Friday, April 13, 2012

How to Make Your Hair Wash Cream at Home - Photo Tutorial

As soon as summer begins, our hair starts getting damaged by the harmful UV rays and heat. Due to this, daily hair wash becomes necessary in every person's hair care routine. We face split ends, oiliness, dandruff, sweating and many other hair ailments due to regular shampooing. Today, I am going to show you the steps of making your own hair wash cream at home easily. In this recipe, shika is used as a base. Shika is a natural made hair wash powder, widely used in India. You can make your own at home or get a ready made pack from your nearest shop. This hair wash cream is suitable for all hair types, however a little alteration would be needed to make it suit your hair. Usage of this hair cream instead of your regular shampoo not only acts as a natural side effect free hair cleaner, but also adds a perfect shine and smoothness to your hair. Let us move on to the recipe now.

Things you will need:

  1. Shika Powder - 2 teaspoons
  2. Curd - Required
  3. Hair oil - 3 drops


Step 1

Take a small clean bowl and add 2 teaspoons of  homemade or store bought shika powder into it. I am using the Meera herbal hair wash powder here.

Step 2

Pour required curd to the shika powder. Curd acts as a natural hair conditioner and adds shine to dull hair, hence you can skip your conditioner.

Step 3

Blend well to form a thick paste.

Step 4

Now add 3 drops of any light hair oil to this paste for a nourishing effect on your hair. Make sure to avoid thick oils like castor oil and go for thin filtered oils, because they may weigh down your hair. I have used a thin hair oil from Garnier. If your hair type is extremely oily, then skip this step and add few drops of lemon juice to the cream.

Step  5

Now mix all the ingredients well and keep the bowl inside your refrigerator for 20 to 30 minutes. This process allows the ingredients to mix well together and gives a smooth soaked shika hair cream.

That's all. Your homemade hair wash cream is ready for use now. You can apply it on your wet hair soon after taking out from the refrigerator for a cooling and relaxing effect. This hair wash cream cools down your body, refreshes your eyes and prevents summer acne. However, allow it to warm in room temperature before using if you have cold body type.

The texture of the cream should be normal to runny for a perfect application. This doesn't lather much as your shampoo but thoroughly cleanses out all the dirt and oiliness. Plenty of water should be used to wash out the cream thoroughly. Make sure to choose a fine shika powder to avoid residues.

Texture of the Homemade Hair Wash Cream

 I have been using this homemade hair wash for ages and it gives great results on my hair every time. My hair turns visibly shinier and smoother after every usage. I can also feel my hair growth faster than before as there is less hair loss. This above preparation is made for my sister and I will be washing my hair tomorrow with this homemade hair wash cream.
"Hope you find this hair wash recipe useful. Submit your sweet opinions and comments below in the comment section. In case of doubts, feel free to ask!