Looking for a natural alternative to harsh chemicals and colorings?
Want an all natural conditioner?
Have dry hair or split ends?
Tired of limp and dull hair?
Have dandruff and can’t seem to get rid of it?
Try these easy and fun recipes to add some spunk and fun to your hair routine……your hair will love it and everyone will wonder how you got it to look so healthy, shiny and fantastic!
HAIR COLORING — a natural way to go
An equal portions of SAGE and RASPBERRY leaves can be use to darken hair. Use decoction as a hair rinse. For an even darker color use walnut shells.
Use CHAMOMILE leaves in a decoction, and use as a hair rinse. This will leave your hair refresh with a lustre shine.
TO DARKEN BLONDE HAIR
A pinch of SAFFRON infused in HOT WATER, will also make a good finishing rise to bring out the darker shade of blonde.
Infuse 4 sticks of dried CINNAMON in 100ml (3 1/2 fl oz) of boiling WATER. Leave to cool before using on freshly washed hair. This will leave a trace of spice high lights.
YOGURT HAIR CONDITIONER
For Dry and Fly-away Hair. Just scoop out the yogurt, work into hair and scalp, sit for 5 minutes and rinse..walla!
INTENSIVE HAIR CONDITIONER
— — A rich, dark, deeply, nutritious conditioner that works well on dry, chemically process hair as it leaves the hair shiny and smooth.
15 ml (1 tbsp) BLACK STRAP MOLASSES
2 EGG YOLKS
50 ml (2 fl oz) AVOCADO or ALMOND OIL
STEP 1/ — Beat together the molasses and egg yolks until they form a stiff paste
STEP 2/ — Add the avocado and mix again. Apply to the hair, working the mixture through the hair from the scalp to the ends.
STEP 3/ — Leave on for 20 minutes then wash out, shampooing twice before drying.
HAIR DRY ENDS
50 g (2 oz) COCONUT OIL
50 g (2 oz) COCOA BUTTER
30 ml (2 tbsps) ALMOND OIL
15 drops NEROLI essential
STEP 1/ — Melt together the cocoa butter and the coconut oil in a small saucepan, remove from heat and add almond oil
STEP 2/ — When slightly cool add the neroli oil. Rub a little into the ends between washiings. This can can be use as an intensive hair conditoner when needed. Place a little of the mixture at the root of the hair and work your way down. Cover for 20 minutes and wash out.
HAIR POMADE — A natural hair shiner that keeps the hair fresh smelling.
50 ml (2 fl oz) ALMOND OIL
25 ml (1 fl oz) CASTOR OIL
20 drops NEROLI essential oil
10 drops LAVENDER oil
10 drops LEMON oil
STEP 1/ — In a jar mix all the oils together and shake well
STEP 2/ — Use by apply a few drops to the hair and brush it in, or sprinkle some onto a bristle brush and brush into the hair.
HOT OIL TREATMENT
50 ml (2 fl oz) OLIVE OIL
10 drops SANDALWOOD essential oil
STEP 1/ — Gently warm the olive oil in a small saucepan, and add drops of sandalwood essential oil and stir throughly
STEP 2/ — Apply and massage into the hair. Cover, wrap and leave on for 20 minutes before shampooing twice with a mild shampoo.
HAIR RINSES — These rinses helps restore the correct pH balance to the hair and scalp. They also remove mineral deposits left in the hair by hard water.
# Fresh ELDERBERRIES make a beautiful shine .
Simmer with water for 15 – 20 minutes, before straining off the juice. Apply to the hair before washing, leave on the hair for 15 minutes then shampoo as normal.
# Add 5 ml (1 tsp) of cider vinegar to your final rinsing water, is also a good way to restore and correct pH balance, leaving your hair gleaming.
DRY and CHEMICAL PROCESSED HAIR
# Add 5 ml (1 tsp) of domestic BORAX to 3-4 litres (6 pints) of warm water.
# You may also add 5 ml (1 tsp) of CIDER VINEGAR to restore pH balance and 6 drops of CHAMOMILE essential oil to fragrance the hair.
# Make a herbal infusion based on 15 ml (1 tbsp) of chopped fresh MINT leaves, – 15 ml (1 tbsp) of fresh ROSEMARY leaves, and the juice of 1 LEMON mixed with 300 ml (1/2 pint) of HOT WATER. Steep for 15 minutes, strain and use as a final rinse.
LANK or LIMP HAIR
# Make a herbal infusion with 15 ml (1 tbsp) chopped fresh ROSEMARY mixed with 250 ml (8 fl oz) HOT WATER. Steep for 15 minutes, strain and add the juice of 1 LEMON JUICE 30 ml (2 tbsp) of FLAT BEER. Mix well and apply to the hair as a final rinse after washing.
