Saturday, January 26, 2013

Homemade Ayurvedic Shampoo

Ayurveda is an ancient medical system recorded in the Vedas. It is getting increasingly popular because they use natural herbs and products for maintaining health.

Here is a shampoo made the Indian way.

1) 1 cup Shikakai powder

2) 1 Soap nuts (May be labelled as Reetha/Rita in an Indian store)

Soak these two up for 2 days. In a big vessel, pour 2 litres of water and add soaked shikakai and soap nuts. Keep boiling on a low sim till you get a thick consistency, not very thick but like full fat milk. Use a sieve to filter, store the decoction in a large container. This is your shampoo. Also because it is natural, it won't lather a lot. If you use a lot of it, it will dry out the hair. Condition as usual, or you could use some fruit masks.

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