Herbal Hair Tonics have been used for thousands of years. The beauty of this DIY Hair Tonic recipe is that you can tailor it to your own hair type and colour. This recipe can be made with ingredients that are relatively easy to find in your local shops, but there are lots of different herbs that can be used to rinse your hair after washing. Some of these may even grow near where you live! Go out and see what you can find.
Herbal Hair Tonic
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- Difficulty Level Beginner
- Large handful of herbs of your choice - pick a selection that are suitable to your hair type & colour:
- Burdock - root prevents dandruff
- Calendula - lightens hair colour
- Catmint - soothes scalp irritations
- Chamomile - lightens blonde hair
- Cleavers - helps prevent dandruff
- Horsetail - strengthens hair
- Lavender - antiseptic & degreasing
- Linden - its blossoms clean & soften
- Mullein - lightens hair colour
- Nasturtium - use for hair growth
- Nettle - conditioning & prevents dandruff
- Parsley - enriches hair colour
- Rosemary - conditioning & darkens hair
- Rhubarb - its root makes a yellow hair dye
- Sage - good for darkening grey hair
- Witch hazel - astringent & degreasing
- Steep the herbs in a litre of freshly boiled water. Leave the water to cool until it is luke warm.
- Strain the herbal water and compost or discard the herbs.
- Pour the herbal tonic over your hair and massage your hair & scalp gently for 5 minutes.
- Rinse with clean running water.
- You can use this herbal hair tonic daily if you wish to see long-term results. Always check first that you are not allergic to any of these herbs by doing a skin patch test. This tonic will not store as it does not contain a preservative so it is best made fresh each time.
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