tonight, i treated myself to a homemade hair rinse! my scalp has been pretty dry recently, and i have very, very long hair so i’m always looking for things to help with strength and keep away split ends, so i came up with this little recipe.

rosemary and thyme together like this make hair stronger and shinier, and make a good rinse for darker hair because they make the color richer.  if you have very light hair, i would try using chamomile instead, to avoid dulling or darkening your color (unless that’s what you want).  citrus a) smells good and b) helps to strip off some of the nasty chemicals that build up from commercial shampoos and conditioners.

magically, oranges are good for a little energy boost.  thyme helps ya keep a positive attitude, and inspires courage in the face of tough odds. rosemary worn on the body makes you memorable to people you encounter. that said, this would probably be a really awesome rinse to do before a job interview or something like that!

supplies:

  • a pan and a stove
  • rosemary
  • thyme
  • orange
  • fill-able tea bag or coffee filter
  • something to tie up or secure the bag or filter with

here’s how ya do it:

  1. fill a pan with water. if you’ve got long hair like mine (down to my butt), you’re going to want a pretty big pan. if you have short hair, a smaller sauce pan would probably be fine.
  2. fill a tea bag or coffee filter with dried rosemary and thyme.  we’re talking like two tablespoons of each if you have a lot of hair.  
  3. peel part of an orange, about half.  rip the peel into smallish chunks, and add to the tea bag or coffee filter.
  4. start the water boiling, and secure the tea bag or coffee filter closed. i used staples because it was fast and easy.
  5. when the water gets to a boil, throw that tea bag or coffee filter, stuffed with your delicious herbs, into the pot.
  6. let it boil for a minute or so before you close up the pot and remove it from heat. thyme needs quite a bit of heat to start steeping, so don’t be shy about letting it get hot up in there.
  7. leave it to steep for 20ish minutes. more isn’t going to hurt.
  8. take off the lid and let it cool to a comfortable temperature, then take that sucker into the bathroom with you.
  9. shampoo and condition (or nopoo) as you normally do.  
  10. then you take that pan and either a) dump it on your head or b) stick your head in it and let it soak. make sure it gets to your scalp if you have any dryness/dandruff!
  11. let it sit for a bit. this would be a good time to, i dunno, shave, or draw on the shower walls with shaving cream or whatever.
  12. after several minutes, or however long it takes you to draw a shaving cream masterpiece, rinse it off with plain water. if you make sure the water is nice and hot, the color boost will be better.
  13. check out your glorious mane in the mirror and behold your majestic self!

tonight, i treated myself to a homemade hair rinse! my scalp has been pretty dry recently, and i have very, very long hair so i’m always looking for things to help with strength and keep away split ends, so i came up with this little recipe.

rosemary and thyme together like this make hair stronger and shinier, and make a good rinse for darker hair because they make the color richer.  if you have very light hair, i would try using chamomile instead, to avoid dulling or darkening your color (unless that’s what you want).  citrus a) smells good and b) helps to strip off some of the nasty chemicals that build up from commercial shampoos and conditioners.

magically, oranges are good for a little energy boost.  thyme helps ya keep a positive attitude, and inspires courage in the face of tough odds. rosemary worn on the body makes you memorable to people you encounter. that said, this would probably be a really awesome rinse to do before a job interview or something like that!

supplies:

  • a pan and a stove
  • rosemary
  • thyme
  • orange
  • fill-able tea bag or coffee filter
  • something to tie up or secure the bag or filter with

here’s how ya do it:

  1. fill a pan with water. if you’ve got long hair like mine (down to my butt), you’re going to want a pretty big pan. if you have short hair, a smaller sauce pan would probably be fine.
  2. fill a tea bag or coffee filter with dried rosemary and thyme.  we’re talking like two tablespoons of each if you have a lot of hair.  
  3. peel part of an orange, about half.  rip the peel into smallish chunks, and add to the tea bag or coffee filter.
  4. start the water boiling, and secure the tea bag or coffee filter closed. i used staples because it was fast and easy.
  5. when the water gets to a boil, throw that tea bag or coffee filter, stuffed with your delicious herbs, into the pot.
  6. let it boil for a minute or so before you close up the pot and remove it from heat. thyme needs quite a bit of heat to start steeping, so don’t be shy about letting it get hot up in there.
  7. leave it to steep for 20ish minutes. more isn’t going to hurt.
  8. take off the lid and let it cool to a comfortable temperature, then take that sucker into the bathroom with you.
  9. shampoo and condition (or nopoo) as you normally do.  
  10. then you take that pan and either a) dump it on your head or b) stick your head in it and let it soak. make sure it gets to your scalp if you have any dryness/dandruff!
  11. let it sit for a bit. this would be a good time to, i dunno, shave, or draw on the shower walls with shaving cream or whatever.
  12. after several minutes, or however long it takes you to draw a shaving cream masterpiece, rinse it off with plain water. if you make sure the water is nice and hot, the color boost will be better.
  13. check out your glorious mane in the mirror and behold your majestic self!

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    oh this is so exciting! I have to try :D my mane is in the process of recovering from chemical dyes so this sounds...
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