Wednesday, January 27

Horsetail: The Mineral Rich Hair Herb

Horsetail: The Mineral-Rich Hair Herb
This article by writer Stephanie Rose Bird, explores the benefits of including horsetail in your hair regimen. Horsetail is rich in silica & minerals & can be taken internally as a tea or applied topically as a shampoo, conditioner or healing balm.
Horsetail stems are imbued with silica and silicic acids; in fact, it contains the most silica known in the plant kingdom. Silica forms collagen, a protein found in the skin, bones, cartilage, ligaments and connective tissues. The silica content helps strengthen weak, brittle, damaged hair, giving it vitality and shine with regular use.
Many shampoos, conditioners and hair growth aids contain horsetail extract.

To create your own hair rinse:

2-4 teaspoons dried horsetail
Cup of boiled water
Add the horsetail to a cup of boiled water (still hot but not boiling). Let steep 15-20 minutes; strain; cool. Rinse through hair and leave on for 15-20 minutes. Rinse and style as usual.

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