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The Sundry Sun Issue #8 - Herb Hair Don't Care Part I

We were recently at the Bloom Event at the Cross Street Flower Farm in Norwell, MA. This event raised money for the Quilts for Kids Nepal Fundraiser. It was so much fun. We were blessed to have met and spoken with so many wonderful people. One of them being a fellow vendor, Jackie, from Moonstone Trading Co. She asked me if we sold rosemary, I said yes! and she shared with me how she uses it as a rinse in her hair!

Jackie rinses her hair by creating an infusion with dried rosemary and adds a few drops of rosemary essential oil, puts it in a spray bottle and sprays her hair and scalp after washing or sometimes before bed. Jackie says it leaves no residue and feels just like water! I think this is an amazing idea that's so convenient and easy!

Rosemary is one among MANY plants that can aid us in our hair care journey's. We will also discuss lavender this issue.

These individual infusions offer a myriad of benefits for your locks, making them a delightful addition to your hair care routine. Let's explore the remarkable advantages of each herb, why you should incorporate them into your hair care regimen, how to use them, and the best times to enjoy these herbal treats.

Benefits of Rosemary Tea Hair Rinsing:

~ Stimulates Hair Growth: Rosemary is known for its ability to stimulate blood circulation in the scalp, promoting hair growth and strengthening the roots.

~ Adds Shine and Volume: Rosemary infusion can add natural shine and volume to your hair, leaving it looking lush and vibrant.

~ Soothes Scalp Irritation: The anti-inflammatory properties of rosemary can help soothe an itchy or irritated scalp, reducing discomfort.

~ Helps Control Oiliness: Rosemary can aid in regulating excess sebum production, making it an excellent choice for those with oily hair.

Benefits of Lavender Tea Hair Rinsing:

~ Relaxing Aroma: Lavender's enchanting scent provides a calming and stress-relieving effect, turning hair rinsing into a blissful self-care experience.

~ Soothes and Conditions: Lavender infusion has soothing properties that can help condition the hair and provide a calming effect on the scalp.

~ Enhances Hair Health: Lavender is rich in antioxidants that can protect hair from free radicals, promoting overall hair health and shine.

~ Encourages Hair Growth: By improving blood circulation, lavender can also contribute to healthier and more robust hair growth.

Why You Should Do It:

Integrating rosemary and lavender tea hair rinsing into your hair care routine is a natural and gentle way to improve the vitality of your hair. Whether you're aiming for hair growth, increased shine, or a soothing experience, these herbal infusions have got you covered.

As mentioned above, putting the tea in a spray bottle is a great way to incorporate plant allies into your hair routine, however there is more than one way to...well, do anything really.

Method 1- Herbal Infused Hair Mist:
This method is great if your in a rush, want to freshen up or don't feel like washing your hair - hey, we've all been there!

1. Brew a strong cup of tea (with your herb of choice). 1-3 tablespoons of herb per 8 ounces of water.
2. Once cooled add the tea to your spray bottle.
3.Optional - If you'd like, add the rosemary essential oil or another essential oil of our choice. 1-3 drops per 8 ounces of water.
4. Shake the bottle to mix and spray on to your scalp and throughout your hair. Leave it in or rinse it out as desired.

Method 2 - Herbal Infusion Hair Rinse:

1. Brew a strong cup of tea (with your herb of choice). 1-3 tablespoons of herb per 8 ounces of water.
2. Shampoo Your Hair: Begin with your regular shampoo routine, then rinse your hair thoroughly.
3. Apply Herbal Rinse: After shampooing, pour the cooled herb tea over your hair and scalp. Massage gently to distribute the tea.
4. Let It Work: Allow the herbal infusion to remain on your hair for about 5 minutes, allowing the beneficial properties to take effect.
5. Rinse with Water: Rinse your hair thoroughly with cool water to remove the herbal tea. (Personally, I wouldn't bother rinsing most teas out. Go with what feels right to you.)

Feel free to experiment and use other menstruums to steep your tea. (Put your herbs in ACV for a few weeks or do the same with rice water! - Rinse thoroughly!)
~ Use more than one herb together to round out the benefits.
~ Do this 1-2 times a week and see how your hair feels. Adjust this to your liking.
~ And please remember, if you have sensitive skin to try this on a smaller area / section of hair first.

If you have any questions or would like to share your experience with us, feel free to reach out.

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