Gugo Shampoo Benefits You Need to Know About | I’ve seen my Lola Doring wash her hair with organic gugo shampoo every night since I was a youngster. I wasn’t sure where she got her fresh gugo components, but I could see why she was so amazing because her hair was thick and strong. She was in her sixties at the time.
I noticed that lola soaked the fibrous gugo bark in water and then washed her hair with the resulting wash, which was milky in color. This milky shampoo is supposed to strengthen and promote hair development.
I eventually observed that my hair was thinning as an adult. Gugo shampoo was my Lola Doring’s “secret” to thick and healthy hair. The trouble was that there wasn’t anything available that was truly organic, like my Lola Doring used to have.
I’d occasionally be able to purchase a bottle or two, but the supplies always ran out quickly. Perhaps the ingredients were limited, or there was little market to sustain the producers’ sales at the time. Until now, that is.
You’ll see a handful of claims on organic gugo shampoo on the market nowadays, but you’re probably skeptical of the ingredients. But, hey, there are a few brands that are still true to tradition but are somewhat expensive.
I recently purchased and evaluated Daila Gugo with Aloe Vera shampoo from an online merchant (disclaimer/disclosure: it was The Red Bus Shop). I got the opportunity to speak with the proprietor, who informed me that Daila’s ingredients were completely natural, organic, and locally sourced. Wow! That made my head spin with delight since I knew it was a long-term business. It is, after all, Filipino-owned!
But, before we get too excited about the Daila line of goods, let’s have a look at the advantages of Gugo Shampoo.
What is the origin of Gugo?
Gugo or Gogo (Entada phaseoloides) is a big woody plant that grows in tropical forests as a climbing vine. Its bark, seeds, and vines are said to have numerous purposes in Filipino folk medicine. With robust stems, the gugo vine climbs high in woodland canopies. Those stems are frequently coiled like a corkscrew and can be up to 18 centimeters in diameter. Native Filipinos have been planting Gugo barks for centuries and soaking them in cold water before preparing them. They’ll squeeze the bark to get the juice, which they’ll use as shampoo.
Gugo Shampoo’s Natural Hair Treatment Advantages
A brief search of Google’s extensive resources on gugo reveals the following advantages:
- Encourages hair growth
- Stops hair from falling out
- Thickens and brings fullness to your hair
- It aids in the removal of dandruff.
- It helps to soothe irritated scalps.
- Hair becomes softer and smoother.
- Gets lustrous hair
- It has anti-inflammatory effects.
Maybe you’re also curious about the active ingredient(s) in Gugo. Saponin, the key ingredient, is a natural surfactant that cleans hair, aids in the treatment of eczema, and prevents dandruff. Gugo saponin penetrates deeply into the follicles, stimulating hair renewal.
Do you want to make your own Gugo Shampoo?
If you’re truly into gugo shampoo and want to manufacture your own, you’ll need to start by locating a gugo bark. This can still be found in some talipapa or palengke.
According to drhealthbenefits.com, the technique is as follows:
Leave the bark sheet in a bowl of distilled water overnight to soak. The water should completely cover the bark.
Rosemary bush, cut four eight-inch branches Rosemary’s Skin Benefits will help us increase the quality of the shampoo we create.
You may make a tea-like drink by boiling them in about 16 oz of distilled water for about 10 minutes.
Fill a large jar halfway with Gugo decoction.
Place a strainer on top of the jar lid and pour in the Rosemary liquid once it has cooled.
After that, squeeze a lemon into the mixture and add the juice.
Toss in three tablespoons of apple cider vinegar with the other ingredients.
Pour some into a spray bottle and add strips of Gugo bark to utilize it.
When you aren’t using it, keep it in the refrigerator.
That’s all there is to it. So, instead of using high-priced shampoos that do more harm than good to your hair, consider Gugo Shampoo.
Homerun Nievera is a blogger and publisher of several online publications such as Negosentro, World Executives Digest and Executive Chronicles, and more. He is a user of Gugo Shampoo and sweaers by its effectivess.