Environmental pollutants, dust, smoke and more compel you to wash your hair on a regular basis but with all those harmful chemicals and paraben in your regular shampoo, you are doing no good to your hair. On the other hand, homemade shampoos with natural ingredients is a much safer alternative because of all the nutrients present in them. Also, homemade shampoos are extremely cheap and can be prepared easily.
Here Are Some Amazing Diy Homemade Shampoos For Your Hair
Dry hair is a very common problem and arises due to regular shampooing. You can use white vinegar to rinse your hair which will get rid of residues from shampoos and conditioners and leave hair soft and shiny. You can also mix 1/4 cup of honey with 10 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and apply this mixture to your dampened hair. Honey is a natural humectant and leaves the hair naturally moisturized.
It is a great natural way to fight dandruff, remove excess sebum and prevent buildup. To prepare a DIY baking soda shampoo, mix one tablespoon of baking soda with two cups of water and prepare a homogenous solution. Use this solution to massage the scalp and then your hair.
Naturally acidic, lemons break down the fungi responsible for dandruff. Extract the juice from a fresh lemon and mix it with a cup of water. Use this mixture to rinse your hair and repeat every day till dandruff goes away.
Not only does stinging nettle help with hair loss, but it also prevents dandruff. Loaded with B vitamins and vitamins A, K, C and D, stinging nettle contains loads of minerals good for hair. To prepare the shampoo, mix 500ml of organic Nettle shampoo with 25 ml Nettle extract, two tablespoons of Panthenol solution, and 50 ml castor oil and break into it 3 capsules of vitamin B complex. While the stinging nettle prevents hair thinning, panthenol solution coats hair shaft because of presence of natural silicone. Use this shampoo for a month for good results.
Another great way to treat dry hair is to prepare a DIY coconut shampoo by mixing 1/4 cup coconut milk with one tablespoon of almond oil. Apply this mixture on your hair and scalp and wash off. Both these ingredients have amazing moisturizing properties that benefit hair. Coconut also has antifungal and antibacterial properties that prevent dryness due to dandruff and infections.
Avocado And Soap flakes
This homemade shampoo is amazing for swimmers. Just mix one liter of water with 120 g of soap flakes. Make a paste of the avocado pieces and mix in with the soap flakes and water and add 1/4 cup almond oil. Avocado naturally moisturizes hair and protects against chlorine while almond oil gives shine and moisture to your hair.
When time does not permit you to look your best, you can just dry brush your hair with a little organic cornstarch and your hair will look like you have just washed and dressed it. Loaded with vitamin E, lycopene, vitamin C and essential fatty acids, cornstarch strengthens every hair follicle and aids in production of collagen which is crucial for good hair. If you have darker hair color, just mix in equal amount of cocoa powder and dry brush your hair.
Papaya And Aloe Vera
Loaded with enzymes, vitamins and minerals, papaya controls dirt, excess oil and dandruff on the scalp. It promotes hair growth, prevents balding and adds shine to hair. On the other hand, aloe vera too conditions the hair, controls dandruff and prevents hair fall. To prepare this shampoo, peel a papaya into slices and blend it with one tablespoon aloe vera gel, one tablespoon and half tablespoon each of lemon juice and olive oil. Use this shampoo regularly for beautiful hair.