A hair tonic is used in styling of the hair. It is usually used on wet hair and helps to make the hair appear healthier by adding sheen and luster. There are many types of hair tonics available, and one can select the right one depending upon their type of hair. Natural hair tonics are very popular and can be easily made at home using essential oils and other natural ingredients. These hair tonics are not harsh on the scalp and do not produce any side effects. They can be used on a daily basis to enhance hair growth and add shine to the hair. Here are a few easy to prepare homemade hair tonics.
Homemade Hair Tonic Recipes
- A beneficial tonic for treating dandruff and oily hair involves the use of mint leaves. Take a handful of mint leaves, add 1/8 liter of fruit vinegar and 1/4 liter of distilled water. Boil the mint leaves in the vinegar and water for ten minutes and then allow it to cool. Strain and store in a bottle and use daily.
- You can also prepare a boxwood hair tonic by soaking 20 grams of boxwood leaves to 1/4 liter of wine vinegar for a couple of days. Then strain and add glycerin before storing in a bottle. Massage this tonic into the scalp on a regular basis for revitalizing the hair.
- Another good herbal hair tonic for all hair types is a stinging nettle hair tonic. Boil a handful of nettle leaves in 1/4 liter fruit vinegar for ten minutes. After it cools, filter and add two tablespoons of lemon juice. Use this on the hair daily for a beneficial effect.
- Onion is known to promote good growth of hair and an effective hair tonic can be made using onion and 50% alcohol. Finely chop an onion and place into a bottle. Fill the bottle with the alcohol and allow it to stand for a month. Then filter if and use daily on the scalp.
- You can even make a parsley hair tonic by grinding a handful of parsley leaves with two tablespoons of water, until it becomes a puree. Apply this to your scalp and wrap a warm moist towel around the head for half an hour, before shampooing.
- Another good homemade hair tonic can be prepared with egg yolk and gin. Beat two egg yolks until they become frothy. Then add a couple of teaspoons of gin and beat the eggs until the consistency is foamy. Massage this into the scalp and hair shaft, and then rinse with lukewarm water. This tonic may also be made and stored in the refrigerator for about a week.