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How To Make Aloe Vera Shampoo At Home?

Updated: May 27


How To Make Aloe Vera Shampoo At Home?

I understand – life can be stressful, especially when you've tried every shampoo on the market and still find yourself facing the same hair problems (yes, even the pricey ones!). And then, when you turn to natural shampoos for a solution, they let you down too. It can feel like hitting a dead end.


No problem.


In this article, I've got something that's going to change your hair game – for the better, of course! I'll be introducing you to a DIY shampoo that's a total game-changer. What makes it so special? Well, it's not just about how amazingly it works – and trust me, it works wonders – but also about how easy it is to make.


With simple ingredients you can find anywhere and easy-to-follow steps, whipping up a batch is a piece of cake. You need no complicated formulas or rare ingredients – this DIY shampoo is all about keeping it simple.


And now, let me introduce myself!


Namaste, I'm Prerna your go-to trusted source for natural skincare and haircare remedies. Preity Prerna’s YouTube channel is loved and supported by a family of 5 million. Well, you don't have to trust my words, visit the comment section of this blog or YouTube and see yourself (after you've finished reading this article, of course)! 😊


Table of Contents:



Introduction:


Isn’t it weird how something as simple as shampoo can have such a big impact on our daily lives? Shampoo bottles sometimes feel like a little bottle of magic that can either make or break our hair wash days. But have you ever stopped to think about what's really in those store-bought shampoos?


Well, here’s the answer: Many (or most 😔) of the shampoos are packed with all sorts of chemicals that might just give us that instant lather and amazing scent, but they can also leave behind nasty residues. And guess what? Those residues can lead to all kinds of hair problems like dandruff and hair fall. 😖


So, what’s the solution?


Some of you will swear by herbal shampoos because they're all-natural and gentle on the scalp. Sounds great, right? But here's the catch – while they're gentle, they might not give our hair the deep clean it really needs and can lead to frizz and tangles!


So, where does that leave us? Should we consider clarifying shampoos instead?


Clarifying shampoos, often misunderstood and under utilised, are like the superheroes of the shampoo world, created to save the day by deeply cleansing our hair and scalp. But, hold on – they can be a bit too intense nature can sometimes be too harsh for regular use, leading to dryness and stripping natural oils from the scalp.


So, where does that leave us?


At Preity Prerna, I'm all about sharing natural remedies for hair and skin care, but I'm not here to tell you to throw out all your chemical products! After all, you've probably been using them for ages, and completely giving them up isn't necessarily the way to go.


Instead, I'm a firm believer in finding a balance between chemical and natural solutions. Why choose one when you can have the best of both worlds, right? By blending the benefits of both, we can create effective remedies that cater to our specific needs and preferences.


The homemade shampoo I’m sharing with you today is exactly that. Best of both worlds. It has the goodness of herbal ingredients with the cleansing power of shampoo. Like a little spa day, this will leave your hair clean, soft, and refreshed.


And the best part? You can create it in a batch in no time with ingredients you probably already have on hand.


If you like to watch the video version of this article, you can watch this: (And don't forget to check the comment section 😊 )




What is natural shampoo?


A shampoo made from natural ingredients, simple. In a world filled with haircare products promising miraculous results, it's easy to get lost in the aisles of chemical-laden shampoos.


Natural shampoo is a hair cleansing product made from organic and naturally derived ingredients.


Why choose Natural Shampoo


  • Gentle Cleansing: Natural shampoos gently cleanse the scalp and hair without stripping away essential oils, making them ideal for all hair types, including sensitive and damaged hair.

  • Nourishing Ingredients: With ingredients like coconut oil, aloe vera, and herbal extracts, natural shampoos provide nourishment and hydration to your hair, leaving it soft, shiny, and healthy.

  • Chemical-Free: Natural shampoos are free from harsh chemicals like sulfates, parabens, and artificial fragrances, natural shampoos offer a safer.

  • Balanced pH: Natural shampoos help maintain the natural pH balance of your scalp, preventing issues like dryness, itchiness, and dandruff.

  • Environmental Impact: By opting for natural shampoo, you're not only taking care of your hair but also minimizing your environmental footprint.


