The best way to impart the benefits that various herbs can give to your hair is to use the plainest, mildest, natural shampoo, choosing the best quality you can afford. You can then add extra ingredients such as herbal extracts or fragrance at home. The resulting shampoos will be gentle, but will have strong herbal properties tat will boost your hair’s condition and looks. Here’s a nice simple one for normal hair:
Gentle herb shampoo
- 100ml (7 tablespoons) mild, unscented shampoo
- 6 drops geranium essential oil
- 4 drops lemon essential oil
- 2 drops parsley essential oil
Method: Carefully drop the essential oils into the shampoo bottle. Replace the cap and then shake thoroughly until they are blended with the shampoo.
For all hair types
- 1 small or half a large avocado
- 2 egg yolks
- 5ml (1 teaspoon) wheatgerm or avocado oil
- 3 drop parsley essential oil
Apart from making you feel a little foolish as it looks as if you’ve dunked your head in a bowl of guacamole, this treatment gives you hair a soft and shiny finish.
Scoop the flesh out of the avocado and place in a small mixing bowl with the egg yolks. Using a fork, mash the two ingredients together. Then add the wheatgerm or avocado oil and the drops of essential oil, and blend thoroughly.
Using your hands, massage the conditioner into your hair and scalp, making sure it is well covered. Wrap your hair in kitchen foil and relax for about 15-20 minutes. Then rinse your hair with plenty of water and dry as usual.