What better way to fully embrace the magic of mother earth than by creating your own 100% organic hair balms?
Whether you’re looking for an all-natural conditioner or DIY dry shampoo, fall is an excellent time to dig around in the ground for luscious locks. It may sound counterproductive to seek out healthy hair from the elements, but these concoctions will definitely prove you wrong. Keep reading below if you want to try making a few folk-tastic, homemade herbal potions.
Chamomile & Rosemary Herbal Shampoo
This amazing recipe is flexible, simple and uses liquid castile soap as a base. It also caters to your hair’s individual needs by helping you select the right herb for your concerns. If you’re battling dandruff, you should add raw chamomile. On the other hand, if you’re looking to add some length, rosemary is the way to go. What’s so incredible about herbs however, is that you can also combine them for a super-powered, nutrient-dense elixir.
Coffee Hair Color
Normally, we wouldn’t condone an at-home dye job, but this coffee hair color recipe does the work without all the damage. All you’ll need to make the magic happen is a cup of strong coffee or espresso, conditioner, grounds and apple cider vinegar. Coffee is the miracle ingredient you’ve been looking for if you’d like to go darker or cover a few pesky greys. You may also have to repeat the process a few times for best results.
Herbal Hair Rinse
Hair pH balance out of whack? There’s a rinse for that! You’ve probably heard about the many amazing health benefits of apple cider vinegar, but we bet you didn’t know that it can restore your scalp pH, enhance shine, reduce frizz and help prevent dandruff. Adding additional herbs to the mixture like horsetail for extra strand strength or nettle that’s rich in vitamins can take your rinse far above your average quick-fix.
Herbal Dry Shampoo
We’ll admit, we didn’t initially think dry shampoo is something you could make yourself. However, this home-crafted version proved us incredibly wrong. Using simple ingredients like cornstarch and arrowroot powder, you can customize a version for your hair hue using their chart. For darker colors, you’ll want to add cocoa powder and activated charcoal while red shades call for the additional of things like cinnamon.