DIY: How to make shampoo and conditioner at home
For centuries, skin and hair care involved fruits, barks, stems, seeds, and leaves, before the branded, heavily marketed products took over. Even though we are now used to buying ready-made shampoos and conditioners, we can always make our own hair care products at home. Here are some easy DIY shampoo and conditioner recipes you can try.
In a glass bowl, put one cup of liquid soap and add some water. Add one tablespoon of honey to the mix, along with a few drops of your favorite essential oil. Mix these ingredients gently and pour them into a used shampoo bottle. Honey shampoo hydrates and moisturizes the scalp, which keeps the scalp healthy and hair frizz-free.
Reetha is the Hindi name for an ayurvedic herb that has cleansing properties. It is known as soapnut or soapberries. Mix three tablespoons of aloe vera gel, one tablespoon of almond oil, one cup reetha water, and one vitamin E capsule to create a paste. Apply this paste on wet hair. Leave it on tied-up hair for five minutes before rinsing it off.
Aloe vera can aid in stimulating hair growth and bring a shine to them. It also helps restore the pH balance of the hair. Take one tablespoon lemon juice and at least four tablespoons of aloe vera gel in a bowl and mix them well. Apply it on your shampooed hair and wait for five minutes. Rinse it off with lukewarm water.
Since banana is an excellent source of silica, it can condition your hair and replenish damaged hair endings. Mash one ripe banana in a bowl. Add two tablespoons of olive oil and one tablespoon of honey to it and mix well. Cover your hair with this mixture and wrap it with a shower cap or a plastic bag. Wait for 30 minutes before washing.