Monthly Archives: June 2006

Herbal Hair Rinse

Herbs can be prepared in a hair rinse to add shine and life to lack-luster hair, to enhance highlights, add balance to an excessively oily or dry scalp and improve scalp circulation thereby assisting with hair loss.

Healthy Shine Hair Rinse

Place water and herbs in a saucepan. Bring water to a boil then immediately reduce the heat to low.

Simmer, covered for 15 minutes. Remove from heat, cool  and strain. Mix in 3 tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar. Store, covered, in fridge.

Use 1 cup as a final hair rinse after shampoo and conditioning. Massage into scalp and work evenly through hair. Avoid contact with eyes. Blot up excess moisture with a towel and leave in (or leave in 2-3 minutes before a quick rinse). Style hair as usual.

For added benefit, leave herbal rinse on hair overnight and rinse out in the morning.

Substitutions

Oily Hair: Horsetail herb, Lavender flowers, Rosemary leaves, Lemon Balm leaves, Peppermint leaves

Dry Scalp: Marshmallow Root, Burdock Root

Hair Loss: Yarrow herb, Sage leaves, Rosemary leaves, Horsetail herb, Nettle leaves

All Hair Types: Rosemary leaves, Horsetail herb, Nettle leaves, Thyme herb

Blond Highlights: Chamomile flowers, Elderflowers, Yarrow flowers, Lemon Juice

Red Highlights: Marigold (Calendula) flowers

Dark Hair: Rosemary leaves, Thyme leaves, Sage leaves