Hair Herbal Treatments and Conditioners - Both whole herbs and essential oils can be used to promote hair and scalp health. Many of the commercially available shampoos and hair rinses leave a residue on your hair that can dull its natural shine, and may even contain toxins such as phthalates. Good quality castile soap can be used as a shampoo alone, or as the base ingredient in natural hair care remedies.
- Herbal Hair Rinses Cooled herbal teas make quick, easy and effective hair rinses for only pennies an application. Why waste money on high priced "botanical" hair products when you can make your own. While the front label features pretty pictures of herbs and boasts of the herbal essences they contain, the truth is in the small print on the back. Herbal extracts almost always are at the end of the list of ingredients, meaning they only contain minute amounts of herbal extracts. Common household apple cider vinegar, diluted with water leaves hair soft and shiny, invigorates the scalp, and eliminates dandruff, all for mere pennies an application! Fix fly away, dry hair with a few drops of rosemary oil on your hairbrush.
- Using Essential Oils for hair Add a few drops of your favorite essential oils for a lovely fragrance and a boost to effectiveness. Tea tree is a good choice if you have problems with dandruff, the astringency of lemon and/or grapefruit helps with oily hair. Rosemary adds luster and shine to any hair type. Always use a light hand with the essential oils, a few drops go a long way.
- Herbal Shampoo Use pure castile soap as a base, and add herbal extracts, and essential oils to make high quality homemade shampoo. You can adjust the formula for hair type and color; Use this chamomile and calendula herbal blend for light colored hair, this one for dark hair features comfrey and sage. You can also take the shortcut of starting with a good quality base of organic shampoo and adding your herbal extras to it. Again read the label carefully and choose those products that are free from harmful sulfates, parabens and chlorides!
- Herbal Hair Treatments and Conditioners: Essential fatty acids strengthen and nourish the hair because hair is nearly 98 percent protein. Excellent sources are evening primrose oil and black current seed oil. Coconut oil is an easy way to treat dry and damaged hair. Apply a thin coating of warm coconut oil to damp hair and keep covered for 15 minutes. Shampoo and enjoy luxuriant shiny hair. Rich and creamy Shea butter draws moisture into the hair and coats the shaft to make hair soft and supple. Pamper yourself this easy Shea butter and tamanu hot oil hair treatment treatment.
- Natural Coloring and highlighting: : Sage tea has a gypsy folklore reputation for darkening gray hair, and I can personally attest to the fact that it works. Henna is a natural hair colorant that seals in oils and tightens the hair cuticle giving your hair a rich, healthy shine. However, it does not work well on mostly gray hair. Cooled chamomile tea brings out the highlights in blonde or light colored hair. Use rosemary, nettle or sage on dark hair. Fresh herbs work best, however good quality, organic dried herbs will do a good job as well.
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