How To Make Natural Home Made Shampoo For Better Hair Growth

Natural Homemade Shampoo - Simple Indian Mom
How To Make Natural Homemade Shampoo - Simple Indian Mom
How To Make Natural Homemade Shampoo

Hair fall, lifeless hair and chemical reactions due to high concentration of chemicals in shampoos.

these are some of the major concerns one has to go through these days.

Mine is frizzy hair and hence I have always been researching on home made shampoo that can promise me of shiny , smooth, anti frizz hair. I want to reduce hair fall and also give good hair growth.

Well, for all those who have been wanting to go traditional, this is your chance to do so – try out this home made shampoo to get best results of removing oil and dead cells from you scalp and also nourishing it.


  1. Reetha (whole seeds)                       – 250 gms
  2. Shikakai (pod)                                   – 200 gms (These two are the basic cleansers)
  3. Amla (ppowder/dry)                          – 100 grams
  4. Brahmi (fresh or dried)                     – 100 gms
  5. Bringraj                                             – 100 gms
  6. henna (fresh or dry leaves)              -100 gms
  7. Indigo(if colouring your hair is required) – 100 gms
  8. Hibiscus (dry flowers)                      – 50 gms
  9. Neem  leaves (avoids dandruff)      – 50 gms
  10. Tulsi Leaves ( avoids other microbial infections) – 50 gms
  11. Curry Leaves                                   – 50 gms
  12. Guava leaves                                  – 50 gms
  13. Methi seeds                                     – 25 gms
  14. Onion Seeds                                   –  25 gms
  15. Black Sesame seeds                       – 25 gms
  16. Aloe Vera gel                                   – 2 scoops
  17. Tea Dust                                          – 2 teaspoons


Method Of Preparation of  Home Made Shampoo

  1. Boil 2 litres of water and add tea dust to it, let it boil for 15 minutes – take care not to reduce the amount of water.
  2. Strain and cool the water till it is just above warm or 40 degrees celcius
  3. Soak all the ingredients overnight – I prefer doing it in a iron wok or utensil
  4. In the morning remove the seeds of Reetha and Shikakai
  5. Place the vessel on stove and boil the ingredients for 10 minutes using a spoon to slightly crush the ingredients
  6.  Strain well and store in a bottle.
  7. You can store it in refrigerator for 3 to 6 months and this comes for 12 to 15 washes depending on the length of your hair

How To Use

  1. For shoulder length hair – take 100 ml of the home made natural shampoo
  2. message on wet scalp and hair thoroughly
  3. Then work on the length of your hair and massage for a few minutes.
  4. You will not get lather as in chemical shampoos but this natural shampoo will cleanse your hair thoroughly and give shine to your hair
Expert Tips
  1. Use the homemade shampoo after bringing it to room temperature if you are refrigerating. You can easily store upto 2 months without refrigeration but I prefer to refrigerate so as not to attract any harmful microbes.
  2. All the left over ingredients after straining can be used ground to make a fine paste and used as hair pack before washing your hair


How To Make Natural Homemade Shampoo
How To Make Natural Homemade Shampoo






  1. Our hair gets limp in the monsoon and static in the winter. And Indian summers we always seem to spot the wet hair look

  2. Oh wow! That is a ton of ingredients. I think I’ll stick to buying mine. Ha! But it is nice to know it can be made.

  3. Brilliant recipe for a more natural shampoo! I’m trying to reduce my use of chemicals more and more and I love the idea of making my own shampoo. Thanks for sharing

  4. Wow never thought of making my own shampoo, but it sounds fantastic. Can some of the ingredients be swapped do you know becasue im not sure id be able to find some of them.

  5. Awesome! Too bad most of the ingredients are not available locally where I am. I would love to use this for myself and my kids! 😀

  6. This sounds like an interesting shampoo, unfortunartely I cannot get these ingredients in the Uk so will have to wait till I go to India to see if I can get them.

  7. Thank you so much for sharing this. I’ve been trying to find a good homeopathic shampoo to help with my hair loss. Is it ok to use in blonde hair? Because I saw that there’s henna?

  8. It is nice to know that you can make your own shampoo. However, I have no idea where to get those ingredients you listed. If I knew where to get them, I would definitely make my own shampoo too!

  9. This is so cool! I’ve never seen a blog like this before! Let us know the results!

  10. Whoa this sounds like a lethal recipe; I used to wash with amala/shikakai and reetha soaked overnight combo – but the mess it makes made me skip to organic shampoos now! Didnt know about onion seeds being used like this. What is tea dust? Where do you get it?

  11. Hey, this is such a helpful post, Menaka! I have been thinking about researching a home made shampoo recipe as I want to quit using shampoo now. It’s made my hair dry, my scalp dry and itchy. Mother keeps insisting I use shikakai, but I still have to begin doing that! Will surely try out this shampoo.
    Thank you so much!

  12. With the kind of hair I have, I think I’m going to try this. Who knows, it might finally make my hair what I wanted it to be forever 🙂


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