In this post, I have already listed various herbs good for your hair. But, I have not stated why. So, I’ll address that aspect in today’s post and would list down some other herbs too which are good for hair. I have categorized the herbs on basis of their usage. So, check for your immediate requirements and start from there. Many of the herbs share different categories so you can start choosing from them.
Hair Shine and Conditioning
Flowers: Rose, Marigold, Chamomile, Hibiscus, Jasmine, Lavender, Rosemary
Herbs: Basil leaves, Brahmi leaves, Bhringraj leaves, Henna leaves
Kitchen Ingredients: Curry Leaves, Indian Gooseberry (amla), Fenugreek Seeds and Leaves (methi), Lemon peels, Mint leaves
Hair Loss and Hair Growth
Flowers: Lavender, Rosemary, Hibiscus, Chamomile
Herbs: Brahmi leaves, Bhringraj leaves
Kitchen Ingredients: Curry Leaves, Indian Gooseberry (amla), Ginger cloves, Garlic cloves, Sesame Seeds, Cumin Seeds, Black Pepper, Mustard Seeds, Fenugreek Seeds and Leaves (methi)
Flowers: Hibiscus, Chamomile
Herbs: Basil leaves, Henna leaves
Kitchen Ingredients: Indian Gooseberry (amla)
Scalp Care (including Dandruff)
Herbs: Neem leaves
Kitchen Ingredients: Lemon peels
Tip: Every time you infuse your hair oil, use a different oil and a different herb. Otherwise, it would be like using a product which used to be good for your hair but is no longer great. Always make small batches. Read this for instructions on how to infuse herbs in the oil.
I shall keep on adding to this list as I use various other things. In the mean time, you can also suggest some herbs which you feel would be worthwhile.