Herbs as cleansing agents have been used since ancient Indian Ayurveda
for hair washes. These herbs have very little lathering quality.
Make your own home made Herbal Shampoo with this recipe. This shampoo cleans gently. It eliminates all the dirt and oil from your hair and scalp, without depriving the scalp of its natural oil. It also restores the pH balance of the scalp.
Soap nut 15.00 g
Soap pod-Acacia 15.00 g
Hibiscus 10.00 g
Water 100.00 ml
Crack the soap nuts and discard its seeds.
Crack the soap pods and crush the seeds.
Make a coarse powder of the two herbs and put it in a mug. Boil the water and add the powdered mixture to it. Cover the mug with a lid and keep it for about 30 minutes. Squeeze the solids to recover all the detergent within the hot water.
Subsequently strain the liquid through a double-layered muslin or cheese cloth.
Use the filtrate like a shampoo. For best results, shampoo your hair twice.
Take adequate measures to prevent the shampoo from running into your eyes. It may cause eye irritation! Discard the remaining portion of this shampoo. Do not store it.
Natural/Herbal Shampoos by Dabur