Cleansing your hair is essential if you want to grow healthy long natural hair. The shampoos you buy at the store can irritate your scalp and dry out your hair strands; the next best thing is making your own.
A great shampoo to get your hair and scalp back on the track is a fermented herbal Rice shampoo. A rice water shampoo improves the condition of your hair without any chemicals. It helps to not just cleanse your hair but protect it for weeks afterward. Rice water contains inositol, a carbohydrate that repairs any damage to your hair. Rice water also contains amino acids, it strengthens the hair roots, increases the volume, adds luster and softness. Using a fermented rice water shampoo will help prevent premature grey hair, and grow longer, thicker hair. You will get the added bonus of soft to the touch hair to retain length.
You can make your own at home, all you need is a few ingredients and some directions to get started.
INGREDIENTS: - 1 cup of Boiled (Fermented) Organic Rice Water
- 1 tbsp. of Aritha Powder (A natural Shampoo that cleanses your hair without stripping)
- 1 tbsp. of Nupur 9 herbs Powder (to add strength, grow, protect your hair, and helps with any stubborn hair growth)
-1 tsp. of Neem powder (helps with hair growth, dandruff relief, soothes and conditions itchy scalp)
-1 cup of Curry leaves (Treats damaged hair, Reduces Hair fall and thinning, and Prevents premature hair graying)
-10 drops of Peppermint essential oil (Assist in the awakening dormant crown and stimulates hair growth)
- 10 drops of Rosemary Essential oil (grows hair, detoxifies, balances, thickens hair and calms scalp)
- 1 cup of Aloe Vera juice (repairs and soothes the scalp, promotes new growth, reduces dandruff assist all other herbs and oil by giving them a conductive boost, also detoxifies the hair and scalp)
How To Make:
-Measure 1 cup of organic rice and add three cups of filter water to a pot and boil it for about 15 minutes
-Add all the powder to a separate pot and heat up for about 5 minutes and add the boil rice water to the herbs for the other pot
-Now add two hands full of curry leaves (or about 1 cup of curry leaves) to the boiling herb rice water and allow to boil for about 10 minutes
-Allow the mix to cool down completely to room temperature and strain the herbs from the water
-Finally, add 1/2 a cup of Aloe Vera juice (or Aloe Vera gel) and teat tree and rosemary essential oils, and your shampoo is ready to be used.
DIRECTIONS: Wet hair with warm water and apply shampoo all over strands and massage scalp and hair and allow shampoo to run from root to tip of the strands. Allow the shampoo to sit on hair for 5 to 10 minutes, repeat washing hair once more if needed and only leave on hair for just 1 to 3 minutes.
Condition with a natural conditioner (follow up with deep treatment on wash day). Rinse hair out with warm water, afterward use a tea rinse to nourish your strands even more.
Do you have a hair nourishing recipe you use that involve rice water? Tell us all about it in the comment section below!!