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Natural Ingredients You Can Add To Your Shampoo For Beautiful Hair

By Somya Ojha

Shampoo is an essential hair product that every single person uses to get squeaky clean locks. However, these days, most shampoos are infused with harsh chemicals that may do more harm than good to your hair.

Fortunately, there is a way to ensure that your shampoo does not damage your locks, and instead helps them become strong and beautiful. All you need to do is add natural ingredients to your shampoo before using it, to help your locks combat issues such as dandruff, itchy scalp, hair loss, etc.

Furthermore, adding natural ingredients to your everyday shampoo is the easiest and most inexpensive way to beautify and nourish your locks.

So, today at Boldsky, we have curated a list of natural ingredients that you can add to your regular shampoo and enhance its effectiveness.

All the following natural ingredients are replete with hair-replenishing compounds that can make your days of unhealthy and unattractive locks a thing of the past.

Give this DIY method a try to help nourish your precious locks. Take a look at the natural ingredients here.

Note: Perform a scalp patch test to see how a particular natural ingredient suits your hair type.


1. Rose Water

Rose water is considered to be great in restoring moisture to your tresses and also in making them more manageable. This all-purpose natural ingredient can be easily added to your regular shampoo for improving the state of your locks. Add 2 tablespoons of rose water to your regular shampoo for healthy and beautiful hair.


2. Glycerin

High content of humectant in glycerin makes it another excellent natural ingredient that you can add to your shampoo. It is great for keeping the frizz away from your locks and also in keeping your scalp well hydrated. Just add 7-8 drops of glycerin to your shampoo for getting manageable locks.


3. Lemon Juice

Lemon juice is packed with antibacterial agents that can make your dandruff problem a thing of the past. Other than that, it can also work wonders on itchy scalp. So, just add 2 teaspoons of freshly extracted lemon juice to your shampoo to fight off dandruff and impart a natural shine to your locks.


4. Essential Oil

Essential oils are enriched with antioxidants that can fight off a variety of hair-related problems and improve the overall state of your scalp and locks. Moreover, there are many hair-benefiting essential oils such as lavender essential oil, cypress essential oil, etc, that you can select from. Just add 2-3 drops of an essential oil to your shampoo and get gorgeous locks.


5. Amla Water

Amla water is a traditional remedy that is often used to promote hair growth. Also, it is great for preventing thinning of the hair and breakage. So, just add a tablespoon of amla water to your regular shampoo and help your locks become long and strong.


6. Honey

The antibacterial properties of honey make it an ideal remedy for all kinds of hair-related problems. It helps your scalp stay moisturized and even prevents it from getting dry. Add a teaspoon of honey to your regular shampoo to beautify and nourish your hair.


7. Aloe Vera Gel

Aloe vera gel is often used in hair care products because of its ability to ensure that your scalp and locks stay healthy and dandruff-free. Just extract a teaspoon of aloe vera gel and add it to your shampoo for keeping your locks healthy.


8. Olive Oil

Olive oil is considered ideal for treating damaged hair. It is known to have reviving and replenishing effect when used on hair. If you find it too troublesome to apply olive oil on to your hair, you can just add 5-6 drops to your regular shampoo to treat damaged hair.


9. Powdered Sugar

Several experts have considered sugar to be a natural cleanser for hair. In order to get rid of dirt, impurities and toxins from your scalp and locks, you should consider adding this inexpensive and effective natural ingredient to your regular shampoo.


10. Apple Cider Vinegar

Astringent properties of apple cider vinegar can help fight off dandruff and also help your locks become shiny and smooth. Take a teaspoon of this super-effective natural ingredient and help your locks become beautiful and healthy.


11. Peppermint Oil

Peppermint oil is a rich source of antioxidants. Adding this natural ingredient to your shampoo can exfoliate your scalp and make your locks more manageable. Add 4-5 drops of this oil to your shampoo and bid goodbye to all kinds of hair problems.

Story first published: Thursday, June 8, 2017, 11:00 [IST]
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