Herbal infusions have been used as efficient, inexpensive home remedy for hair rinses since time immemorial. Elizabeth Woodville, king Edward IV’s queen, was famous for her luscious blond tresses. History tells us that she washed her hair in chamomile, rinsed it with lemon juice and polished it with silk. She obviously had a great deal of time! And, as we’re still talking about them, her remedies must have been effective.
Quality of our diet
Our hair reflects the quality of our diet. After that, damage limitation is the order of the day. Sun, wind, pollution, drying, coloring and vigorous brushing all take their toll on the state of our hair. And we all know the result: stressed hair, dull and lifeless with no body or shine, but plenty of frizz and split ends.
A healthy, varied diet, lots of water and a reduction in environmental stress will all contribute to strong, shiny hair. But how can this be achieved? We can’t avoid going out, so sun and wind and the attendant pollutants will always be with us. But we can stop drying, curling or straightening our hair every day. Let your hair dry naturally after washing – you’d be amazed how soft it will feel.
We can also reduce the number of styling products we use. Talk to your grandmother to pick up a few hair care tips. Sounds weird? Back then, most of today’s styling and beauty products had not yet been thought of, but great hair and beautiful skin was certainly appreciated. Many of the ‘traditional’ hair care products would have come from the kitchen or the herb garden. Fresh and natural, they would enhance the hair, not stress it.
At Home Hair Treatments
Here are some herbal homemade hair treatments and natural home remedies for hair, which have also stood the test of time:
Effective home hair treatments don’t have to be expensive or time consuming. By making use of fresh and dried herbs, we can achieve strong, shiny, and healthy hair. What’s more, these traditional treatments have stood the test of time and benefited generations of women, so it’s well worth to continue that trend.
Many of these herbal ingredients are now used in professional beauty treatments and included in natural hair and beauty products, so if you don’t have the time or desire to make your own home remedy, then go for natural hair and beauty products.
Nancy Faizabadi is a professional hair stylist and the founder of http://www.short-hair-style.com where you can find free tips on hair styles, hair color ideas, hair trends, hair and scalp problems, hair products and much more.