Try using Indian Herbs homemade shampoo as an alternative to commercial shampoo like Amla, Shikakai and Brahmi. It not only gives great moisture and shine, but Indian herbs used as a hair wash are an Ayurvedic practice. They provide health benefits to!
Read on for the recipes…
WHY I LIKE INDIAN HERBS FOR FINE CURLY HAIR
Indian Herb shampoos leave the hair feeling soft, shinier, stronger and healthier! This is because Indian herbs gently cleanse the hair, leaving the scalp and hair Ph balanced, ultimately helping to regulate oil production.
Conventional shampoo’s contain sulfates, which can lead to an itchy scalp. Indian Herbs help to de-block pores on the scalp, unlike normal shampoo, that can leave a coating. Indian Herbs allow the skin operate more efficiently. So a clear clean scalp, without build-up, also means the hair follicles begin to regenerate. This is why hair becomes stronger, healthier and grows faster, using Indian Herbs.
THE DIFFERENT INDIAN HERBS FOR HAIR
Amla can be bought as a powder for you to use. The powder is made from the Indian gooseberry and has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years, as a potent and nourishing herb. It reduces frizz and adds a nice amount of volume.
Shikakai can also be purchased as a powder, and similar to Amla, is a powdered fruit grown in central asia. It is packed with vitamins A, C, K, D plus antioxidents helping delay signs of greying. Shikakai is good for shine and condition, but its great for stimulating hair growth. Shikakai has great cleaning properties, very much like soap nuts, it can gently remove grease.
Brahmi is another ayurvedic indian powder that claims to help with improving alertness and reduces stress symptoms. it also, adds shine and coats hair in moisture helping prevent split ends.
RECIPE FOR INDIAN HERBS SHAMPOO
YOU WILL NEED
1 tablespoon Amla powder.
1.5 tablespoons Shikakai powder.
1 tablespoon Brahmi powder.
6 cups of water (choose from filtered, spring or rain water is best).
10 drops Aromatherapy essential oil (Your choice or Rosemary & Lavender works well).
You will need 1 litre empty water bottle with lid, to store your finished shampoo.
HOW TO MAKE THE SHAMPOO
- In a saucepan, add 3 cups of the water.
- Then add the Amla, Shikakai and Brahmiall the herbs.
- Then bring to the boil, stirring frequently.
- Reduce the heat so the mixture simmers for 30 mins.
- Allow to cool completely.
- Then strain the mixture into a large jug, through some stockings or cheese cloth.
- Then add the remaining water.
- Add the Aromatherapy oils (Optional).
- Pour your finished mixture into a large water bottle to store.
- You can store any shampoo you do not use in the fridge for a week.
Now You Shampoo is Ready To Use!.
HOW TO USE THE SHAMPOO
Tip! You may want to use some marigolds or surgical gloves when washing your hair, it can leave your hands with a pale brown tint.
- Wet your hair with the Indian Herb Shampoo (using about 2 cups , more or less depending on your hair length).
- Massage well for a few minutes (or leave in hair for 30 minutes – optional).
- Rinse hair with filtered or spring water.
- Wash a second time with 2 cups of the Indian Herb Shampoo (Optional).
- After rinsing, conditioner your hair (Optional).
- Then dry and style as normal.
I hope you enjoy and please let me know how you get on!