Your hair needs water to provide moisture but adding natural herbs will give it an extra boost.
There is no distinct recipe, your hair will like different herbs at different times. Below is a list of additives and their uses from the Anita Grant website:
To condition and detangle dry, coarse naturally curly hair use: Organic Burdock Root, Organic Marshmallow Root, Organic Nettle Leaf Herb, Organic Blue Malva Herb, Organic Chamomile Flower, Organic Hibiscus Flower, Irish Moss, Organic Coltsfoot
To condition thin, greasy, naturally curly hair use: Organic Horsetail Herb, Organic Lavender Flower, Organic Rose Buds, Irish Moss, Organic Coltsfoot
To naturally prevent dandruff use: Organic Horsetail Herb, Organic Burdock Root, Organic Chamomile Flower, Organic White Willow Bark, Organic Coltsfoot
To naturally soothe scalp irritation use: Organic Nettle Leaf Herb, Organic Chamomile Flower, Organic White Willow Bark, Irish Moss
To promote body, sheen and luster use: Organic Burdock Root, Organic Rose Buds, Organic Horsetail Herb, Organic Nettle Leaf Herb, Organic Coltsfoot, Organic White Willow Bark, Irish Moss
To promote healthy natural hair growth and prevent/repair split ends use: Single use Organic Burdock Root, Organic Hibiscus, Organic Nettle Leaf Herb – or – Herb Combos of Organic Nettle Leaf with Organic Coltsfoot and Organic Horsetail.
To prevent breakage of dry, coarse, naturally curly hair use: Organic Hibiscus Flower, Organic Blue Malva Herb
You can also add:
Aloe Vera Juice or Gel: Great moisturizing properties, helps provide a light hold and promote hair growth.
Vegetable glycerin: Humectant to supports moisture.
Honey: Humectant to support moisture also aids in clumping and provides hold.
These herbs can be found in root, liquid or powder form at your local health food store or at The Vitamin Shoppe.
Here are some simple instructions on how to make the spritz from Zainab1 courtesy of Natural Review:
Add all of your wonderful herbs into a bowl for a strong infusion I like to have my bowl/container half or a little over half-filled with the herbs. If you like infusions not as strong you can use 1-2 tablespoons of each herb.
- Boil some distilled water
- Allow your herbs to steep (covered) for a few hours or even over night.
- Strain with cheese cloth or regular strainer or both.
- Add your Aloe Vera juice.
- Pour into a clean spray bottle and keep refrigerated.
- You can add EO’S of you choice for preservatives (optional).
You can use this spritz as a Wash-N-Go styler, as a final rinse after shampooing instead of conditioner, as a second day hair refresher, or just to provide additional moisture to dry tresses.
Anita Grant article on herbs for hair: https://anitagrant.com/index.phppage=shop.browse&category_id=5&option=com_phpshop&Itemid=41
Zainab1′s recipe from Natural Review:http://naturalreviewbyl.com/2010/08/23/zainab1s-herbal-spritz-recipe/
Vitamin Shoppe site: http://www.vitaminshoppe.com/store/en/vitamins_minerals/index.jsp
or if you are local the Vitamin Shoppe is located:
4600 Shelbyville Road Louisville, KY 40207
Near Mall St Matthews.