Well step into the secret garden and you will find the answers.
Hair was healthy and beautiful but not because of a miracle product, but you would be surprised to know that a lot of people used a bar of soap or what others back then called “shampoo bar” was mainly used or some people would use what they call castile soap.
“Castile soap is a soap made with fat of purely vegetable origin, rather than animal fats, such as Tallow; although olive oil is the traditional base oil, castile soap can be made with coconut, hemp, avocado, almond, walnut, and many other vegetable oils “(Wise Geeks, 2012).
You can find castile soap easily at places that sell organic products.
I must say that personally I tested out the Peppermint Castile Soap, and my scalp was squeaky clean with no build up, which I have yet to master with shampoos or co-washing. Now the downfall…. Yes, downfall… the castile soap is made to clean, and can cause your hair not your scalp to feel very dry, which is okay as long as you follow-up with a deep conditioning afterwards which is something you should do no matter how you cleanse your hair or scalp if you are natural.
NOW, that you know everything that was used in the past has come from some kind of plant made into oil lets talk about the actual herbs that are good for your hair.
*Stimulating follicles making hair stronger and longer
*Slows premature balding and gray hairs
*Helps with dry and dandruff scalps
*Moisturizing for dry or frizzy hair
*Helps kill lice
*Helps with thinning or baldness
*Alopecia Areata (patches of bald spots)
*Helps to balance PH levels
*Controls oily hair and scalp
*Controls dry scalp and itchy scalp
*Rejuvenates hair follicles
*Increase scalp circulation
*Strengthens hair shaft
*Antioxidant for scalp and follicles
*Moisturizes hair and scalp
There are many different herbs that have different benefits, and usages, and by adding these herbs to different kinds of oils, such as olive oil, coconut oil, castor oil, safflower oil, and other types of oils can help to maximize the benefits of the oil and the actual herbs. Literally, it’s as easy as taking one of these oils, which they call “carrier” oil, and adding some herbs to them. If you’re not sure about how to use the dry or fresh herbs try essential oils they work just as well.
There are many things that can help with natural hair, and if you haven’t read my other blog “Everything, But The Kitchen Sink: Natural Hair Care”, you might want to check it out because it tells you just how you don’t need to pay a lot of money to have healthy and beautiful hair and all that you need can be found around the house. Don’t believe me check out this episode of “I Love Lucy” that was created in 1954.
Please stay tuned for the run down on different oils and their benefits.