So we did it. We’ve completed the final part of our herb series. Welcome to Part 6, where we will talk about the benefits of Marshmallow Root, Aloe Vera and Ginkgo Biloba [Silver Apricot]. Throughout this journey, we’ve spoken about the benefits of Fenugreek, Holy Basil, Curry Leaves, Chamomile, Hibiscus and so much more. Even though there are so many other herbs that we haven’t begun to get into. For this journey, we are closing it out with Marshmallow Root and I don’t mean the marshmallow that comes in your s’mores sandwiches. Everyone’s favorite all natural herb Aloe Vera and lastly one that you may not even know Ginkgo Biloba. Furthermore, just remember that even though we’ve spoken about a number of different herbs, they have a lot of the same characteristics and benefits for the hair. We’ve gone from learning about herbs that focus on hair growth, has anti-breakage properties, reduces/ prevents thinning, and even dealt with herbs that help to prevent dandruff, in addition to so much more. So let’s closeout this series by getting this final section started.
Welcome back for the end of part 5 of our herb series. For this part, we are going to get into the benefits of Lavender and Rose Petals. I’m sure we’ve all used lavender and rose petals as fragrance oils, soap scrubs, lotions, and just as flowers that we have within our homes. However, they can also benefit the hair. For those of you who don’t know there’s Rosewater, Lavender Water and they also come in oil and powder form. So why aren’t we talking about these products a lot more as it relates to natural products that will work on our hair? Hmm, to be honest, I’m not really sure but that’s ok because this is why we are doing these posts. So let’s get into how your favorite scent can also benefit your hair while on this natural hair journey.
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.
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.
Welcome to Part 3 of our 6 part herb series. Last time around in part 2, we got into the benefits of Alma, Nettle, Sage, and Fenugreek. This time around, we’ll get into the benefits of Hibiscus, Chamomile, and Bhringraji [i.e false daisy]. Many of us have definitely at least heard of Hibiscus and Chamomile, but how many of you knew about false daisy and what it can do for our hair before today? Not many then that’s ok because this is why we’re doing this 6 part series for us, natural hair people, to get in touch with our inner herbal lifestyle selves. So let’s become one with nature and its herbs. As herbal remedies have amazing healing effects for not only the body, mind, and soul, but they can also give us the thick, voluminous, and smooth texture that we are looking for with our curl pattern and hair. So let’s get into it.
So I’m back to give you part 2 of our 6 part herb series. Remember last time around we talked about Fenugreek, Holy Basil, and Curry Leaves. However this time around, we’re going to talk about the benefits of Alma, Nettle, Sage, and one of my favorites Ginseng. Many of these herbs are not common household items because most of us aren’t drinking tea with any of these products, let alone eating them. Funny thing is that they are commonly referred to when it comes to natural remedies for hair damage, strength, and growth. Listen, guys, summer is coming and we all know that’s the season for natural hair realness to come out. Like winter in the city is just a drag when it comes to natural hair realness because of your hat, the wind, the influx temperature changes from cold to freezing and so on and so forth. However, I’m sure you guys are prepping your hair similar to the way that I am, in order to have that “naturale realness” this summer. If you’re not sure about what “naturale realness” means, it’s the art of living in one’s natural beauty. So let’s get into the benefits of these herbs and why partially living an herbal lifestyle can help to achieve your natural hair goals.
So I’m on this natural product journey, and while on this journey I’ve discovered the benefits of using natural herbs on my hair. Before this journey, I was honestly naive to how beneficial herbs were for the body and scalp. I was always that person who said natural remedies aren’t for me because we have cosmetic stores and haircare lines. These products aren’t all-natural but they can’t be too bad or else, the beauty supply stores wouldn’t exist. Right? However fast forward to today, my mindset on this has completely changed, because not only am I more aware of what goes into my hair products, but I can honestly say that my hair has never felt better. What do I mean by this? I was always that person who thought they quote on quote had, “black hair” because I just felt like it was extremely thick, dry, prone to shedding, and not manageable. I’m sure I’m not the only one who felt like this about their hair at one point in time. However, it wasn’t until recently that I noticed, I actually don’t have thick hair. Maybe tangled and dry hair, but definitely not thick hair. Interestingly enough, once I started using natural products, herb-based oils, and powders; my hair stop shedding as much as it used to, my curl pattern became more defined and my hair stays hydrated for longer periods of time. So that’s it for my story. Let’s get into what are some herbs that will strengthen, thicken, remove dandruff, and add moisture back into the hair.