“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” - Hippocrates
Welcome to our page on natural hair care tips and recipes. Your hair is your crowning glory, and when our hair looks dull and lifeless, we tend not to feel good about ourselves. And yet a trip to the hairdressers does wonders for our self esteem and confidence. That is of course if we were happy with the result!
I have always been told that if you are not happy with your haircut, just wait 2 weeks, and all will come right!
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We give you here a large number of natural hair care tips, but one of the best we can give you is that having a good diet plays a large part in having good hair. Of course good genes, also plays a part, but diet is a major part to good health, skin and hair. There are certain foods that you can eat that will make a big difference to the structure and look of your hair. Ideally hair should be glossy and have bounce.
However, there are people out there who constantly complain of having dandruff, and have tried all sorts of lotions and potions without success. Or perhaps temporary success, only for it to come back again. Why? Because dandruff is diet related. People who have dandruff have a Vitamin B deficiency.
So what is a good diet for having healthy hair in general?
These natural hair care tips for hair rinses will improve the look of your hair enormously. Hair definitely benefits from certain additional ingredients added to the final rinsing water. These differ depending on what type or color hair you have.
Boil a handful of your chosen herbs in 2 cups of water, bring to the boil, cool and strain. Or, you can place a handful of herbs in the bottom of a bowl, pour boiling water over them and allow them to cool before straining off.
You can make any herbal rinse this way.
Ordinary stinging nettles will help give your hair bounce and improve the color. Put a handful of nettle leaves in a pint of water and simmer until soft. Strain and dilute with equal parts of water for the final rinse. Nettles have silica in them which helps strengthen the hair.
Take some chamomile flowers and make your hair rinse as directed above. The German chamomile flowers are the better ones to grow. These of course can also be used to make a wonderful tea for the nerves as well, so no you can kill 2 birds with one stone!
If you don't have any chamomile flowers in the garden you can use the chamomile tea bags instead. 6 tea bags are enough for a good strength rinse. Just steep the tea bags in boiling water for 15 minutes and allow to cool before using.
Sage makes an excellent hair rinse for brunettes. Again you can make it according to the instructions above and you can use this rinse as many times as you wash your hair.
Apple cider vinegar can also be used by brunettes. Just a dash of it in the water will make the hair lovely and shiny. This is also an excellent rinse for oily hair. The smell goes once the hair dries.
Of course there are other herbs out there that make wonderful rinses.
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