In Rus’, herbs, fruits, and the root of plants that have medicinal properties have long been collected. Old recipes for herbal infusions are known, which are of interest to many women even now. One of these remedies are infusions, they are prepared from herbs and which are poured with water, boiled and cooled.
Infusions against hair loss
Here, infusions using the coltsfoot flower, a very famous medicinal plant, are suitable. Leaves should be collected in early summer, dried in the shade. Usually, coltsfoot infusions are prepared in combination with nettles. 3 art. spoons of dried herbs pour 1 liter of hot water, and leave for about 40 minutes, then you need to strain and the infusion is ready for use. To make it stronger, take the same amount of grass, but fill it with less water, use this solution 1-2 times a week, soak the hair roots.
You can prepare infusions only from nettles. It will take 1 tbsp. a spoonful of pre-dried nettle leaves, which are pre-ground into powder and pour boiling water, 1 cup is enough. Infuse this solution for 1 hour, then filter and apply. With this infusion, you can moisten both the roots and the hair itself, after which you do not need to rub it with a towel.
When hair loss “bunches”, use a mixture of nettle and burdock. To do this, pour 1 tbsp. a spoonful of dried nettle and 1 tbsp. a spoonful of very finely chopped burdock leaves (you can just plucked) with a glass of boiling water, leave for 2-3 hours. After rinsing the hair with such an infusion, I don’t rub it in to dry my hair, just lightly blotting it with a towel. Even better if, for example, use a hair dryer right away or take a walk in the fresh air.
Also, when falling out, infusions of aloe will help. Prepare it like this, first grind the leaves of the agave in a mixer, then pour warm (not hot) water. Infuse for about 40 minutes, filter and rinse after washing. Aloe contains many biological components that are beneficial for hair and quickly penetrate into the very structure of the hair.
Often hair loss is provoked by hard water, such water can be softened with the help of fresh leaves and stalks of the herb string. Before washing your hair, prepare a bowl of water. Take a bunch of fresh herbs, chop it up and put it in a two-layer gauze bag. Tie the bag tightly in a knot. Dip this bag into a bowl of water to wash your hair and you can wash your hair, then rinse with any infusion or decoction.
In order to strengthen hair, including dyed hair, use fresh birch leaves with the addition of yarrow. 2 tbsp. spoons of finely chopped leaves pour 2 cups of boiling water, insist and filter. The resulting infusion is rinsed with hair. Do this procedure 3-4 times a week, one month, once every six months.
Henna, basma, chamomile and others are only harmless, strengthen and improve hair growth. If you mix henna leaves with basma leaves, you can achieve the desired color, up to a black tint. To give your hair a yellowish-golden hue, use a strong infusion of chamomile, for a light blond shade, use chopped rhubarb. To get a golden shade of hair, you need to make a stronger infusion of chamomile, take 100g. dry inflorescences (proportion for very fair hair, for dark blondes 150g.) And fill them with 0.5 liters of boiled water. Boil such a solution, and cook for 5 minutes, after insisting an hour, rinse already washed and dried hair. For brown hair, a solution of strong tea is suitable, it gives a beautiful golden hue, and is prepared in a similar way.
Infusions for long hair
Long hair requires a special approach in infusions so that they do not lose their natural shade; they must be used after washing infusions of herbs like St. John’s wort, nettle, a mixture of chamomile and sage. You need to prepare 2 tbsp. spoons of finely chopped herbs and pour 0.5 liters of water. When the solution boils, turn off and boil again after 5 minutes, leave for at least an hour and strain, then add a little more boiled cold water so that the infusion becomes warm, but not hot. We take a basin, pour this infusion and that’s it, you can rinse your hair. After rinsing with water with the addition of vodka: 1st. spoon per liter of water, as a result, the hair acquires a silver sheen.
Here is one of my grandmother’s old recipes: in order to keep long hair strong and dense, knotweed and nettle are used. Dry grass of the highlander bird (knotweed) and nettle are mixed, the proportions should be taken 50/50. This mixture is boiled for about 20 minutes and infused for about 50 minutes, stored in a hermetically sealed jar. In the morning, ½ of the infusion is diluted with boiling water and rinsed with hair, in the evening, the second part is similar.
If long hair is prone to oiliness, they can be washed with an infusion of birch leaves or buds. For one part of the leaves, 10 parts of water are taken. If it is more convenient to use willow or pine, pour 2 tbsp. tablespoons chopped leaves 2 tbsp. boiling water. Such infusions quickly deteriorate, so they need to be prepared daily.
Burdock roots and no trace of dandruff
Burdock root infusions are suitable for hair prone to dandruff and itching. For such an infusion, the roots of annual plants are used, they need to be dug out in late autumn and early spring. After drying the herbs, you can prepare infusions. I use the following proportions: for 1 share of dried roots – 10 shares of freshly boiled water, then boil again for about 15 minutes and let the mixture brew for 45 minutes, strain. The infusion is ready for use.
As you know, infusions should be used immediately, they are only suitable for 2 hours, and in order to keep the infusion for 3-4 days, you can make a balm out of it, since time does not always allow you to prepare a fresh infusion. To do this, the infusion prepared above is evaporated over low heat so that half of the solution remains. Without turning off the mixture, add animal fat. The resulting mixture is packed in a container and placed in a warm place so that the infusion is absorbed into the fat. This mixture is gently massaged into the roots of the hair.