Coconut milk in hair is nothing new for most people, it is much more common to use coconut milk in hair than other nut milks like almond and soya or animal milks like goat or cow. In fact there is an overwhelming love for coconut on a whole for hair care that I am sure that for some persons this article is familiar ground. Coconut is a super hair food because of its rich protein content, and minerals, it also very high in fats and produces a very rich oil …

Almond milk is a good alternative to milk to drink and to use in the hair. The milk is achieved by mixing water with almonds, grounding it in a blender and straining. As simple as that and you will have milk. This milk can be used as a substitute for animal milk like cow and goat in the diet and also in hair preparations. Almond milk is high in potassium, magnesium, protein, fatty acids, calcium, zinc, Vitamin A, E, selenium and manganese. All these nutritious goodies are quite beneficial to …

Goat milk is another milk for hair, it contains many  of the same nutrients when compared to cow’s milk, however, it is lower in fat. Goat’s milk is an excellent source of calcium, protein, phosphorous, vitamin B2 and potassium and it is very highly digestible. Even persons with lactose intolerance find it easier to take goat milk in moderation without any problems at all. Overall, goat milk is a tad bit more attractive to drink than cow’s milk because of it high digestibility, high absorption of minerals like iron and …

I am sure you have heard about Cleopatra bathing in milk for a smooth, unblemished skin and you have heard how fortified with vitamins and minerals milk is and how wondrously silky your skin will feel if you use it. Some of you may have even been using yogurt as a base for your homemade conditioners and you find that your hair responds pretty well to it. Well, yogurt is fermented milk; most times the base used for yogurt is cow’s milk.
Organic cow’s milk contains a host of nutrients including …

It is well known that milk is used in several beauty treatments and is quite nourishing to skin. It turns out that the same benefits that milk imparts to skin can be useful to the hair if used externally. Milk as we know is a whitish liquid that contains proteins, fat and various vitamins and minerals that is produced from mature female mammals to feed their young. It can also refer to liquid, such as coconut milk, milkweed sap, plant latex, or various medical emulsions, that is similar to milk …

Green tea is made from the leaves of the camellia sinensis plant, according to the United States Department of Agriculture green tea has a high flavanoid content. Though this content may vary in different tea products. Green tea is said to be cancer fighting and and disrupts the production of harmful bacteria.
Why are we interested in green tea rinse for hair?

Green tea stimulates hair growth and combats hair loss. The antioxidant epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) that is present in green tea is said to stimulate the hair follicles.

Green tea is very …

Black tea is a product made from the camellia sinesis plant. Black tea leaves were once green tea leaves, which were blown on, withered and then oxidized. Studies indicate that the compounds contained in black tea – theaflavins and thearubigens – not only contribute to black teas distinct flavor and color but also provides numerous health benefits, such as cardiovascular health benefits, lower prevalence of diabetes and cancer prevention.
Why are we interested in black tea for hair?

Black tea contains 2% to 4% caffeine, and in recent years various studies have …

Peppermint wears two hats, it is widely known as a stimulant and a relaxant. Generally, it stimulates the body’s circulation but it also calms the nerves. There are several reasons why peppermint is used as a tea, it is undisputedly one of the best teas to drink when you need to calm an upset stomach and it relieves indigestion.
It is also used to cleanse the pores on your face and gives your skin a healthy glow. The tea can also be used as a rejuvenating bath to relax and calm …

Horsetail is one of those herbs for hair that you are not really aware of until someone mentions it and then you see it popping up on most of your organic hair care products list. The plant is called horsetail because of the thin; branchlike leaves which in some ways are similar to the hair of a horse’s tail. There is a reason why horsetail seem to be omnipresent in natural product preparations, it contains high mineral levels including silica and contains other ingredients such as potassium, selenium and manganese. …

Hibiscus is the generic name given to hundreds of species of flowering plants found in the Malvaceae family. These plants are native to tropical and sub-tropical countries throughout the world. Hibiscus is also known as flor de Jamaica, sorrel, rose mallow and Roselle. Whatever, you know it as; the flowers for this plant are quite beautiful and quite useful. Some uses are:

Landscaping- the flowers are really pretty.
Paper making- the kenaf species is used to make paper
Drinks- The hibiscus species called sorrel is a popular drink in Jamaica and other Caribbean …

Burdock root is another plant that is widely used as a rinse. The plant has been in use for centuries because of its medicinal values. The burdock root contains an array of nutrients including calcium, iron, potassium and amino acids. Burdock root is also an effective anti fungal and antibacterial agent. Uses for burdock include:

Food and Drink- popular feature in European and Asian cuisine
Medicine- Burdock root oil extract is used to treat scalp conditions, burdock leaves are used for pain management in burn situations, it is also used as a …

Stinging nettle is good for hair and I was surprised to find out that it was the same weed that is found in the countryside that will itch you if it catches your skin. Indeed, most of us think of the stinging nettle as a pest. However, this particular weed is reportedly high in calcium, iron, magnesium, chromium, potassium, and zinc, as well as vitamins A, B, C, D and K.
In peak season, stinging nettle can contain up to 25% protein dry weight. This is very high for a green …