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An Herbal Guide to Healthy Hair: The Ultimate Hair Treatment

Dry hair, get lush hair for weeks with the recipe
By Melinda Minton
July/ August 1999


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A mixture of honey and herbal infused oil makes for a moisturizing treatment that will benefit your hair for weeks. To make the infusion, use burdock, marshmallow, nettle, and parsley for dehydrated, lifeless hair; add rosemary and peppermint essential oils for hair follicle health and stimulation.

Infused Herbal Oil

• 1 part dried herbs
• 2 parts vegetable oil, such as olive or almond oil

1. Stir the herbs into the oil (the 1:2 ratio is a general starting point; it’s best to use as much herbal material as possible).

2. Let the mixture steep for about two weeks; shake or stir daily.

3. Thoroughly strain the oil into a bottle with a lid and refrigerate until ready to use as a nourishing oil at bedtime, during a workout, or while working in the yard.

4. Simply work the oil in from the roots to the ends of the hair, or apply only to the ends if your scalp tends to be oily.

Melinda Minton is a licensed cosmetologist, herbalist, and esthetician. She is the owner of Vie Salon and Day Spas in Fort Collins, Colorado. Her articles have appeared in The Herb Companion, Herbs for Health’s sister publication.

Click here for the original article, An Herbal Guide to Healthy Hair.








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