MaryJanesFarm Farmgirl Connection
Join in ... sign up
 
Home | Profile | Register | Active Topics | Members | Search | FAQ
Username:
Password:
Save Password        REGISTER
Forgot your Password?

 All Forums
 General Chat Forum
 Herbal Wisdom
 hair conditioners?
 New Topic  Reply to Topic
 Printer Friendly
Author Herbal Wisdom: Previous Topic hair conditioners? Next Topic  

FieldsofThyme
Farmgirl Guide & Schoolmarm / Chapter Leader

4928 Posts



USA
4928 Posts

Posted - Jun 03 2011 :  08:38:30 AM  Show Profile
What is your favorite herb to make leave-in, spray hair conditioner (for dry hair)? I read that you can use parsley or sage. Do you have a favorite one to use, or another one?

Farmgirl #800
http://pioneerwomanatheart.blogspot.com/

http://scrapreusedandrecycledartprojects.blogspot.com/

Turtlemoon
Farmgirl Legend Schoolmarm

378 Posts

Tanya
Port Orchard Washington
USA
378 Posts

Posted - Jun 03 2011 :  2:30:25 PM  Show Profile
i like a bit of rosemary or lavender... sometimes with a bit of mint, helps to wake me up!

Raggedy Ann stuck in a Barbie Doll World

FarmGirl#1737

http://www.etsy.com/shop/moonhonu
Go to Top of Page

FieldsofThyme
Farmgirl Guide & Schoolmarm / Chapter Leader

4928 Posts



USA
4928 Posts

Posted - Jun 03 2011 :  2:55:18 PM  Show Profile
Thanks. I have rosemary, lavender, and wild mint. I just made my first hair rinse, and a bottle of hair conditioner using my Sage.

Farmgirl #800
http://pioneerwomanatheart.blogspot.com/

http://scrapreusedandrecycledartprojects.blogspot.com/
Go to Top of Page

rksmith
True Blue Farmgirl

858 Posts

Rachel
Clayton GA
USA
858 Posts

Posted - Jun 03 2011 :  6:08:18 PM  Show Profile
I like using rosemary and thyme in apple cider vinegar.

Rachel
Farmgirl Sister #2753

Do not ask the Lord to guide your footsteps, if you are not willing to move your feet--Dr. Kioni

http://madame1313.wordpress.com/
Go to Top of Page

FieldsofThyme
Farmgirl Guide & Schoolmarm / Chapter Leader

4928 Posts



USA
4928 Posts

Posted - Jun 04 2011 :  06:25:58 AM  Show Profile
Thanks Rachel. I did use apple cider vinegar with my rinse. I can't wait to try it this morning.

Farmgirl #800
http://pioneerwomanatheart.blogspot.com/

http://scrapreusedandrecycledartprojects.blogspot.com/
Go to Top of Page

french08
True Blue Farmgirl

89 Posts

Kim
Sharon Springs NY
USA
89 Posts

Posted - Jun 05 2011 :  07:03:32 AM  Show Profile
I'm finally trying ACV as a hair rinse! I put some with water in a spray bottle and now keep it in my shower. Amazing how soft it made my hair feel. I have really curly hair which is a nightmare when it comes to brushing it out after a shower. I've only used it once so far but did notice a bit of static after using it. Now I see some of you are adding herbs. I'll have to experiment with that also. Thanks! :)

~~Kim French~~
Farmgirl Sister #2997
Farmgirl at Heart From The Start
Go to Top of Page

MagnoliaWhisper
True Blue Farmgirl

2817 Posts

Heather
Haysville Kansas
USA
2817 Posts

Posted - Jun 05 2011 :  09:01:20 AM  Show Profile
you can leave in the ACV there will be no static if you leave it in! It will be a bit heavy though.

Personally if we comb my DD hair daily and spray it down with ACV/water each morning before combing, and have her sleep in a sleep cap. We have no problems. However, if we loose a day of combing then we have to kind of slather it in the thick conditioner stuff from the store, and comb through it in the bath, rinse, etc. No leave in conditioner helps too much when we didn't comb it for a day.

