My mother liked to do so to our hair when we were young. Lightly warm 1/2 cup of olive oil, add a few drops of vanilla extract or the extract of your choice to make it more fragrant. She would then place the oil in an eyedropper bottle, then using the eyedropper, applied the oil on the scalp and hair. Massage it into the scalp, shampoo out.
I’ve enjoyed a foot reflexology session and find it helps in several places. One reflexology expert suggests this reflexology clinic to revitalize the hair. Grab a handful of hair and pull gently. Do this all around the head. Additionally it is thought to help a hangover, indigestion and other ailments. It is possible to further excite these reflexes by gently closing your hands into loose fists. Lightly pound the entire mind which will stimulate the hair and has the added benefit of stimulating the brain, bladder and other organs.
Are you a blonde?
It’s surely irritating to escape a swimming pool with green-tinged hair. Next time that happens, have a sponge, dip into red wine and dab it on your hair. The tannic acid in the wine neutralizes the compounds from the chlorinated pool.
Another remedy for your green hairAfter your swim, combine 1/2 cup of baking soda into a cup of lemon juice. Rinse your wet head with this bubbly mix, then head for the showers.
Natural Hair coloring
You may use herbal or vegetable dyes to colour your hair, keeping in mind that they take some time since the colour must collect. However, if you eliminate the gray gradually, nobody may realize you ever had any to start with!
Here are just two hair-darkening formulas using dried sage. Dried sage can help to add life to hair and prevents dandruff.
Make some dark lavender tea: Add 4 tablespoons of dried sage to 2 cups of boiling water, let simmer for two hours. Strain the mixture. Using this dark tea will darken grey hair, but for a much more powerful hair color, add two cups of bay rum and two tablespoons of glycerine (you can get this in any pharmecy). Make certain to label the bottle you’ll be storing this mix in. Each night use the mixture to your hair, starting at the roots and work your way to the ends. When your hair is as dark as you want it to be, stop the process.
If you don’t need to use the rum remedy, combine 2 tablespoons of dried sage with two tbsp of black tea and simmer one quart of water for 20 minutes. Steep this mixture for four hours, strain and bottle. Massage in your hair every day until the desired color is attained. Mix a new batch of those teas when you will need a touch-up.
You may try drinking sesame seed tea – it’s been known to darken hair. Add 2 tsp of crushed sesame seeds into a cup of water, bring to a boil. Simmer 20 minutes then allow to cool. Drink the mix, seeds and all. Drink two to three cups a day.
If your hair color appears to be lifeless, pour a cool cup of expresso in your hair after shampooing. Let it remain for five minutes and rinse.
For wishy-washy blonde hair, dried chamomile can help add gold highlights. Steep 4 tbsp of dried chamomile in just boiled water for two hours. Strain and wash your hair. Have a bowl or basin handy to save the chamomile mix and simmer for another two or three shampoos. (note: this mix, no matter how powerful, won’t cover dark roots)
Juice two lemons, strain and dilute with one cup of warm water. Comb this mixture through your hair, making sure to not get any on your skin. Sit in the sun for 15 minutes to give your hair the glow of a summer day. Rinse your hair thoroughly with warm water after your sunbath.
For extra radiance, right after you shampoo, pour a cup of strong Red Zinger tea (you can find it at health food shops and some supermarkets). Leave it for 5 minutes, then rinse.
Using a juice extractor, juice a raw beet. Add three times the quantity of water since there is juice. Use this as a rinse after shampooing.
Mix 2 tbsp each of apple cider vinegar, raw unheated honey and blackstrap mollasses in a glass of water. Drink the mixture first thing in the morning. Not only should it help get rid of the grey hair, however you’ll have a great deal of energy!
Some natural setting creams
All of us like our curls to continue! Try some flat beer. Comb it through your hair and you get a excellent setting lotion. The smell of this beer appears to disappear quickly.
Fresh lemon juice makes a wonderful setting lotion. Your hair will take longer to wash with the juice on it, but the setting remains in a lot more. If you run out of fresh lemons, use the bottled lemon juice.
If you don’t wish to try the lemon or beer combinations, try milk. Dissolve 4 tablespoons of skim-milk powder in a cup of tepid water. Use as you would any commercial hairsetting cream. The milk really helps nourish the hair and scalp.