Everyone these days are looking out for ways to wash hair naturally to detox their hair care routine and give up on sulphates. Using chemical bases hair cleansers or shampoos strip the hair off its natural oils only to make it oilier the very next day or in a few days and can also cause product build up, dandruff and hair fall. Washing hair naturally I always the best for your scalp and hair health and what’s more? It can boost your hair growth and make it super manageable and shiny. Below are some ways to wash your hair naturally-
HAIR WASH POWDER
To make a hair wash powder, all you need is some natural powders like shikakai powder, aamla powder, aloe powder, hibiscus powder or reetha powder. Add in some bentonite clay if you have very oily scalp to detox once a while. Store the powder in an air-tight container. To use, add water or tea to make a thin paste and use it to massage your scalp and hair. Rinse off with water.
NATURAL HERBAL SHAMPOO
To make a natural herbal shampoo, boil some shikakai, aamla, reetha and neem leaves in enough water and turn off the flame after it gets mushy. Strain and use this liquid to massage damp hair and scalp. Rinse off with water. Use fresh for best results, can be stored in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.
If you like to use foaming hair cleansers, using a liquid castile soap can be the best option, simply combine 1 Tbsp of liquid castile soap, 2 cups of filtered water, essential oils of your choice and transfer to a pump bottle. Use it as a regular hair cleanser.
TEA HAIR WASH
Teas make a great and gentle hair wash especially for days when you don’t really need thorough cleansing. Simply add green tea, camomile tea or hibiscus tea in filtered water and simmer on low flame. Hibiscus works the best out of all. You can also add all the teas to make a tea blend. To use, pour on damp hair and scalp and massage. Rinse off with water.
BAKING SODA AND ACV METHOD
This is a very popular way of going completely no-poo. All you need to do is, add 3 tablespoons baking soda to 1 mug-full of water and massage it on your scalp and hair and rinse off. Then, use diluted apple cider vinegar (1/3 cup acv in 1 cup water) as a conditioner.