# — Juices of 2 LEMONS mixed with an equal part of WATER. Comb through wet hair after washing, and leave on 15 – 20 minutes before rinsing.
DARK HAIR —
# Make an infusion of 25 g (1 oz) SAGE LEAVES in 3.4 litres (6 pints) of almost boiling water. Steep for 2 hours. Leave on the hair for 20 minutes before rinsing out.
# Mix 1 cup of strong black coffee with the freshly squeeze juice of 1 LEMON. Leave on the hair for 30 minutes after shampooing before rinsing out.
# Save the water from BEETROOTS use as a natural plum coloured hair dye. Use sparingly and use gloves to avoid purple hands.# Use a glass of a RED WINE as a final rinse.
SANDAL & SOAPWORT SHAMPOO
1 oz Chopped SOAPWORT ROOT ,
1 oz Dried CHAMOMILE FLOWERS ,
8 fl oz HOT WATER ,
20 Drops SANDALWOOD ESSENTIAL OIL ,
MIX –Place the chopped soapwort root and camomile flowers in a bowl and pour on the almost boiling water. Stir well. Cover and leave to infuse overnight. In the morning, strain and add the drops of sandalwood oil. To use, wet the hair and massage in a small amount of the mixture. Rinse.
NO WASH SHAMPOO —
A useful way of cleaning the hair. This method works best on short to medium-length hair, by absorbing dirt, sebum and general grime from the scalp and hair.
50 g (2 oz) powder ORRIS ROOTS.
25 g (1 oz) SEMOLINA or GROUND RICE.
10 drops LEMON OIL essential oil.
10 drops NEROLI essential oil.
STEP 1/ — In a large bowl mis the orris root and the semolina together.
STEP 2/ –Sprinkle in the essential oils, and stir the mixture well.
STEP 3/ –Transfer to screw top bottle, store and use.
STEP 4/ — Tip head upside down and rub small amounts into the scalp of the hair, and brush outward from the scalp towards the end of the hair. This will leave the hair feeling clean,fresh, soft and sliky.
CUCUMBER SHAVING CREAM —
A soothing cream that helps heal knicks and cuts to the skin. Wonderful for a mans’ bristle beard or a womans’ softer leg hairs.
175 g (6 oz) COCONUT OIL, — 50 ml (2 fl oz) WITCH HAZEL, — 90 ml (6 tbsp) ALMOND OIL, — 1/2 CUCUMBER peeled, — 4 drops LAVENDER essential oil, — 4 drops SANDALWOOD essential oil,
STEP 1/ — Melt the coconut oil slowly over a low heat in a small saucepan,
STEP 2/ — Remove from heat, and stir in witch hazel and almond oil,
STEP 3/ — Whizz the cucumber in a blender and then through a fine sieve,
STEP 4/ — Add 15 ml (1 tbsp) of the juice mixture together with the sandalwood and lavender oil,
STEP 5/ — Mix throughly and place in a screw top jar,
STEP 6/ — To use, stick your fingertips into the mixture and apply to the skin. After shaving wipe all traces from the skin with a warm cloth or water. (note : the recipe contains fresh cucumber extract, which means it has a limited time life and should be kept in a very cool place).
STYLING LOTION —This styling lotion was popular during the war years.
50 g (2 oz) SUGAR
250 ml (8 fl oz) boiling WATER
30 ml (2 tbsps) flat BEER
15 drops LEMON or NEROLI essential oil
STEP 1/ — Dissolve the sugar in the boiling water and leave to cool. Add the beer and essential oil
STEP 2/ — Apply to wet or dry hair after shampooing, and set in rollers (left over lotion can be kept in a plastic spray bottle, and use between washings).
HAIR TONIC for THINNING and DANDRUFF hair
1.2 litres (2 pints) strong NETTLE TEA
250 ml (8 fl oz) BIRCH INFUSION
STEP 1/ Make a tonic with a handful of young nettle tops 1.2 litres (2 pints) in water for 2 hours. Also make another strong tea 45 ml (3 tbsps) of dried nettle leaves
STEP 2/ –Make an infusion with the birch leaves. Add 15 ml (1 tbsp) to 1 cup of almost boiling water, and leave for 30 minutes.
STEP 3/ — Mix the 2 infusions togther. Strain, and pour into bottles
STEP 4/ Apply to the scalp for 2 -3 times weekly, or use as a final hair rinse. DO NOT WASH OUT.
try these easy and fun recipes anytime for fabulous hair and you can smile knowing you did it all natural!
thanks for reading!