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Caring for our tresses is a tough business, right? So many of us have ended up neglecting our hair, due to our stressful lives and busy schedules, only to regret it later. Let your hair be for too long, and you’ll notice problems like dandruff, hair fall, split-ends, dullness and slow growth.
Now, you can avoid all these issues simply by ensuring your scalp and hair stay clean. But, to do that you’d have to use your shampoo and conditioner more often, which can actually do more harm due to the presence of chemicals. So, how do you remove the dirt, dust and excess oil from your scalp to ensure it stays healthy?
If you’re someone who suffers from this dilemma, we strongly recommend natural hair cleansers. No, hair cleansers are not the same as shampoos. One cannot replace the other. However, both need to be used together if you want to keep your hair strong and voluminous.
You see, shampoo is a foaming product which contains surfactants that can efficiently remove all the oil and dirt from your scalp, leaving it squeaky clean. There’s no doubt that you need to use it regularly for its powerful cleaning properties, but using it too many times a week can actually strip your tresses off the natural hair, leaving them prone to falling and dullness. Natural cleansers, on the other hand, can remove the excess oil and dirt from your scalp but are much gentler due to the absence of strong chemicals, ensuring your tresses stay hydrated and soft.
So, you can alternate between the two to keep your hair and scalp clean, but also protect against chemical damage! You can actually make your own natural cleanser sitting right at home. The one we’re going to tell you about today is a single solution to multiple hair issues.
The methi and rosemary hair cleanser is not only going to help you tackle hair loss and dandruff, but will also make your tresses shiny and soft while also contributing to growth. The best part is that it is super easy to prepare!
Here are things you’ll need:
Here’s how you can prepare the methi and rosemary hair cleanser:
Step 1: Add methi seeds to one glass of water. Let it soak overnight.
Step 2: Add two glasses of water in a pan and heat it till it starts boiling.
Step 3: Bring down the heat to the lowest level and add rosemary leaves to it. Cover it immediately.
Step 4: Let it simmer for two to three minutes. Take this mixture off the heat.
Step5: Allow the rosemary water to cool down. Do not take the cover/lid off the container. You’ll notice the colour has changed, when you finally lift off the cover. This is exactly what is supposed to happen!
Step 6: Once the mixture has cooled, add the methi seeds water to it. You can adjust the quantity of water, according to your hair type and length.
The reason this hair cleanser works perfectly well is that fenugreek seeds are rich in proteins that are needed to strengthen your hair, preventing hair loss. Rosemary leaves, on the other hand, contain ursolic acid, which is believed to boost blood circulation, which can go a long way in strengthening hair follicles and reducing hair fall.
The herb also darkens your hair naturally, preventing early greying. Both the ingredients are rich in antioxidants and can fight the action of free radicals to restore hair health. In addition, methi and rosemary have anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial effects which means this cleanser can keep dandruff at bay too.