If you’re into herbal remedies, then you’ve got to learn how to make shampoo with yucca powder!
You can never think of using roots to wash your hair, am I right? But the Native Americans did!
They prepared a smooth concoction with yucca root which they used as a shampoo that slightly lathered. As of now, you and me can’t have access to fresh yucca root and even if we did, the time spent making shampoo from yucca root would be tedious. Thankfully, there exists yucca root powder or yucca powder! It can be used to very quickly whip up a shampoo in minutes!
Yucca powder is extracted from yucca root. It is an herb that has been used by the Native Americans for various medicinal purposes such as healing sores, reducing scarring and purifying the blood, among others. They have also used it as a natural shampoo and say it actively fights hair loss!
But how in the world does yucca root work as a shampoo?! Read on!
How Does Yucca Powder Work as a Shampoo?
Yucca root powder has natural saponins in it. Saponins are natural cleaning agents. They form a slight foam when mixed up with water.
It’s just like garbanzo flour, rye flour, mung bean flour and even oatmeal! When you mix these substances with water, notice how slippery they become, with a slight lathery effect like soap?! Yup, that’s what make yucca powder a nice shampoo.
How to Make Shampoo with Yucca Powder
Method One: For Dry Hair
- 1 tbsp yucca root powder
- 2 cups water
- Applicator bottle
- Add the yucca root powder into a blender together with 2 cups of lukewarm water.
- Blend till you get a frothy smooth liquid.
- Pour some into an applicator bottle and the excess liquid, store in the refrigerator.
- To use, pour the liquid on your head and massage it on your scalp and hair. Rinse off with cool water.
- For conditioner you can try this one in my Vegetable Glycerin Recipes for Hair, this DIY Leave-in Conditioner with Aloe Vera or this Shea Butter Detangler!
Method Two: For Oily Hair
- 2 tbsp yucca root powder
- Water or cooled green tea
- Dump 2 tbsp yucca root powder into a bowl.
- Slowly add water or cooled green tea, little by little, into the powder while mixing with a spoon.
- This will form a smooth paste. It shouldn’t have any lumps.
- Apply this paste onto your scalp and hair then leave it to soak up dirt and oils for about 2-5 minutes.
- Rinse off very well with cold water.
- Use a little sweet almond oil on your damp hair as a natural conditioner.
Hope you find these two methods on how to make shampoo with yucca powder useful! Share your results below!