Homemade Reetha Shikakai Amla Shampoo Recipe
The classic Homemade Soap Nut Shampoo (100% Natural)
Sapindus aka Soap Nut or Reetha means Soap of India, the shells of reetha contains good amount of Saponin which is a natural surfacant and this is why it has been used for washing the hair by the women since the time when there were no chemically formulated soaps and shampoos for them to use.
Also Read: Homemade Reetha Amla Shikakai Shampoo
- Nourishes the hair
- Cleanses the hair extremely well
- Retains the natural oils unlike the chemical based shampoo that destroys the natural oils and make the hair frizzy and dry.
- The presence of shikakai promotes hair growth.
- The Amla retains the natural color of hair and prevents premature graying. It also acts as conditioning agent for hair.
- Will give natural shine to the hair leaving lustrous tresses for you to flaunt
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Also Read : Homemade hair conditioner recipe
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Boil the mixture next morning till the water reduces to half. Cool it to room temperature.Your natural shampoo is ready to be used right-away.
While the shampoo cleanses and nourishes your hair, conditioner gives that shiny silky and beautiful look to the hair. Shampoo must be followed by hair conditioning. You can make your hair conditioners by using homemade hair conditioner recipe.
Homemade Egg Shampoo Recipe
The egg whites does the cleaning of hair and the yolks will do the conditioning.
Things you will requireEgg 1
Canola oil 1 tsp
Lemon Juice 1 Tsp
Castile Soap 1 tbs
Essential oil (2-3 drops) of your choice
Beat the egg till you get foam floating on top. A well aerated egg will make the shampoo lighter and easy to apply all over the hair.
Combine all the ingredients with the beaten egg
Put the mixture into the blender and blend it all to form the shampoo.
Apply this Egg shampoo to the hair and massage gently. Leave it for 10 mins and then rinse it away.
This shampoo must be followed by deep conditioning. If you are using a homemade natural conditioner do not use an egg based conditioner rather use a vinegar based conditioner so that it removes the smell of eggs from the hair
The Homemade Egg shampoo is ready for use. This will leave your hair clean and shiny.
DIY Soap Bark and Hibiscus Shampoo
The inner bark of the Soap bark (Quillaja saponaria)tree has Saponin in it which is a natural sudsing agent which means it can produce lather when mixed with water. Soap Bark Shampoo is an excellent natural cleansing shampoo that removes the dirt, film and oil from the hair. This shampoo is not very common in India but it has been used since ancient times by women in other parts of the world to cleanse their hair. This shampoo has excellent cleansing properties but for other hair benefits likes hair growth, moisturizing properties and texture it needs to be enriched with other ingredients that contains the nutrients that are vital for hair health. In this recipe I will be using Hibiscus flower petals for enriching the shampoo.
Things You Need
Soap Bark chips (Inner bark chips): 1 tbsp
Water: half a litre
Hibiscus Flower Petals (ordinary flower) of 2-3 flowers
A few drops of Rosemary Essential oil
To make this natural shampoo to get beautiful hair you first need to simmer the soap bark chips in water, do not boil and burn, just simmer till the water is reduced to half and it shall be done. Now crush the Hibiscus petals and add to the Soap bark de-coction, add the Rosemary oil also at this stage. Apply this shampoo on and you will see it produces lather however you wont see a huge mass of foam, but the produced lather will be enough to clean the hair and in removing the film from the hair, the Hibiscus petals will do their part by nourishing the hair.
Try out these amazing natural shampoo recipes to get beautiful hair naturally and do come back to share your experience. if you have your wonderful shampoo, share it with us.
Hair Coloring Tips
Hair coloring has brought a new storm in the beauty and fashion arena. Coloring your hair can change our entire look making you appear more stylish and uber trendy. But wait its not every one cup of tea to get the best out of this new hair coloring thing. Choosing the right color shade is the utmost DO. There are a variety of shades available to color your hair but not all will suit you. It is better advised to take expert help before choosing hair color shade, brand and technique.
How too choose the right hair color shade?
The answers is with you as you only know for what occasion your are coloring you hair
- If going for sporty, funky bash you are free to chose any vibrant color shade blues and reds and even purple.
- If you are working woman than you should probably go for darker shades of brown
- If you study in college and want to carry a decent yet stylish looks you can choose highlights of blonde.
No matter what color you choose but coloring your hair put them to risk if not done properly and carefully.
Here i share some common yet useful tips for hair coloring.
