Hair fall is the common problem faced by many and there are numerous reasons which cause it. It’s pathetic to see thin hair on our scalp every time we face the mirror. And then the search begins to find out solutions, medications, home remedies for stopping hair fall. When I faced hair fall problem (Post-my second pregnancy) I started searching home remedies and solutions to stop it. It was a most difficult thing to see a bunch of hairs in my comb while combing. I feared to wash, comb or even touch my hairs. And then a friend of mine suggested me to use all natural /herbal products instead of using any chemicals for hair as chemicals may harm hairs. Homemade Ayurveda shikekai shampoo powder has helped me to lessen hair fall.
Actually, Shikekai is used from centuries by many generations to clean hairs and body too. Its fruit of the tree and it lathers and makes foam like soaps when mixed with water.
Shikekai has health benefits as it is rich in vitamins C, A and E and antioxidants, which help for healthy hair growth. It helps to provide required nutrition to hairs and thus increasing in hair growth, lessen hair fall and strengthen hair roots while giving conditioning them. So many health benefits of single fruit. isn’t it great?
Shikekai fruit is to be boiled in water to get its extracts for using it. But now using shikekai is not cumbersome, no need of cleaning and boiling shikeaki fruits, as numerous brands have ready-made shikekai powders (Shikekai fruits are dried and made powders of it ) available in the market and they can be used just by making a paste with water.
Readymade, processed shikekai powders serve the same purpose as that of fruits. But I followed some different procedure to make shikekai ayurvedic shampoo powder at home, I have added other ayurvedic powders in shikekai powder to make ayurvedic homemade shampoo powder which is very effective. Other ayurvedic powders are added in some proportion with shikekai powder, but it can be changed as per requirement. Generally, these powders are added in shikekai or hair pack in following quantity. For beautiful, shiny hairs henna (Mehendi )packs can be made adding a spoonful of following mixture and results are amazing.
Following ayurvedic powders along with shikekai powder are mixed to make ayurvedic natural shampoo powder. This powders can be availed from any Ayurvedic pharmacy store. Every powder in it has its own health benefits as they are totally natural and chemical free. Some are fruits like shikekai (amla , ritha )and some are peels of fruits like orange peel. Ritha is used for conditioning hairs.Brahmi is used to strengthen hair roots. These powders are made after drying fruits, peels. Just mix all powders and store in dry container to use for many days.
After repeated use of this homemade shampoo not only hairs become silky and shiny but healthy too .
- Shikekai powder 200 grams
- Amala Powder 50 grams
- Ritha powder 50 grams
- Mandur powder 50 grams
- Jaswand powder 50 grams
- Maka powder 50 grams
- Santra sal powder (Orange peel)50 grams
- Brahmi powder 50 grams
- Bawachi powder 50 grams
- Jatamasi powder 50 grams
- Kachora powder 50 grams
- Nagarmotha powder 50 grams
- Korfad (Alovera) powder 50 grams
How to use shikekai or homemade ayurvedic shampoo
- Mix all powders in required quantity together and make a mixture of them.
- Store this ayurvedic shampoo powder in dry container.
3.For using it:
Take 1 tea spoon of powder and add it in hot water.(Quantity of this powder depends on the length of hair. For long hairs more shikekai powder will be required to clean)
- Let it rest for 2 minutes.
- Apply this paste on hair and scalp.
- Wash it while rinsing with water.
- If necessary apply one more time in similar way and wash hairs to clean.
Use shikekai and get it’s awesome benefits to make your hairs shiny, silky smooth. It will leave it’s mild fragrance to your hair as well.
This post is just for sharing information about homemade shampoo .It’s not medical advice or medical suggestion.