During the colder months, your hair can get dull, brittle, and frizzy, all thanks to the chilly temperatures and indoor heating. However, with a simple herbal hair rinse, you can restore and maintain your hair’s shine, softness, and health all winter long!
These hair rinses are also a great way to liven up color without the use of harmful chemicals, such as those found in salon or drugstore hair dyes, and they provide a delightful aroma that will linger throughout the day.
For best results, shampoo and rinse hair well before using these recipes!
Herbal Rinse for Dark Hair
- 1 tablespoon stinging nettles
- 2 tablespoons rosemary leaves
- 4 tablespoons sage leaves
- 2 tablespoons tea leaves
- 500 ml boiling water
Combine all dried herbs in a tea pot or infuser and pour the boiling water over them. Cover and let the mixture infuse for about an hour; strain into a separate container. Using a bowl to catch the liquid, pour the rinse through your hair several times to deepen color and restore shine. Let dry and enjoy!
Herbal Rinse for Light Hair
- ½ cup chamomile flowers
- 20 ml orange blossom water
- 40 grams finely chopped lemon peel
- Juice of half a lemon
- 500 ml water
Pour water into a heavy saucepan (not copper or aluminum), and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and add lemon peel and chamomile flowers. Let simmer for half an hour, remove from heat, cover, and let infuse for at least four hours. Overnight infusion is preferable. Strain through muslin into a container; stir in lemon juice and orange blossom water. Using a bowl to catch the liquid, pour rinse over hair several times. For optimal highlighting results, dry hair in sunlight.
These herbal hair rinses can be used on a regular basis to keep your hair looking and feeling its best!