Next chapter in The Home Apothecary: better care for your hair. I’m loving this book, especially the below tips…
Shampoo: I’ll admit when I’m wrong, I was also very concerned about my shampoo being able to scrub my scalp clean but from reading The Home Apothecary I’m actually doing more harm then good.
“Think of Shampoo as your foundation: if you don’t start with a healthy, moisture-rich foundation, no matter how good the conditioner may claim to be, it will never completely restore the damage done by a bad shampoo.”
Plus, I was shampooing wrong apparently..
“Another important thing to keep in mind regarding shampoo is that it should be only applied from the nape up. The ends of your hair (the quickest to dry and split) don’t need shampoo, they will get enough cleansing when you rinse. And no, your shampoo doesn’t need to lather to order to work.”
“Using a daily hydrating conditioner that doesn’t weigh your hair down is vital to hair and scalp health, along with a weekly deep conditioning mask. Applying conditioner to only the body and ends of the hair will avoid weighing it down and making the scalp look greasier.”
And as far as those pesty spilt ends..
“The ends of your are dead proteins and once they spilt there is no bringing them back to life. Frequent trims are the only sure way to rid your hair of split ends.
Last but not least, it wouldn’t be The Home Apothecary if it didn’t provide natural ways to help your hair, see below
Dry Hair: Avocado Oil, Elderflower, Yarrow, Chamomile, Comfrey Foot
Normal Hair: Horsetail, Dandelion, Clover
Oily Hair: Watercress, Lemongrass, White Willow Bark, Clary Sage
To Add Shine: Apple Cider Vinegar, Egg, Nettle, Raspberries
Dandruff Remedies: Apple Cider Vinegar, White Willow Bark, Neddle, Peppermint
Thinning and Volume: Watercress, Applecider, Nettle, Sage, Basil, Rosemary, Licorice
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