Make Your Own Hair Rinses With Plants From Your Garden Or Kitchen

Thursday, 8 April 2010  |  Tricia

Herbal Infusions

A herbal infusion is very easy to make just like making a tea. - First warm the pot and then add 2 tablespoons of dried herbs, pour on 500ml boiling water and cover with a well fitting lid. Leave to steep for 30 minutes, then strain. After shampooing or conditioning rinse your hair with the infusion. You can also put the liquid in an atomiser bottle and spray it on your hair. These infusions can also be kept for a few days in the fridge.


Chamomile brings out golden blonde highlights in light coloured hair.

Rosemary: helps to bring out dark highlights in dark hair. It is an excellent tonic and conditioner. It is said to stimulate hair growth and help to prevent hair loss. It also helps with dandruff.

Sage was traditionally used to restore colour to dark hair which is graying.

Calendula gives auburn to red highlights in medium coloured hair.

Nettle helps to stimulate circulation in the scalp and can be used to help prevent and treat dandruff.

Other Hair Rinses

Lemon juice has a bleaching effect and can be added to the chamomile infusion to enhance the effect. Lemon is also good for oily hair.

A Decoction of Rhubarb is a strong hair lightener but it can be very drying to your hair. It can be mixed with chamomile to enhance the effect. Making a herbal decoction involves boiling the herbs in water for between 30 minutes to 90 minutes. Strain then use the liquid to rinse your hair with.

Conditioner for dry hair, dry scalp or dandruff:  Massage your scalp with jojoba oil and leave it on for 20 to 30 minutes before washing your hair. An effective way to apply a lot of oil to your scalp is to part your hair then soak a piece of cotton wool with the oil and then apply the oil to your scalp at the parting.

If you are not inclined to make your own hair rinses Logona Colour Care Shampoos do give a slight colour to your hair and leave your hair shiny. Available in chamomile for light coloured hair, henna for red/brown hair or hazelnut for darker hair. Aubrey Camomile Shampoo and Camomile Conditioner will also give slight highlights to your hair with frequent use.

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