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Chamomile for hair

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Last reviewed: 21.05.2022
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The breadth of use of this delicate and fragile flower, both in the field of medicine and cosmetology, is striking; it successfully decorates our flower beds and front gardens. From chamomile we prepare decoctions, infusions for gargling, take it orally as an antiseptic, they treat intestinal spasms, diarrhea, make baths and lotions. The plant extract is included in many cosmetic products, including hair care products. And this is all thanks to its healing properties. [1]

Indications Chamomile for hair

What effect can be achieved by using chamomile? It is used:

  • to lighten hair - it will not have any effect on dark curls, and will give a golden hue to light blond ones;
  • for strengthening - is achieved due to disinfecting properties, reducing inflammation of the skin, improving blood circulation in it;
  • for shine - makes curls smooth, silky, like after a mask or hair balm;
  • for hair roots - nourishes the bulbs with the necessary nutrients, due to this, hair loss is reduced, the hairline becomes thicker, and growth is more intense;
  • chamomile for gray hair - the owners of gray hair know how difficult it is to disguise it. A week after staining with chemical dyes, it already becomes noticeable at the roots. Natural dyes, which include chamomile, will give the hair an interesting shade that will not completely remove, but will smooth out the obvious signs of gray hair, making it an elegant element of age;
  • chamomile for oily hair - its combination with any alcohol component, for example, vodka, will reduce the activity of the sebaceous glands;
  • chamomile for dark hair - the plant will not significantly affect the color of dark hair, unless you use it together with lemon juice and for a very long time, and provide elasticity, softness, silkiness, shine.

Release form

There are various manufacturing methods and forms of release of chamomile hair products: [2]

  • chamomile extract - obtained from the essential oils of the plant. It can be liquid, dry, alcohol, glycerin, oil, etc. It is added to shampoos, masks, rinses, thanks to which the hair gets rid of dandruff, gains health, and is filled with vitality;
  • hair spray "Chamomile" - restores damaged curls, nourishes and moisturizes from the tips to the roots, gives volume without weighing them down, gives softness and elasticity. Suitable for all hair types. Very easy to use: after spraying the roots, it is rubbed with light movements, no need to rinse;
  • chamomile decoction - well suited for rinsing after washing: the hair shines, looks alive and healthy. It is easy to make it yourself: pour 2 tablespoons of flowers into 250 g of water, boil and cook for another quarter of an hour, then strain, dilute to the desired volume;
  • chamomile decoction and vitamin e - effective for healing hair, enhancing the effect of plant decoction with vitamin E. Adding 5 drops of the product will saturate the cells with oxygen, increase blood circulation, and speed up metabolic processes. Under the influence of these components, dryness of the skin disappears, their fragility decreases, natural protection from ultraviolet rays appears;
  • chamomile infusion for hair - infusions differ from decoctions in that raw materials are poured with hot or cold water (there are different technologies), they give more time to infuse. How to make an infusion of chamomile? Brew chamomile flowers like tea in a cup, let stand, pour into a liter of water, which will be rinsed;
  • chamomile oil - eliminates peeling, relieves irritation, nourishes hair follicles, restoring their functions. Can be used in home care, combining with any base (olive, burdock, castor) and other therapeutic essential oils (jojoba, rosemary, lavender);
  • chamomile hair balm - designed to nourish the hair with useful substances, protect them from the negative effects of the external environment. Different manufacturers, in addition to the extract of the plant and its essential oil, use other natural plant components, which saturates the hair with the aroma of cut herbs, facilitates combing, and removes brittleness. Such balms are especially effective for dry damaged hair;
  • shampoo for fair hair with chamomile - thanks to the extract of the plant in it, blondes get a beautiful shade with a redhead, and the washing base cleanses and refreshes the strands. Hair after it looks soft, silky and obedient.

