Who doesn’t desire long, thick, and lustrous hair? However, even while applying several pricey hair products, not everyone achieves the desired results. Many of us experiment with different shampoos and conditioners on our hair to make it healthier and more bouncy. However, many of us are unaware that Herbal Hair Water helps with a variety of hair problems.
Herbal hair shampoos are an excellent alternative to chemical-laden hair products. They have been used in hair care for ages to renew hair, make it smoother, and improve hair health. Herbal hair water contains components that promote hair growth, soothe the scalp, and help to alleviate issues like persistent dandruff. The components are inexpensive and simple to prepare at home. This article discusses how to make simple homemade herbal hair washes and their advantages. Check these out.
Chemical-laden hair products harm the hair. At the same time, herbal water derived from herbs and natural ingredients may be highly beneficial for hair health while also being devoid of adverse effects. So, let us show you how to produce herbal water for your hair and discuss some of its advantages.
1: Heat some water in a jar when producing herbal water for hair.
2: In this water, add Rosemary, Neem leaves, Nettle herb, Horsetail, and Chamomile for 4 hours.
3: Filter the water and add the apple cider vinegar and essential hair oil.
4: After washing your hair with shampoo and conditioner, rinse it with herbal water and massage it into your scalp.
5: After 20 to 30 minutes, rinse the hair with clean water.
For best effects, use herbal water twice a week.
Herbal Hair Water for Shiny and Strong Hair
Many hair care advertisements promise lustrous, beautiful hair, but at what cost? This homemade herbal hair water solution naturally nourishes the scalp, increases shine and strengthens hair without the risks of chemicals and Parabens.
The issue with many hair care products, even many natural ones, is that they deplete the natural oils from the hair. Many shampoos also include substances that coat the hair for a smooth, silky sensation, replacing the oils that have been removed. It is a vicious loop. But there are other options!
Herbal hair water contains nutritious herbs that nourish the scalp, resulting in healthier, stronger hair. Apple cider vinegar softens and cleanses the scalp without eliminating its natural oils. This water is ideal for a no-waste lifestyle, but it may also be used with shampoo. With consistent use, hair may even last longer between washes that are always a benefit.
Benefits of the Herbs for Hair:-
This rinse contains healthy herbs that benefit hair in a number of ways:
Horsetail is a favourite plant since it has a lot of silicon that helps to strengthen hair strands. Many shampoos contain silicone to coat the hair, although this just serves to mimic the effect. It contains calcium, magnesium, bioflavonoids, chromium, potassium, copper, and iron, to mention a few nutrients.
Horsetail is even an astringent, which is beneficial for greasy hair. This herbal water can help prevent hair loss. It has antioxidant substances that aid in the growth of silica collagen in the hair.
Lavender and Rosemary
Lavender soothes scalp irritation and improves circulation for faster development. Rosemary herb improves circulation and promotes growth. Horsetail and Rosemary, are mildly astringent and help to strengthen hair follicles and minimize hair loss.
Nettle is a wonder plant since it is high in vitamins and minerals. There are carotenoids, vitamins A, B, C, D, and K, as well as calcium, magnesium, boron, chromium, silica, and other minerals. It makes hair naturally strong and highly vibrant by feeding and improving the health of the scalp.
Nettle has antioxidant capabilities. Along with it, minerals like silica, sulphur, and chlorophyll are abundant. The use of nettle herb in herbal water aids in the maintenance of long, thick, strong, and dandruff-free hair.
Basil performs an important function. Like the other herbs, Basil feeds the scalp but even aids in the removal of toxins and heavy metals from the body. It stimulates hair development by providing vitamins A and C, flavonoids, and polyphenolic acids.
The anti-inflammatory components in rosemary encourage hair growth by boosting scalp blood circulation. Dandruff and irritation of the scalp are also eliminated.
Neem is high in medicinal characteristics and is regarded as the finest source of fatty acids, vitamin E, and antioxidants. Its water prevents dandruff and infections on the scalp and aids in hair growth.
Chamomile’s antioxidant and antibacterial qualities help to heal damaged hair by eliminating dead hair cells.
Herbs for Hair Care:
For Normal hair: Basil, Calendula, Horsetail, Chamomile, Lavender, Nettle, Linden flowers, Parsley leaf, Rosemary, Watercress, and Sage.
Dry hair and scalp: Burdock root, Calendula, Comfrey leaf, Chamomile, Elder flowers, Lavender, Horsetail, Marshmallow root, Nettle, Sage, Parsley leaf.
For Oily Hair and scalp: Bay leaf, Calendula, Burdock root, Chamomile, Lemon Balm, Horsetail, Lavender, Lemon peel, Nettle, Lemongrass, Peppermint, Rosemary, Witch Hazel bark, Thyme, Yarrow leaf and flower.
Scalp conditions like dandruff, sensitive skin, inflammation, itchiness, dermatitis: Burdock root, Calendula, Comfrey leaf, Chamomile, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Horsetail, Marshmallow root, Oregano, Nettle, Peppermint, Sage, Rosemary, Thyme.
For Hair loss or thinning: Nettle, Basil, Rosemary, and Sage.
Golden highlights: Calendula, Lemon, Chamomile, and Sunflower petals.
For Dark highlights: Black Tea, Comfrey root, Black Walnut hulls (crushed or chopped), Nettle, Sage, Rosemary.
Red highlights: Henna, Calendula, Hibiscus flowers, Rose hips, Red Clover flowers, and Red Rose petals.