Hair Coloring Tips: Before coloring your hair
Shampoo your hair properly. If hair is dirty the color will not reach your hair.
If you have applied henna than wait till the hair looses the color of henna.
If you want any hair treatment done than keep a gap of minimum 20 days between the coloring and the treatment. Doing both the things simultaneously will increase the pressure of chemicals on you hair and scalp.
Do not color your hair if you suffer from any kind of scalp allergy or irritations.
If you are undergoing any treatment for allergies than wait till the course of treatment is complete.
Hair Coloring Tips: After coloring your hair
once you get you hair colored then its becomes mandatory to take care of it .
Take hair spa once in every 20 days.
Oil you hair and scalp once in a week.
Trim your hair from time to time to avoid split ends.
Use color protective shampoo to prevent early discoloration of hair.
Use serum that suits your hair type. (take guidance from your beauty expert)
Do not use hair dryers.
Get root touch up done on your hair.
Try to use organic and branded hair colors.
Hope you like these Hair Coloring Tips. Please share this blog if you liked it.
Ever Tried Home Remedies as Your Weapon for Combating Dandruff.Home remedies for dandruff are effective, side effect free and economic.Going green and using natural products is trending , then why not try some natural ways to eliminate those nasty flakes.
What is Dandruff or Flaking/ Scurf ?
Dandruff, medically known as seborrheic dermatitis, or seborrhea, to be more specific seborrhea that occurs on the scalp is shedding of dead cells from the scalp in form of white flakes. Normal Flaking of dead cells is ok but excessive scaling may damage your hair and it can also lead to pimples and acne on forehead and back.
Dandruff may Lead to moderate to Excessive Hair fall
Dandruff sticks to the scalp and it tends to weaken the roots of hair which further leads to hair fall.
Also read : Home Remedies for Hair Fall
Causes and Natural Remedies for Dandruff
What causes dandruff ?
Poor head hygiene
Excessively dry scalp
Synthetic hair products (shampoos, conditioners, hair gels and sprays)
Intestinal disorders like constipation and indigestion.
12 Natural Remedies for Dandruff
1. Coconut Oil
The first and most widely used home remedy for dandruff is coconut oil. Warm the coconut oil and massage your scalp with this oil. keep it for atleast 12 hours and then rub the scalp gently with fingers or brush.
Also Read : Coconut Oil Uses and Benefits
2. Fenugreek Seed
Packed with plenty of medicinal properties Fenugreek seed is also known for its anti-fungal properties that helps in combating dandruff. Soak fenugreek seed in water overnight and grind it in the morning to make a paste. Apply this paste on the scalp . This fenugreek seed pack can also be mixed with yogurt and applied on scalp for better results.
3. Aloe vera Gel
Aloe vera gel and juice both work great for hair. It is used in many skin care and hair care products. Aloevera gel makes a perfect home remedy for dandruff. This gel is also used in many anti dandruff shampoos. Take aloevera gel and spread it in your palms, now rub the gel gently on your scalp. Shampoo your hair after keeping it for almost 15-20 min. Smooth and silky hair comes as a bonus with this remedy.
4. The acidic Lemon juice
As lemon juice is purely acidic in nature it removes all the impurities and particles from the scalp. But it can be a little harsh on the skin to apply it without diluting the juice. Mix the juice with olive oil and apply all over the scalp. Olive Oils helps in rejuvenating the scalp by getting rid of the damage caused due to the dandruff. Lemon juice and Olive oil makes a perfect combination for dandruff free and healthy hair.
5. Eggs works Amazingly
Eggs are full with vitamins, Proteins and fatty acids which helps is removing scurf and replenishing the nutrients in the scalp. Eggs can also be used to treat dandruff. Take 2 eggs, beat them and mix with lukewarm water (caution: we do not want to poach the egg so take slightly lukewarm water just to break the chill). Apply this on the head (scalp and hair both). wash it off when it dries.
6. Apple Cider Vinegar Treatment for Dandruff
The anti fungal properties of apple cider vinegar makes it one of the best natural treatments for dandruff. Mix equal part of warm water with equal part of apple cider vinegar. Spay this mixture on your scalp and hair. Leave it for 15 mins and rinse it off. Be careful while spraying the mixture. It should not enter your ears or eyes. This is one of the best home remedies for dandruff
7. Yogurt a Natural Remedy
This is probably the simplest to do and cheapest of all dandruff home remedies. Apply the yogurt, leave it for 20-30 min and then wash it off. Do not let the yogurt dry out completely as it will make you hair dry. If you are using frozen yogurt then you must bring it to room temperature before applying on the scalp.
