Herbal Recipes for Healthy Hair

herbal oils While we like to turn to herbs in order to embellish a tasty sauce or an exotic salad, herb gardens can also supply wonderful ingredients for healthy hair. Natural herbs contain healing compounds that can help rejuvenate weak hair, restore its shine and balance, and combat hair loss. Try to use our herbal hair recipis at home and you will see your locks grow faster and glow with heath!

Learn how your hair responds to different herbal preparations:

*    In order to restore weak hair, use sage.

*    To enhance the deep colour of dark hair, use rosemary.

*    Healthy hair growth is promoted by catnip and camomile.

*    To combat hair dryness, apply lavender, sandalwood, and rose.

*    If your problem is an excess oil production, use cadarwood, lemon, patchouli, and cypress.

*    If your hair is too thin and you want to give it more body, apply flaxseed, agar, gelatine, quince, and Irish moss.

*    For additional softness and shine of your hair, use natural honey preparations.

*    To cure dandruff, use powerful disinfectant qualities of neem.

*    To give your hair more strength and nourish it with silica, apply horsetail.

*    For hair loss prevention, use arnica, burdock root, southern woods, and marigold.

*    For sparkling cleanliness of your hair, wash or rinse it with nettle, birch leave, aloe, and watercress preparations.

Ginger hair oil is a wonderful hair treatment which stimulates hair growth, boosts the scalp’s circulation, and alleviates dandruff. Ginger treatment will leave your hair feel soft, clean, and pleasantly smelling of herbs. In order to make this fantastic hair remedy at home, grate 1 tbsp fresh ginger root, place it in a cheesecloth, and squeeze ginger juice (you will get about 1/4 tsp juice). Mix the fresh juice with 1/4 cup light sesame oil and blend well together. To treat hair, apply the ready ginger hair oil onto your scalp, massage inside your hair, and leave on for about 15 minutes before shampooing.

To prepare a rejuvenating herbal rinse for oily hair, take 1 tbsp each of calendula, lavender and camomile flowers, burdock root, sage leaves, and lemongrass and steep the herbs in 2 cups boiling water for about 30 minutes. Strain the liquid and add 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar. To apply, pour this herbal rinse over your scalp and hair after shampooing and leave on without additional rinsing.

To prepare a nourishing hair rinse for dry, dull hair and dandruff, combine together in a clean glass container the following ingredients: 1 tbsp lavender flowers and leaves; 1/2 cup chopped mint; 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar; and 1 cup filtered water. Leave the mixture to sit overnight at room temperature. When ready to use, strain the liquid and pour it over wet hair after shampooing. Massage deep into the scalp for several minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water.

To make a herbal splitz to combat hair loss, take a handful of burdock root, marigold, camomile and sage, put the herbs in a pot of boiling water, and simmer for about 5 minutes. Let this herbal preparation stay in the covered pot for several hours. When ready, strain the concoction and pour the liquid into a spray bottle. Splitz your hair a few times every day to promote the growth of healthy hair and combat hair loss.

Christiana Roberts

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Posted on January 22, 2008 
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4 Responses to “Herbal Recipes for Healthy Hair”

  1. josh Ridlon on March 27th, 2008 5:21 am

    what the heck is a splitz?

  2. superlada on April 22nd, 2008 12:20 am

    Dear Josh,

    A splitz is a liquid solution that you spray onto your hair. It can be used to apply various herbal infusions, as a hair treatment or just as a handy hair conditioner.


  3. Dorothy Lewis on August 19th, 2008 12:12 pm

    I am a female with hair loss. in the middle of my head. my hair is gone. I have been trying some
    of everything. I have apple cider vinegar how do I us this recipes. some of this ingredients i dont no please help me i wont my hair to grow back.my God bless you

  4. Angana on May 4th, 2009 12:36 pm

    can i replace sesame oil with any other easily available oil?????

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