If you have no desire to strain herbs, make your own “tea bag.” Bundle the herbs into a piece of cheesecloth or cotton muslin and secure with natural cotton string. I include a muslin bag with each of my hair teas.
The directions are the same, just fill the tea bag with the amount of herbs indicated on the label. Add your bundled herbs to the hot water. Do not pack the bundle with too many herbs , you want the herbs to be loose so their essences can be infuse completely. If you are making larger recipes with lots of herbs you may want to use more than one bag or just use the loose tea. If you are using the muslin bags, when finished empty and rinse the bag and allow to dry.
Simple Herbal Tea Hair Rinse
Directions: Pour 2 cups of boiling water over 3 or more tablespoons of herbs. Steep for at least 30 minutes covered. Strain herbs from the tea and make sure it’s not too hot. As you slowly pour the tea over your wet head, massage the infusion into your hair and scalp. Keep a large bowl under your head to catch the liquid and reapply several times. For extra deep conditioning benefits, just leave it in and towel dry hair.