Health and Wellness : Natural Hair Care Product - Vinegar and herbs

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    Hair Herbal Rinse – Natural Hair Care Product

    By infusing various herbs into the vinegar rinse, you can enhance different hair colors and condition hair at the same time.

    Here are some recommended herbs to use with apple cider vinegar:

    •For dark hair:......Parsley, Rosemary, Sage
    •For light hair:.....Chamomile, Flannel Mullein, Marigold
    •For red hair:.......Henna
    •For oily hair:......Lavender, Thyme, Witch Hazel, Yarrow
    •For dry hair:.......Marigold
    •For brittle hair:...Horsetail

    To make your own herbal hair rinse natural hair care product:

    1.Place 2 tablespoons of the dried herb (or herb mixture) into a muslin bag or tea ball and put in a warmed tea pot.

    2.Pour 1 pint (500 ml) of boiling water over the herbs and infuse for 2 hours.

    3.Allow the liquid to cool then pour it into a quart (1 liter) jar.

    4.Add 1 pint (500 ml) of apple cider vinegar and mix well.

    To add extra fragrance to the herbal rinse, try adding a few drops of lavender or lemon or rose essential oils.


    Dandruff and Itchy Scalp Relief

    The acids and enzymes in ACV kill the "bottle bacillus", a bacteria that is one of the causes for many scalp and hair conditions such as dandruff, itchy scalp, hair loss and often baldness.The bacteria clogs hair follicles allowing dry crusts to form that itch and flake.

    For a simple home treatment for dandruff and itchy scalp, apply full strength ACV to the scalp, rub in, and leave on for a half hour to an hour before washing your hair.

    For an extra strength natural hair care product, apple cider vinegar can be infused with herbs such as stinging nettle, southernwood, goosegrass, plantain and burdock root all of which help prevent dandruff on their own. Tea tree oil is another excellent natural anti-dandruff ingredient, which can be added.


    Natural Hair Loss Treatment

    In her book Apple Cider Vinegar- Miracle Health System, Patricia Bragg recommends trying the following natural hair loss treatment:

    For bald and thinning areas apply to scalp an hour before shampooing- 2 Tbsp ACV mixed with a tiny pinch cayenne powder.
    Then before going to bed, mix a royal jelly capsule with one tsp ACV, pat on bald areas and leave overnight.

    The following herbs have also been used to prevent hair loss and stimulate hair growth:

    •Saw Palmetto

    Make your own vinegar mixture as per the herbal hair rinse recipe given above and apply it full strength to the scalp. Rub it in and leave it on for a half hour to an hour before washing your hair.

    Apple cider vinegar is just one of many natural products that can be used to treat hair loss.

    You can find more holistic tips on how to stop your hair loss now, as well as a male and female natural hair loss treatment procedure that helps you address and eliminate the causes of hair loss, in an e-book called "Hair Loss no More"

    The author, Jonathon E Phillips, is an international hair health specialist and hair loss analyst who has also studied in the fields of physiology, toxicology and naturopathy.

    He guarantees that if you follow the simple steps outlined in this e-book you will see results and feel the benefits within 8 weeks or he will refund the complete cost of the book, no questions asked.


    Home Remedy for head Lice

    Lice infestations are very contagious and are characterized by intense itching caused by an allergic reaction to a toxin in the saliva of the lice.

    If you find that commercial lice preparations are too toxic (many contain pesticides) for you or your child's skin, try the following herbal head louse treatment described in the Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine that uses all natural hair care products:

    1.Carefully brush the child's head with a mixture of 3 parts olive oil and 1 part lavender essential oil.

    •First apply to a small area to test for allergic sensitivity or skin reaction.

    •The hair should be saturated with the olive oil mixture and a shower cap put on for 5 hours.

    •The olive oil clogs the breathing pores of the lice and they can't hold their breath for more than 4 hours.

    2.Follow this by an apple cider vinegar rinse, 1 tablespoon (15 ml) ACV added to 1 cup (250 ml) water, to unglue the nits from the hair.

    •Nits or lice eggs are fairly small and can be pearly to grey in color.

    3.Then, using a fine-tooth comb, parents should comb the child's hair meticulously to remove the lice eggs from the hair shaft.

    4.And finally, wash the child's hair with a natural shampoo.

    Once completed, check the child's hair every other day for the next 10 days, and if needed repeat the treatment.