Best DIY Shampoos for Hair Growth

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Hundreds of hair care products hit the market shelves every day. Are you tired of trying all those hair care products that give false claims? Then this post is for you. Make your own shampoo remedy for your dry, lifeless and limp hair at your door step. This post talks about various homemade shampoo recipes. Would you like to know them? Then keep reading!!!

1. Pure Herbal DIY Shampoo Powder:
This herbal shampoo powder is terrific because it is loaded with tons of nutrients. There are many home made shampoos, but this herbal shampoo powder is my personal best as I can assure you that you will have guaranteed results and I am sure you would fall in love with this shampoo as well. The benefits of this shampoo powder is endless and the result is stupendous.
Required items:
Shikakai – 500 grams
Ritha (kunkudukay/Soap nuts) – 500 grams
Amla/Indian Gooseberry (Usiri) – 500 grams
Wood Apple (Kaitha/Maradegujju) – 500 grams
Fenugreek seeds – 500 grams
Buy any of the above ingredients here.
Time required:
20 minutes
1. Dry all the above ingredients in the sun for about 3-4 hours.
2. Crush the soap nuts coarsely using a hammer.
3. Powder all the ingredients one-by-one in a mixer or take them to a mill to powder it if time permits.
4. Grind it till the resulting powder is super soft(strain them if neccessary) an store this dry soft powder in a jar/container.
Note: Make sure that all the ingredients are completely dry while following the above process, as the presence of even a small amount of moisture can hamper the process of storage.
Procedure to shampoo your hair with this DIY herbal shampoo powder:
1. Take 3 tablespoons of this herbal shampoo powder to a bowl.
2. Add some luke warm little by little to this powder to make sure that there are no lumps and mix this till you get a pouring consistency.
3. Brush your hair well before applying this shampoo
4. Follow the Divide and Rule policy to apply this shampoo to your hair.
5. Break your hair into small sections and apply the shampoo to all the hair sections.
6. Apply it to the roots of the hair and the entire hair.
7. Wait for 5-10 minutes so that the shampoo gets into the hair.
8. Add water little by little and rub your hair with fingers and rinse it off.
9. Pour/apply this shampoo for the second time to your hair (apply this to your complete hair along with the scalp) and massage your hair now.
Note: This time you can dilute this shampoo with water.
10. Massage it again and now you will start to see lather from the herbal shampoo because your hair is cleansed now.
11. Give a final rinse with water.
Best results:
For best results use this shampoo once a week and I bet you that you can see visible results within 2 months.
Shikakai cleanses the hair and prevents dandruff. It keeps the scalp clean eradicating white and grey hair. It makes your hair more strong, healthy and radiant.
Because of the anti-microbial properties in Ritha, there will be no lice and no hair infections. It gives you soft, shiny and damage resistant hair.
Amla which is rich in Vitamin C cleans out all the scalp infections with its anti-bacterial properties. It prevents dandruff and promotes hair growth. Fenugreek makes your hair silky and shiny preventing dandruff attack and is highly recommended for oily scalp. Wood apple acts like natural hair scent and hair refresher.
Each and every ingredient in this herbal shampoo powder promotes hair growth preventing hair loss, dandruff, and white hair.
2. DIY Egg Shampoo
Egg yolk contains lecithin which acts as a natural emulsifier. Egg cuts the grease and the dirt and can make your hair squeaky clean. Egg is naturally pH balanced and hence it can keep our scalp clean and free from fungus and other microbes.
Required items:
Egg yolk – 2
Peppermint essential oil – 12-15 drops
Aloe Vera or Lime juice – 2 teaspoons
Fenugreek seed powder (optional) – 2 tablespoons
Apple cider vinegar – 50 ml (1/4th cup)
Lukewarm water
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Time required:
10 minutes
1. Separate the egg yolk from the eggs and add 4 tablespoons of lukewarm water and mix well.
2. Add all the above ingredients and blend it well and make sure it doesn’t froth.
3. Wet your hair and apply this egg shampoo to the entire hair along with the scalp.
4. Massage it for 3-5 minutes and let it sit in your hair for 2-5 minutes which makes it absorb really well into your hair.
5. Give a final rinse with water diluted apple cider vinegar (reduces the egg smell) and you are done.
Points to remember:
1. You can dilute apple cider vinegar with water to give a final rinse.
2. Make this shampoo only when you shampoo your hair. This shampoo can’t be preserved for more than a day.
3. The recipe is for medium-long (more than shoulder length) hair. If your hair is shorter reduce it and if it’s longer increase it.
4. You can use the whole egg if your scalp is super oily.
5. Use this shampoo no more than once a week for the best results.
Since egg is rich in Vitamin A, D, B12, floate, zinc, iron and essential fatty acids, this shampoo cleans the hair and adds stupendous volume and bounce to your hair.
3. Shampoo with Onion
Required items:
Onion – 1
Rose water – 1 tablespoon
Time required:
10 minutes
1. Grate a medium sized onion and squeeze out the juice from it completely.
2. Add a tablespoon rose water to this squeezed juice and apply this mixture on the wet scalp.
3. Let it sit on your hair for 30-35 minutes and wrap a towel around your head.
4. Wash your hair with cold/lukewarm water.
5. Repeat this shampoo once in a week to get desired results.
Because of the anti-bacterial properties of onion, hair roots are strengthened. Onion revamps blood circulation to hair which is good for hair health. Rose water hydrates your scalp making your scalp soft and supple to stimulate soft, beautiful hair.
Coconut oil base shampoos
1. pH Balanced Shampoo (Without castile/liquid soap)
