Chamomile Tea Hair Rinse and Its Alterations for Glowing Hair
Chamomile tea hair rinse refreshes the natural hair color leaving the hair bright and shiny. Moreover, chamomile rinse soothes and nourishes the dry and itchy scalp.
Chamomile reminds me of the sun and summer with its yellow and white blossoms. Standing tall and upright, chamomiles are incredibly gentle and potent plants that bloom long after the first frost.
Belonging to the oldest medicinal herb, chamomiles were primarily used for wound healing and to relieve irritating skin conditions such as rashes or eczema.
As for their history, it is believed that Egyptians used chamomile in the mummification process to repel insects.
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On the other hand, the Romans dedicated chamomile to their gods, bathed in it, walked on it, and used it medicinally. The Vikings added chamomile to hair shampoos to aid in the lightening of blonde hair.
Considered mildly sedative homemade chamomile tea was used to calm nerves and reduce anxiety and also help with insomnia and other sleep problems.
Chamomile was also used to produce and add flavor to beers the similar way we use hops today.
What is chamomile tea rinse?
Chamomile tea rinse is made by brewing chamomile flowers and leaves in water for a certain period of time that allows the plant to release its medicinal properties.
The herbal material is strained afterward to obtain wonderfully fragrant homemade chamomile tea with many benefits for the hair and scalp.
This Chamomile tea for hair could be further enhanced with lemon water or other herbs depending on the purpose of use.
Chamomile tea benefits for hair
Chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla) is considered the “star among medicinal species” used in medicinal and folk medicine for skin and hair-related issues.
According to history Vikings discovered and used chamomile to lighten their hair. In fact, many sites promote chamomile products as natural hair-dying alternatives.
According to research, however, chamomile tea for hair doesn’t exactly lighten your hair. When you make a strong chamomile decoction you will notice its bright yellow color that may tone your hair.
The result depends on your hair color. It will refresh your natural hair color leaving your hair bright and shiny.
Don’t expect to cover your grey hair with this chamomile tea on hair, treat it more like hair toner rather than a colorant.
Chamomile tea benefits for scalp
Chamomile tea rinse possesses anti-inflammatory properties and can alleviate itchy, dry scalp that can lead to dandruff.
This study confirms that flavonoids present in homemade chamomile tea and essential oils penetrate below the skin surface into the deeper skin layers reducing itchiness and dryness.
chamomile tea hair rinse
Tools You need:
- Casserole or crock pot
- 1 l jar with lid
- Spray bottle or squeeze bottle
How to make chamomile tea hair rinse
Whether you decide to use fresh, dried chamomile or chamomile tea bags the process is the same.
Pour water into a large pot and bring it to a boil.
Add chamomile blossoms and remove them from the heat.
steep the blossoms in the water for at least 20 minutes. But I like to leave them there overnight.
Use cheesecloth or tea strainer to strain the herbal material.
You will get a strong chamomile infusion of dark yellow color. Place it in a jar or spray bottle, label it and store it in the bathroom
How to use your chamomile hair rinse
Use this chamomile tea hair rinse after washing your hair with a shampoo bar or liquid shampoo and conditioner while still in the bathroom. Just pour the homemade hair rinse over your hair and leave it in. Don’t rinse it off.
alterations for glowing hair
Depending on your purpose you might want to add other ingredients:
For Darker tones of your hair
As chamomile refreshes your light hair what do you use if your hair is dark? Use black tea instead. While you will not be able to turn blonde hair into brown, black tea will tone your hair into darker shades. The longer you leave it on your hair, the darker tones you will get. Make a very strong infusion, using 3 tea bags for 1 cup.
For red hair
Rooibos works similarly for red hair.
Adding lemon juice may boost the toning and shining effect. It also leaves your hair fresh without any odor.
Apple cider vinegar
Adding Apple cider vinegar brings your dull and brittle hair health back into balance. ACV may also help control the bacteria that can lead to scalp and hair infections or itchiness.
Other herbs into a mixture
Nettle for hair
Nettle rinse is very effective in hair loss, you can use this nettle powder to make it.
Rosemary for hair
Rosemary hair rinse - can slightly darken your hair if used regularly and support hair growth. It has a typical uplifting scent
Other uses of Chamomile tea hair rinse
Chamomile tea rinse offers a wide spectrum of uses and can be used in various applications.
Chamomile possesses anti-inflammatory properties and can be used externally to relief toothache or swelling. Allow the chamomile tea rinse to cool down and rinse out your mouth thoroughly with the cold liquid.
chamomile tea bath
Steep yourself in a relaxing, soothing chamomile tea bath to soothe irritated and sensitive skin. Soothing chamomile tea bath provides relief for people with genital inflamation
Gargle chamomile water
Gargling Chamomile tea infusion to ease inflammation of the mouth and throat has been used by our ancestors.
Drinking chamomile tea
Drink it like a chamomile tea or chamomile iced tea that has a calming and relaxing effect
How long can you store this chamomile hair rinse?I make up a batch and keep a small spray bottle in the shower to use whenever I shower. The rest I keep in a jar in the fridge to refill as needed. It should last up to 2 weeks if kept refrigerated.
- 2 handful of Fresh chamomile or buy dried
- 1 l of water (4 cups) Water
- Pour water into a large pot and bring it to a boil.
- Add chamomile blossoms and remove them from the heat.
- steep the blossoms in the water for at least 20 minutes. But I like to leave them there overnight.
- Use cheesecloth or tea strainer to strain the herbal material.
- You will get a strong chamomile infusion of dark yellow color. Place it in a jar or spray bottle, label it and store it in the bathroom
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