Herbal Hair Tonic Recipes For Thicker & Healthier Hair

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Hair that is long, thick and dense, a dream aspired by man, but achieved by very few. You might be doing everything right from oiling your hair diligently, using minimal chemicals, being as gentle as possible with your hair.

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However, your hair is still limp, with a very slow growth rate. What your crowning glory really needs is a bit extra TLC. And this is where herbal hair tonic recipes come into the picture!

How do they work? Made of au naturale ingredients, all the herbal hair tonics listed involve zero side effects. And they will be fairly easy on your purse strings.

Packed with hair-loving essential vitamins, minerals and acids, these tonics stimulate blood flow, slough of oil build-up on scalp, unclog pores, which in turn stimulate hair growth.

What they don't do? Give you an overnight result. Let's be real here, no amount of topical application is really going to bring about any difference, unless you back it up with equally rich diet.

And it can take anywhere between 2 and 3 months to really see a noticeable difference in your hair!

Here are some herbal hair tonic recipes for thicker and healthier hair, take a look.


Apple Cider Vinegar Tonic

Take 1 cup of apple cider vinegar, mix in 10 drops of tea tree oil. Transfer the solution to an air-tight jar. Secure the lid and shake the jar, until the solution mixes well. Wet your hair, and massage the tonic, let it sit for 15 minutes and then rinse it off thoroughly. Repeat this hair mask recipe for strong hair twice a week.

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Aloe Vera Tonic

Take 5 tablespoons of freshly extracted aloe vera gel, and mix it with 5 drops of grape seed oil and half a cup of water. Transfer the solution in an air-tight bottle and shake well. Drizzle some water to your dry hair, gently massage the tonic to your scalp and hair length. Comb your hair gently for the tonic to distribute well. Let it sit for 30 minutes and then rinse it out.


Basil Leaves Tonic

Boil a cup of water in low flame. Add a handful of fine chopped basil leaves and hibiscus flower to the water. Let it simmer for 30 minutes. Turn off the heat, allow the solution to cool. Strain the solution and gently massage it to your scalp and hair length. Tie your hair in a loose bun and let it sit for another 30 minutes, before rinsing it out thoroughly with plain water.


Nettle Hair Tonic

Take two cups of water in a pan and 5 tablespoons of dried nettle powder. Bring it to a boiling point and then let it simmer for 20 minutes. Allow the solution to cool and hibernate for next 48 hours by storing it in an air-tight container. When using it, strain the solution, and after shampoo, gently massage the tonic to your scalp and hair. Let it sit for next 15 minutes and then rinse it off. Use this natural ingredient to reduce hair fall, once a week.


Parsley Herbal Hair Tonic

Take two tablespoons of parsley seeds and crush them into a fine powder. Take a pan, turn the heat to a low flame, add 1 cup of water and the crushed parsley seeds, and mix in half a cup of rosemary. Let it seep for 20 minutes. Turn off the heat and allow the solution to cool. Strain the solution and use it as you have used other hair tonics.

mustard oil

Mustard Oil Tonic

Heat a cup of mustard oil in low heat. Add two tablespoons of fenugreek seeds to the oil. Allow it to simmer for 20 minutes, until the seed turns black. Let the solution cool completely, strain and store it in an air-tight jar. Let the oil hibernate for a couple of days. Massage your scalp and hair with this Ayurvedic mask for hair growth. Let it sit for 1 hour, then shampoo and condition as usual.

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Green Tea Tonic

Brew a fresh cup of green tea with a used green tea bag. Let it cool completely. Add a tablespoon of honey to the tea and mix until it blends well. After shampoo, rinse your hair with the solution. Let it sit for 5 minutes, before rinsing it clean with plain water.

curry leaves

Curry Leaves Tonic

Take a cup of coconut oil and mix in a handful of fresh curry leaves. Boil it in low flame, until black residue starts to form. Let the herbal hair tonic cool, and then massage it your scalp and hair. Let it sit for an hour, before rinsing it clean with a mild shampoo.

Story first published: Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 12:00 [IST]
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