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Discussion in 'Hair Care & Hair Styles' started by kveena, Nov 9, 2018 at 1:36 AM.

  1. kveena

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    Herbal shampoo powder
    Mix 100 grams shikakai powder,25 grams dried lemon peel powder,25 grams dried curry leaves powder,25 grams dried red hibiscus flower powder,25 grams fenugreek seed powder,25 grams green gram flour,10 grams soap nut powder(optional) and store in a glass jar.Take 1-3 tbsp as needed and mix with hot water or rice starch into a smooth runny paste,let cool and use as shampoo.

    Natural conditioning shampoo
    Sun dry some tender leaves of Albizia amara/arappu/seekireni till crisp.Grind and store in a glass jar.Mix the required amount of arappu leaves powder with water into a paste and use as a shampoo. One can also mix a tsp of shikakai powder. Arappu leaf powder is available in ayurvedic stores and amazon.

    Herbal liquid shampoo
    Bring 100 ml water to a boil and add 1 tbsp soap nut powder,1 tbsp shikakai powder, 2 tsp hibiscus powder.Cover with a lid and keep aside for 30 minutes.Strain the liquid and use as shampoo.Repeat twice a week for best results.This can also be stored in ice cube trays for future use.

    Triphala herbal shampoo
    Mix 100 grams dried hibiscus leaves powder,100 grams triphala powder and add to 200 ml of mild shampoo base such as Dr Bronner's castile liquid soap.Also add 20 ml sandalwood oil for fragrance(optional),mix well and store in a bottle and use as needed.

    Another option is to grind fresh hibiscus leaves into a paste and mix with triphala powder for immediate use (no need to add shampoo base).

    Hibiscus shampoo
    Crush 2-3 handfuls of fresh hibiscus leaves and simmer in 2 glasses of water for 20 minutes on slow-medium flame until it reduces to half (1 glass),let cool.Strain the solution and beat well with 1/2 glass of mild shampoo,store in a bottle and use as needed.Mild shampoo is a sulphate and paraben free shampoo.Examples of mild shampoos are Himalaya, Khadi,Natures gate, Dr Bronner's castile liquid soap.

    Herbal tea shampoo
    Mix 2 spoons of herbal tea decoction with 1 spoon mild shampoo.Apply to wet hair,leave for 2-3 mins and rinse with water.

    Egg shampoo
    Mix 2 spoons of beaten egg white,2 spoons of beaten egg yolk,2 spoons mild shampoo.Wet hair, apply half of the mixture,leave for a min,rinse, apply the remaining mixture,leave for at least a min and wash.

    Coconut oil nourishing shampoo
    Heat 3/4th glass water,remove from heat,add 1/2 cup mild shampoo base such as Dr Bronner's liquid castile soap and beat well.Add 2 tsp salt,2 tbsp coconut oil,2 tsp jojoba oil,mix well.Store in an air tight container.use as shampoo.This reduces hair fall and promotes hair growth.

    Conditioning shampoos for dry hair

    Lavender shampoo
    Mix 1 spoon olive oil, 1 spoon egg yolk,1 spoon egg white,1 spoon lemon juice, 1 spoon black tea decoction,1 drop of lavender essential oil (to prevent the egg odor),1 spoon mild shampoo in a bowl.Wet hair, apply this mixture to scalp, leave for 3-10 mins and wash.

    Mayonnaise shampoo
    Mix 1 spoon mayonnaise sauce,1 spoon water,1 spoon wheat flour, 1 spoon mild shampoo, 1 spoon lime juice in a bowl.Wet hair, apply this mixture to scalp, leave for 3-10 mins and wash.


    Moisturizing aloe vera shampoo
    Mix 1 tsp freshly extracted aloe vera gel,1 tsp mild shampoo in a bowl.Wet hair, apply this mixture to scalp and wash.This controls dandruff.

    Natural shampoos for oily hair

    Hair cleanser

    Powder green gram (moong dal) and fenugreek (methi) seeds. Mix 2 cups of shikakai powder,1 cup of green gram powder and 1/2 cup of fenugreek powder, and store in a dry, airtight container. When required, mix a tablespoon of this mixture with egg white and use it as a shampoo. It does not lather like shampoo, but cleanses the hair.

    Soapnut cleanser
    Soak few soapnuts (reetha) in water, overnight.Mash them in the morning and strain the soapy solution. Add a tsp of shikakai powder and wash your hair with this mixture.

    Mint infused cleanser

    Boil 2 handfuls of fresh mint leaves on a slow-medium flame in 1 and 1/2 glasses of water (375 ml) for 20 minutes until it reduces to half.Let cool,strain the solution and mix with 300 ml of mild shampoo,store in a bottle and use as needed. Mild shampoo is a sulphate and paraben free shampoo.Examples of mild shampoos are Himalaya,Natures gate,Khadi,Dr Bronners castile liquid soap.

    Toning lotion for oily hair

    Mix a tbsp of malt vinegar in a glass of water. Add a pinch of salt to it. Rub 2 tbsp of the mixture on your scalp and massage it with your finger tips. Leave the lotion on for 1 hour. Rinse with cool water, brush and set your hair.

    Almond cleanser
    Mix 1 spoon almond powder, 1 spoon corn starch in enough water into a smooth paste.Wet hair, apply this mixture to the scalp and hair,leave for 3 mins and wash with water or use a mild shampoo if needed.Difference can be noticed after 2-3 times of using this cleanser.

    Nourishing shampoo

    mix 1 spoon chamomile powder,1 spoon glycerine,1 spoon mild shampoo.Wet hair, apply this mixture to scalp, gently massage for 2-3 mins and wash.This results in bouncy hair.

    Note - Always wash hair with luke warm or cold water,never use hot water.
     
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  2. shravs3

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    @kveena :thumbup:. Even after such detailed recipe, if I dont try then Im seriously lazy! :smash2:
     
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    This is so goo with less ingredients. Im definitely going to try as I have oily scalp
     
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    lol..you probably have a starting trouble like I did few years ago...but you might do well once you start :)
     
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    Welcome
     
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    If I had all This info when I was a teen..trust me I would have tried everything listed above :)

    There didn’t go a day when I was without a face pack or something to do regards to beauty...

    The age when I want to look very attractive to others :)

    Good old days...

    Now it’s just a basic shampoo...

    But very nice tips and will try it out thanks :)
     
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    Yes good old days!We look our best during our teenage years with no effort.Trouble starts after childbirth,but its never too late to bounce back :)
     
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    Good homemade haircare methods, @kveena gaaru. I will definitely give it a try.
     
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