*Note that the packaging options are different from the photos, new pictures on the way! Mail orders will be sent in biodegradable pouches to save on shipping costs.
This East + West herbal blend is 100% botanical and based upon the rituals of Self care from the days of old. Every thoughtfully chosen herb and flower has a distinct hair loving attribute, infused to work synergistically to strengthen, detangle, and nourish while gently, over time, enriching your natural color.
A few key ingredients:
Rosemary can increase growth, silkiness, and shine and may help darken greys when used regularly. While lifting spirits and awareness, rosemary also fights free radicals (hence the help with greys), dandruff, and itchy scalp.
Bhringraj has been used for centuries for rejuvenating hair and skin, nourishing roots to ends, strengthening and adding shine + softness.
Shikakai literally means "fruit for the hair" and has been used in India since ancient times to clean and condition, increasing fullness and wellness + ph balance.
Amla is rich in vitamin C, antioxidants, promoting growth and pacifying "pitta dosha", extra body heat which can cause hair loss, graying, etc., while nourishing and giving a softer texture.
Horsetail is most famous for its high silica content which strengthens hair shaft, creating shiny, thicker hair and faster growth.
Marshmallow's high mucilage content binds to the proteins, helping hair look thicker while being slippery for detangling benefits. This herb has been utilized for millennia to treat many inner + outer conditions and more recently prized in the beauty business for it's great "softening" effects. It's a gentle plant and we like that.
Lavender is the go-to for nearly all skin and hair care, revered for its therapeutic, nourishing properties while regenerating and soothing body and mind. It's also an amazing scalp treatment....healthy head, happy hair and vice versa.
We added a thoughtfully chosen blend of essential oils to further the effectiveness and scentual bliss.
Lighten Up or go Deep + Dark, over time.
To Brew: Measure out @ 1 tsp. of your desired herbal blend into a bowl and pour over @ 1 cup of just boiled filtered or distilled H2O, or **tea, giving a stir to saturate all of the herbs. Stir a couple of times, make a wish. You may use this time to steam your face as this blend is also incredibly nourishing for the skin and the mucilage in the herbs may help calm a dry or scratchy throat when gently inhaled (do not drink as essential oils are not recommended for ingestion). Allow to cool thoroughly, then strain using a cheesecloth, very fine mesh or natural coffee filter. Store your rinse in a airtight glass bottle with a narrow neck for gentle application or a used (plastic) honey bear or re-used clean shampoo/conditioner bottles. Your hair rinse should be refrigerated and used within two weeks. This amount will last 2-4 applications, depending on your hair and desires.
To use: This can be used as a gentle cleansing rinse alone or after your method of choice, such as The Wash or our Hair + Body Bar. Shake well before use so the conditioning properties and essential oils are dispersed. For cleansing, apply liberally onto dampened hair, massage into scalp through the ends. Allow to rest and stay on hair for a few moments before rinsing thoroughly or mostly. For deep conditioning, leave the rinse in for a few hours or overnight, then rinse thoroughly. For more highlighted effects, put into a spray bottle and apply while in the sunshine, then allow hair to dry naturally. For even lighter effects, add a little filtered (so it doesn't get stuck in your bottle) lemon juice or use **chamomile tea as your water. You can use this as often as desired and at least 1-2 times per week is recommended.
Deep + Dark Blend Ingredients: *Urtica dioica (nettle) leaves, *Rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaves, *Salvia apiana (white sage) leaves, *Moringa oleifera leaves, *Rosa (mixed rose) petals, *Lavandula angustifolia (lavender) flowers, *Phyllanthus emblica (amla), *Equisetum sp. (horsetail), *Trigonella foenum (fenugreek), *Althaea officinalis (marshmallow) root, *Acacia concinna (shikakai), *Eclipta prostrata (bhringraj), Essential oils: *Rosemary, *Lime, *Peppermint, Plumeria (wildcrafted in Kauai)
Lighten Up Ingredients: *Calendula officinalis flowers, *Matricaria chamomilla flowers, *Rosa (mixed) petals, *Achillea millefolium (yarrow) flowers, *Moringa oleifera leaves, *Lavandula angustifolia (lavender) flowers, *Equisetum sp. (horsetail), *Trigonella foenum (fenugreek), *Althaea officinalis (marshmallow) root, *Acacia concinna (shikakai), *Eclipta prostrata (bhringraj), Essential oils: *Lavender, *Lemon, *Peppermint, Pikake.
We look forward to selling this and many of our herbal blends by the ounce at our apothecary as a BYOC (bring your own container) option!
**For more kung-pow, use either chamomile tea for lightening effects or black tea or coffee for darkening + blending greys.