Super Easy Soapnut Shampoo Recipe for Thick and Healthy Hair

6 Materials
25 Minutes

This soapnut shampoo does wonders for your hair and you will only need four ingredients to make it!

Soapnuts are great for your hair and especially your scalp, shikakai benefits for hair include hair loss prevention, amla makes your hair darker, and fenugreek seeds activate thicker hair growth.

The soapnut shampoo recipe is simple and fun to make, so let’s get to it!

Tools and materials:

  • Soapnuts
  • Shikakai pods
  • Dried amla
  • Fenugreek seeds
  • A pot
  • Ice cube tray
Crushing soapnuts

1. Take 4-5 soapnuts and crush them in a bowl

Mixing ingredients together

2. Add the other ingredients

Add 6-8 shikakai pods, 8-10 dried amla and 1 tablespoon of fenugreek seeds. Then, mix all the ingredients together. 

Adding water

3. Add 4 cups of water

Then, mix it again and leave it to soak overnight.

4. Simmer the herbs

In the morning, pot the mixture into a pot and simmer the herbs on low fire for 10-15 minutes. After that, put a lid on the pot and let it sit until it cools down completely.

5. Strain the shampoo through a cloth

Make sure to squeeze all of the liquid out: there should be quite a lot of foam at this point.

6. Pour the shampoo onto the scalp

Massage it in and leave it in for 5 minutes, then rinse off.

7. Freeze the rest of the shampoo mix

Pour the rest of the soapnut shampoo mix into an ice cube tray and freeze it.

When you decide to use the shampoo, dilute 3-4 ice cubes in water and wash your hair.

You will be able to use the shampoo next time you shower, or whenever you prefer. The shelf life of the ice cubes is up to 2 months and shampoo itself can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Completed DIY soapnut shampoo cubes

DIY soapnut shampoo

And that's it! In just 7 simple steps, we have prepared home-made soapnut shampoo that you can freeze and use over a week or two at least.

This shampoo is amazing for your hair, and especially helpful if you are struggling with hair loss. Try this out at home and make sure to let us know in the comments if you are happy with the results!

Suggested materials:
  • Soapnuts
  • Shikakai pods
  • Dried amla
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