Pharmacodynamics

The carrier of useful biological characteristics of a flower are:

  • chamazulene - a substance with anti-inflammatory and bactericidal action;
  • essential oil - stimulates growth and strengthens hair;
  • coumarins - restore their structure;
  • polysaccharides - perform the function of accumulating moisture in cells;
  • flavonoids - have antioxidant properties;
  • sesquiterpenes - create a protective film on the hair;
  • choline - strengthens curls;
  • mineral salts, carotene, ascorbic acid, organic acids are necessary substances for a healthy hair follicle.

This composition determines the benefits of chamomile for hair: it nourishes them, prevents hair loss, gives shine, a beautiful shade.

Does  chamomile dry out  hair? Quite the contrary, it moisturizes them, helps to restore thin and withered, restore their health and strength. [3].  [4].  [5]. [6]

Dosing and administration

If you didn’t manage to collect chamomile flowers yourself, it doesn’t matter, in pharmacies it is sold both in bags and loose. When brewing the latter, you will have to filter the broth, so it is more convenient to use filter bags. How to prepare the composition to rinse your hair after washing? There are 2 ways: hot and cold. In the first case, pour a couple of spoons (two sachets) with a glass of boiling water and leave for a while to infuse (at least an hour). In the second, you need a glass of raw materials or as many packages as there are spoons in a glass and half a liter of cold water. It will take much longer for the herb to give up its beneficial properties, so it is best to do this at night. The resulting solution is diluted with water, depending on what effect is needed: to obtain a shade, a large concentration of the decoction will be needed. You can also immediately take the desired volume, so as not to breed later.

Options for other recipes using chamomile are listed below:

  • chamomile hair mask - drop 5 drops of essential oil into any thick base product (kefir, yogurt, sour cream), apply to the entire length of the hair, leave for 20-30 minutes, rinse;
  • nettle and chamomile for hair - to combine these 2 most useful plants means to give powerful therapy to weakened, prone to hair loss. Nettle is rich in a whole complex of vitamins, including ascorbic acid, carotene, tannin, in trace elements: calcium, manganese, potassium, iodine. The plant contains tannins, organic acids, phytoncides. Rinsing the hair with nettle and chamomile after washing will heal the scalp, give impetus to the growth of new strong curls;
  • chamomile with glycerin for hair - this combination of components is used to lighten them. In addition, glycerin is an excellent moisturizer, gives shine and shine to the strands. The mask is prepared as follows: chamomile is brewed in a glass and infused. A warm solution is combined with 60 g of 100% glycerin, stirred, moistened with clean, dry hair and left for 40-60 minutes, then washed thoroughly. Two procedures a week will restore brittle and dull curls from the sun or perm;
  • honey and chamomile for hair - a biologically active bee product, in which there are more than 400 useful substances, will serve well for hair. A mask of chamomile infusion with the addition of a teaspoon of honey will help strengthen them, act as a growth stimulator, nourish them with vitality;
  • chamomile and aloe are worthy partners in hair care. Aloe moisturizes them well, nourishes, helps get rid of dandruff, skin damage. It is an effective antioxidant, does not allow toxins to penetrate into the hair and epidermis. For juice, you will need mature leaves, which are crushed and squeezed through marlechka into a ready-made chamomile broth. The mixture is rubbed into the hair roots;
  • chamomile and lemon - adding lemon juice to the prepared product gives a quick result in lightening hair. Especially this composition "works" in the summer on blond hair. The sun speeds up the process, the effect of highlighting is obtained. It is advised to pour the composition into a spray bottle and spray it with hair every time before going outside;
  • burdock oil with chamomile for hair - it is obtained from the roots of burdock, and the power in it is such that it can even stop baldness. For a mask, it is enough to combine a spoonful of the product and the same amount of chamomile essential oil. Apply to hair, cover head with polyethylene, over with a towel, leave for an hour. It is washed off with warm water and shampoo, then rinsed with a decoction of chamomile. Burdock root can also be added to rinses, after making a decoction of it;
  • chamomile and bay leaf - fight hair loss. This duet stimulates blood circulation in the tissues of the scalp, metabolic processes, has an antifungal, antiseptic effect. Bay leaf is ground in a coffee grinder. Three tablespoons of one and the other raw materials are poured with half a liter of hot water, closed with a tight lid and infused for several hours. The composition is rubbed into the hair roots and subsequently not washed off;
  • chamomile and sage for hair - the very name of the plant in translation means "to be healthy", contains tannins, aromatic resins, flavonoids, acids. It is a strong anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial agent. Its benefit for hair is that its decoctions, paired with chamomile, make curls elastic, shiny, and prevent them from falling out;
  • chamomile with sugar for hair - this combination is used to straighten them: put a small spoonful of sugar in a glass of chamomile broth and stir until it dissolves. After that, the liquid is poured into a sprayer and sprayed over the entire length of wet hair. Dry with a hairdryer, pulling the strands with a comb;
  • calendula and chamomile - infusions from this composition are good for oily hair types. Calendula normalizes the work of the sebaceous glands of the scalp, effectively cleanses the hair, eliminates dandruff, itching, gives them elasticity, silkiness;
  • mint and chamomile - the beneficial properties of one plant intersect with another. Rinsing the hair with their infusions will give the effect of healing the brittle cut curls, make the hair follicles healthier, the hair will be thicker, stronger, healthier. In addition, they will be saturated with a pleasant mint aroma and will exude a magnificent smell and shine;
  • chamomile and henna for hair - this combination is used to give light brown hair a golden color. To prepare the composition, you need to pour the henna powder with hot infusion of chamomile, stir, after cooling, apply to the hair. In addition, henna will benefit curls, because. It contains disinfectant components, vitamins of group B. This is a good tool for conditioning hair, creating volume;
  • chamomile and peroxide for lightening hair - their mixture will allow you to make your hair lighter at home. To do this, you need a glass of chamomile decoction, 30 g of 3% hydrogen peroxide, 5 tablespoons of vodka. After mixing the ingredients, moisten the curls, leave in this state for half an hour, rinse.

