Hair Treatment Herbs

One of the easiest ways to get beautiful healthy hair, is to use herbal teas in your hair.

Herbal tea doesn’t only increase hair growth. It makes the hair stronger because of the rich vitamins and minerals. Herbal Tea Rinses will reduce breakage and shedding by strengthening your hair from the root.

They cleanse and condition the scalp. Keeping the scalp detoxed is the first step to healthy hair.

Choose one of the following methods:

Herbal Tea Hair Rinse

To create an herbal hair rinse, simply pour 2 cups of boiling water over 3 or more tablespoons of dried quality or organic herbs (see list below) and allow to infuse for 8 hours or overnight. Strain herbs from the liquid, you can gently warm the liquid if you’d like.

You can use dried or fresh herbs. I always use dried because that’s what I have on hand.

To use, slowly pour the rinse over your head, making sure to massage the infusion into your hair and scalp.

You can do this in the shower or keep a large bowl under your head to catch the liquid and reapply. Repeat several times, and either rinse out or allow to dry.

Herbal Vinegar Hair Rinse

Vinegar rinses have the same advantages as water-based hair rinses, and they also help restore hair’s pH balance. Vinegar is beneficial for oily hair, itchy scalp, dandruff, dull hair, and other scalp conditions.

To make, place 1/2 cup dried quality or organic herbs (see list below) and 8 oz organic Apple Cider Vinegar (with mother) in a glass jar, cap tightly, and infuse for 3-6 weeks. Shake the jar daily. Once infused, strain the herbs out. 

You can use dried or fresh herbs. I always use dried because that’s what I have on hand.

To use, combine 1 tablespoon herbal vinegar with 1 cup water, apply to hair, followed by a thorough rinse with plain water.

The infused vinegar will keep for at least a year if stored properly in a cool and dry area.

Below, you’ll find a list of common hair issues and the herbs to treat them .

Dry Hair and Scalp

  • Burdock root
  • Calendula
  • Chamomile
  • Comfrey leaf
  • Elder flowers
  • Horsetail (shavegrass)
  • Lavender
  • Marshmallow root or leaf
  • Nettle
  • Parsley leaf
  • Sage

Oily Hair and Scalp

  • Bay leaf
  • Burdock root
  • Calendula
  • Chamomile
  • Horsetail (shavegrass)
  • Lemon Balm
  • Lavender
  • Lemon peel
  • Lemongrass
  • Nettle
  • Peppermint
  • Rosemary
  • Thyme
  • Witch Hazel bark
  • Yarrow leaf and flower

Scalp Conditions 

(dandruff, sensitive skin, inflammation, itchiness, dermatitis)

  • Burdock root
  • Calendula
  • Chamomile
  • Comfrey leaf
  • Eucalyptus
  • Horsetail (shavegrass)
  • Lavender
  • Marshmallow root
  • Nettle
  • Oregano
  • Peppermint
  • Rosemary
  • Sage
  • Thyme

Hair Loss and Thinning

  • Basil
  • Nettle
  • Rosemary
  • Sage

Normal

  • Basil
  • Calendula
  • Chamomile
  • Horsetail (shavegrass)
  • Lavender
  • Linden flowers
  • Nettle
  • Parsley leaf
  • Rosemary
  • Sage
  • Watercress

See our post on Herbal Hair Highlights

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