Care Of The Hair
Herbal Hair Care
The condition of your hair is a good indication of your general health and nutrition. Hair loses its shine when you are tired and run down, unwell or unhappy. Hormonal changes, sun, chlorine, wind and chemical hair treatment can also affect the condition of your hair. A healthy diet is essential to beautiful hair so make sure yours includes plenty of vitamins A and B, minerals such as calcium, iron, iodine, zinc and silica, as well as protein and essential fatty acids.
The kind of shampoo you use is also important. Many commercial shampoos are largely made up of alkaline detergents which strip the natural oils from the hair and scalp. Avoid washing your hair frequently as this can over stimulate the scalp and increase oiliness of the hair. Choose a natural bristle brush as nylon brushes damage the hair and cause split ends.
1)Castile Soap Shampoo
2 dessertspoons herb
Juice of half a lemon
150g castile soap
1litre boiling water
Infuse the herbs in the boiling water and leave to cool. Strain, and add the lemon juice. Grate the soap and dissolve it in the infusion. Gently bring it to the boil, stirring from time to time until the water is clear. Remove from heat and beat until the mixture is fluffy. This is a very gentle shampoo suitable even for babies.
1 oz dried soapwort root
1 pint boiling water
1 oz dried herb
Pour the boiling water over the soapwort, cover and steep for 12 hours. Bring to the boil and simmer for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the required herbs, cover and leave to cool. Strain into a jug for use. Soapwort shampoo will keep in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.
Tinctures for use for shampoos and rinses for all hair types.
Rosmarinus Off Zingiber Off
Arnica Mont Jaborandi
Herbs for use for shampoos and rinses for all hair types.
Nettles Linden blossom
Use herbal infusions to pour over the hair as the last few rinses after shampooing. You can also comb them through the hair each morning or night when you are not washing your hair.
To Give Shine To The Hair
To Bring Out Blonde Highlights And Give Sheen
Yarrow Mullein Flower
To Bring Out Shine And Highlights In Dark Hair
Nettles Raspberry Leaves
Black Tea Elderberries
To Disguise Grey Hairs In dark Hair
Rosemary Black Tea