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Flaunting long, smooth, and shiny hair is still a dream for many. especially in summer. During this time, your mane needs extra care and attention. And neglecting them can result in dryness and frizz. Washing your hair with shampoo can help you get rid of the problem, but market-based products can do more harm than good. So what’s the solution anyway? Well, DIY shampoo!
Is it possible to create shampoo at home, though? Are homemade shampoos effective? Believe it or not, we have a dermatologist-approved DIY hair cleansers that will work wonders for dry and frizzy hair.
Dr Monica Kapoor, a Celebrity Cosmetologist and Director at FLAWLESS Cosmetic clinics and ILACAD Institute, has shared how to make shampoos at home.
Take one cup of ground oatmeal and one cup of baking soda and mix both these powders in a bowl until well combined and then transfer them to the container (preferably a container with holes for easy sprinkling). Baking soda is an excellent oil-absorbing absorbent powder. It makes your hair feel fresher by absorbing the excess sebum. It also helps eliminate the odour. The oatmeal powder contains antioxidants and anti-bacterial properties, so it will take care of the scalp. You could potentially replace the oatmeal powder with cornstarch.
Take 1/4 cup coconut milk, 1/3 cup liquid castile soap, 1/2 teaspoon of vitamin E oil, and 20 drops of essential oils of choice. Combine all ingredients in an old shampoo bottle or jar of some kind and shake well so that all the ingredients can be mixed well. You can store this mixture in the refrigerator for about a month. People with normal hair types can use rosemary, chamomile, or lavender essential oils, whereas chamomile and jojoba work great for dry hair types.
Take one tablespoon of mild shampoo, one tablespoon of glycerin, half a tablespoon of jojoba oil, half a tablespoon of melted coconut oil, and 1/4 cup of distilled water. Swirl all the ingredients together in a mixing bowl and store in an airtight container. This shampoo will not lather as much as commercial ones, but it will clean your hair nicely.
Mix half a cup of baking soda with 3 cups of water. Store it in a plastic or glass container. You can also make it one serving at a time. Mix one tablespoon of baking soda with one cup of warm water. Shake well each time you want to use this natural clarifying shampoo. Apply it to your scalp and scrub it gently.
To deal with dry and frizzy hair, you can also try adding some natural ingredients to your regular shampoo. Diluting shampoo products with natural ingredients can reduce the damage that chemical based products can cause.
1. Rose water: Rose water is a mild astringent that can help reduce dryness, irritation, oiliness, and dandruff.
2. Aloe vera gel: Aloe vera has a plentiful supply of vitamins, minerals, and other ingredients that are linked to hair growth.
3. Shikakai water: It is a cooling agent and thus helps soothe your scalp. If you have an unhealthy, and dry scalp, it can help resolve the issue.
4. Amla juice: Amla juice has the potential to prevent premature ageing. It can lock in moisture, keeping your hair nourished.
5. Honey: Honey has both emollient and humectant properties, making it a great hair moisturizer.