8. Brandy : Booze that Scurf
Just as beer makes a good homemade hair conditioner brandy makes a good home remedy for dandruff. Dampen a cotton ball with brandy and apply it on the scalp. Massage the scalp gently and rinse.
9. Thyme concoction for dandruff
Boil 4 tsp of thyme with 2 cups of water for 10 mins. Strain it and massage the head with this concoction. You can also use this as a final rinse after shampoo for wonderful smell and texture for hair.
10.The Camphor (Kaphoor in Hindi) Remedy
Mixed with coconut oil is helpful in getting snow free hair without hassles. Massage thrice in a week and see he results in form of dandruff free and lustrous hair. Those allergic to strong smell should avoid using this remedy.
11. Oils for dandruff
Oil massage is the best way to pamper your tresses. Some of the oils that can be used for massaging the scalp during your anti dandruff regime are Olive oil, Coconut oil, almond oil, Neem oil with few drops of essential oils like Tea Tree Oil, Lavender Essential Oil, Chamomile essential oil etc.
12. Neem Oil (Indian Lilac Oil) and Paste for Dandruff
Neem is used for treating a variety of ailments in Ayurveda. It has anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties and it is used in various health and beauty products like shampoo, face-pack, tooth-paste, soap, face wash etc.
Neem can be employed to treat dandruff both in form of oil and paste. The scalp becomes dry and itchy due to dandruff, Neem oil can relieve you from this problem. Just massage your scalp with Neem oil and the redness and itching along with dandruff will go away.
Make paste by grinding fresh Neem leaves and apply it on the scalp. Leave it on for 15-20 mins and rinse off. If you find the smell too strong to tolerate you can shampoo your hair after rinsing away the neem paste.
The Do’s To Have Dandruff Free Hair
- Keep your scalp and hair clean. Wash them atleast twice a week.
- Cover your head with a scarf while going out to keep it safe from dirt, smoke and harmful sun rays.
- Dry scalp is a common cause of dandruff. Take oil massage on your head atleast once in a week.
- Limit the use of harsh chemical based hair styling products like hair styling gels and sprays.
- Use herbal shampoo instead of chemical based shampoo considering the texture and type of your hair.
- Dandruff on face can lead to acne problems. If you are suffering from dandruff then keep your hair off your face and forehead.
- If you are suffering form excessive dandruff problem then you also need to cut down on oily and spicy food to get rid of scurf.
Home remedies for dandruff treatment can be clubbed with use of some good anti dandruff products. But try choose herbal products and limit the use of chemicals on hair.
Help ! My Hair Is Falling Out !!!I see a lot of forum threads with this title, as falling out of hair has become a common problem with a majority of people today. Because of the unhealthy lifestyle and increasing stress due to competition. If your hair is falling off try to deal with it using home remedies that uses natural ingredients as there are less chances of making the hair fall problem go worse. The day we realize that we are losing those precious strands we start seeking solutions that will show positive results very fast and we become ready to try any thing that comes our way which is how we make the hair fall problem even worse. If you start seeing more than normal hairs falling while combing and washing or on your pillow you should first consult your doctor as suddenly increased hair fall is not normal and might indicate an underlying health problem. Hair fall can be controlled by using home remedies. In this post I will be sharing a some very effective home remedies to control hair fall naturally at home.
Home Remedies To Reduce Hairfall
Hair is not necessary for life but it has great significance in the styling and appearance of an individual.
Hair grows out from a small packet called follicle where in certain group of cells turn amino acids into keratin which is a type of protein of which hair is made up of. Hair loss is a common problem in both men and women, but excessive hair fall can occur as result of some disease or medication.
The Common Reasons Of Hair Loss
- Improper diet
- Hormonal Changes / Imbalance in the body
- Prolonged Illness
- Post Surgery
- Dandruff is one of the most common causes of hair fall
Also read: Home remedies for dandruff
- Poor blood circulation in the scalp
- Stress and Anxiety.
- Inadequate sleep.
Unclean / Unhygienic condition due to environmental pollution.