Recipe for Herbal Hair Water
While making this hair rinse takes some time, it is rather simple and may do wonders for your hair!
Time to Prepare: 5 minutes
Infusing Time–14 days
¼ cup of nettle leaf
¼ cup of horsetail
3 TBSP of dried basil.
4 TBSP of dried lavender.
3 TBSP of dried rosemary.
3 to 3 ½ cups of apple cider vinegar
- Fill a quart-size glass jar halfway with dry herbs.
- Shake the jar or stir with a spoon to combine.
- Fill the jar with apple cider vinegar up to 1 inch from the top.
- Cap it securely and thoroughly shake it.
- Keep the jar in a cold, dark place for 2-4 weeks, stirring it once or twice a day.
You may see that the herbs have absorbed part of the vinegar after the first few days. Simply add extra vinegar to the jar until it is approximately 1 inch from the top.
After 2-4 weeks, strain the herbs using cheesecloth or an old t-shirt fabric. You may also strain it through a fine-mesh sieve, then line it with a coffee filter and re-strain it. Clean a glass container and store your herbal hair water in it.
After washing your hair as normal, combine equal portions of prepared herbal hair water in an empty mason jar or another container.
- For short hair, use 1/4 cup of each, use 1/2 cup of each for shoulder-length hair, and 1 cup of each for long hair.
- Tip your head back and work the herbal rinse through your hair carefully.
- As you pour, tilt your head from side to side and rub your fingers through it to ensure that it reaches all regions.
- You may leave the herb rinse in or briefly wash it out with water.
- Use the herbal water once a week or even every day if desired.
- This hair washes in between shampooing sessions, or in place of them if that works for you.
- Mixing the concentrated herbal vinegar with water until before ready to use can shorten its shelf life.
Clean a glass container and store your herbal hair water in it. When you are ready to use it, dilute it with one part of filtered water. The vinegar concentration may be stored forever; however, water promotes fungus and bacterial development, so don’t store the herbal water pre-diluted with water.
How to Use Your Herbal Hair Water
After cleaning your hair as normal, combine equal amounts of herbal hair water in an empty mason jar or another container. The instructions below should help you determine how much herbal hair water to use each time. Depending on the length and thickness of your hair, you may require fewer or more rinses.
1/4 cup infused vinegar to 1/4 cup water for short hair
1/2 cup infused vinegar with 1/2 cup water for shoulder-length hair
2/3 cup infused vinegar to 2/3 cup water for long hair
Tip your head back and work the herbal rinse through your hair carefully. To help it reach all places, tilt your head from side to side and rub your fingers through it as you pour.
You may leave the herb rinse in or briefly wash it out with water.
Have you ever tried a herbal hair wash before? And have you noticed any changes in your hair? Tell me in the comments!
These simple DIY herbal waters will elevate your beauty regimen and provide you with glossy, healthy hair with the natural power of herbs!
Herbs for Herbal Hair Water
The directions for two distinct types of herbal hair water are provided below.
Herbal Hair Water
Simply pour 2 cups of boiling water over 3 or more TBSP of dried organic herbs and leave it to soak for 8 hours or overnight to make herbal hair water. Strain the herbs from the liquid; if desired, slowly reheat the liquid. Pour the rinse over your head carefully, massaging the infusion into your hair and scalp. Keep a big dish beneath your head to catch the liquid and reapply it. Rinse or leave to dry after many repetitions.
Hair Water with Herbal Vinegar
Vinegar wash provides the same benefits as hair water, and it helps restore the pH balance of the hair. This helps with greasy hair, itchy scalp, dandruff, lifeless hair, and other scalp issues. To make, in a glass jar, combine 3 or more TBSP of dried organic herbs and 8 oz of organic apple cider vinegar, carefully seal, and leave to infuse for 3-6 weeks. Shake the jar every day. After the herbs have been steeped, strain them out. To use, apply 1-2 TBSP of herbal-infused vinegar to moist hair and scalp, massage thoroughly, and then rinse with water. Alternatively, you may utilize the aforementioned procedure by blending 1 TBSP of herbal vinegar with 1 cup of water, followed by a complete rinse with plain water. If properly stored in a cold, dry place, the infused vinegar will last at least a year.
What Are The Benefits Of Using Herbal Hair Water?
- Help avoid the harsh chemicals in mainstream products.
- Prevent hair from drying out and make detangling easier.
- Strengthen and condition the hair.
- Help treat dandruff and itchy scalp conditions.
- Increase blood flow to the scalp.
- Soften the hair to prevent frizz.
- Remove product build-up from the hair
- Add organic colours or highlights to your hair.
Herbal hair water has been part of the DIY hair care routine for ages. The use of herbal hair water helps keep the chemicals away from your hair. These rinses are loaded with minerals, nutrients, and antioxidants that keep the hair healthy and strong. Using herbal hair water may prevent hair dryness, improve blood circulation to the scalp, strengthen and condition your hair, and remove product buildup from hair. These are safe alternatives to harsh shampoos and conditioners. You may follow the recipes discussed in the article to prepare them at home.
Herbal hair water is made with easily available ingredients like horsetail, rosemary, nettle, chamomile, parsley, and calendula.
Using herbal hair water helps improve blood circulation in the scalp, remove product buildup, prevent frizz, and strengthen the hair.
These DIY home remedies effectively treat several hair care issues like dandruff, head lice, scalp itchiness, and hair loss.
Hair water is simple to make and they naturally condition the hair and scalp. They soften, add shine, increase body, and enhance natural highlights.