Chicory isn’t exactly a popular herb in natural cosmetics, but we believe that its effects will pleasantly surprise you! It is used for skin cleansing, hair care, and as a supplement for the treatment of aching joints and gout.
If you want your hair to shine and grow, you may try this hair mask:
You’ll need a fresh, ground root and an egg yolk. Mix them together to make a paste and rub it into the scalp. After about 10 minutes, spread the paste all over the length of the hair and leave it there for another 10 minutes. Afterwards, wash the mask off with a mild shampoo.
Keep in mind that the mask has to be washed off with only lukewarm water. If you use too hot water, the yolk will curdle and would be very hard to get off. When used frequently, this hair mask should ensure very healthy, shiny hair and stimulate its growth. During seasons when the root is available only in dried form, it’s ideal to mix the ground root with warm water and to let it sit for thirty minutes before adding the yolk.
I enjoyed the special issue of My Herbs magazine.. will order some back issues when I return from Holiday.