How to Make Herbal Hair Solution at Home
If your hair has lost its bounce and lustre and appears limp and dry, you are probably not giving it the nourishment it requires, or are using very harsh shampoos to clean it.Our hair, like the rest of our body, requires a good protein and vitamin diet in order to retain its original shine and strength. Additionally it requires good, gentle care. If you have been exposing it to too much sun and wind, or if you have been brushing or perming or conditioning more than it can withstand, you will not be able to have that lovely bunch of hair you so much want.
Commercial preparations are far too harsh and if used regularly, can truly destroy the beauty of your hair in no time. Being gentle with your hair helps a great deal in restoring it to its original glory and one of the ways you can do this, is to use herbal preparations to wash or condition it.
There are a number of simple solutions you can prepare easily at home and use them on your hair for great effect: Some good recipes are given below:
If you have been losing a lot of hair recently, the following recipe for a hair rinse will help re-growth:
Take some lavender and rosemary leaves (fresh or dried) and a piece of ginger and chop them all up. Boil a small quantity of water in a bowl and add the chopped leaves and ginger into it once it starts boiling well. Simmer for 10 minutes, remove from heat and allow it to cool. Strain out the leaves, and use the liquid to massage your scalp. Wash off after a while. Daily use of this liquid will see your hair return to its original glory within a month.
The next recipes are for repairing damaged hair:
Boil approx 4 tablespoons of dried thyme in a cup of water for 10 minutes. Dampen your hair while you cool and strain the liquid. Massage the clear liquid on your hair and leave it to be washed off the next day.
Mix thoroughly a teaspoon of wheatgerm oil with the yolk of an egg. Apply over the scalp and allow it to dry thoroughly- say for 45 mins to an hour. Wash off thereafter.
Mix together some sesame oil or castor oil and aloe vera gel. Add a few drops of ginger oil, rose oil, geranium and sandalwood essential oils. Apply well over the scalp, cover and leave for half an hour before washing off.
Herbal Hair conditioner :
Take a teaspoon each of chamomile, calendula and lavender flowers in a vessel, add rosemary leaves and pour a cupful of boiling water over it. Strain and cool. Once you have shampooed your hair and washed it, use the liquid now prepared in the final rinse, as a conditioner. It works well on dry hair. Cedarwood, lemongrass or lemon, and sage work well on oily hair.
It is also possible to make good herbal shampoos at home but the process is a little more elaborate than that applicable for rinses and conditioners. However, efficacy-wise, herbal products, be they rinses or conditioners, or shampoos, have an edge over commercially prepared products, since they are milder, and devoid of the harsh chemicals which go into commercial products.
For more information on making herbal hair products, do get in touch with a Professional Natural therapist.