Rosemary - Thyme Rinse
Makes 12 ounces
Rosemary and thyme have been used for centuries to darken hair and keep it soft and silky. They also have natural antiseptic properties, which give this rinse the added bonus of keeping your scalp healthy and clean. After several uses, you will notice the results. Herbal rinses need to build up over time, but the advantage is that your hair will darken quite subtly and naturally.
1 tablespoon fresh rosemary leaves or 1/2 tablespoon dried
1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves or 1/2 tablespoon dried
2 cups boiling water
- Place herbs in a glass bowl and pour boiling water over them. Allow leaves to steep until cool. Strain liquid and pour into a container
- After shampooing, pour the rinse over your hair. Do not rinse
Refreshing Lavender - Mint Rinse
Makes 8 ounces
This rinse will add shine to dull, limp locks. Mint and vinegar clean your scalp and leave your hair smelling fresh. Mint is energizing and will give your scalp tingly feeling. Lavender is cleansing and mild, so all skin and hair types can use this rinse.The vinegar also rids your hair and scalp of any leftover residue from styling gels or soap-based shampoos. Use this rinse monthly.
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup fresh mint leaves or 1 tablespoon dried
1 tablespoon fresh lavender leaves or 1/2 tablespoon dried
1 cup boiling water
- Place vinegar and herbs in a bowl and pour boiling water over them. Let mixture cool completely and then strain.
- Apply the solution to the scalp as a final rinse after shampooing. Rinse well with cool water.
About the Author
Janice Cox is a writer with The Herb Companion, a national magazine that brings luxury to everyday life with herbs. Each issue features garden plans and advice, unique recipes, health and wellness information, plant profiles and more.