The demerits of chemical based shampoos have increasingly been recognized. This is why homemade herbal shampoos are being highly recommended for healthy and strong hair. It is not a Herculean task to prepare herbal shampoos at home, once you know the ingredients required and the procedure to be undertaken. However, it is important to note that homemade herbal shampoos will not produce lather like a regular shampoo, but they certainly help to improve hair and scalp.
While making an herbal shampoo, it is advisable to use the ingredients in moderation and not overuse anything, as it can produce just the opposite effect. At the same time, you need to remember that not all the herbs are suited for all hair type. In other words, for making herbal shampoo, the herbs should be chosen according to the particular hair type, to give the best results. The article comes up with some very simple tips on how to make herbal shampoo at home. Go through the following lines and explore the exact procedure.
Herbal Shampoo Recipe
- 2 tbsp Castile Soap (liquid)
- 1 cup Spring Water
- ¼ cup Fresh Herbs
- 2 tbsp Dried Herbs
- 1 tsp Almond or Apricot Kernel Oil
- 2 drops Essential Oil
- Place herbs in a clean 10-ounce glass jar, with a lid.
- Boil the spring water and pour over the herbs.
- Cover the jar and let the herbs steep for 10 to 20 minutes.
- Strain the liquid from the herbs, into a bowl.
- Add the liquid castile soap and almond or apricot kernel oil to the strained liquid and mix thoroughly.
- Scent the liquid with essential oil and mix again.
- Your herbal shampoo is ready.
- Bottle the shampoo in a plastic container, with a spout, or even a clean recycled shampoo bottle.
Warning: Do not experiment too much with the given method as it may harm your hair.
The foremost step, while making herbal shampoo at home; is to choose the right herbs for your hair and for that, it is important to know your hair type. If you don’t know what your hair type is, you can consult a hair expert. Herbs to make herbal shampoo should be chosen with ample care, to suit the individual hair type.
Herbs such as lavender (which stimulate hair growth and reduces itchy scalp condition), chamomile (which softens and lightens hair), and rosemary (which fosters hair growth) are good for normal hair. For blond hair, marigold petals can be added to the herbal shampoo, as they create a lighter hair color.
If you have oily hair, choose rosemary leaves (which unclog follicles, stimulate new cell growth and prevent hair loss), lavender, or lemon grass (which tones the scalp and prevents dandruff). All these herbs help make the oily hair less sticky.
Lavender flowers, chamomile flowers and marigold petals are the herbs that prove best for those who have dry hair. Dry hair may experience hair fall, if the herbs are not chosen carefully. So, try not to experiment with any other herb.