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07-28-2011, 05:01 PM
Shikakai Shampoo Natural Herbal Recipe
Shikakai is a natural soap for hair. You may boil it by itself and use on you hair

You can follow my recipe for normal hair. The shampoo is made in three steps. Colorant is cooked. Saponin are added to the colorant and

cooked. Lastly, the nutrients are added.

Prepare Colorant
1. Water: 6 cups

2. Amla powder: 1 Tablespoon

3. Cinnamon: 2 medium size sticks

4. Cloves: 12 Cloves

5. Loose black tea leafs: 2 teaspoons

Add Saponin
1. Shikakai powder: 2 Cups

Select a good quality powder that has the bark, leaves, and the buds.

2. Reetha: Broken shells from 4 Reetha nuts

For more lather, substitute more Shikakai powder with Reetha Shell powder.

Add Nutrients
1. Honey: 1 Tablespoon

2. Almond oil: 2 teaspoons

3. Neem Oil: 2 teaspoons Antibacterial for scalp

4. Gotu Kola Extract: teaspoon

Prepare Colorant
1. Mix all the ingredients. Bring to a boil.

2. Turn down heat. Simmer on low for 20 minutes

Add Saponin
3. Add Shikakai powder and powdered Reetha shells.

4. Bring it to a near boil. Don't boil. Shut off heat.

5. Let it rest 4 hours or overnight.

Add Nutrients
1. Heat the mixture to a near boil. Don't boil/ Simmer on low heat for 15 minutes.

2. Strain. Discard solids

3. Let it cool to warm.

4. Stir in the nutrients.

5. Let it cool to room temperature. Transfer to bottles with lids. Store in the refrigerator.

07-29-2011, 04:04 PM
That's some great info! I'm thinking of moving toward all-natural products for my hair. I mean, I love me some Neutrogena Triple Moisture Silk Touch but I know that it has chemicals in it that probably aren't what's best for our hair!

07-31-2011, 04:48 AM
More potions - I love mixing stuff up:dance:

I think I might try this later on in the year as I want to see how sulphur helps me before I start putting additional variables in the mix. I am trying to only change one thing in my regimen at a time that way I know whether a particular product is the cause of any changes :nod: