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HEALING, MEDITATION AND SPIRITUALITY => Fitness, General Well Being and Home Decor => Topic started by: Sharmila on April 26, 2009, 05:17:57 PM

Title: Hair Care - Home Made Shampoos
Post by: Sharmila on April 26, 2009, 05:17:57 PM

Homemade Shikakai shampoos for your hair

                   Methi Shikakai Shampoo

Methi seeds(Fenugreek) - 250 grams
Shikakai - 1 kilogram
Dried orange/lemon peels - handful

Crush all the ingredients to a fine powder and store. Use this powder shampoo to wash your hair as you would do with others. However, remember to soak this powder in ½ cup of boiling water 2 hours before using it on your hair.

                    Reetha Shikakai shampoo.

Take some dry soap nuts(reetha) and soak them in water overnight.
Mash them in the morning and strain the soapy solution.
Add a tsp of shikakai powder and wash your hair.

                          Amla Shikakai shampoo

For healthy hair use herbal shampoos with the following ingredients: 100 grams of Reetha seeds, 100 grams of Amla Powder, 100 grams of dried shikakai powder, 20 grams of Aloe Vera juice and 3 glasses of hot water. Soak the rita seed in warm water and squeeze out the juice . Add to this amla powder,shikakai powder and aloe vera juice and use as regular shampoo.

                    Khus-khus Shikakai shampoo

1) Shikakai 1 kg
2) Bengal gram (chana dal) ¼ kg
3) full green gram (moong) ¼ kg
4) poppy seeds (khus-khus) ¼ kg
5) fenugreek (methi seeds) 100 gms
6) horse gram 100gms
Method: Make sure the 'Shikakai' is dry or else dry it in the sun. Take all the ingredients to a mill and get them ground. Store in an airtight container when cool.

Take ½ tablespoons for 1 wash of long hair, 1½ tablespoons for shoulder length hair or 1½ teaspoons for very short hair and mix it with enough water to make a thick liquid of shampoo constituency.

Apply on wet scalp and hair and rub all over nicely. After 2 minutes rinse properly with lots of water and make sure no lumps are left on the hair or scalp.

                   Chamomile Fields Shampoo

The Ingredients:

* 4 bags of Chamomile tea (or 1 handful of fresh Chamomile flowers)
* 4 tablespoons pure soap flakes
* 1 1/2 tablespoons glycerin*

Let the tea bags steep in 1 1/2 cups of boiled water for 10 minutes. Remove the tea bags and with the remaining liquid add the soap flakes. Let stand until the soap softens. Stir in glycerin until mixture is well blended. Pour into a bottle. Keep in a dark, cool place.


                  A transparent sweet liquid, a by-product of soapmaking. Glycerin is used in many cosmetic products. It acts as a humectant, which means it retains moisture. You can purchase it at most drug stores or health food stores.

                        Relaxant, great bedtime drink, slows down central nervous system.

Storage- Most recipes require refrigeration since they don\'t contain preservatives. Shelf Life is approximately 1 week.

Title: haicare - homemade shampoos
Post by: pallavi on April 30, 2009, 12:50:20 PM
hi sharmila

i made the first one : Methi Shikakai Shampoo and my hair is smooth now :cool:
Title: haicare - homemade shampoos
Post by: Sharmila on April 30, 2009, 01:09:59 PM
thats great to hear results from u pallavi... :)

Title: haicare - homemade shampoos
Post by: Sushma on June 16, 2009, 11:14:30 AM
interesting posts
i too want to try one of them
Title: haicare - homemade shampoos
Post by: nagesh_vejju on January 21, 2010, 11:49:02 AM
My cousin tried Amla Shikakai shampoo, her hair is very soft and healthy now, Thanks Sharmila
Title: haicare - homemade shampoos
Post by: Ranjana on January 21, 2010, 03:57:16 PM
thats great ! i will also try to make it.
this is right season to find amlas
Title: haicare - homemade shampoos
Post by: soni on October 31, 2010, 01:02:33 AM
i have a long hair  but wavy & dry
 its falling too much...............

long but not thick

i used herbal shikakai soap

& used coconut oil
but i cant manage my hair due to dryness & falling
i have to always make braid
i m fed up
when ever i go any party or any occasion i have to make braid

plz tel me any remedy
Title: haicare - homemade shampoos
Post by: deepa on October 31, 2010, 04:47:21 PM
you need to correct the root strength first.
without that usage of any shampoo or oil externally will not help much.

have more biotin in your daily food or have atleast 300-600 mcg of biotin supplements available in medical stores.
within 1-2 months your hair will gain shine and will stop falling.

Also zincovit(zinc supplement) , 1 capsule /day will help a lot.
Title: haicare - homemade shampoos
Post by: soni on November 01, 2010, 11:24:52 AM
Thanks Deepa
Title: haicare - homemade shampoos
Post by: pallavi on November 15, 2010, 12:02:20 PM
also do not use any cooling oils like navratan etc oil for your scalp.
dermatologists declared that navratan will make your hair fall quickly