Category Archives: Hair

Lice Patrol??

Natural head lice remedy:

  1. 10 drops of Tea Tree oil
  2. 5 drops of Lavender oil
  3. Mix the oils into hair conditioner and let sit in hair for 30 minutes before rinsing out.

Check with your ND first to ensure whether this is the best treatment remedy for your hair infestation :)

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Big Shiny Hair

Ho/He Shu Wu (Polygonum multiflorum) is a Chinese herb known to restore hair color, and is named after the herbalist  Mr. He, who used it to maintain his own jet-black hair color well into his seventies. It is one of few Chinese herbs that rebuilds kidney essence, and is considered an adaptogen (stress manager) in the West.

Rapunzel’s Recipe?

Here’s a topical treatment for hair loss courtesy of my botanical medicine professor:

1-3 drops of Rosemary oil (Rosmarinus officinalis) mixed into 1-2 tsp of almond oil (prevents the rosemary oil from burning, but you may find you do not need to mix).

After bathing, work oil well into the affected area of the scalp.¬† Rosemary’s essential oil will help stimulate/activate the cells to function properly (produce hair).

Note: if you think you have a pathological condition responsible for your hair loss (i.e. redness, scaliness, flaking, oozing, bleeding) then please seek medical advice either by an ND or an MD before attempting this treatment.