Before we discuss the ingredients, preparation steps and application, I want to show you the results. Here's my after pic.



Ingredients:


Hibiscus Flowers:


Let's talk about hibiscus flowers – not only are they absolutely gorgeous to look at, but they're also like a magical powerhouse for your hair.


It works wonders for hair. For centuries in traditional medicine, Hibiscus flowers have been rich in vitamins and antioxidants that nourish the scalp and hair follicles. It can stop hair fall, prevent premature greying of hair, and cure dandruff and split ends.


Hibiscus conditions the hair and gives a lustrous look. It also prevents dryness and breakage of the hair, making them stronger.


If hibiscus flowers are not available, you can use hibiscus leaves. The leaves of the hibiscus plant provide the goodness of flowers! You only need the petals of the flowers, so remember to remove the green part of the flower and pollen grains. Many people are allergic to pollen, and it is better not to risk it!



Aloe Vera Gel:


Aloe vera is a versatile plant that has been used for centuries in various cultures for its medicinal properties. Fresh aloe vera gel strengthens hair, promotes growth, controls scalp sebum, and protects from UV rays.


It's rich in vitamins, minerals, and amino acids, aloe vera gel promotes hair growth by nourishing the scalp and stimulating blood circulation. It also contains enzymes that help repair damaged hair follicles, reducing hair fall and promoting healthier, stronger strands.


Aloe vera's natural moisturising properties hydrate the scalp, control excess sebum production, and soothe scalp irritation. Additionally, aloe vera gel forms a protective barrier on the hair shaft, guarding against environmental damage and harmful UV rays.


I prefer and suggest using fresh aloe vera gel (straight from the plant!). But if you do not have an aloe vera plant, buy the gel from the market. Fresh aloe vera gel is VERY potent. So if you are using garden-fresh aloe vera gel, wash the leaf before trimming and extracting the gel.


Aloe vera strengthens the hair and initiates hair growth. It controls excess sebum on the scalp. It also protects the hair from UV rays! You do not need a lot of gel for this shampoo. So if extracting the gel from an aloe vera leaf, one leaf will suffice.



Curry Leaves:


Every Indian household knows about curry leaves. It adds flavour to the food! I am sure many of you know the importance of curry leaves for hair. By consuming curry leaves every morning, hair fall can be reduced significantly - It’s tried and tested.


Rich in proteins, antioxidants, and Vitamins C, and B, curry leaves support healthy blood flow to the scalp, aiding in hair growth and regeneration.


Curry leaves support overall scalp health by improving blood circulation and promoting cellular regeneration. This aids in the revitalization of hair follicles, leading to improved hair growth and reduced hair loss.


The antioxidants present in curry leaves help combat free radical damage, preventing premature hair greying and strengthening the hair shaft. Additionally, curry leaves possess anti-inflammatory properties that soothe the scalp and alleviate conditions like dandruff and itchiness.


Now, when it comes to using curry leaves for your homemade shampoo, fresh is always best! If you don't have a curry plant at home, consider this your cue to plant one today. Not only will you have fresh leaves for your hair care rituals, but you'll also have a delicious ingredient to enhance your meals.



Baby Shampoo:


While a chemical product, baby shampoos contain fewer chemicals compared to other commercial options, adding a clarifying property to the shampoo.


Uh-oh! IT IS A CHEMICAL PRODUCT!! See, out of all the chemical-based shampoos available on the market, baby shampoos have the least amount of chemicals. Agreed?


Baby shampoos are formulated with gentle, mild ingredients suitable for delicate baby skin and hair. Unlike regular shampoos that may contain harsh chemicals like sulfates and parabens, baby shampoos are free from these additives.


Incorporating baby shampoo into the recipe adds a clarifying element to the shampoo, ensuring thorough cleansing of the scalp and hair without stripping away natural oils. This helps to maintain scalp health and balance while providing a gentle yet effective cleansing experience.



NOTE: If you are sceptical about aloe vera gel, take a patch test after mixing all the ingredients. If any of the ingredients are not available to you, skip it. You can skip any component but do not add any!



Preparation


STEP 1: Take petals of 4-5 hibiscus flowers, the gel of one medium-sized aloe vera leaf, and a handful of curry leaves.


