7 plants that take care of your hair (and a homemade shampoo)

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7 plants that take care of your hair (and a homemade shampoo)

Nothing like medicinal plants to take care of your hair. Thanks to its properties you can combat problems such as dandruff, dryness or brittleness.

7 plants that take care of your hair (and a homemade shampoo)

The diversity of hair care products found in drugstores and supermarkets is incredible. Rather, the diversity is in the design of the labels, because the content is very similar: they are full of the same petroleum derivatives and other suspicious substances.

Conventional shampoos lather a lot and smell great, but they contain ingredients that irritate the scalp, dry it out or break through, and penetrate the body with damaging effects.

On the other hand, preparations with medicinal plants really take care of the scalp and hair. They strengthen it and can end problems such as dandruff and irritations.

MEDICINAL PLANTS TO CARE FOR HAIR

These seven plants can do a lot of good things for your hair, each in its own way:

BIRCH LEAVES

They have a calming and refreshing effect, and can be used to combat dandruff. They are especially suitable for fine hair.

How to use it: prepare a decoction with 4 tablespoons of dried leaves in a liter of filtered water (let them simmer for 2-3 minutes and then let it rest for 10 minutes). Rub this decoction on your hair in the morning when you get up and before going to bed.

NETTLE

Nettle leaves stop hair loss in many cases. They improve the circulation of the scalp, have a growth-promoting effect, fight dandruff, seborrhea and other alterations.

How to use it: macerate 100 grams of dried nettle and rosemary in 1 liter of anise for two weeks. Rub the scalp in the morning and at night.

COLTSFOOT

Farfara, coltsfoot or coltsfoot is used on hair that tends to get greasy easily. It also has a regenerating effect on brittle hair.

How to use it: You can dilute the shampoo in a glass of the warm infusion (prepare it like a tea, with a teaspoon of coltsfoot) and apply it on the hair.

CHAMOMILE FLOWERS

They help soothe the scalp and mucous membranes. It has a calming effect on itching and eczema. In addition, chamomile adds shine and slightly lightens hair color. This effect is enhanced if the hair is allowed to dry in sunlight.

How to use it: heat a cup of water and before it boils, remove it from the heat. Let you infuse a bag with chamomile flowers. You can rinse your hair with this infusion after daily washing.

LINDEN

In natural medicine, linden flowers are used internally to strengthen defenses or stop the beginning of a cold. They are also used to refresh the eyes. They also soothe irritated scalp and reduce oiliness in the hair.

How to use it: prepare an infusion with a tablespoon of linden in 300 ml of water. use to rinse hair after washing with a natural shampoo.

YARROW FLOWERS

They regenerate hair and have a soothing effect on irritated scalp. They also stimulate growth.

How to use them: you can prepare a decoction with a handful of flower tops in a liter of water for 15 minutes over low heat. Rinse your hair with this preparation. You can also scrub the scalp with the essential oil.

COMMON DAISY OR CHIRIBITA LEAVES

We all know the flowers, but not the rosette-shaped leaves that have indications in hair care. The leaves are used to treat itching, dandruff and oily hair.

How to use them: to prepare the margarita infusion, you need a teaspoon of dried or fresh daisy flowers and a cup of water. Heat the water to a boil and then add the teaspoon of margarita. Boil for three minutes, then turn off the heat and let it rest for another 3 minutes with the saucepan covered. Finally strain and use the infusion to rinse the hair with a massage of about 3-5 minutes.

HOMEMADE NATURAL SHAMPOO FORMULA

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons of liquid Castile soap
  • 250 ml of water
  • 2 tablespoons of dried plants (choose from the ones we propose in this article)
  • 1 teaspoon sweet almond or avocado oil
  • 2 drops of essential oil (for example, lavender, sage, or cedar).

preparation:

  1. Bring the water to a boil and add the herbs. Let them infuse for 10-20 minutes.
  2. Strain the liquid and add the Castile soap and the almond oil. Stir well.
  3. Add the essential oil and stir again.
  4. Store it in a glass bottle or a recycled shampoo bottle.
  5. Use it like any other shampoo.

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