Herbal infusions have been used for centuries to naturally soften hair, increase manageability, and restore luster, body and bounce. This recipe is designed with specific herbs that have been found helpful in achieving a particular result. Herbal hair rinses can provide a deep cleansing, lighten, darken or enrich your natural hair color, soothe irritation, prevent dandruff or stimulate the scalp to increase growth.
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.
Far Rockaway 'Hair We Grow' EXPO
Ancient Blends Naturals
Ancient Blends is an all-natural, plant-based hair and body care product line and an experience. These products were created to facilitate the true nutritional needs of our hair, scalp and body. Ancient Blends has become an internationally trusted brand for natural hair and body care. Yendys' product line includes hair and scalp oils, herbal tea hair treatments, shampoos, natural gels, hair moisturizers, body butters, aroma-therapy mists, natural soaps, and much more. Ancient Blends can be purchased through her website: www.cowrieshell.com
Yendys Neferatum is also a member of Etsy Artists of Color. Ancient Blends Naturals are also available worldwide through www.etsy.com/shop/AncientBlendsNatural
Many of you may already be familiar with Lush Curls Hair Box! This company was founded by a Canadian natural who is obsessed with her curly mane and the abundance of product that is now offered to natural girls across the globe! Lush Curls Hair Box is an affordable monthly product subscription service for the Naturally Curly Girls! Launch Coming Soon! The goal at Lush Curls is to take my product line Ancient Blends Naturals...to the next level! With them I will be able to tap into the Canadian natural hair care market and the masses of natural girls south of the border. While most curl box services do not cater to Canadian naturals their box will! They are Canadian and American friendly!
With Lush Curls Hair Box, I will also be able to tap into a huge natural hair following in Canada and get my products known to Canadian naturals! As a Lush Curls Hair Box Affiliate, I plan to provide them with my products so that I may be featured as well as marketed by them. Their future goal is to launch this spring! So be sure to lookout for my product line Ancient Blends Naturals as affiliate partners of Lush Curl HairBox! They will also be providing a SHOP section to their website where you all can buy my products that you have already tried in their hair box. This will be a fantastic venture and a great opportunity for our Canadian Naturalistas to be introduced to my products- Ancient Blends Naturals!!
My products are plant-based and homemade. My mission in creating this product line was to really provide a natural alternative to today's harsh, commercially driven products which contain so many toxic chemicals and preservatives. I definitely wanted to supply and maintain the health of kinky, coily and other hair types/textures in between with a moisturizing, nutritious and revitalizing hair care system to meet their personal needs. My products have been used, loved and approved by my clientele and many other customers internationally for almost three decades.
My company has grown from humble beginnings and I still create these products in my kitchen. These days, my passion for creating and sharing these special products with others, who can truly appreciate them and benefit from using them- is still as strong as the first time I blended my very first hair and scalp oil!
Ancient Blends Naturals are available here on my website: www.cowrieshell.com
I'm so grateful, thank you all kindly for your loving support.
Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica)
High in vitamin C, Beta-carotene and amino acids. One of the most protein-rich plants, also contains calcium, magnesium, iron and potassium. A spring tonic can be made from stinging nettle that cleanses the kidney and bladder and is good for strengthening hair, nails and skin. Traditionally it was used externally to treat arthritis by whipping or rubbing whole plants on affected areas