Had just about enough of dandruff?
Get yourself some dried chamomile flowers!
Yes, I am serious.
This proud member of the Asteraceae family helps to do away with dandruff, besides preventing it. Also, it calms scalp irritation and promotes a good set of hair. You can use it as your final hair-washing-step.
It is that simple!
The following passages shall detail the benefits chamomile herb offers to your hair.
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Chamomile is the Buzz
If you are friends with fitness enthusiasts, you have a pretty clear idea about the global buzz of chamomile. Modern research has revealed that it reduces your stress levels, ease bloating, and soothe menstrual cramps, amongst other things.
This herb is not a modern discovery, as humans are using it due to its healing properties since Egyptian times of yore. These people used chamomile flowers to treat insomnia, stomachache, and anxiety and skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, allergies, and chickenpox.
The beautiful daisy-like chamomile flower— scientifically referred to as Anthemis nobilis or Chamaemelum nobile—is native to Australia, Asia, North America, and Europe, and blossoms during the initial summer months.
Today, the world consumes one million cups of chamomile tea every day.
Chamomile tea is jam-packed with antioxidants—compounds inhibiting oxidation—including Chamazulene. It’s a fragrant chemical compound that carries analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and antispasmodic properties.
Therefore, whether you’re having a cold or running against time to complete a project, get yourself a steamy cup of this herbal tea, and for a few moments just inhale its splendid floral fragrance.
You would see your stress lessening up as chamomile revitalizes your body.
And did I mention chamomile is fantastic for your hair too?
Chamomile Hair Benefits
- Chamomile tea’s cleansing and moisturizing properties help relieve your scalp of itchiness, flakiness, and, of course, dandruff. All of this combines to regenerate the sheen of your hair.
- Regular usage of chamomile slows down the receding hairline problem, as the antiseptic elements of the herb remove dirt as well as the dead cells. This strengths your hair follicles besides boosting your metabolism.
- Regular application of chamomile will assist the prevention of split ends and hair-tearing if you wash your hair with a blend of chamomile and beer.
- People with darker hair can bleach their hair with chamomile to have beautiful highlights.
- When you apply chamomile herb on your hair, the polyphenols and pigments lighten your hair color to give you natural highlights.
Chamomile is renowned for its gentle and sweet nature and is naturally awesome for any color hair—especially lighter shades, as they get benefited from the golden hue, this herb adds to your hair over time.
This herb splendor can be used at any age (consult your trichologist, if you’re under treatment). Therefore, use it as a natural remedy for babies by rinsing their hair with it and leave it in.
Make Your Hair Great Again With Chamomile Tea
- Boil one cup of water
- Cut down the heat to add eight chamomile tea Let the bags simmer for about 15 minutes.
- Take the pot off your stove.
- Take out the chamomile tea bags.
- Add a few lavender oil drops to your mixture.
- Toss a cup of yogurt. It’s admissible to avoid using heavily-flavored yogurts, as all of this would be going in your hair.
- Blend all the ingredients thoroughly to ensure a smooth texture.
- From tip to root, massage your hair with the mixture to ensure all parts of your hair are covered.
- You must cover your head with a shower cap.
- All your hair should be tucked inside the shower cap—which must stay on your head for half an hour.
- Take off the cap to wash your hair.
- Use warm water and avoid using a fancy shampoo. You may well want to rinse your hair twice to ensure that every bit of the chamomile blend has been washed away.
- Do not dry your hair artificially to have a natural chamomile glow.
- If you have a sensitive scalp, consult your physician before applying chamomile.
Power Your Shampoo with Chamomile
- Boil a pot of water.
- Turn off the heat to mix two teaspoons of chamomile petals (dried). Let the petals soak for about half an hour.
- Use a colander to remove chamomile petals from the mixture.
- Add the chamomile water to a not-so-fancy shampoo bottle and blend well.
- Baby shampoos are highly recommended. Avoid using designer shampoos.
- Use regularly.
Make Your Own Chamomile Conditioner
- Add 75 – 80 ML of olive oil with 1/3 cup of dried chamomile flowers.
- You also can use sunflower or safflower oil instead of olive oil.
- Air-tight the concoction inside a glass jar.
- Expose your glass jar to direct sunlight for 14 days.
- A windowsill is recommended so that you can shake the jar once in a day to circulate the chamomile.
- Use a colander to detach chamomile flowers from the oil.
- Apply the oil on your head. Use two teaspoons if your hair is short, and double the intake for longer hair.
- Let the blend rest on your head for about 10 minutes.
- Wash off the chamomile conditioner with water.
Chamomile is fantastic for your hair because:
- Its cleansing and moisturizing properties help relieve your scalp of itchiness, flakiness, and, dandruff.
- The antiseptic elements of chamomile remove dirt and dead cells from your hair to strengthen your hair follicles.
- Its regular usage prevents split ends and hair-tearing.
- The polyphenols and pigments in the herb lighten the hair color to give natural highlights.
- This herb splendor can be used at any age (consult your trichologist, if you are under treatment). You can use it as a natural remedy for babies by rinsing their hair with it and leave it in.
you can also make your hair great again by making a chamomile conditioner or adding it to your shampoo.