Hello Green Beauties!

Here we go again talking about one o my favourites topic ever: Ayurvedic herbs!

I'm a huge fan of these wonderful powders that really do miracles for hair and scalp. Ayurvedic Herbs are part of my regular hair care routine in form of pre-poo treatments and masks, but let's not forget that Ayurvedic herbs can be used as an alternative to shampoo to wash your hair. Recently, I've rediscovered this method and I really want to share with you the amazing results.

Washing your hair with Ayurvedic powder is the most natural and gentle way to cleanse your hair. Obviously, in this case, there's no sulphates or harsh chemicals involved so Ayurvedic Herbs cleansing method fits perfectly into a "no poo regimen" plus you can benefit from the healing and strengthening effects of the Ayurvedic Herbs.

Obviously, we are talking about a different technique to wash your hair, so things can be a little messy at the beginning, but practice makes perfect. Remember that we are not dealing with a regular liquid and bubbly product but a coarse paste that has to be patiently spread and massaged on your hair and scalp. Sectioning your hair may help to distribute better the product.

Which one to use

My favourite powders to use for shampooing are Shikakai, Amla, Reetha and  Ziziphus Spina Christi. An in-depth focus about these plants here

Reetha and Ziziphus are the core of the shampoo paste because of their well-documented cleansing proprieties. Amla and Shikakai (this last one is both cleanser and conditioning herb) provide the shine and detangling components that give my hair the Wow effect that no other traditional shampoo delivers.

How to use

Mix your powders with some hot water in order to obtain a paste. I like to add a tsp of apple cider vinegar and a tbsp of honey to increase shine and moisture.

Gently massage the shampoo paste on wet hair and leave in for 5-10 minutes. Rice off and condition your hair as usual. Remember to use abundant water because parts of the herbs can get stuck in my hair.

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