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Most shampoos available in the market has chemicals in it especially sodium lauryl sulfate. It is a detergent which causes dryness of hair, hair loss and even allergic reaction in some people.You can make your own herbal shampoo at home without any synthetic chemicals using natural ingredients. It is not only very cheap but also cleanses and conditions your hair effectively and wonderfully.
1.Herbal Shampoo using shikkakai
Sikkakai -1 kg
Dried Lemon peels – 10-15
Curry leaves (dried) -1 cup
Hibiscus flowers (ordinary red flower alone)- 1 cup
Fenugreek -250 grams
Green gram – 250 grams
Soap nuts (deseed it, dry it ) – 100 grams
Dry everything in the sun and give it for grinding to the flour mill or you can buy all these powder (pure) separately from the market, mix it and use it.
We have never had any dandruff problem or lice problem or any scalp problem. Do you want to know the secret behind it? The secret is-my mother grinds a handful of dried neem leaves and tulsi leaves along with shikkakai.Since neem has powerful antiseptic properties,we have never had any problems related to hair.
You can grind henna leaves and gooseberries also along with shikkakai to prevent your hair from premature graying.
Method to use -Take 2-3 tbsp of Sikkakai powder, mix it with a little water and cook on low flame till it starts thickening. Switch off and let it cool. We do this to prevent the sikkakai from sticking to our scalp.
2.Herbal shampoo using Bengal gram or green gram flour :
Mix green gram flour (payatha mavu) or Bengal gram flour (kadalai mavu) with buttermilk and use it to wash your hair. The hair becomes very soft, clean and shining. This works wonders for persons with dry hair.
Soak fenugreek seeds overnight, grind it to a paste. Mix it with one portion of shikakai and 1/2 portion of green gram flour and use it as a shampoo.
Take 15 hibiscus leaves and 5-6 hibiscus flowers (use only ordinary red variety) and boil them in a cup of water for 5 minutes. After it cools, grind it to a paste.
Mix this with 1/4 cup of gram flour or as required and wash your hair with it.
Alternatively, you can dry hibiscus leaves and flower in the sun, powder it, mix it with gram flour (kadalai mavu) and use it like a shampoo to wash your hair. It does not lather like the shampoos you get in the market but will cleanse your hair well.
5. Egg shampoo for people with hair fall and dandruff problems.
Take egg white alone, mix it with a little sour curd and apply well on the scalp. Wash with warm water and bengal gram flour after 20 minutes of application.
6.Arisi Kanji/Rice kanji for washing hair
Mix rice kanji (the excess water drained after cooking rice) with gram flour and use it to wash your hair. It cleans and conditions your hair naturally.
Tips – As far as possible avoid washing your hair with chlorinated water or salt water. Always rinse your hair well 2-3 times in fresh water.
Have you ever wondered how celebrities get those perfectly flawless looks. Some even look half their age. Well, I have spent quite some time collecting tips and tricks focusing on health and beauty, from various film magazines for the readers of healthbeautytips.net. I am sure you will find some useful tips to get gorgeous. Enjoy!
Bollywood beauty Deepika Padukone reveals her beauty secrets.
She says ” A healthy diet is the first step towards a healthy and fit body”. She has 3 main meals in a day, breakfast being the most important of them all.
She keeps her meals balanced and simple. Fresh fruits like grapes, watermelons, mangoes and green vegetables consititute an essential part of her regular diet.
She has a glass of water the first thing in the morning followed by a breakfast of idli, dosa or eggs.
Her lunch is also balanced and consist of dal, rice, roti and vegetables. According to her, it is very important to have meals at regular intervals and she always tries to have small bite inbetweens meals to avoid long gaps.
Her Skin care
To her a healthy skin is essential to look beautiful and young. She is a firm believer of skin care the natural way. She drinks 8-10 glasses of water daily to keep her skin supple. Her daily skin care includes cleansing, toning and moisturizing. She uses products that are mild that do not strip the skin off the essential proteins. Every week she likes to luxuriate in a relaxing body massage with lukewarm coconut or baby oil. According to her it relaxes and rejuvenates her like nothing else. A healthy life style, nutritious diet, correct skincare and fitness regime, all go hand in hand according to her.
Bollywood star Amrita reveals the secret of her glowing skin. Her beauty tips are given below-
One glass of vegetable juice everyday is a great detox for your skin. Your skin will glow.
Cold skimmed milk is a great make up remover and toner. Use it like any other remover.
If your skin is looking dull and you have a party ahead, rub some beetroot into it and wash it off. A healthy blush is assured and people will want to know the secret of your radiant skin.
Dream girl HemaMalini seems to be getting younger each day. Let us find out her beauty secrets which keeps her young and beautiful.
She practices yoga and breathing exercises regularly. She says sitting in Padmasan is a must to keep the hip and knee joints supple and to stretch the muscles of the lower abdomen.
Eat in moderation and never stuff yourself. Avoid ghee, butter and excessive use of masalas. Use monosaturated fats like olive oil for salads. She prefers to eat even regular Indian dishes cooked in olive oil. She also takes care to steer clear of rice and indulge in it only once a week.
Drink atleast 8-10 glasses for water to cleanse the body of toxins.
Oil your hair twice a week with herbal oil and wash it off the next morning with a herbal shampoo. If you suffer from hair fall, 3 tsp of aloe vera juice and 3 tsp of amla juice taken daily can do the trick.
Good sleep is essential for the body to rest and recover its strength after a tired day.
