Here we are with Part 4 of our Herb Series and surprisingly almost towards the end of our 6 part series. In Part 3, we talked about the benefits of Chamomile, Bhringraji [i.e false daisy], and Hibiscus. This time around, we are going to get into the benefits of Horsetail, Waterhyssop [ i.e Bramhi], Rosemary, and one of the most popular herbs, Peppermint. I’m sure we have all used Peppermint and Rosemary within our hair oils, hair masks, and just within our hair period since these are more common than the other two. However, how many of you guys have tried Horsetail and Waterhyssop? I know for me, I’ve tried every herb on this list except for Waterhyssop. However, I do plan on trying it out and letting you guys know how it worked for me. So let’s get into why these herbs are a necessity within our natural product journey.
- It’s known to help treat dry and damaged hair.
- It helps to increase blood circulation to the scalp, which helps to stimulate hair growth.
- It also helps to improve the hair’s overall health and structure
- It contains silicon [i.e. silica] which is important for collagen production. Please note that you shouldn’t confuse this with silicone as these are two separate things. So what does silicon actually do for the hair?
- It helps to reduce hair loss.
- It helps to increase shine to the hair.
- It helps to prevent hair thinning and promotes elasticity within the hair.
- It stops breakages from occurring by strengthening the hair strands.
- It also has antioxidant properties, which enable it to fight against free radicals that can cause build-up within the scalp, which then can lead to follicle damage and hair loss.
- Horsetail also helps to rid the scalp of dandruff.
- It contains nutrients like Vitamin A, C, E, K, folate, iron, and many more.
Waterhyssop [ Hyssop or Bacopa or Brahmi]
- It helps to promote hair growth and has anti-oxidant properties. This is what allows it to fight against free radicals that will damage the scalp and hair follicles, which can then impede new hair growth from occurring.
- It also helps to thicken your hair strands as a whole and prevents split ends from occurring.
- It helps to keep your roots nourished and the hair’s ph level balance. This essentially allows it to have the ability to reduce hair loss.
- It helps to fight against scalp irritation and has anti-microbial, in addition to anti-inflammatory properties. Having anti-microbial properties allows it to not only fight against bacteria and fungus, but it will also help to fight against any microorganisms that may grow within your scalp.
- It has anti-inflammatory properties. Meaning, it helps to reduce redness, dryness, and any type of inflammation within the scalp.
- It has anti-bacterial properties. Meaning it helps to cleanse the scalp by killing bacteria and fungus, in addition to removing dandruff within the hair and scalp.
- It helps to reduce hair loss and stimulates the hair follicles, which then encourages hair growth.
- It contains nutrients such as Iron, Calcium, B-6, Folate, Vitamin A, C, and Manganese.
This is one of the most common natural herbs out there. I’m sure we can all agree on its benefits and know its characteristics. However, for those of you who aren’t too familiar with it, then check out the top 5 reasons why peppermint should be added to your hair products.
- It helps to treat a flaky scalp and dandruff.
- It helps to prevent hair shed and helps to promote new growth.
- It helps to soothe the scalp and reduce scalp irritation.
- It also helps to thicken the hair and helps to nourish the hair follicles/hair roots, which encourages healthy hair growth.
- Peppermint oil tends to work better on those who have an oily scalp. However, for those of you who have dry scalp, I would suggest mixing it with natural butter such as shea butter, coconut oil, or black seed butter which then helps to add moisture back into the hair.
[Lastly, please note that a lot of the herbs from Part 1-4 can be mixed with lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, or lime juice, in order to create a natural rinse for dandruff if you do not buy the oil form. However, If you do plan to use these products in their oil form then they should be diluted with a carrier oil, in order for it to be safe enough to apply to the scalp. ]
Well, that’s it for Part 4 of our herb series. Stay tuned for Part 5, which will talk about the benefits of Lavender, Gotu Kola, Rose Petals, and Calendula. Plus be on the lookout for my next video on how I infused Calendula flowers into my hair oil. Don’t forget to be on the lookout for the first phase of our product line, which are oil serums coming out this month. Also, don’t forget to subscribe to this page if you like our content and what we stand for. Be sure to follow us on all social media. The links to our social media pages can be found at the top of the page. Also, don’t forget to check out our Chamomile-infused oil mix video and our latest video on how Chebe powder worked on my hair. Check it out since the video shows you how our Green Tea Hempseed Cream helped to enhance my curls and how our Rosehip Argan Oil Mix helped to add shine, in addition to locking in that moisture within my hair. Since I want to see what growth effects Chebe Powder has, be sure to follow my Chebe Powder journey by following us on social media and subscribing to our YouTube channel.