Hair tonic refers to a hair product that primarily stimulates hair growth although it can be used to refresh or voluminize brittle, fine hair.
In preparation of natural hair products, this often means the use of rosemary or its essential oils. Rosemary stimulates the hair growth, and in a hair growth tonic, it its effects are amplified by other ingredients used.
In addition to this, hair growth may be stimulated with the use of Biotin, also known as Vitamin B7. Maria sent us a Rosemary Hair Tonic
This tonic is helpful for activating the scalp, so it is good for people experiencing hair loss. Hair loss can also be caused by internal factors, so it is always good to check also with your doctor.Anyway, I used it when my hair was falling a lot. I never found out what was the cause, neither the solution. I started taking better care of my kidneys, using natural shampoo made out of Jaborandi (Pilocarpus), and used this tonic, which smells lovely and seemed to leave my hair quite soft.
1 1/2 pint of water
15-20 g. dried rosemary
Put the water to boil, then put the rosemary.
Let it simmering (low fire) for about 10 min.
Turn off the heat and leave it to cool off with the lid on. Sieve it.
After washing the hair, spill it slowly on your head, being careful so it reaches all points of scalp.
Don't rinse off.
Use at least 2-3 times a week.
To further stimulate hair growth and at the same time nourish and moisturize the hair, try preparing this following recipe sent to us by Jasmin:
Rosemary Hair Conditioner
4 drops of rosemary essential oil
1/2 cup of honey
1/4 cup of olive oil (warm) or 2 tablespoons if your hair is normal or dry
Mix all ingredients well and pour into a clean bottle. Dampen your hair and apply the mix gently rubbing the scalp and making sure the mix is spread well all over the scalp and hair. Use a warm towel and wrap the hair up leaving it on for 20-30 minutes (or use a shower cap). Wash your hair with a shampoo and rinse off with cool water.
This recipe provides hair growth stimulation thanks to rosemary essential oil; honey cleanses the skin of the scalp, and olive oil ads nourishment.
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