lunedì 18 febbraio 2013

Come lavare i capelli naturalmente


Hair rinses were really the forerunners of conditioners. Depending on the ingredients used they can add shine, combat grease and dandruff and enrich the colour of the hair.

Rinse for Blonde Hair Recipe

3 tablespoons chamomile flowers
1 pint water

- Boil the flowers in the water for 35 minutes.
- Allow to cool.
- Strain.
- Use as a hair rinse to lighten and condition hair.

Rinse Said to Darken Grey Hair Recipe

4 tablespoons sage
1 pint water

- Boil the leaves in the water for about 35 minutes.
- Cool and strain.
- Use as a rinse.
- This may help to darken grey hair.

Rosemary Hair Rinse

Rosemary is a very aromatic herb. It adds shine and can add attractive lights to dark hair.

bunch of rosemary

- Put the ingredients in a saucepan and bring to the boil.
- Simmer for half an hour.
- Cool and strain.
- Use as a final rinse for hair.


A Mild Shampoo Recipe

1/2 oz soapwort root (crushed) - follow packaging instructions
1/2 oz chamomile flowers
2 pints water

- Bring the water to the boil.
- Put the soapwort and the chamomile flowers into a bowl.
- Pour the boiling water over them and leave to steep for 15 minutes.
- Cool and strain.
- This amount is sufficient for about 4 washes.

Dry Shampoo Recipe

1/4 oz orris root powder
1/4 oz arrowroot powder

- Mix the powders together.
- Sprinkle a small amount onto the hair.
- Brush in and leave for a few minutes.
- Brush out.

Soapwort Shampoo Recipe

1/2 teaspoon dried soapwort root (crushed and soaked in 3/4 pint water overnight)
5 fresh soapwort stems about 8inches long with leaves

- Boil the soaked root in its soaking water or boil the fresh soapwort in 3/4 pint water then simmer for 20 minutes.
- Cool and strain through a piece of muslin.
- Bottled this ill keep for a wee in a cool dark place.
- It can be perfumed with 2 drops of essential oil such as lavender or rosemary.


Conditioner (for dry hair)

1 large ripe banana
10 drops walnut oil
5 drops lime essential oil

- Liquidise the banana and add the oils.
- Whizz up again for 10 seconds.
- Apply to the ends of clean hair.
- Wrap in a towel.
- Leave on for 15 minutes.
- Rinse out with lukewarm water.

Honey Hair Care Treatment

3 tablespoons clear honey
1 tablespoon olive oil

- Mix the honey with the olive oil.
- Make sure the oil and honey are thoroughly mixed.
- Wash hair in the normal way and towel dry.
- Massage the mixture thoroughly into the hair and wrap head in a warm towel, or use a hair dryer for 20 mins.
- Rinse hair with warm water and wash it with a good shampoo.
- This treatment is good for dry or damaged hair.

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