How to treat hair at home
If a person starts having problems with hair, then he looks for a way out with the help of professional means - acquires "natural" shampoos, constantly uses therapeutic serums, visits beauty salons for useful procedures.But you can not spend your money, but you can turn to folk medicine for help - our ancestors knew how to restore the beauty of hair, strengthen it and make it silky and shiny.We recommend to read:
If you understand the variety of recipes for treating hair from the category of "traditional medicine", then you can distinguish three large groups of such products - herbal infusions, essential oils and herbal decoctions.Contents:
Decoctions for hair from medicinal plants
It is herbal decoctions that are considered the safest way to treat hair at home.And this is also the easiest way - to prepare the broth easily, you can use such a tool for both men and women.Only first you need to decide which plant( or herb collection) you need to use a particular person, and this depends on what kind of problem with the hair is available.
- If dandruff is present and the scalp itches and flakes off, then you can prepare decoctions of horsetail, lime-colored, nettles, burdock.In each broth, you can add a small amount of flax seed oil( about 1 teaspoon per 1 liter of decoction).
- If the hair is too greasy, it means that there are irregularities in the work of the sebaceous glands.With this will help cope decoctions of rosemary, calendula flowers and / or lemon.
- If there is hair loss, then strengthen them and normalize the work of hair bulbs will help decoction of burdock - this is an ordinary burdock.It is only desirable to use the roots of this plant, which can be purchased already in a dry and shredded form in a pharmacy.
- When the hair is tarnished, thinning will come in handy decoction of birch leaves.Buy them is almost impossible, but you can also prepare raw materials yourself!Just remember that you need to collect birch leaves in May-June, and to dry in a dark and ventilated room.
How to prepare broth from herbs
Of course, for the competent and effective use of the forces of nature in the form of broths, you need to know in what proportions these funds are prepared.
If you want to prepare broth from the roots of burdock , then you need to take 15 grams of raw material and pour 500 ml of steep boiling water, seal it tight and insist 20-30 minutes.Then the broth is filtered and can be used to rinse hair after washing.
Asparagus broth is prepared somewhat differently: you need to take 100 grams of raw materials and pour 1 liter of water.Then the mixture should be brought to a boil on low heat for 30 minutes.Next, the broth should cool to room temperature and only after that it is considered ready for use.By the way, cooked leaves of nettle do not throw out - they can simply be put on your head, thus making a nourishing and regenerating mask for the scalp.
Decoction of lemon implies the use of 1 lemon per 500 ml of water.Just cut the lemon into 4-6 parts and put in water, bring to a boil, cook for 5-7 minutes, and then allow the medium to cool to room temperature.Some healers recommend adding a teaspoon of honey to this decoction - this product stimulates hair follicles.
A very important point - herbal decoctions have no smell, at least it is not so harsh to stay on your hair.
Curative hair tinctures
It is believed that hair treatment with tinctures is extreme, because such products contain alcohol, which can provoke irritation and scaling of the scalp.But "everything in this world is relative" - it is alcoholic tinctures according to the recipes of traditional medicine that are best helped, for example, with baldness.
So, if there is a problem of excessive hair loss, then the effective tool will be tincture on hot red pepper .It can be purchased already in ready form in the pharmacy, but you can prepare yourself.To do this, take 100 ml of vodka and a pod of red hot pepper, which is finely chopped and placed in vodka.The means is insisted for 48 hours, after which it can be safely used.
This pepper tincture is recommended to use even with focal alopecia - 2-3 times a day to lubricate the affected area of the head with a drug.If you have the courage, then you can arrange a real "bath" to the scalp - tincture is applied to the head, then on top of the hair covered with polyethylene and a scarf.Just 15 minutes of such a compress and maximum warming of the scalp, better circulation and faster metabolic processes are guaranteed.
Very good effect gives the addition of alcohol tincture of hot red pepper to burdock oil - this mixture can be used for a mask that will make the hair not only shiny, but also prevent / stop their loss.
Please note: tinctures should be used very carefully.If a person has hypersensitive skin, then it is better to refuse such treatment, otherwise the result will be red skin color, an allergy all over the body, skin peeling and itching.
Essential oils for hairWe recommend to read:
These remedies were used in ancient Greece, but mostly as cosmetic elements, to give the fragrance to the hair and body.And only after centuries, people noted the improvement in hair growth and in general their appearance after regular use of essential oils.
Modern medicine also approves the use of essential oils of cinnamon, lavender, ylang-ylang, rosemary and cloves to improve hair health.Moreover, they can be used both "alone" and in combination with each other.It is best to add essential oils to shampoos, masks, balms - just 10 drops of any essential oil per 500 ml of shampoo, so as to have a therapeutic effect.
It is very important to use essential oils in hair tarnishing, their thinning.Considered funds will give an effect and with hair loss or their increased fat content.
Hair treatment at home is possible, but only if there are no serious pathologies.Do not forget before using any new means to make sure there is no allergy to its components.
Tsygankova Yana Aleksandrovna, medical reviewer, therapist of the highest qualification category