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5 Benefits of Herbal Rinses for Natural Hair

Avatar • Jan 23, 2009

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inspired by bublnbrnsuga, i did some research on the benefits of herbal teas for natural hair. i know teas are most familiarly known for coloring, but here are some other uses.

1. CONDITIONING
Herb leaves used to condition dry hair include comfrey, marsh mallow, stinging nettles, parsley and sage; plus burdock root and elder flowers. Herbs for greasy hair are horsetail, lemon balm, mints, rosemary, southernwood, witch hazel and yarrow; plus calendula petals, lavender and lemon juice.

2. TO ADD BODY AND LUSTRE
These include goosegrass, horsetail, parsley, rosemary, sage, southernwood, stinging nettle and watercress; plus calendula petals, lime flowers and nasturtium.

3. FOR OILY HAIR
…There are a few essential oils that discourage oil production by the scalp. These are cedarwood, lemon, lemongrass or sage (conditioner). Diluted lemon juice as well. You can add one drop of patchouli essential oil to your daily dose of shampoo also. Vinegar hair rinses discourage dandruff and keep oily hair in check. If vinegar isn’t up your alley, then try rinsing with sage tea — it helps reduce dandruff and excess oil as well.

4. HAIR COLORING
Prepare a strong tea of chamomile for a light hair rinse. Burdock leaf tea cleanses the system and helps give the hair additional shine from within or topically. Nettle juice cleanses the system and provides help for lackluster skin and hair. Rhubarb root tea rinse will lighten light brown or faded blonde hair.

5. STIMULATING HAIR GROWTH
A hot oil treatment may be something you will want to try. They can bring back shine to damaged hair but not always restore flexibility and bounce however. Simply add 2 oz jojoba oil (or witch hazel, aloe juice or neem oil) and 30 drops of lavender, rosemary or even sandalwood (applied to dry ends of hair is helpful but fragrance lasts for hours). Warm it up and then apply to hair. Put a cap on and then rinse off one to two hours later with shampoo.

this information is from www.holisticbeauty.net

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