Herbs for Beautiful Hair

Rose enhances hair’s natural shininess. You may also replace water in hair products with bloom water from rose petals. It is not an untruth when people say that hair is a woman’s crown of beauty, but for this statement to prove true one has to take good care of their hair. While the market does offer special hair products, reading the ingredients often reminds one of a list of materials in a chemistry lab. Thankfully enough, there are some natural products we can use to replace such chemicals to great effect.

Herbs Against Dandruff
Chamomile blossoms, greater burdock roots (Arctium lappa), lavender blooms, wormwood tops (Artemisia absinthium), nettle haulms or leaves, blossoming thyme tops (Thymus vulgaris), peppermint leaves (Mentha piperita), rosemary leaves (Rosmarinus officinalis), sage leaves, green tea.

Herbs for Greasy Hair
Lemon balm leaves (Melissa officinalis), calendula blooms (Calendula officinalis), field horsetail (Equisetum arvense), salvia leaves, lavender blooms, coltsfoot blooms (Tussilago farfara), rosemary leaves.

Herbs to Prevent Hair Loss
Nettle leaves, basil leaves (Ocimum basilicum), peppermint leaves, parsley leaves (Petroselium crispum), greater burdock roots.

Herbs to Alleviate an Itchy Scalp
Peppermint leaves, salvia leaves, greater burdock roots, lavender blooms.

Herbs to Enhance Hair Gloss
Rose blooms (Rosa spinossisima)

Herbs to Enhance Natural Hair Color

Light Hair – Chamomile blooms, denseflower mullein blooms (Verbascum densiflorum), calendula blooms, lemon juice or honey.

Brown Hair – Walnut peels (Juglans regia), black tea, nettle leaves, comfrey root (Symphytum officinale), salvia leaves, lavender blooms, cinnamon or cloves.

Ginger Hair – Calendula blooms, briar rose fruits (Rosa canina), beetroot or cinnamon.

Recipes for Beautiful Hair


2 Tbsp. dried nettle leaves
2 Tbsp. dried nettle roots
5 Fl. oz. / 150 ml sterile 60% alcohol
10 Fl. oz. / 300 ml distilled water
Pour the sterile alcohol over the dried leaves and roots and let it infuse for two weeks in a lighted place. After that time has passed, decant the tincture through a linen or sieve, and add the distilled water. Use the tincture in scalp massages. If you wish to further improve the effect, you can wash your hair with herbal water.

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