Warm Oil Treatment with Herbs For Damaged Hair: This nourishing Oil treatment, combined with herbs, is a good one to stimulate hair growth and to add lustre to the hair. It can be applied once or twice every month to give your hair a boost. This warm oil treatment takes a little time, but it is well worth the effort. Any of these vegetable oils may be used in your warm oil hair treatment: Avocado oil, grape-seed oil, wheatgerm oil, peanut oil, sunflower oil, olive oil, or almond oil.
First of all, wash the hair. Towel dry. Now take one cup of your chosen vegetable oil. Heat it up gently in a saucepan on the stove. It should be just hot enough so that it is a comfortable temperature when it is applied to the scalp. Put your finger in first, to make sure it is not too hot before applying to your head.
Part the hair, which should still be damp. Into each parting, dribble a tablespoon of the warmed oil. Massage into the parting. Then make another part, and repeat the process. Continue until all the oil has been used up. Give the scalp a good gently massage for a few minutes, and make sure the hair is all covered at the same time.
Now – You should have ready your chosen herbs to make a hot infusion for the hair. Good herbs to use are nettles, comfrey, or rosemary, on their own or in combination, as these are all high in silica, which helps hair growth; an onion on its own, skin and all, can be used. Onion has been found to help stimulate hair growth; a mixture of yarrow, lavender, watercress is also good.
Use 2 cups of your chosen herb, or herbal combination. If you are using onion, then use one whole onion, chopped up. Put your herbs into a saucepan and pour 12 cups of boiling water over them. Simmer gently for five minutes. Strain, and let cool for five minutes so that it is a comfortable temperature to apply to the hair: fairly hot, but not burning hot. Now dip a towel into the herbal/onion mixture. The towel should be not too thick and not too big, but just big enough to wrap around the head turban-style. Wring out the towel and quickly wrap it around the head. Cover the towel with a plastic bag or a shower cap and leave to cool. Then heat up your herbal mixture again and soak the towel, wring out, and apply again while still hot. Keep repeating the hot towel treatment for around an hour, if you are able. The more heat and herbs, the better.
At the end of the hour, wash out the oil with plain soap, such as sunlight soap. It is best to take a shower to do this, as it will take several applications of soap lather to remove the oil. Towel the hair dry, then make a rosemary infusion to use as a herbal hair rinse: Use 2 cups of rosemary spikes with 4 cups of boiling water. Simmer for five minutes, allow to cool, then apply to the hair, massaging in the nourishing rosemary tea to the roots of the hair. Let dry and brush out.
This is a very good, natural, non-toxic, nourishing oil and herb treatment to use for the benefit of the hair: It gives the hair gloss, and also feeds the hair follicles on the scalp.
Note: Comfrey is a ‘miracle herb’, capable of restoring bones, building stong teeth, and aiding in hair growth. Comfrey is banned in most westernized countries, mainly because of the efforts of big drug companies, who do not wish us to have available this once-free-to-all healing and medicinal herb. Join forces to get Comfrey taken off the banned list, so that we may all enjoy its benefits once more.