Stroll to any hair product shop and you’ll be surprised at the number of choices you have for hair tonics like shampoos, conditioners, rinses, sprays, and dyes (to name just a few things)
One can spend days, and lots of money, trying to figure out just what chemical blend will work the wonders it promises.
If you want to break up that routine, try making some of your own homemade products.
I have found them to be easy, pure, and more effective that many of the things sold in stores.
Nettle Hair Tonic
Nettle hair is Rich in iron, and a rinse made with nettles can help combat loss of hair/promote hair growth.
Drinking nettle tea may also help battle hair loss due to iron circulation to the scalp, in turn fueling hair growth.
Nettles can also help with an imbalance of sebum (oil that produced by your pores) which can help if you suffer from dandruff or dry scalp.
For a stuff that is such a pain to even brush up against, it’s a magnificent herb when fully utilized!
You will need A large (gloved) handful of fresh nettle leaves or 5 tablespoons of dried nettle, 2 cups of fresh water, A few drops of your favorite essential oil and A bottle for storing
If using fresh nettle, put in a pot, cover with 2 cups of water and bring to a boil, allow it simmer for 10 minutes, Cool and then strain the liquid.
Add in a few drops of your favorite essential oil and save in the fridge for up to 6 months.
If using dried nettle, bring water to a boil, pour over the herb and cover, allowing it to soak for 20 minutes before cooling, straining, and adding your desired essential oil.
To use, pour it over your hair in the shower and massage or comb in, allow it sit for 5-10 minutes and wash off.
Horsetail Hair Tonic
Horsetail naturally contains silica, which is actually more useful than just for filling those annoying little packets that come with so many products these days.
As a natural substance, silica can help keep hair growing strong, and prevent it from falling out or thinning.
You will need a handful of fresh horsetail and Freshwater.
Bring a pot of fresh water to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and add the horsetail. Soak for 20 minutes, and then strain the liquid.
After shampooing pour the cooled liquid over your hair and wrap your head in a warm towel for 20 minutes and wash off.
Parsley Seed & Rosemary Hair Tonic
Parsley and rosemary leave the hair shiny and glossy (rosemary leaves a particularly dramatic shine on dark hair).
Parsley is also known to help with lice, should you find yourself plagued.
You will need 2 tablespoons of crushed up parsley seeds a half cup of chopped up rosemary and Freshwater
squash up 2 tablespoons of parsley seeds, and slice up enough rosemary to fill a half cup.
Bring several cups of water to a boil and then put in the herbs, allowing it steep for 20 minutes.
Cool and strain the liquid, and then pour the rinse all over your head and wrap in a warm towel for up to 1 hour.
Do not wash off, and allow hair to dry naturally.
When it comes down to it, a healthy scalp and a healthy hair are what really looks good. There’s just no substituting, and no by-passing it.
Instead of patronizing chemicals to try and force your hair into a certain look, try a natural tonic that will nourish deep down and make your hair look good and great-naturally.