For curly hair we also really like Carol's Daughter hair milk. It leaves DD hair really soft but not sticky.



http://www.heathersprairie.blogspot.com
Go to Top of Page

FieldsofThyme
Farmgirl Guide & Schoolmarm / Chapter Leader

4928 Posts



USA
4928 Posts

Posted - Jun 05 2011 :  09:07:15 AM  Show Profile
I made a sage, leave-in, spray conditioner and we love it. I really like the sage/ACV rinse also. I need to make shampoo from scratch next. I know I posted for recipes before, but if you all have a tried and true recipe, please share.

Farmgirl #800
http://pioneerwomanatheart.blogspot.com/

http://scrapreusedandrecycledartprojects.blogspot.com/
Go to Top of Page

MagnoliaWhisper
True Blue Farmgirl

2817 Posts

Heather
Haysville Kansas
USA
2817 Posts

Posted - Jun 05 2011 :  9:02:18 PM  Show Profile
easy baking soda and water. lol haha Been working for us for 5 years.



http://www.heathersprairie.blogspot.com
Go to Top of Page

french08
True Blue Farmgirl

89 Posts

Kim
Sharon Springs NY
USA
89 Posts

Posted - Jun 06 2011 :  05:18:23 AM  Show Profile
I'll have to try the baking soda next!

~~Kim French~~
Farmgirl Sister #2997
Farmgirl at Heart From The Start
Go to Top of Page

FieldsofThyme
Farmgirl Guide & Schoolmarm / Chapter Leader

4928 Posts



USA
4928 Posts

Posted - Jun 07 2011 :  06:12:18 AM  Show Profile
Heather, are you saying you simply use baking soda and water to wash your hair? That is so simple and inexpensive. I will have to try that next. Golly, I learn so much on here.

Farmgirl #800
http://pioneerwomanatheart.blogspot.com/

http://scrapreusedandrecycledartprojects.blogspot.com/
Go to Top of Page

MagnoliaWhisper
True Blue Farmgirl

2817 Posts

Heather
Haysville Kansas
USA
2817 Posts

Posted - Jun 07 2011 :  09:10:18 AM  Show Profile
Yup that's it. Try googling no poo shampoo it's a whole movement. Took me about 6 months to convince myself to try it cause it was soooooo simple, but been doing it for nearly 5 years now and we love it!



http://www.heathersprairie.blogspot.com
Go to Top of Page

FieldsofThyme
Farmgirl Guide & Schoolmarm / Chapter Leader

4928 Posts



USA
4928 Posts

Posted - Jun 07 2011 :  11:21:13 AM  Show Profile
And here I thought I would have to boil herbs, mix something and bottle it LOL! I'm going to give it a whirl. Thanks.

Farmgirl #800
http://pioneerwomanatheart.blogspot.com/

http://scrapreusedandrecycledartprojects.blogspot.com/
Go to Top of Page

french08
True Blue Farmgirl

89 Posts

Kim
Sharon Springs NY
USA
89 Posts

Posted - Jun 08 2011 :  03:43:06 AM  Show Profile
How do you wash with baking soda? Are you using a paste or a sprinkle or something? LOL I really want to try this but have no idea how to go about it.

~~Kim French~~
Farmgirl Sister #2997
Farmgirl at Heart From The Start
Go to Top of Page

MagnoliaWhisper
True Blue Farmgirl

2817 Posts

Heather
Haysville Kansas
USA
2817 Posts

Posted - Jun 08 2011 :  10:12:10 AM  Show Profile
Google no poo shampoo and it will explain further.

However, most people add some baking soda to some form of bottle (old shampoo bottle or such) and wet yourself in shower/tub wet your hair, body, etc. And then squirt the baking soda/water mixture on yourself. And rinse with water.

However, for us I just keep the baking soda in a old plastic tub from other use I saved. (say cool whip, butter etc container) I wet my body/hair, or children's body/hair, and then I just dip my hand in the baking soda, and take out enough to kind of rub all over hair, and body as I go. And then rinse with water.

