From the Archives : Turn your regular shampoo into a homemade herbal shampoo {DIY}

Today, I would be sharing with you a recipe which I have been using for long for my hair and believe me, it has done wonders. I no longer believe in buying hair products according to your needs like a hair fall shampoo as a solution to hair loss or a damage repair shampoo for a heat burnt hair. I have got rid of these things using simple home remedies and I would suggest you to practice them regularly to see quick and long lasting results. You can use tomato repair the dry dull hair or fenugreek for hair loss. If you feel like, you can top your treatment with such fancy hair products too. They might do you some good, who knows!!!

Coming back to the topic, the recipe is very simple.
Ingredients (practically everything you think is good for hair and worth boiling in water)
– Indian Gooseberry (fresh or sun-dried amla) 
– fenugreek seeds and leaves (methi)
– curry leaves
– sage leaves / basil leaves (tulsi)
– hibiscus flower and leaves 
– mehendi leaves (henna)
– jasmine flowers and leaves
– rose petals
– lavender and rosemary flowers (if available)
Soak them all the ingredients in two liters of water overnight. Boil next morning till water remains half of the original quantity. Let the water cool and strain. You can use this directly as a shampoo but it would not lather and I don’t know if it removes the oil completely. And, you might not get satisfied with it.

So, take a fresh clean bottle. Pour your regular shampoo to a one-third quantity of the bottle. And, pour this liquid over it. Shake well. Your herbal shampoo is ready. Do not worry about diluting your shampoo. It is good for you as less number of chemicals are applied on your hair and your shampoo lasts longer.

This shampoo works better than the regular shampoo. And, it will definitely give better results than the regular application. Do not judge it until you try this out. It might sound weird to some people. But, if you have ever heard, many people advice that one should dilute the shampoo with water to decrease the harshness of chemicals on the hair. I will request you all to give it a try.

You can use a shampoo sachet for a trial. And, then, you can decide for your own self whether this shampoo will suit you or not. And, it surely does help in hair growth too.

Words of Caution
Please refrain from using any ingredient, which you already know, you will be allergic to. If you want to dye your hair some color, you can continue with using henna leaves. But, remember that though henna is conditioning for hair, it is extremely drying too. So, you can skip it.

You may put some green tea (or your favorite flavor) too in the boiling water. Do not add anything which has short shelf life as it will spoil the whole recipe like lemon peels, soapnuts or shikakai. Use them fresh. You can use lemon juice as a hair rinse for shine. But, lemon causes hair to get dry. So, you might want to try out other remedies for shiny hair.

Have you tried something like this ever?
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  1. Anonymous says

    how much quantity of the leaves should be taken? and can i use henna powder instead of the leaves as it is difficult to find them?

  2. says

    You can take as many leaves and flowers as can be dipped in the water. The idea is to make a thick shampoo. Ideally, in 2 liters of water, you can put 5 hibiscus flowers and leaves of 5 stems, tulsi leaves of 10 stems, petals of 5 roses, 25 jasmine flowers (as they are small) and leaves of 10 stems and henna leaves of 10 stems, curry leaves of 10 stems and methi leaves also of 10 stems. They will completely fill the water. While boiling, remember to bring the water to a boil first and then boil on simmer for an hour or so.
    I would not suggest you using henna powder as the powder available in the market is chemically manufactured. If you can not find henna leaves, you can leave it out.

  3. says

    hey…thanks :) I know that sage is not tulsi but was confused about it quite back when I did the post and then forgot to correct it….its corrected!!!

  4. says

    hi…the mixture will stay for long…no need to worry about that coz the preservatives in the shampoo will keep it from spoiling…you need not refrigerate it at all…it wouldn’t spoil….

  5. Anonymous says

    which methi leaves?? i mean there r two of em.bigger n smaller which ones should v use???

  6. Anonymous says

    Hi ……..
    Thanks for ur suggentions i will be trying it , i just wanna ask u suppose if i use neem water for bath & at the same time if i use this mix of al leaves , flowers water with shampoo its k or else any side affects will be there…

    Pls reply…

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