Strengthening Herbal Hair Recipes (DIY)

A few days ago as of the writing of this post, I shared 3 Moisturizing Herbal Hair Recipes. Today we are going to take a look at some Strengthening Herbal Hair Recipes.

strengthening herbal hair recipe

It’s important to always balance your hair with moisture and strength. Hence, the birth of this post!

Of the strengthening herbs for hair that I’ve used, here are the ones that we will focus on to create our strengthening herbal hair recipes:

  • Henna
  • Amla
  • Bhringraj
  • Green Tea
  • Cassia

There’s so many ways to combine these herbs depending on what you are looking to achieve but here are the two most popular (and easiest to make):

  • a strengthening hair spritz
  • a hair mask

For the exception of Bhringraj, I use each of these strengthening herbs quite frequently. They help to fortify fine hair strands by building up on the hair shaft. This is why I like them so much. Now, on to those recipes…

Strengthening Herbal Hair Recipe #1: “Hennla” Hair Mask

Yeah I know Hennla isn’t really a word but it does sound pretty neat doesn’t it?

More importantly, it’s simply the mix of Henna and Amla to create a hair mask that will strengthen your hair. Fine hair needs this fortification. So, if that’s what you’re working with, try this recipe:

  • 4 ounces of Henna powder
  • 3 tablespoons of Amla powder
  • 1:1 mix of Aloe Vera Juice and Warm water

You may need to increase the amount of herbal powders for desired thickness of the mixture.

Apply to freshly washed hair under a plastic cap and allow it to sit for no less than one hour.

I love this recipe so much. It always leaves my curls feeling strong and healthy.

strong fine natural hair

Strengthening Herbal Hair Recipe #2: Bhringraj Hair Mask

Bhringraj is a strengthening herb also known for promoting hair growth and imparting shine.

You can make a really easy hair mask that strengthens by mixing Bhringraj with coconut milk and a little hibiscus to balance out the strengthening effects of the Bhringraj. The Hibiscus will help keep your hair soft through the process.

Here’s the recipe:

  • Equal parts Bhringraj powder and Hibiscus Powder (For example: 4 tablespoons of each)
  • Add coconut milk to the consistency you’d like the mask to be. Alternatively, you can use distilled water. However, the coconut milk gives the mask a more creamy consistency.

Apply this mask to your hair and allow it to sit for at least an hour. You can apply a heating cap to increase its efficacy. Then, rinse with warm water and a co-wash product (ex: Henna Sooq’s Sweet Orange Cleansing Conditioner)

Strengthening Herbal Hair Recipe #3: Cassia & Amla Hair Tea

Cassia is a hair strengthening herb like Henna, without the added deposit of color. It’s benefits are achieved with cumulative use.

Paired with Amla into a hair tea, this mixture can be used as a final rinse or as a daily hair spritz

You can mix:

  • 1 teaspoon of Cassia
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Amla
  • Green tea (steeped in hot water)
  • Add 2-3 drops of an essential oil of your choice

Mix the powders together and slowly pour in the green tea mixture

Where to Buy Herbs (Organic)

A Word on Using Herbs for Hair Care

Herbs can be powerful agents for healthy hair. There are so many combinations to come up with and some of it is trial and error to determine what works for your hair.

When using herbs in your hair care regimen, it’s best to buy certified organic. This ensures you receive pure herbs not tainted with contaminants. Contaminants can cause irritation and even hair loss. So, it’s best to buy the best whenever possible.

Lastly, use plastic or glass containers when mixing your herbs, as well as use mixing spoons of the same material. Metal can reduce the efficacy of many herbs when mixing with them.

Which of these strengthening herbal hair recipes are you eager to try?

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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 3 Comments

  1. Keyana

    Thank you! The “Hennla” mask are you using distilled/purified water? And Yes. I like how hennla sounds lol.

    Your Spitzers how long does it keep? Can I freeze a batch and use periodically? These are real easy. I haven’t purchased individual herbs yet. I’m working up to my knowledge base first. 😊
    🖤
    @PGRECYCLE

    1. Michelle

      Hey Keyana,

      You can use distilled water. It’s good if you have hard water. Otherwise, you don’t have to.
      I keep m6 spritzed in the fridge…2 weeks. If you find you are getting close to the time, you can use it all as a final rinse after rinsing out your deep conditioner

    2. Michelle

      Oh and yes you can freeze and thaw when needed but don’t refreeze after thawing.

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