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Herbs for your hair

Posted on: March 5, 2009

So if you are going to make your own herbal shampoo it would be good to know which herbs to use no? There are some herbs that are really popular that most people can name of quick like rosemary and sage, but did you know that catnip is good for hair too (my cats going to have a field day with this one) ?

Here’s what I’ve dug up so far.

 Burdock: great for thinning hair, dry, irritated scalp, dandruff, and seborrhea
Calendula: conditions
Catnip: Promotes healthy hair growth
Chamomile: a healing and soothing herb to soften hair, soothe the scalp, lighten, condition, and stimulate growth
Horsetail: Helps brittle hair due to its high silica content
Lavender: useful for all hair types it stimulates hair growth, and degreases

Marigold: lightens hair color
Nettle: conditions, improves color and texture, helps with dandruff, irritated scalp, and dry scalp
Parsley: enriches hair color and gives a nice luster
Plantain: great for dry, irritated scalp, dandruff, and seborrhea
Peppermint: stimulates the scalp
Rosemary: excellent for all hair types and problems it acts as a tonic and conditioner, one of the best herbs to use, gives luster and body, stimulates growth, helps with dandruff, and brings out dark highlights in the hair
Sage: traditionally used to restore color to graying hair, excellent for week hair
Saw Palmetto: good for hair thinning and hair loss
Thyme: good for oily hair, dandruff, and mild hair loss
Witch Hazel: leaves and bark are astringent and cleanse oily hair
Yarrow: for oily hair
Yucca: Navajos swear by yucca root to prevent hair loss and to cure dandruff.

 taken from

 Dry Comfrey, marsh mallow
Greasy Lavender, peppermint
Dull & Lifeless Fennel, parsley, rosemary, garlic
Fair Chamomile flowers
Dark Comfrey, rosemary, sage, thyme
Auburn Pot marigold petals
To treat dandruff Bergamot, mint, parsley, sage, southernwood, thyme
General Conditioners Birch leaves, horsetail stems, marjoram, rosemary, thyme
Encourage Hair Growth Catmint, garlic, onions, nasturtium leaves, southernwood leaves, ginkgo
Soften & Cleanse Chamomile, lime, witch hazel

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