While it’s almost impossible to find a harmless, natural shampoo is the market, you can still DIY at home. Many of us suffer either from thin hair, or even hair loss. This is really a worldwide problem of this generation. But what can you do if most of the shampoos labeled “free of sls” are to expensive for your decent salary? The answer is, DIY at home with less than half price. A natural homemade shampoo can seem poor and won’t lather like usual shampoos, but at least it’s 100% harmless. Today, I’m going to show you how to make you own Nettle shampoo using simple but effective ingredients.
I’ve talked before about this amazing herb and all its health benefits. Nettles have been shown to stimulate the growth of hair. This native plant can be picked in the spring or summer and used fresh or dried. Out of season, herbal nettles can be purchased in the dried form. Either can be made into a tincture and added to the other ingredients in the shampoo. Because of its many nutrients, adding nettles to your shampoo improves blood circulation in the scalp, which accelerates the metabolic processes of the skin, improving the absorptive capacity of the other ingredients.
This herb has a variety of uses in beauty products, natural medicine, and even cooking. If you want to relax from daily stress, you can make a tea out of its leaves. You can also make a nettle soup, which is very beneficial to overall health.
What is a nettle shampoo?
A homemade shampoo can help speed hair growth in the most natural, harmless way. Because it allows the hair and the scalp to absorbe all the benefits from the ingredients and the oils. In addition, it is gentle and has the advantage of preventing the application of damaging chemical agents we usually find in commercial products.
Nettle shampoo is a hair cleanser mixture of stinging nettle extracts along with other natural, beneficial ingredients for hair growth. You can make it at home and keep it in the fridge for 2 weeks, tops. Nettle is a remedy for oily hair, dandruff and hair shaft breakage. It has the ability to stimulates the scalp, improves circulation, and also helps promote fuller, more radiant, healthy hair.
Among many formulas of natural shampoos, this nettle shampoo is amazing. This homemade shampoo is effective against hair loss problems, dehydration and loss of volume. It is a combination of nettle with essential oils and panthenol, which stimulates the scalp and hair follicles to promote healthy growth. In addition, it softens your strands and give them a protective coating against external damage. However, if you’re into bubbles and lather, this nettle shampoo won’t do the trick, but is effective of cleaning the scalp.
Your DIY homemade shampoo with nettle
Here’s what you’re going to need to make your homemade shampoo with nettles.
- 1 cup nettle infusion (250 ml)
- 3 tablespoons vitamin A aqueous solution (30 ml)
- 5 tablespoons of castor oil (50 ml)
- 3 tsp oil nettle (30 ml)
- 2 ampoules of vitamin B
- Panthenol ½ cup (100 ml)
- A glass jar or bottle
How to mix it all:
Pour the infusion of nettle in a bowl and mix with the aqueous solution, castor oil and oil nettle. Stir well with a wooden spoon while adding blisters vitamin B and panthenol. When you obtain a homogeneous mixture, pour it into a glass jar with a lid or a glass bottle. However, avoid keeping it in anything plastic.
How to use:
Before you use this homemade shampoo, shake the bottle, takes a small amount in the palm of your hands and than spread it all over the hair and scalp. Give your scalp a gentle, fingertip massage in order to stimulate the circulation and than leave the shampoo on for 3 minutes to do its magic. Rinse your hair with lukewarm water and repeat for a second time. This nettle shampoo leaves a feeling of softness and very pleasant cleaning.