Keep yourself occupied. Make sure you have something to do and to look forward to constantly. An idle mind invites lethargy which will only make you neglect yourself.
Pay attention to your emotional well being. Think positve and above all love your self. Even better fall in love it will make you glow.
Courtesy – Filmfare magazines
There are many reasons for hair loss. It is absolutely normal to loose 80-90 hair per day as it is usually replaced with new hair.There are many reasons for hair fall or hair loss like
Fungal infection of the scalp
Poor diet and nutrition
Side effects of some drugs etc
Some forms of hair loss can be prevented with natural home remedies and a healthy lifestyle. But if one observes sudden increased loss of hair, it is advisable to consult a dermatologist or a trichologist.
Do’s and Don’ts
Certain practices like tying your hair tightly, combing the hair back, drying the hair vigorously with a terry towel, treating your hair with chemicals, combing vigorously causes the hair to break and results in hair fall. Try to avoid such practices as it will affect the overall health of the hair.
Include a diet rich in iron, protein, zinc and other nutrients.
Water is vital to proper hydration and also flushes out toxins from the body. It is necessary in order, for all nutrients to be utilized properly by the body, proper functioning of every cell in the body including hair follicles.
Keep yourself free of stress as stress is one of the reasons for hair fall.
Natural Home Remedies to prevent Hair Fall
Grind grated coconut with a little water and squeeze out thick milk. Massage this milk into the hair roots 3 times a week to prevent hair loss naturally.
Apply paste of gooseberry powder to prevent hair graying and falling. You can add gooseberry powder to henna paste also. Include amla or gooseberry in your diet as it is a rich source of vitamin C. (Few gooseberry recipes – Gooseberry raita, gooseberry rice etc)
Grind fenugreek seeds soaked in water overnight and apply the paste on the scalp and wash it off after half an hour. This is an age old natural remedy for hair fall.
Apply Egg white on the scalp and wash it off after 15-20 minutes. It controls hair fall and also nourishes the hair because of the protein in the eggs.
Fenugreek tea is not only good for the health but also nourishes and promotes hair growth if taken regularly.
Dandruff hinders hair growth and leads to hair fall. So take necessary step to get rid of dandruff.
Amla Oil (gooseberry oil) prevents greying and also stops hair fall. It nourishes and promotes hair growth. Check out homemade hair oil recipes to prevent hair fall and promote hair growth.
These home remedies will help to stop mild hair fall, if your problem is severe, kindly seek medical help.
Dandruff is the problem of the scalp and can be effectively treated with natural home remedies. If not treated, it can lead to other problems like hair loss, pimples and acne, so treat it at the earliest. Find few natural home remedies to cure dandruff below
1.Curd is a very effective home remedy in the treatment of dandruff. Take half a cup of curd/ plain yoghurt and leave it outside for 3 days (i.e. do not refrigerate). Then massage it on your scalp and wash it off after 30 minutes with besan (bengal gram flour) or a mild shampoo.
2.Sour Curd mixed with a few drops of fresh lemon juice is also an effective natural remedy for dandruff. Apply the mixture and wash your hair after 20 minutes .
3.Take pure coconut oil, warm it, add juice of fresh lemon to it and massage your scalp with it. Wash your hair after 30 minutes. Follow it regularly twice a week. Alternatively you can warm coconut oil, apply it to your scalp and leave it overnight. Next morning, apply juice of one lemon and shampoo after an hour. This natural treatment can be followed once or twice a week to get best results.
4.Soak 2 tablespoons of fenugreek seeds in water overnight. Grind it to a paste and apply it on the scalp. After 20 minutes wash it off with shikkakai or herbal shampoo. Follow it once in a week regularly to cure dandruff naturally. This is one of the oldest and most effective remedy in treating dandruff.
5.Dilute cider vinegar with an equal quantity of water and apply it on the scalp with cotton wool, wash it off after 20 minutes.
6.Grind white pepper with milk, warm it and apply it on the scalp, then wash it off after 15 minutes. Follow this treatment once in a week to get effective results.
Dandruff cure with Neem
Soak neem leaves in water overnight, filter that water and use it for the final rinse. This will help in controlling dandruff as neem leaves have antiseptic properties.
Heat coconut oil, switch off the gas when the oil starts smoking, then add a few neem flowers to it. Close it and keep it aside. When cooled, filter it and use that oil regularly once in a week. Massage it on your scalp 20 minutes before shampooing. Neem is very effective in dandruff treatment.
Application of neem oil 10 -15 minutes before bath is also an effective natural cure for dandruff.
Beetroot in curing dandruff
Boil beets in a cup of water, cool it, use that concentrated liquid to massage your scalp. It helps clear dandruff.
Alternatively, you can even grate raw beetroot, squeeze it juice, mix it with a little vinegar and massage the scalp with it, using your finger tips. Wash it off after 20 minutes with a mild shampoo.
Mix beetroot juice with a little ginger juice and apply on the scalp for 20 minutes and wash it off. This helps in controlling dandruff.
Do’s and Don’ts
Avoid using creamy hair conditioners, use mild herbal shampoos to wash your hair.
Keep your combs, brushes and pillow covers clean by washing them in an antiseptic solution.
Lastly include fresh fruits, soups, salads, yoghurt and sprouts in your diet and drink 8 glasses of water everyday. Avoid fried foods, spicy foods and sweets as much as possible.
If you find these natural methods are not working for you, then you can always take the help of a dermatologist.