May 21, 2007

Home-made shampoos for your hair

Thinking of changing your shampoo? For a change, try one of these 2 simple home-made shampoos on your hair. They require the minimum possible ingredients and are very easy to make. You will be amazed at the good results. Shikakai has been used since ancient times to wash one’s hair. Methi and moong not just cleanse the hair, but have a conditioning effect as well.

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.

Methi-Moong Shampoo


Moong (Green gram) – 1/4 kilogram
Methi seeds – ¼ kilogram
Hibiscus leaves
Rice Kanji water


Combine the first two ingredients and make a fine powder of it. Store well. Just before using it on your hair, make a paste of hibiscus (Jaswand) leaves. Add extracted water from cooked rice to make a paste of dropping consistency. Use it as a shampoo.

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  1. Thanks for the interesting post. I have always wanted to try making some homemade shampoo myself (my hair tends to tangle a lot). Any idea where is a good place to buy Shikakai in the US?

  2. Hi Marcy, thanks for visiting. Shikakai powder should be available at any Indian stores in the US, I think. Or else you could buy it from amazon.In India it costs less than $2 for a kilogram.

  3. Annie1:45 PM

    I LOVE it..i want to make these shampoos too!!!

  4. I would love to try this - if only I could find the ingredients!

  5. Deeksha5:19 PM

    Ive used pantene before and its been fine... but i switch shampoo and conditioners every time i need new stuff. Its bad for your hair to use the same stuff all the time. You get build up and such. I really like Herbal Essence and Infusium. Also the Garnier frutis stuff is pretty good. Anything that is shampoo plus conditioner doesnt work for my hair. It doesn't condition for squat.

  6. Anonymous2:36 PM

    First of all, don't shampoo your hair everyday.
    it takes the natural oils out.
    shampoo your hair once or twice a week.
    condition your hair everyday though.
    leave it on for at least an hour or so.
    or you can leave it on overnight and sleep with it (wrapped in a towel)
    and wash it in the morning.
    makes your hair so soft and helps with breakage, dry and damaged, frizzy hair.

  7. Sujata9:42 AM

    Laurel is defined by its unique fortifying properties for the hair and provides them to this shampoo. These factors protect and nourish hair reducing considerably the hair loss.

  8. Great post.I will try this.Thank you!!

  9. To activate the tail molecules, the shampoo formula must be massaged into the scalp and hair. This insures that the shampoo's tail molecules can be brought into direct contact with all the oily, dirty, grimy substances and vacuum them out. The action of massaging the shampoo into the hair and scalp will cause grease, oils and dirt, as they are sucked up by the tails and roll up into small blobs.

  10. Dandruff is due to the excessive shedding of dead skin cells from the scalp. The skin itself sheds every twenty-four days. Dandruff is an itchy, annoying and persistent skin disorder of the scalp. Mild cases may need nothing more than daily medicated herbal shampooing with a gentle cleanser.

  11. very Nice Informative Post

  12. Narmada4:03 PM

    This herbal shampoo does not strip away natural oils, it actually fortifies it and protects it, and because the ingredients are all natural, there is no fear of chemical build up…you are always guaranteed softer, longer, thicker healthier hair no matter how many times you use it!

  13. Anonymous10:00 AM

    Fingers in the combs and brushes accumulate faster than you can imagine. And if you collect your purse or pocket, the dust and dirt as well as taken. Give them a fresh start shampoo bath. Comb the hair with a brush and rub a little shampoo their hair or teeth. Put the shampoo in a small glass of water flow and allow the comb and brush to a few minutes, rinse, wash, sit and clean .

  14. wow its really great idea and it seems to be natural.


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