How To Use Herbal Hair Wash
Gorgeous, shiny, healthy hair is every woman’s desire. This desire may look like a little difficult to achieve but the truth is that achieving gorgeous hair is pretty easy with just doing the right things.
First and foremost you must follow the basics right i.e., eat a balanced diet, drink plenty of water, thymeand get enough sleep. These will be reflected in your skin and hair, and your body will have all the good effects.
For gorgeous tresses, you definitely need to do few additional things like keep your scalp & hair clean and well nourished. We have always followed the once in three days shampoo method which gives frizzy hair for day 1, pretty hair for day 2 and greasy hair for day 3 and there we began with the next shampoo cycle. This in the long term is actually a damaging process that rips off natural oils from scalp and hair.
How about getting you in the “No-Poo” movement and use herbal hair washes/rinses? Well, the No-Poo term may sound a little odd, but it really is fabulous if followed the right way. It simply refers to move away from commercial conditioners and shampoos, and join the group of people who involve in using natural herbs for cleaning scalp and hair. This not only keeps your scalp and hair clean but also keeps them well-nourished.
Below are few herbal hair rinses that you may use to treat your hair. Read on.
Chamomile Rose Rinse
For this rinse you will need 1 ½ cups of brewed strong organic chamomile tea, 1 cup of brewed strong organic rose petal tea and 1 tbsp of baking soda. This rinse is great for light colored hair as it works well in enhancing the natural highlights in darker hair. Soak your hair with this rinse for just 5 minutes to notice the lightened effect.
Rosemary Cacao Rinse
Take 1 ½ cups brewed strong organic cacao nib tea, 1 cup brewed strong organic rosemary leaf tea, 3 drops organic peppermint essential oil and 1 tbsp baking soda. Rosemary is a well known herb for improving hair health. It improves blood circulation of the scalp, stimulates the follicles and also enhances the richness in dark colored hair. Cacao nibs have cocoa butter fats which are natural hair conditioners and leave hair soft. It is perfect for brown hair as well. Sensitive scalps too can try this rinse.
Nettle Lavender Rinse
Take 2 and 1/2 cups brewed strong organic nettle leaf tea, 5 drops organic Lavender essential oil and 1 tbsp baking soda. Nettle tea is known as a wonderfully strengthening herbal tonic for hair. It is high in mineral and vitamin content which is capable of nourishing all hair types. Lavender essential oil has a calming effect and helps to normalize both dry and oily scalp conditions, and is also well suited for irritated or sensitive scalps. This rinse is perfect for all hair type and colors.
Rosemary Thyme Rinse
Take 1 tablespoon of rosemary leaves and 1 tablespoon of thyme leaves. Pour two cups of boiling water over them and allow it to cool down. Drain before using.
Yucca Root, Amla & Fenugreek Powder Wash
Take 1 tbsp each of Yucca Root Powder, Amla Powder and Fenugreek Powder. Mix them together in a bowl and stir hot water to make a paste. Allow it to cool down before using.
How To Use Hair Rinses/Washes:
- Using a covered pot to decoct the herbs you are using for 10-15 minutes. 1/4 cup of herbs per cup of water is a good ratio.
- Strain out the herbs and combine your herbal infusion, essential oils, and baking soda in a glass jar. Ensure that the baking soda is completely dissolved and well mixed.
- Allow the mixture to cool.
- Pour the mixture over dry hair. Soak hair in the mixture for at least 5 minutes is a better idea. Massage the scalp gently using a circular motions to clean the scalp.
- Rinse out with clean running water.
- If desired, follow up with an apple cider vinegar rinse.
- If your hair feels dry and you want a little conditioning, add a small amount of organic coconut oil or jojoba oil to moisturize.
These herbal hair washes are great and easy to do. You can use them once a week with washing hair with simple water in between the week when required. Herbal hair washes is all about experiments, try and find out which among these suits you the best.
Have you used any of these natural herbal hair cleanser?
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