STEP 2: Put these three ingredients into a mixer and blend them thoroughly until you achieve a smooth consistency. Don't be surprised if the mixture appears a bit slimy – that's perfectly normal!


STEP 3: Pour one cup of water into the mixture and stir well. This step is crucial as it allows the mixture to release its nutrients into the water, maximizing its effectiveness.


STEP 4: Strain the mixture into a bowl to remove any solid particles, ensuring a smooth and creamy texture. You'll likely end up with more than one cup of the liquid mixture.


STEP 5: Now, it's time to add an equal amount of baby shampoo to the mix. For example, if you have one and a half cups of liquid mixture, add one and a half cups of baby shampoo.


STEP 6: Mix everything together thoroughly until the shampoo is well combined.


STEP 7: Transfer the homemade shampoo into a suitable container for storage.

Congratulations! Your DIY Aloe Vera Shampoo is now ready to use!


People often complain about DIY shampoos not being strong enough to cleanse the scalp thoroughly. But don’t worry – this DIY shampoo will not give you any chance to complain. Your hair will be happy and healthy.



Application


Now go ahead and use this shampoo just like you would your regular shampoo – it's that simple! And the best part? It's safe for use on babies and children too.


But wait, you might be wondering – is it really okay to use this shampoo on the little ones?


Absolutely! This DIY Aloe Vera Shampoo is as gentle as can be, making it perfect for your kids. Unlike commercial shampoos that can be harsh and full of chemicals, this homemade gem is crafted from all-natural ingredients that are gentle on even the most delicate skin and hair.



Storage


Now let's talk about storing your homemade shampoo – because we want to make sure it stays fresh and effective for as long as possible!


The best way to keep your DIY shampoo in tip-top condition is to keep it in the fridge. This helps to maintain its freshness and ensures that all those wonderful natural ingredients stay potent and effective.


But, if you're not a fan of refrigerating your shampoo, don't worry – I've got you covered! Simply add a few drops of tea tree oil or any other essential oil to your shampoo. This not only gives it a lovely scent but also helps to preserve it for a little longer, even if you decide to leave it out at room temperature.


However, if you live in a place where the temperatures is high, I'd recommend not leaving your shampoo out in the open. High temperatures can affect the consistency and effectiveness of your homemade concoction, so it's best to play it safe and keep it in a cool, shaded place.


It is necessary to have faith in what you do for yourself. If you are sceptical about a remedy and form a negative opinion about the ingredients before beginning, it will not work for you. So keep a happy and positive attitude towards the process and ingredients!


Key Takeaways:


  • What sets this DIY shampoo apart is not just its effectiveness, but also its simplicity in terms of both ingredients and preparation steps.


  • Emphasising a balanced approach, advocating for the best of both chemical and natural solutions for optimal hair care.


  • Natural shampoos boast gentle cleansing, nourishing ingredients, freedom from harsh chemicals, balanced pH, and environmental benefits.


  • The DIY Aloe Vera Shampoo is gentle and safe for use on babies and children, serving as a gentle alternative to commercial shampoos.


  • Storing the homemade shampoo in the fridge or incorporating essential oils for preservation is recommended. Additionally, maintaining a positive attitude towards the process and ingredients is crucial for its effectiveness.


  • By embracing natural remedies like DIY shampoo, individuals can achieve healthier, happier hair, offering a gentle yet effective alternative to commercial products.




Conclusion:


And finally, by embracing natural remedies like this DIY shampoo, you're not just caring for your hair – you're also promoting a healthier lifestyle and reducing your environmental footprint.


With its simplicity, effectiveness, and gentle approach, this homemade solution offers a refreshing alternative to commercial products, leaving your hair clean, soft, and rejuvenated.


So, take a step towards natural haircare today and experience the transformative power of simple, wholesome ingredients.


P.S.: Did you get great results by trying this natural aloe vera shampoo? Don’t forget to come back and write a review based on your experience, and inspire others to try it too.


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I have used this diy shampoo for a long time and i have experienced that my hair health was so much improved after using it. And it actually reduced my hair fall. I am going to prepare it again very soon. 👍❤️

In love with this natural shampoo.♥️

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