It's really not a difficult thing, don't make more out of it then it is. What I mean is, don't make it difficult or more steps then it needs to be just do what ever works for you. Use your own judgement about how you want to do it for you and your family. All that matters is you are just using water and baking soda. I've heard some people putting the baking soda in a shaker as well and shaking it on themselves. Sounds like a good idea as well. Just don't over build it up in your head. Just do it as Nike used to say. lol There's really nothing that you could do wrong in doing it however you choose.



http://www.heathersprairie.blogspot.com
Go to Top of Page

french08
True Blue Farmgirl

89 Posts

Kim
Sharon Springs NY
USA
89 Posts

Posted - Jun 08 2011 :  1:54:00 PM  Show Profile
Thanks Heather for the info. Sounds easy cheesy!

~~Kim French~~
Farmgirl Sister #2997
Farmgirl at Heart From The Start
Go to Top of Page

nubidane
True Blue Farmgirl

2737 Posts

Lisa
Georgetown OH
2737 Posts

Posted - Jun 08 2011 :  2:36:00 PM  Show Profile
For any of you that (ahem) get their blonde from the salon,(like me) the baking soda will strip the color over time.
When I finally get to the point that I am OK with the gray, I will use it too.
For now, I go with Aveda or Wen by Chaz which is a cleaning conditioner.
Just a heads up, in case any of you trying this have a hair color that is paid for..
Go to Top of Page

buggysmum
True Blue Farmgirl

110 Posts

Shelly

110 Posts

Posted - Jul 18 2011 :  05:58:32 AM  Show Profile
Great idea with both the baking soda and the apple cider vinegar. I am going to try it. I am kind of freaked out by all the chemicals in everything now...even products you thought were safe have changed ingredients and no longer are.
Go to Top of Page

buggysmum
True Blue Farmgirl

110 Posts

Shelly

110 Posts

Posted - Jul 18 2011 :  3:48:12 PM  Show Profile
Heather, I "just did it" and am very happy with the results. Not to mention, my skin is SUPER soft and the rash I had behind my ears is GONE. Guess that was from the shampoo. Who knew? I followed up with some ACV diluted in a bottle of water and then rinsed it all out....my hair brushed out so easily (and I have very fine, tangly hair).
THANKS for the tips!
Go to Top of Page

loribeck
True Blue Farmgirl

588 Posts

Lori
Alvordton 36
USA
588 Posts

Posted - Jul 20 2019 :  6:24:51 PM  Show Profile
Curious, has anybody else tried the baking soda/water for washing hair and/or body? Does it work? I don't color my hair so I'm not worried about stripping color out of it. I use ACV for a rinse already although I have never used herbs in it.

Lori Beck
Go to Top of Page

ddmashayekhi
True Blue Farmgirl

4497 Posts

Dawn
Naperville Illinois
USA
4497 Posts

Posted - Jul 21 2019 :  06:07:40 AM  Show Profile
Does anyone have a recipe for gray hair? My hair tends to get a bit dry.

Thanks,
Dawn in IL

Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.
R.W. Emerson
Go to Top of Page

loribeck
True Blue Farmgirl

588 Posts

Lori
Alvordton 36
USA
588 Posts

Posted - Jul 21 2019 :  7:19:04 PM  Show Profile
I make a hair treatment that might work for you. I mix coconut oil and olive oil together and rub it into my wet hair. I wrap my hair in a towel and leave on for 15-20 minutes and wash. My hair is soft and shiny when I do that. I don't have a lot of grey but I do have some and this treatment seems to work on the grey also.

Lori Beck
Go to Top of Page

ddmashayekhi
True Blue Farmgirl

4497 Posts

Dawn
Naperville Illinois
USA
4497 Posts

Posted - Jul 22 2019 :  05:06:46 AM  Show Profile
Thanks Lori. I will give it a try and let you know how it goes.

Dawn in IL

Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.
R.W. Emerson
Go to Top of Page

loribeck
True Blue Farmgirl

588 Posts

Lori
Alvordton 36
USA
588 Posts

Posted - Jul 23 2019 :  7:01:00 PM  Show Profile
You're welcome, Dawn. Let me know if it helps.

Lori Beck
Go to Top of Page
  Herbal Wisdom: Previous Topic hair conditioners? Next Topic  
 New Topic  Reply to Topic
 Printer Friendly
Jump To:
Snitz Forums 2000 Go To Top Of Page