How to dry chamomile for hair?

Chamomile collection can be prepared in the summer by yourself, then it will bring not only benefits to the hair, but also moral, aesthetic satisfaction. The only caveat is that not every plant has the properties described above, they apply only to chamomile officinalis. It can be recognized by the special shape of the flower: a convex yellow core and petals drooping down. During the flowering period, they break down, laid out in the fresh air in a place inaccessible to direct sunlight. Dried raw materials are stored either in paper or fabric bags, or in glass containers. Can a plant be harmful? Yes, chamomile can cause allergies. The appearance of itching, redness indicates that this is not your hair care product.

Contraindications

Since all the proposed drugs are intended for external use, the only contraindication may be an allergic reaction to the herb or other component of the recipe. This is also associated with possible complications in the form of itching, rashes, redness of the scalp. The appearance of the hair may also deteriorate. In this case, the use of chamomile and other herbs should be discontinued.

Reviews

There are no universal products suitable for all types and characteristics of hair. Various reviews are associated with this: some received the results that they expected, others hoped for more. On the side of the beneficial effect of chamomile on the hair is the fact of its systemic use. A one-time treatment for hairline phytotherapy does not work. Many fair-haired women who do not want to resort to chemical dyeing of their hair are satisfied with its pleasant shade and shine.

Analogues

In order to strengthen and improve your hair in a natural way, you can use various medicinal herbs that are suitable for a particular type. To do this, you can select whole fees from the following plants: burdock, coltsfoot, rosemary, calendula, nettle, birch leaves, basil, St. John's wort, sage, oregano, mint flowers, lovage and many others, which are worthy analogues of chamomile. And you can cook from them rinses, masks, compositions for rubbing into the scalp.

 

Attention!

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Description provided for informational purposes and is not a guide to self-healing. The need for this drug, the purpose of the treatment regimen, methods and dose of the drug is determined solely by the attending physician. Self-medication is dangerous for your health.

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