Hello guys! Today I have prepared another post for you about natural methods of hair care – a bay leaf rinse, which will soothe all irritations and take care of the health of our scalp, as well as add extra volume to our hair. It helps with hair growth and loss, and it perfectly fights dandruff and oily scalp. So it is a real medicine for our scalp and hair.
Rinses are a great end and complement to washing your hair, because through them we can additionally close the cuticles, nourish, increase volume and shine. A herbal rinse is one of the best known methods also for soothing scalp and skin problems.
Bay leaf (Laurel) is one of the most famous herbs with soothing properties on our scalp, stimulates growth, eliminates dandruff and reduces greasy hair. It also has a similar effect on the skin, because it moisturizes, cleanses and tightens it. therefore it is recommended for oily and acne prone skin.
Today’s bay leaf rinse amazed me with its volume and fluffiness effects as well as its beneficial effects on the scalp. If you are interested in how to do this DIY, I invite you to the rest of this post.
Why bay leaves on the hair?
Bay leaf (Laurel) is one of the most famous herbs with soothing properties for our scalp, it contains essential oils (cineol, eugenol), terpenes, glycosides and bitterness, thanks to which the pleasant, strong smell used in the kitchen as a spice and has strong properties antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. It stimulates growth, eliminates dandruff and reduces greasy hair. It also has a similar effect on the skin, because it moisturizes it, cleans and tightens it, which is why it is recommended for oily and acne-prone skin. It accelerates the healing of difficult wounds and is also used in rheumatic ailments.
A bay leaf rinse refreshes the skin, soothes all irritations and takes care of the health of our scalp, and gives our hair a unique volume. It helps with hair growth and loss and perfectly fights dandruff, itching and oily scalp. So it is a real medicine for our scalp and hair .
DIY bay leaf gargle – a simple recipe
- a large handful of dried bay leaves (whole)
- 2 cups of warm water
Time needed: 1 day.
Bay leaf rinse for DIY dandruff
- Preparation of ingredients.
We need a small pot, bowl, cup and of course – water and herbs. The water must be boiled beforehand.
The leaves should be poured with two glasses of warm, but not boiling, water. Leave to stretch, preferably overnight . If we care about time, we can rinse our hair with this liquid, but it will not be as great as after a cooked hair rinse.
When the herbs are slightly steamed up, boil them in the same water and continue to cook them over low heat for about 10-15 minutes, until a light brown color appears. We will leave the cover for a moment to cool down and tighten .
Drain the liquid in a strainer. The ready rinse should be light brown in color. The liquid is diluted just before use in a bowl with cool water, in a proportion of 3 times more water than liquid .
- We wash our hair as usual.
Use the rinse right after washing your hair. Pour the cup over your head and dip your hair in the bowl several times. We use the rinse for the last rinse , do not rinse it from the hair.
Herbal gargle, notes:
Bay leaf extract can be used both as a face tonic, as well as an anti-dandruff rinse and lotion. The rinse should not be used every time you wash your hair, it is intense and can dry your hair.
Bay leaf rinse I was delighted with the results in the form of hair volume and fluffiness as well as the beneficial effects on the scalp. My hair was moisturized and smooth, as if she had covered it with a silicone serum, great smoothing and softness effect without fluffing and drying out, my hair curled up nicely at the ends. They were covered with something like a waxy substance, which made them a bit heavy. The rinse did not smell unpleasant, although the herbs smelled like broth when cooking. The hair was also reflected nicely at the root. I really like the effects of this DIY for such a cheap and available herb! I recommend trying it!
Do you use hair rinses? Ania