New studies are emerging about the benefit of rosemary for your hair and scalp. In fact it may be proven to increase hair growth.
So how can you benefit from this?
Do a hair rinse!
HOW TO MAKE ROSEMARY AND NETTLE HAIR RINSE
1. Take a quart-sized jar with a lid, and put one handful each of rosemary and nettle leaf.
2. Cover completely with Apple Cider Vinegar. Put the lid on the jar.
3. Let the jar sit for 2-3 weeks (or more! Up to 6 weeks is fine), shaking occasionally when you think of it. No pressure.
4. Pour through a strainer to remove the plants, and put the vinegar in a pretty bottle in your shower.
HOW TO USE YOUR ROSEMARY AND NETTLE HAIR RINSE
You’ll need your Rosemary and Nettle Hair Rinse and a small cup or plastic container (about 1 cup or 250 ml in size, I don’t like to use glass in the shower!)
1. After washing your hair (or whenever you want to do a rinse), put a splash of Rosemary Nettle Hair Rinse in your plastic cup (about 1 Tb. of rinse). Fill the rest of the way with water from the shower-head (about 1 cup of water or 250 ml.)
2. Pour the diluted rinse through your hair, concentrating on the ends. If you have long hair, you can put the ends of your hair directly in the rinse cup.
3. That’s it! Either leave as is, or after a few minutes do a cold-water rinse over your hair to rinse away the vinegar. It’s totally up to you.
You will smell a bit of the vinegar on your wet hair, but the smell disappears once the hair is dry.
If the smell bothers you, try adding a few drops of Rosemary Essential Oil to the entire bottle of your Vinegar Hair Rinse. Or simply do a good cold-water rinse after using the vinegar. I honestly haven’t found this a problem though after a couple of uses – the end result of shiny silky hair is so nice.
WHY WOULD I WANT TO PUT VINEGAR ON MY HAIR
Vinegar is one of those vintage remedies that I read about for years, before I worked up the courage to try it. Isn’t that old-fashioned? Wouldn’t I smell like vinegar? Besides, the only vinegar I used was rich, sticky-sweet and expensive balsamic on my salads (and strawberries). What was up with this Apple Cider Vinegar thing anyway?
Oh, how wrong I was. Apple Cider Vinegar not only makes a deliciously refreshing drink in the hot summer months, but has a ton of beauty boosting properties too.
Since vinegar is acidic, when you use a small amount to rinse your hair, it helps remove buildup and deposits from other products. It also seems to make my hair really shiny and smooth. And no, you won’t smell like vinegar once your hair is dry!
WHY ROSEMARY AND NETTLES?
Rosemary is a stimulating herb traditionally used to encourage hair growth (see the study linked to above!!) Plus it smells great!
Stinging nettles are a nutrient and mineral rich plant that traditionally used to strengthen the hair and prevent hair loss.
I also like these two plants because they’re easy to find.