Switching to a natural hair care regime was important as I began to transition to a more eco-friendly and sustainable way of life.
Not everyone’s hair is the same. What works well for me may not work quite so well for you. But the truth of the matter is that there are natural solutions for all hair types. You just have to experiment a little to find the right option(s).
Here are three rinses that I like using with my hair.
Apple Cider Vinegar
This is my favorite balancing hair rinse, and regular one.It is great for balancing the pH of the hair and scalp, and it makes hair feel clean and fresh, getting rid of any grease and leaving it feeling silky soft. Can add this to warm water at a ratio of 1:3, sometimes with a little honey. Honey helps keep hair moist and is known to be antibacterial and antifungal.
Rosemary and Lavender
Another hair rinse that I absolutely love is made with rosemary and lavender. Rosemary and lavender help to keep my long hair strong, thick, and in good condition. These herbs increase circulation in the scalp and promote healthy hair growth. It’s important to note, however, that rosemary will darken fair hair slightly over time. To make the rinse, add lavender and rosemary to boiling water in a jar, then strain and rinse my hair with the solution.
A simple rinse made by infusing nettles in boiling water. Nettles grown abundantly where I live, and while I use them for many things, there are always plenty of them for all needs.
Nettles can help with an overly greasy or overly dry scalp, and can help hair grow lush and strong. Sulfur, silica, and other substances in the plant strengthen hair strands. sometimes add nettles to the rosemary and lavender hair rinse mentioned above.
Brushing with a natural bristle brush is another important feature of natural hair care routine. This not only removes tangles and helps prevent breakages, but it also helps to distribute natural oils from the roots to the tips. Modern haircare often encourages us to strip those oils, but natural oils protect your hair and make it stronger, glossier, and generally healthier.
The rinses above might not be the best for your own hair care routine, but exploring the benefits of using plants from your garden is always a great option to consider.