DIY Herbal Shampoo
A natural retreat for lustrous, bouncy, and strong hair!
750 grams, Pearly Shampoo Base Concentrate
375 grams, Aloe vera Gel
5 grams, Bhringraj Powder
5 grams, Brahmi Powder
5 grams, Fenugreek Powder
375 grams, Distilled Water
2 grams, Neem Aloe Fragrance oil
- Firstly, weigh and put 375 grams of aloe vera gel in a clean, dry, wide-mouthed container.
- Secondly, add 5 grams each of Reetha powder, Shikakai Powder & Amla Powder and mix till they are fully incorporated.
- Additionally, weigh and pour 750 grams of Shampoo base concentrate in a sanitized beaker.
- Furthermore, weigh and add 375 grams of filtered water and mix until the water and concentrate blend.
- Add the Herbal powders paste into the shampoo base and stir well.
- Subsequently add 30 grams of Neem Aloe Fragrance oil and mix till it is infused fully.
- Pour the shampoo into a clean pump bottle and store it at room temperature.
THE BENEFITS OF EACH INGREDIENT
1. Pearly Shampoo Base Concentrate: It is an SLS-free and paraben-free concentrated base that enables one to make a highly cost-effective shampoo. Dilute the concentrate with distilled water in a 1:1 ratio (1 part of Concentrate and 1 part of distilled water). With excellent moisturization and lather, this base offers additional conditioning agents that are free from harsh chemicals. Additionally, this Shampoo Base Concentrate is silicone-free, PEG-free, and maintains a pH balance of 5 to 6.5.
2. Aloe Vera Gel: Soapy Twist Aloe Vera Gel is 99% pure aloe vera gel. This natural wonder is a powerhouse of benefits to your skin, body, and hair. Aloe Vera gel is a natural moisturizer and conditioner for your scalp, suitable for treating dandruff, and dry or itchy scalp. Aloe vera has many active ingredients and minerals that can help strengthen your hair and promote hair growth and volume.
3. Organic Bhringraj Powder: Bhringraj, is traditionally used in Ayurvedic medicine for its potential benefits for hair health. It is made from the leaves of the Bhringraj plant. Some of the potential benefits of Organic Bhringraj powder for hair include healthy hair growth, prevention of premature graying, strengthening hair, working effectively on Dandruff and Scalp Issues, naturally conditioning hair, reducing hair thinning, adding luster to hair, and minimizing hair damage.
4. Organic Brahmi Powder: Brahmi, is a popular herb in Ayurveda. It is believed to offer several benefits for hair health such as stimulating hair follicles thus promoting hair growth. Furthermore, it may help improve the texture of hair, making it softer, shinier, and more manageable. A natural conditioner, it makes the hair more manageable, reducing frizz, and enhancing its natural shine. By strengthening the hair follicles and reducing breakage, Brahmi may help reduce hair fall, particularly if it is caused by weak or damaged hair.
5. Organic Fenugreek Powder: Fenugreek powder is a common ingredient in herbal shampoos and hair care products for several haircare benefits. Fenugreek seeds and powder are believed to promote hair growth and help in combating hair loss. They contain proteins and nicotinic acid, which are thought to strengthen the hair shaft, prevent breakage, and stimulate hair growth. With its antifungal properties, it can help control dandruff. It can soothe the scalp and reduce itchiness and flakiness, making it a useful ingredient for those with a dry or itchy scalp. The protein and lecithin content in fenugreek can strengthen the hair and reduce hair fall.
WHY SHOULD YOU DIY YOUR HERBAL SHAMPOO
There are several reasons why some people choose to make their own herbal shampoo through DIY (Do-It-Yourself) methods:
Control over Ingredients: DIY herbal shampoo allows you to use certified organic herbal powders suitable to your hair's specific requirements. You can add essential oils and conditioning agents tailored to your specific hair type and needs.
Free From Harmful Chemicals: Many store-bought shampoos contain synthetic chemicals, fragrances, and preservatives that can be harsh on your hair and scalp. DIY herbal shampoos use natural and organic, plant-based ingredients, reducing your exposure to potentially harmful chemicals.
Eco-Friendly: Making your herbal shampoo can reduce the environmental impact of product packaging and transportation associated with commercial shampoos. It's a more sustainable and eco-friendly choice.
CONCLUSIONDIY herbal shampoo recipes can be fun and creative. You can experiment with different herbal blends and scents to find a formula that you enjoy using. While there may be an initial investment in purchasing herbal ingredients, making your shampoo can be cost-effective in the long run. You can make multiple batches with the same ingredients, reducing the need to buy new shampoo frequently. Making a DIY herbal shampoo can help you become more aware of the ingredients you're using on your hair and develop a better understanding of natural hair care.