Keep Your Hair Looking Great
With Herbal Remedies
Do you suffer from an embarrassing oily scalp? Does your
hair leave much to be desired? Fortunately, you can give your
locks a lift simply by putting together a few simple, gentle
and effective herbal remedies.
If you suffer from oily hair, did you know that eating a
low-fat diet may help alleviate the problem? Recent studies
have shown that eating a high-fat diet may cause the scalp to
develop too much oil.
The study found that a diet loaded with red meat, fried
foods, saturated fats, and dairy foods high in fat can easily
trigger the overproduction of sebum.
This in turn can lead to an oily scalp and oily locks. So,
one easy way to keep your locks oil-free is to switch to a
lower-fat diet. This, of course, is easier said than done, but
it is well worth a second thought. Once you begin to treat your
hair internally, it is time to turn to external means of silk
up your locks.
Eating a low-fat diet and getting the right kinds of
nutrients is perhaps the most important step you can take to
getting the kind of healthy hair that you want.
But there are also many external things you can do. For
instance, there are many herbal remedies that you can put
together on your own that you can easily use to silk up your
locks and create a head of hair that is lush, shiny and
all-around healthy looking.
Here are just a few simple herbal treatments that you can
put together simply by poking around your kitchen. You can make
a special horsetail rinse: The herb horsetail is known to be an
effective hair rinse that can help relieve oily locks and that
can help neutralize overly oily scalps.
Horsetail is highly regarded by many herbalists and
naturopathic health professionals for its ability to strengthen
the internal bonds of the hair shaft. Horsetail is also used
for cutting down on the overproduction of oil that many people
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To prepare a special horsetail rinse, simply boil one cup of
distilled water. Add two tablespoons of dried horsetail herb
into the water in a stainless steel pan (or a glass pan). Pour
the distilled water over the horsetail herb and let steep for
about 10 to 15 minutes. Then drain off the liquid and let it
cool for a few minutes. Once the mixture has cooled, use a
spout to store it in a bottle. Use the horsetail herb rinse
after shampooing your hair. Let it sit on your scalp for five
minutes before rinsing off.
Make a lemon rinse: For shiny
and manageable hair, nothing beats a lemon rinse. To make a
lemon rinse, simply squeeze the juice from two lemons into two
cups of distilled water. Put the liquid mixture into a bottle
and apply to your hair after showering. After you have finished
showering, blot out excess water from your hair using a towel,
and then apply the lemon rinse evenly to your scalp and
The leaves of the lemon balm plant are
believed to help relieve the symptoms of
depression and tension.
A few drops of lemon balm essential oil
are recommended as an antidote to
It can be enough to "shock" someone with
depression out of their state.
Make sure not to get the lemon rinse in your
eyes. Leave the lemon rinse in your hair for five full minutes,
and then rinse it off using lukewarm water. A lemon rinse can
leave oily hair left feeling shiny, smooth and thicker. This
lemon rinse may also create natural highlights in your hair, so
make sure you don’t mind the possibility of your hair becoming