HERBS FOR HAIR CARE: Balancing Moisture and Strength

Last updated on October 25th, 2022 at 08:15 pm

When using herbs to care for your hair it’s good when using more than one herb. You have herbs that moisturize and strengthen (some do one or the other). Using complimentary herbs help to balance each other out.

herbs that moisturize and strengthen

Because fine natural hair needs both moisture and protein (or other strengthening agents), you don’t want to overdo the use of any one herb in your hair.

The combination of herbs you can use together are numerous. Below you’ll find the herbs that help with maintaining moisture as well as the herbs that strengthen. Some actually do both.

Herbs that Help With Moisture

Herbs that Strengthen with (or like) Protein

  • Amla – conditions, strengthens scalp and hair
  • Brahmi – strengthens and nourishes hair follicles; promotes growth
  • Bhringraj – nourishes hair follicles, stimulates hair growth
  • Fenugreek – strengthens hair follicles and adds shine to hair
  • Henna – building up the integrity of the hair shaft
  • Hibiscus – rich in vitamin C which boosts collagen and adds strength
  • Horsetail – strengthens and helps fight split ends

You can use this Minimalist Hair Care Planner to Track your DIY Hair Recipes:

How to Easily Incorporate Herbs that Moisturize and Strengthen

Try adding a tablespoon or two of one or more of the herbs to your conditioners and/or oils. Then, make note of how your hair feels and responds.

If your hair is too dry or brittle, you know you need more of the moisture supportive herbs. 

This post is part of the Herbs FOR Hair Care Series

The earth brought forth vegetation, plants yielding seed after their kind, and trees bearing fruit with seed in them, after their kind; and God saw that it was good. ~ Genesis 1:2

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Michelle Smith

Michelle is a Christian natural hair enthusiast. She's been natural for 20+ years and shares natural hair care tips and easy hairstyles for those with low density or thin fine natural hair. It's her joy to inspire you to live by faith in God while caring for your "crown."

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Carina Ayiesha

    Hi Ms. Michelle,
    Thank you for sharing so many wonderful tips and resources. This is my first time seeing your blog and I really enjoyed it. Keep up the great work. As a mom and creative, I know the journey isn’t always easy. Take care and Happy Mother’s Day!

    1. Michelle

      Hi Carina,

      thanks so much for stopping by and for the encouraging words 🙂

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