- Decide which blend of herbs you want to use: herbs for dark hair, light hair, or red hair. Place 1 cup of the appropriate herb blend in the glass jar.
- Pour enough vinegar over the herbs to cover them completely. (In winter, Julie heats the vinegar in a non-aluminum pan until it's almost ready to boil. Then she pours the hot vinegar over the herbs into a heat-proof glass jar.)
- Cap the jar.
- Let the jar sit in the sun for 2 weeks
Herbs for light hair
2 parts stinging nettle leaves 1 part chamomile flowers
1 part calendula flowers
(Calendula officinalis )
Herbs for red hair
2 parts stinging nettle leaves I part hibiscus flowers
I part safflower flowers (Carmamus tinciorius)
- Strain, label, and date. Store in a cool, dark place. The herbal vinegar will keep at least several years.
- To use, dilute the herbal vinegar with an equal amount of water to fill the squeeze bottle.
- After shampooing, squeeze about Vi cup of the vinegar rinse over your hair. Keep your eyes closed as you massage the mixture into your scalp for a few minutes, then rinse.
Yield: 1 quart of herbal hair rinse p
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