A healthy scalp has a pH level between 4.5 and 5.5. It’s very important to have a balanced pH scalp as an imbalance in pH levels can lead to fungal or bacterial infections. Today’s hair care products contain high alkaline levels which strip away the protective sebaceous layer which prevents the scalp from all fungal and dandruff infections. So let’s make our own DIY pH balanced shampoo.
Required items:
Coconut oil: 3 cups
Aloe Vera gel: 3 ½ cups
Any fragrant essential oil: 40 drops
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Time required:
10 minutes
1. Gently mix coconut oil and aloe vera gel in a bowl.
2. Pour this liquid into a jar and refrigerate to store.
This refrigerated shampoo is thick with a pudding-like consistency. This shampoo does not forth because of the absence of baking soda (or liquid soap). Massaging your scalp with this pH balanced shampoo removes the dirt and nourishes your hair. Wash off your hair with water. If you feel that your hair is still greasy, wash off with ½ a cup of apple cider vinegar.
Make this shampoo in fewer quantities as it can’t last more than a month. Make it fresh every week for the best results.
2. Coconut Shampoo
With less than 5 minutes and with very few ingredients, make this easiest homemade coconut oil shampoo.
Required items:
Water: 1½ cup
Castile soap (Liquid soap): 1 cup
Table salt: 4 teaspoons
Coconut oil: 4 tablespoons
Jojoba oil: 4 tablespoons
Coconut fragrance oil: 40 drops
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Required time:
5 minutes
1. Take a microwave safe bowl and microwave 1 ½ cup water for about 30 seconds.
Note: If you don’t have a microwave, put the water on a gas stove for about 30 seconds and make it warm.
2. Pour in the castile liquid soap and blend gently to make sure that there are no too many suds.
Note: Castile soap is made of olive oil and baking soda.
3. Now add salt, coconut oil, jojoba oil, coconut fragrance oil or any fragrance oil according to your wish and stir well till all the ingredients are well incorporated.
4. Store this in a squeeze bottle and your DIY shampoo is ready to use!!!
3. DIY shampoo for oily hair
This shampoo recipe is useful for people with excessive oily or greasy hair. Removing processed foods from the diet as much as possible will help in reducing oil production. Intake of a mixture of green supplements like wheat grass powder, spirulina powder, chlorella powder will help in absorbing excess oils and delivers oxygen to the follicles.
Below is the recipe to make the shampoo.
Required items:
Water: 2 cups
Baking soda: 2 tablespoons
Apple cider vinegar: 2 tablespoons
Citrus oil: 10 -12 drops
Grapefruit juice (Extracts from grape): 1/2 cup
Grapeseed oil: 6 teaspoons
Buy any of the above ingredients here.
Time required:
10-15 minutes
1. Mix all the ingredients in a tall container.
2. Be careful while mixing baking soda and apple cider vinegar, as they react to create an extra gas.
3. Make sure that the container is not airtight and apply this to wet hair and massage your scalp.
4. Give a final rinse with water.
Apple cider vinegar+Baking soda is one of the best and most natural cleansing agents. Unlike a regular shampoo which strips of all the essential oils, this combo gently washes away excess oils leaving the hair with the required amount of essential oils.
Citrus essential oil – Removes away oily sebum from an unhealthy diet.
Grapefruit juice – Because of its high vitamin content and gentle acidic structure, this juice cleanses and revitalizes the hair.
Grapeseed oil – Reduces hair loss and provides omega-3 fatty acids which protect the scalp and hair follicles.
4. Shampoo for Dry and Brittle hair
Required items:
Water: ½ cup
Liquid castile soap: ½ cup
Aloe Vera gel: 1/3 cup
Olive oil: 1 teaspoon
Almond oil: 3 teaspoons
Geranium Essential oil: 10-12 drops
Buy any of the above ingredients here.
Time required:
10 minutes
1. Mix all the ingredients thoroughly in a container.
2. Massage the shampoo into your wet hair and scalp.
3. Let the mixture sit in your hair for 2-3 minutes.
4. Rinse out thoroughly with water.
5. Store this shampoo in the fridge and use it within a month.
Aloe Vera balances the pH level of your scalp naturally and promotes hair growth and combats baldness. Olive oil hydrates and protects the hair from breakage. A high quantity of Magnesium in almond oil moisturizes, stimulates and helps to soothe scalp inflammation and irritation. Geranium oil boosts blood circulation to the scalp and helps in considerably reducing the hair loss.
Points to remember:
1. Castile/liquid soap contains baking soda which produces foam, if you want to completely eliminate the usage of castile soap, then you can choose a pH balanced shampoo or Pure herbal DIY shampoo powder
2. Rosemary essential oil, Peppermint essential oil, Lavender essential oil, Thyme essential oil, Cedarwood essential oil are best essential oils for hair growth.
You can use any of these five essential oils in any of the above mentioned DIY hair shampoos. Buy them here.
Additional tips to maintain your hair like a pro:
1. Detangle your hair to minimize hair breakage before washing.
2. To prevent new tangles, shampoo your hair from top to down. Start with the hair roots and move in the same direction until the end.
3. Apply a second round of shampoo if you don’t get any foam the first time.
4. Blot extra moisture with a dry towel. Don’t rub your hair vigorously as this can create tangles leaving your hair frizzy.
5. For super best results, start using hair packs, shampoos and oils etc.., in summer season as they hugely promote hair growth.
6. Never brush your hair when it is wet.
7. Avoid harmful chemicals such as silicon, sulphate and alcohol in your shampoos.
8. Try to rinse and condition your hair in cold water.
9. Eat right and don’t wash your hair every day.
10. Do a patch test before using any product and check out which best suits you.
I accept that it takes time and effort to make your own DIY (Do It Yourself) products. But the results are highly assured as the products are chemical free. Which homemade shampoo is your best? Comment your answer in the comments below.


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