If you find the right shampoo, that will be half the battle won against hair loss.
I know shampoo only stays in your hair for a few minutes, but it makes such a huge difference in the health of your hair.
Have you ever noticed, after using a particular shampoo your hair fell like crazy? I have. And that made me throw away even the very expensive bottle in the garbage bin.
Over the time I have realised that ‘more expensive’ doesn’t translate into a better result. But nor does cheap. Even the so-called ‘organic and natural’ shampoos have their limitations.
What has worked for me all the time is using a homemade shampoo.
I know it needs doing some work, it needs some planning, but then it gives you results — which is so important.
And if you are spending thousands on shortcuts and not getting results then there’s no point in doing that. You might as well want to try the simple, homemade solutions.
For these reasons, a homemade shampoo made using natural ingredients is a better choice, especially if you are losing tons of hair and want to regrow whatever hair you have lost.
Also, with use of homemade shampoo your hair will get more shiny, manageable, and voluminous. And if you have been suffering from dandruff and scalp irritation/itchiness it will go. This I can say from my own experience.
So if you are excited to try out some of the homemade shampoos, you have a plenty of choices. Here are 4 nourishing and stimulating shampoos for hair loss. You will be surprised at how simple and easy they are to make.
In a bid to save your hair, homemade egg shampoo is terrific. It’s not your ordinary shampoo. It is loaded with tons of nutrients.
Egg yolk contains lecithin, which is an emulsifier. It works to emulsify the oil with water, which is then rinsed out. So basically egg cuts through the grease and dirt and will make your hair squeaky clean.
The egg is also naturally pH balanced. This quality is so important if you want to keep your scalp healthy and free from fungus and other microbes.
Plus, the egg is rich in Vitamin A, D, B12, folate, zinc, iron, protein and essential fatty acids. These nutrients give your hair extra boost to grow strong and healthy.
Here’s how to make the shampoo:
You will need:
First, separate the egg yolk from the white. Put the yolk and 1-2 teaspoons water in a bowl. Add the other ingredients if using and mix well.
*Use whole egg if your scalp is super oily, this will help remove excess oil.
How to use:
You can apply the egg shampoo in wet or dry hair. If you have oil massaged your hair and want a squeaky clean effect apply in dry hair or else wet hair as you would normally do.
Pour about a ½ tablespoon of mixture into your hand and apply to your scalp. I normally start at the top of the head, do the sides, then work at the back.
Massage your scalp for a couple of minutes and work through your hair. Let it sit for about 5 minutes, then rinse with cool/lukewarm water. Done.
This shampoo gently cleans the hair and adds amazing volume and bounce to it.
This step is optional: I do like to use a herbal tea rinse to condition and add shine. It also helps to tackle the smell.
You can use whatever herbs you like, here are some options:
To make the tea, take 1 tablespoon herb of your choice. Add a cup of hot water to it, cover and let it steep until cool. Strain and use as a last rinse.
Green tea is an awesome hair growth promoter. Thanks to its long list of powerful antioxidants (such as caffeine, tannins, catechin, and proanthocyanidins).
These antioxidants get rid of free radicals that can cause hair loss and thinning. Free radicals are a natural by-product of cell metabolism, so you can’t avoid its formation.
Plus, the antioxidants, particularly caffeine and catechins, stimulate hair follicles and encourage growth. Few studies show its benefit in treating hair loss.
Green tea can also help with scalp conditions like dandruff and psoriasis.
In this shampoo, we add two more things: pure honey and castile soap. Honey is a great moisturiser and adds luster to dull hair. While castile soap is a natural soap made from plant oils and is free of nasty preservatives, colours and perfumes.
To make green tea shampoo you will need:
First, make a cup of green tea with one tea bag (or 1 teaspoon of loose tea). Pour a cup of hot water on green tea bag and let it steep for 30 minutes or until cool. (use filtered or distill water to make this tea, but it’s not necessary).
To make this shampoo, we will use half cup green tea and save the remaining to condition hair.
In a mug/jar place ½ cup green tea and other ingredients and give it a good stir. It’s done.
How to use:
Wet your hair. Pour the green tea shampoo slowly. You can use a squeeze bottle for easy pouring. Massage gently on your scalp and hair and rinse thoroughly.
This step is optional: use the remaining green tea (and a dash of lime juice) as a last rinse to condition hair and add shine.
You will not need all the shampoo. So store any extra in the fridge. It will last for a week or two.
One of the ancient herbs for hair wash, shikakai gently cleans the hair without removing the protective oils from the scalp.
Apart from being a fantastic cleanser shikakai, helps to strengthen the hair roots and improve hair growth. It also restores the pH levels on the scalp to fight dandruff and remove product build-up from hair follicles.
You won’t need any conditioner after washing hair with shikakai as it’s naturally moisturising. With just one use, you can expect a healthy scalp and soft, shiny and bouncy hair.
You will need:
Combine the herbs with water in a stainless-steel pan. Bring to a boil, and continue boiling for 10-12 minutes.
Add more water if needed. Turn off the heat, cover the pot and leave it to ‘steep’ until it cools. Strain out the herbs. Done. (You can pour the liquid into a squeeze bottle for easy use.)
Wet your hair. Pour the shampoo slowly over hair and massage the scalp and work through your hair.
Let it sit for 4-5 minutes. Rinse thoroughly with water. Finish with a cool water rinse and let your hair dry naturally.
Enjoy your soft bouncy hair!
Besan is very nourishing for hair. It is chock-full of protein, folic acid, magnesium, zinc, selenium and essential fatty acids.
Besan also contains extraordinary amounts of antioxidants which protect the hair from damaging effects of free radicals.
But it’s the presence of natural saponins that make besan an amazing cleanser. Regular use of chickpea flour shampoo will make your hair shiny and strong.
You will need:
Place all the ingredients in a bowl.
Add water, little by little, and mix until you have a smooth paste. Make sure there are no lumps.
Wet the hair. Massage the besan cleanser into scalp and hair just like your normal shampoo, but don’t expect it to lather. Leave on for 2 to 3 minutes, then rinse off thoroughly.
If your hair feels clean and soft, then you do not need a conditioner. But if it doesn’t, then use a conditioning hair rinse. See egg shampoo above for how to make your own conditioner/herbal hair rinse.
Which is your favorite shampoo for hair loss? Please share in the comment box below….