Herbal Hair Rinses
To prepare, place two cups of your chosen herb into a bowl and cover with boiling water, says Rachelle Blondel. Allow the ‘tea’ to steep for at least 30 minutes, strain it and allow to cool. Use as your final hair rinse, dry hair as usual.
- BLACK TEA – helps to prevent shedding and can darken those early grey hairs.
- CALENDULA FLOWERS – will soothe a sensitive scalp and help protect it from bacteria while adding a warm glow to your locks.
- DANDELION LEAVES – help to treat dandruff and dry hair, and will also add a sheen to dull locks.
- GINGER – add a bit of zing to your scalp. Stimulates hair follicles and encourages growth.
- LEMON BALM – great for oily hair. A mild astringent, it will help to wake up and refresh the scalp whilst balancing oil production.
- NETTLE – help to prevent hair loss, stimulate the scalp and encourage glossy shiny hair. Can also curb dandruff and split ends, so pretty much a great all-rounder.
- MINT – its antibacterial and astringent properties can help to increase blood flow to the scalp and stimulate hair growth.
- ROSE-HIPS – jam-packed with vitamin C, they help to strength the hair and also give a boost to red hair.
- ROSEMARY – a revitalising herb that will improve and encourage hair to be strong and shining. Can help with thinning hair by stimulating new growth.
- SEAWEED – can add a bit of bounce to limp and lifeless hair, as it’s full of minerals and proteins that offer the roots strength and vitality.
- YARROW – great for an itchy scalp, it helps reduce excess oil and soothe any sensitivity. Regular use can lighten hair.