How to do herbal rinses for hair

The first thought that crossed my mind when I bought my herbs were hair rinses. I couldn’t wait to make different combinations as my hair desired.

So, what makes herbal hair rinses different from the regular tea and vinegar rinses we usually do?

First of all, hair rinses are possibly the cheapest way to treat hair and scalp issues. Herbal rinses can actually help with circulation in the scalp, aid in the stimulation of the hair follicle which leads to hair growth. Some also have the potential to help repair scalp disorders such as dandruff, itchy or flaky scalp and stunted hair growth. Yeah, you heard right.

So, if you can’t afford essential oils for instance or even a trip to the trichologist, herbal rinses might actually be the solution to you hair and scalp problems.
The first herbal rinse I did was mixture of Sage, Basil, Rosemary and Peppermint. Even though, it smelt very herbal, I enjoyed using it on my natural hair. Just in case, you want to try one, this is a simple method.

– Gather your herbs.
– Boil some water according to the quantity of your herbs.
– When it’s boiled, pour the water over the herbs and leave it to steep.
– When it’s cool, sieve the rinse using a strainer.
– When you’re done shampooing or co-washing, pour it over your hair like you would with your regular rinses. A throw and catch method is advisable.
– When you’re done, leave it in for about 5 minutes before rinsing out. Some people prefer to leave it in allowing it to air dry. Either way’s fine.

It’s as simple as that. You can use this alternatively with your black/green tea rinse or together if you wish.

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