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Natural Herbal Hair Rinses

September 24th, 2018 Leave a comment Go to comments

Leave your hair smelling heavenly and super-shiny after you’ve cleaned it with your natural soap. A lovely herbal rinse also promotes healthy hair and a healthy scalp. Herbal hair rinses are very simple to make. You can mix up a large container at one time and save it for up to a week.

Dark or dull hair will benefit greatly from a rinse made with these botanicals:

  • Fresh rosemary
  • Elder flowers
  • Ground Walnut leaves
  • Nettle
  • Horsetail leaves

Put these herbs in a pot with 4 cups of water and bring to a boil. Let them steep while the water cools. After cooling, strain the ‘hair tea’ into a container. Add a cup of apple cider vinegar and a the juice of a lemon (or a couple ounces of lemon juice). To use this, dilute one cup of your mixture with 4 cups of water. Your can use it right away and store the rest in your refrigerator.

Dry or fair hair will really perk up with this rinse. Use:

  • Calendula petals – 1 cup
  • White oak bark – 1/2 cup

Put the herbs into a pot with 3 cups of water and boil. After cooled, strain and add a cup of apple cider vinegar. Rinse your hair with this blend by diluting a half cup of your solution with 3 cups of water.

All hair types can use this herbal rinse. It’s easy to make but you’ll need to start it ahead of time as it takes a couple of weeks to produce. Get a quart jar with a tight fitting lid. Fill it half full with any combination of the following herbs:

  • Basil
  • Rosemary
  • Lavender
  • Nettle
  • Horsetail
  • Sage
  • Chamomile
  • Yarrow

Pour in enough apple cider vinegar to fill your jar. Shake it everyday for for two weeks then strain. To use it, dilute a half cup of the vinegar/herb solution with 4 cups of water.

Ever since I was a teenager, I’ve liked to use an apple cider vinegar rinse on my hair after washing it. These herbal variations make it even better. Give them a try.

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