Do you often struggle to find all-natural shampoos which do not contain preservatives, sulfates and/or parabens? Well, then what can be better than making your shampoo at home!
Hair loss is an issue a lot of people face in the present day and it can be due to various reasons from heat damage to colour damage, scalp conditions, hormonal imbalances, stress, environmental factors, overexposure to sunlight etc.
So using a good herbal shampoo can help fix this issue of hair fall and increase the growth of your hair.
This simple homemade green tea shampoo can for sure do the trick for you! Go ahead and try it out.
Benefits of the green tea shampoo for the hair and hair growth:
This shampoo contains two important natural ingredients – green tea and aloe vera, which are both very beneficial to the hair and scalp.
Here are their benefits:
Green tea is a very powerful ingredient that can help increase hair growth and also reduce hair fall to a large extent as it contains the compound epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) that helps prevent hair loss as it can inhibit the functioning of the hormones that can otherwise induce the loss of hair.
It helps lock in moisture in the air strands and keeps the hair away from dryness, breakage and split ends. It acts as a natural humectant keeping the hair hydrated at all times. Green tea can also help enhance hair shine and prevent sun damage to the hair.
Aloe vera can calm and ease itchiness on the scalp, especially for people with dandruff. It can reduce the itchiness and flaking of the skin under your hair, as it has anti-inflammatory properties. It can help promote hair growth as it helps cleanse and nourish the scalp.
Aloe vera can help reduce hair breakage and stimulate the hair follicles to promote hair growth by contributing to cell turnover. It can also help increase hair shine and give your hair a natural glow. Aloe vera can help control greasy hair and it can also protect the hair from ultra-violet (UV) damage and retain the natural hair colour.
How to make this herbal green tea shampoo at home?
1 cup hot water
4 green tea bags
(Or 4 tsp green tea leaves)
¼ cup fresh aloe vera gel
¼ cup castile soap or soapnut liquid
Into a cup of hot water, add in the green tea bags and let it sit for 10 minutes.
(Optionally, if you do not have tea bags you can boil the tea leaves in a cup of water and set it aside for 10 minutes).
Then, strain out tea bags/tea leaves and pour this cooled green tea into a blender along with the fresh aloe vera gel and blend this into a smooth liquid. Thereafter, add in the castile soap or soapnut liquid and give it a quick blend.
The green tea shampoo mixture can be strained into a bottle and is ready to use.
This shampoo can be stored in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
How to use this shampoo for the hair?
Step 1: Wet your hair properly and rinse out the dirt and impurities.
Step 2: Generously apply this homemade green tea shampoo all over your scalp and hair and massage it in using your fingertips.
Step 3: Leave it on for 2 to 4 minutes.
Step 4: Rinse off thoroughly under running water so that no residue remains. Use this shampoo twice a week for the best results.