed less hair fall.This shampoo also makes it less necessary to wash your hair often.I used to wash twice a week but now once a week is enough.

You need to have patience for this shampoo to work as your scalp and hair will take time in getting used to it. Reetha is a mild cleanser and is an excellent alternative to soaps and shampoos. Shikakai acts as a detangler and makes hair smooth and soft.Helps in hair growth. Amla maintains a healthy scalp and prevents premature greying.

NOTE : Depending on the length,prepare your mix.It takes some time to get the right amount of shampoo for your hair.Also,this might stain light surfaces .If your scalp burns slightly,it means the shampoo is working on your dandruff.

Let me know whether you have tried this .Tag me in your pictures ,I want to see your beautiful hair too.;-) Till the next time,byeee,XOXO 🙂

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Beauty tip-2

Dry season is here and the summer is already ruining your skin.You look dull and there is no hydration in your skin.
No matter how many moisturiser bottles you keep on using,your skin refuses to look glowy.:|
Coconut oil or olive oil is here to your rescue.;)When you had your bath and your body is still wet,take any one of the oils,and use just like you use your moisturisers.Use this all over your body and pat dry.Wet skin makes it less oily and greasy,so that your clothes don’t get stained.
You will see,your skin looks shiny and stays soft for the longest time.Also this is herbal so won’t affect in the long run.This is easily available and at a much less price.Also,people suffering from dry skin issues or eczema,this gives soothing effect .
I prefer coconut oil as it gets absorbed into the skin very easily.
Do let me know whether this worked for you.I love hearing from you all.:)
Till the next time,buhbyeee,take care,XOXO 😘

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DIY face cleanser for all skin types

Heya beauties!!! 🙂

How’s your weekend going on? 😉

As you maybe knowing, I am a sucker for herbal products. But the products we buy from the stores,are not entirely organic.They are having some or the other preservatives,which diminishes the purpose of herbal ingredients.All herbal products should have less shelf life specially if they are in liquid form,say paste,like a week or two. And for powder form,it can stay till a month or so, provided they are kept in air-tight containers. 😦 So, I decided to make my own herbal beauty product using easily available ingredients from the kitchen or garden.

I am starting with a face cleanser suitable for all skin types including eczema , sensitive skin or acne-prone skin and a shelf life of a month.

INGREDIENTS

  • turmeric
  • besan or gram flour or chickpea flour
  • oats
  • honey(optional)

Turmeric-It is endowed with antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties so suitable for wounds,acne etc; It contains a compound known as ‘curcumin’ which forms the yellow pigment; this in turn functions as a coloring agent to impart a brighter skin complexion.Turmeric is an anti-oxidant that assists in attacking free radicals to give a youthful looking skin, devoid of rashes and other disorders.

Besan or gram flour or chickpea flour- It makes your skin smooth and radiant.Helps in removing tan and is a popular ingredient for skin lightening.It reduces oiliness and fights pimples.Also,removes dead cells, excess sebum and dirt quite effectively,so acts as a good scrub.Regular use reduces unwanted hair.

Oats-It absorbs and removes excess oil and bacteria from your skin and exfoliates dead skin cells, thus helping to combat acne.Oats are effective in fighting dull, flaky dryness as they contain polysaccharides, which become gelatinous in water. They form a fine protective film when applied on skin.It is effective in addressing dry skin symptoms like itching, rashes, scales, peeling etc.It contains beta-glucan that forms a fine film on your skin as well as penetrates deep into the skin to provide much needed deep moisturizing to your skin.It enhances wound healing and shallow abrasions and improves collagen deposition and activation of immune cells within the skin,helpful during chicken pox and poison ivy.Oats have anti-inflammatory properties and are suitable for all skin types. They are clinically effective in healing dry and itchy skin.Hence,can be used for eczema or dry skin related diseases.Oats are known for their skin lightening effects as well as improving the skin tone and texture and smoothing out blotchy areas.Oats contain natural cleansers called saponins that can remove dirt and oil from the pores without causing irritation.It leaves behind soft and silky skin and reduces pore size.

Honey-It is anti-bacterial in nature so good for acne-prone skin.Also,it is moisturizing so good for skin as it doesn’t strip it off its natural oils.

PREPARATION

1. Take the oats and besan.
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2. Grind the oats to a powdered form so that besan and oats can be mixed easily.

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3. Now we have to mix the powdered oats with besan thoroughly.

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4. After mixing ,add a little turmeric and mix it again.

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5. It should look like pale yellow powder.To this,you can add honey 2 tsps.I didn’t add it here,because unluckily,didn’t had it that time. 😦 But both the results are good for skin.

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6. Store it in an airtight jar.Your herbal cleanser is ready.

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USAGE

Take a tsp size in your hand.Add water or milk to it to make a thick paste.Rub it in your palms and then apply it as you usually do with a facewash.You can keep this for a minute to act as facepack or wash it off immediatly.

PS: Do a patch test first because everyone has different skin.Even though the ingredients used here,shouldn’t cause any problem but to be on the safer side,do it.If there is itching or redness,discontinue the use.

If you tried this cleanser,let me know.I want to know whether this worked for you or not.I love hearing from you all. 🙂

Till the next post,byeee,tc, XOXO :-*

Aroma magic China rose shampoo review

Heya!

Hope your weekend is going well. 🙂 As always,I have been obsessed with herbal products and so I am here with a review on a shampoo which claims to reduce dandruff herbally.

Aroma magic anti-dandruff china rose shampoo is supposed to be used in conjunction with flaky hair oil.But I am satisfied with the shampoo alone.

Price & quantity-INR 150 for 120 ml which is alright.

Packaging-Comes in a plastic white tube with a flipcap in pink.It does look cute sitting on your bathroom shelf. 🙂 But you would see in the pictures itself that after usage,the opening becomes messy and can clog too.It is not travel friendly as the tube can get easily deformed.

Availability-It is available only online. 😦 I bought this from Nykaa.com.

Smell-I didn’t find any strong smell from it,infact,no smell at all.

My view-China rose is said to be good for scalp and hair.It promotes hair growth and reduces dandruff.

If you are looking for miracles,this isn’t it.My dandruff got reduced only after 4-5 washes.But if I had used the flaky oil,maybe the result would have been different.Since this is a herbal product,it will show its effect slowly,so you need to have patience.It is to be used every third day i.e. twice a week,then only you will see the result.

It says that any hair type will benefit from this,but it is not so.It does have drying effect on hair as it increased my frizz.So conditioner is a must.

Also,I noticed it doesn’t lather well.I have to use lot of shampoo to create foam. 😦 If you have done a hot oil massage,then you will need more to remove the oil completely.

Overall verdict is you can skip this shampoo if you have lot of dandruff and dry hair.People who have normal to oily hair with medium dandruff can give this a try.

Hope this works for you.Till the next time,byee,cya,take care XOXO :-*

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