We often use shampoos to wash our hair. But have you heard of hair wash powders? Yes, hair wash powders are super amazing hair cleansing and hair strengthening remedies to help promote better, thicker and stronger hair growth with enhanced hair health.
Our hair is mainly made up of a natural protein called keratin. As we age, this protein keratin decreases in our bodies and can cause damage to our hair. Therefore, using external ingredients which are rich in protein, for our hair, can help boost hair health and promote better hair growth over time.
Here is a simple 2 ingredient hair wash powder that can be made at home, so go ahead and try it out!
What are the benefits of using this all -natural hair wash powder?
This all-natural hair wash powder has just 2 simple ingredients – chickpea flour and fenugreek powder. Here are their benefits
Chickpea Flour or Gram Flour
Gram flour can help nourish brittle hair and fight dandruff. It can help strengthen the hair follicles and in turn improve hair growth. It has exfoliating properties that can help cleanse the hair and scalp and make the hair look healthier.
Gram flour helps makes the hair look thicker and more voluminous. Gram flour is rich in nutrients and can help promote hair strength. It can help balance the levels of sebum (oil) produced in the scalp and keep the hair moisturized, but doesn’t make it look greasy or oily.
Fenugreek seeds have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce dandruff, scalp irritation and scalp infections. It can stimulate blood flow in the scalp in turn promoting growth in the hair follicles. Fenugreek seeds are rich in folic acid, which is primarily responsible for healthy cell growth.
These seeds are rich in minerals like potassium, calcium and iron. These minerals are very beneficial in promoting long, strong and healthy hair growth. Fenugreek seeds contain a substance called lecithin, which is a natural emollient (hydrator) that can moisturize and strengthen the hair (especially for those people having dry and brittle hair), while also giving your hair a shine and retaining the natural colour of the hair. Fenugreek seeds act as a natural hair conditioner and can bring back the luster to the hair.
How do you make the all-natural hair wash powder at home?
Chickpea Flour – 1 tbsp
Fenugreek Powder – 1 tsp
Oil (For Dry Hair) – 1/4 tsp
Method to make the hair wash mask:
Into a mixing bowl, add in the gram flour, fenugreek powder and oil (optional, good for use on dry hair) and mix it well. Then add in the water and mix into a smooth paste. Let this sit for around ten minutes before using it. Soon, you will notice that the mixture has thickened, add in some water and make it a runny consistency.
Here’s how to use this hair wash powder to wash your hair:
Partition your hair and apply this evenly all over your scalp and hair. Let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes before washing off with plain water. Lastly, condition your hair with your regular conditioner.
Note: You can add oil even if you do not have dry hair, as it acts as a natural hair conditioner and can help keep the hair moisturized and nourished at all times.