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.
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.
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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