Home Remedies For Controlling Hair Fall Naturally
Owing to the stress and pollution one deals with day in and day out hair problems doesn’t seem to be keeping at bay. Biggest of researchers and companies are trying to bring in products that can provide better hair health. Some products work well but are expensive, some are affordable but they do no good to your hair, some work well but impose side effects, so what to do after all we cant let those strands falling off each time we comb. Let me ask you one questions, have you ever tried making things work on your own, I mean just look at the plethora of herbs mother nature has blessed us with. Corriander (Cilantro), Aloe, Peppermint, Rosemary all these herbs are known to prevent hair fall and stimulate hair growth.
You can Control Excessive Hair Loss by using Natural Remedies
Scalp Massage for Hair Fall Control
Massaging the scalp generously applying pressure with finger tips can certainly improve the blood flow to the scalp, it can be done with nourishing oils, as the follicles will get the nourishment and thus will remain healthy.
Rubbing scalp with fingers after washing hairs with cold water for few minutes improves blood circulation in the scalp.
Amla or Indian Gooseberry can be used in several ways on Hair
Amla is considered best hair tonic and is being used traditionally in various ways for treating different hair problems like temporary hair loss, baldness, greying of hairs etc.
Also see: Homemade Amla Shampoo Recipe
Homemade Hair Conditioner
How to Use Amla to Prevent Hair loss
Soak dry Amla fruit overnight in water, use this water to rinse your hair after shampoo.
Homemade Amla Hair Oil To Reduce Hair fall
Boil Amla powder in water, reduce to half the quantity, now mix this de-coction with coconut oil and boil till all the water evaporates and only residue of Amla powder and coconut oil is left, strain this coconut oil while its still hot and let it mature for about a week. Massage your scalp with this homemade Amla Hair oil for hair growth. This is an easy and effective home remedy for hair loss.
Mix powdered amla with lime juice and apply on the scalp this will prevent balding and graying of hair.
Yogurt / Curd for Stimulating Hair Growth
Take half a cup of yogurt and mix 1/4 tsp of black pepper powder. Apply this mixture on hair and leave it until it dries. Wash your hair with clean water. This will help to control hair fall naturally.
Coriander Juice To Control Hairfall
Take out juice of fresh Coriander and rub this juice on the scalp. This helps hair grow healthy and helps to control hair fall even in case of excessive hair loss.
Aloe Vera Gel Prevents Hair Fall
Aloe Vera gel is a gift from nature to human skin and hair. Mix Aloe Vera gel with wheat germ and coconut milk this mixture acts as shampoo and aids in controlling hair fall naturally.
The aerial roots of banyan tree are used as Ayurveda remedy to control hair fall. Make a paste with the root and mix it with lemon juice. Apply it on the scalp and hair both. Follow with coconut oil massage, you will notice improvement after 4-5 applications.
Rosemary Essential Oil for Hair Growth
Hot oil massage helps in improving the circulation and opening the clogged pores thus it helps in stimulating hair growth.
Rosemary can be applied in various ways to prevent hair fall. To make Rosemary oil to massage your scalp with, choose your favorite carrier oil. The best carrier oils for making hair oil for hair growth are Olive oil and Coconut Oil. Once you have your carrier oil just add a few drops of Rosemary Essential Oil to it. Massage with this oil and see how the number of hair reduces on your brush after you finish brushing.
Tips and Advise to keep Naturally Hair Healthy and Strong
Besides following the above mentioned home remedies you must follow these tips in your regular routine to enhance the effectiveness of the home remedies you are using and also to keep your hair healthy and nourished from within.
- Do not comb your hairs backwards.
- Eat Green Leafy vegetable and balanced diet i.e rich in protein and iron vitamin and minerals.
- Do not wash hair with very hot water.
- Do not use hair dryer / blower frequently.
- Drink lots of water to flush out toxins from your body
- Keep the roots of hair clean by washing the hair frequently
- Do meditation to fight stress as stress is also a culprit in causing moderate to excessive hair fall.
- Use Natural Homemade Shampoo If your schedule doesn’t allow you to take out time for making natural shampoo at home try to minimize hair exposure to chemicals. read the labels carefully and choose brands that manufacture chemical free shampoo.
The Bottom Line
Wherein most of the times pollution, stress and other external reasons lead to hair fall and home remedies and natural treatments help in controlling hair fall, sometimes hair loss is caused due to some undiagnosed health issues. Nutritional deficiencies may also lead to hair fall. if the home remedies are not working for you get a check-up done. You will certainly find out the root cause of your falling hair.
These home remedies to control hair loss are effective and inexpensive and they work great to control hair fall. However if the hair loss is due to some serious health problems it is suggested to take medical guidance and treatment.