How to Make Herbal Hair Solution at Home
If your hair has lost its bounce and luster 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 an adequate protein and vitamin diet 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.
Advantages of DIY Hair Shampoo
Commercial preparations are far too harsh and, if used regularly, can indeed 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 several simple solutions you can prepare easily at home and use them on your hair for significant 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, 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 four 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 a teaspoon of wheatgerm oil thoroughly 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 after that.
Mix 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 the 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.