Natural Herb Benefits For Natural Hair Part 5a

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Hey Everyone,

As we get close to wrapping up our herbs series post, I figured we could break down Part 5 into two sections. This way we can get into more detail on how to actually use these herbal ingredients to benefit our hair. Since part 5 will talk about 4 different types of herbs called Lavender, Gotu Kola, Rose Petal, and Calendula. For Part A, we are going to get into the benefits of Gotu Kola and Calendula as these herbal ingredients are less common than the other two. If you are someone, who’s actually heard about these ingredients before, it’s usually referred to as scented fragrance or as flowers that can be planted within your garden or seen outdoors. However, for the purpose of this post, we are going to get into the benefits of these herbs for our hair. So let’s get started.

Gotu Kola

  1. It’s known to treat hair loss.
  2. It provides nourishment to the hair and scalp, which allows it to strengthen the strands and follicles.
  3. It also helps to encourage hair growth because it stimulates blood flow through the body and scalp.
  4. It contains calcium, iron, potassium, vitamins A, B, and C.
  5. It helps to prevent cell damage within the scalp area because it helps to remove free radicals, which is why it helps to reduce thinning and prevents baldness.
  6. It helps to lock in moisture and add shine to the hair.
  7. It also helps to repair damaged hair strands and reduce shedding.

Calendula

  1. It helps to increase collagen production, which allows it to strengthen the hair.
  2. It helps to soothe scalp irritations as a result of its anti-inflammatory properties.
  3. It also helps to fight against free radicals as well, which allows the hair to grow fuller and thicker.
  4. Calendula does help to add shine to the hair as well.
  5. It also acts as a natural remedy for dandruff and helps to remove bacteria and fungus within the scalp.

How Can These Herbal Ingredients Be Used

  1. It can be used as an herbal rinse. Meaning you can take the leaves and boil them with water. Then let it cool before applying it to your hair after the shampoo phase and before the conditioning phase.
  2. It can be consumed internally as a tea, a smoothie, and in its pill form.
  3. If you were to purchase the powder form then it can be mixed in with any deep conditioning treatment or hair mask that you have.
  4. The powder can also be mixed with water until it becomes a paste or mixed with any natural butters or oils of your choice. I like to use raw shea butter or mango butter when using any powdered mix because shea and mango butter has deep conditioning/ moisturizing properties that will also help to enhance the moisturizing properties of any herbal ingredient.
  5. It can be used in oil form or the leaves can be infused into any existing oil treatment that you have. [For help on how to infuse the leaves into your oil serums, then check out our video on how to infuse chamomile into your hair oil since the process is the same.]
  6. You can also mix the herbal rinse with apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, or lime juice as a natural remedy for dandruff. Just add a tsp of apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, or lime juice to your herbal rinse.

Well, that’s it for Part A. Stay tuned for Part B, which will come out tomorrow. That will go into the benefits of Lavender and Rose Petals for our hair. Don’t forget to subscribe to this page if find our post to be helpful, insightful, and entertaining. Be on the lookout for Part 6, which will be the last part of our herb series that will come out this Sunday. Stay tuned for the next 6 part series, where we will go back to hair experiences and talk about natural hair in society, politics, good vs. bad, styling, and the “acceptable looks”, in addition to so much more. If you have an idea for content or would like to see any of these posts become a live discussion, then let us know by contacting us or sending us a message through social media. Also, don’t forget to follow us on all social media, the links to our social media pages are at the top of the page. Don’t forget to be on the lookout for the first phase of our product line, which will be oil serums coming out this month.

Natural Herb Benefits For Natural Hair Part 5a