3 Homemade Tonics For Strong, Healthy Hair

3 Homemade Tonics For Strong, Healthy Hair

Why are there so many hair care products are there in existence? Different conditioners, shampoos, rinses, dyes, sprays, masks, and more aim to give you the healthiest head of hair. Many of these products promise commercial-worthy, luscious locks, but seldom do they deliver. So you spend days, weeks, and lots of time and money to figure out what concoction of products give you the results you desire. 

Too often can you spend a lot less money and get better results by using natural hair care products. Even though some store bought hair products are better and more natural than others, they can still contain chemicals and toxins that damage your scalp or hair. We just want to say that there are reputable brands that sell high-quality products, but they are few and far between. Fortunately, we have you covered with three powerful hair rinses in this article. 

What Is A Hair Rinse?

A hair rinse is a treatment that provide your hair with several health benefits. Depending on the hair rinse you use, you can nourish, moisturize, or remove product build-up from your scalp and strands. A hair rinse is essentially a multi-purpose treatment that helps to cleanse, strengthen, and soften your hair. If you want to rejuvenate your mane, continue reading. 

Horstetail Hair Tonic

It’s important to note that a lot of the evidence surrounding horsetail and hair health is primarily anecdotal. Some scientific studies, however, indicate that horsetail may promote healthier hair because of the impact is has on collagen, the antioxidant properties, and the silicon content. A lot of horsetail advocates suggest that it has a positive impact on collagen and calcium, encouraging the appearance of healthy hair. In regards to the silicon content, a 2016 study found that daily doses of silicon over a nine-month period reduced hair breakage. Horsetail’s antioxidants may help prevent damage to hair follicles, according to a 2015 study. For the horsetail tonic, you will need the following.

Ingredients:

  • 1 handful fresh horsetail
  • Filtered water

Instructions:

  • Bring a pot of filtered water to a boil and then reduce to a simmer. Add the horsetail and allow it to steep for 20 minutes before straining the liquid. Let the liquid cool and then store it in an airtight glass jar. 
  • After you shampoo your hair, pour the cooled tonic over your hair and then wrap your head in a towel. Wait for 20 minutes and then rinse. 

Nettle Hair Tonic

Nettle has been used for its health benefits and ability to promote healthy hair for thousands of years. It is rich in essential vitamins and minerals, including vitamins A, B, C, D, and E, folate, magnesium, iron, manganese, potassium, calcium, and riboflavin, all of which optimize hair health. The silica content in nettle works to boost blood flow to the scalp, which may encourage hair growth. Studies suggest that increasing circulation to the scalp helps deliver more nutrients, helping the scalp remain flake-free and increasing hair length and strength. Additionally, the abundance of antioxidants in nettle may protect against hair damage and thinning. Read below to learn how to make a nettle hair tonic. 

Ingredients:

  • 5 tablespoons dried nettle
  • 2 cups filtered water
  • 3 drops tea tree oil

Instructions:

  • Bring the two cups of water to a boil and then pour it into a heat-safe vessel with the dried nettle. Allow it to steep for 20 minutes before cooling, straining, and adding in the tea tree oil.
  • When ready to use, pour over your hair in the shower and massage or comb through your hair.
  • Let it sit in your hair for five to 10 minutes and then rinse. 

Rosemary And Parsley Seed Hair Tonic

Rosemary is a fragrant herb that can help alleviate many scalp issues and promote healthy hair growth. Most of the research surrounding rosemary’s ability to improve hair growth is focused on rosemary essential oil. This oil is naturally rich in antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, which may calm an irritated scalp. Several studies found that some of these antioxidants boost circulation to the scalp, which stimulates hair growth. Rosemary essential oil may also discourage hair loss, but more research is necessary. In regards to parsley seed, it is very high in vitamins and minerals, including vitamins A, C, E, and K, and choline, iron, magnesium, calcium, and folate. Parsley may help prevent hair loss and decrease dandruff by reducing irritation on the scalp. Historically, parsley seed was used to help stave off lice, so it can come in handy if you find yourself plagued. Read on to learn how to make the hair tonic. 

Ingredients: 

  • 2 tablespoons parsley seeds, ground
  • 1/2 cup fresh rosemary, chopped
  • Filtered water

Instructions:

  • After crushing up the parsley seeds and chopping the rosemary, bring a few cups of water to a boil and then add the herbs. Reduce the heat to a low simmer and steep for 20 minutes. 
  • Remove from heat and allow the liquid to cool before straining. 
  • Pour the rinse over your head and wrap in a warm towel for an hour. Allow hair to dry naturally without rinsing it out. 

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