Pioneer Woman at Heart
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"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~
Monday, March 27, 2017
There are many recipes online, but I used nettle and peppermint essential oil to make mine.
The timing of my brittle hair (bangs breaking off first,
noticeable and hair underneath my back hair breaking off), I thought it was the homemade shampoo. I honestly feel it wasn't the shampoo. I feel it was the after effects of the liquid radiation they dumped down my NG tube (for an all night x-ray) and combined with the nasty pharmaceuticals they pumped into me, while hospitalized. Oh, and I also think the bottle of hospital issued body wash/shampoo dried out my hair even more.
Well, my beautiful fingernails stopped growing at the same time my hair was showing damage. Shortly after being home. Even after I started (two months after I was able to eat normal again) eating my greens, teas, and nuts, my nails continued to split, peel, and stay short. I had a feeling both were growing out the poisons they pumped into me.
I did some research, and started using aloe at the scalp for hair growth, and as a leave-in conditioner. I started drinking my nettle tea infusions again too. Tea infusions are packed with nutrition.
Then, I ran across a hair tonic recipe, and felt I should give it a try. You can google the recipe. I found a few online. I simply made mine as I would a tea infusion to drink, but cooled it and then added the essential oils. I keep it in the refrigerator, shaking it up before each use.
Update 4/5/17: Found another recipe for this hair tonic - 1 cup of nettle to 4 cups of water. It said to leave it in, not to rinse it out.
I have been using it for about 4 days now, but will update you if this tonic has a noticeable difference with my hair repair/growth. I used to have thick hair, and it's really thinned out.
If I remember right. My hair dresser told me your hair is affected by what you consume. It makes sense to me. The timing, what was going through my body (and what wasn't), and how nice my nails were prior to being sick.
I can tell you that using peppermint was a good choice for myself. It not only helped open my nasal passages, it gave me a boost in my day, firing me up to get moving. Not only does it promote hair growth, but it has other benefits (you can use other essential oils as well). It also gives me a calming effect. A nice way to start the day.
If you have used a hair tonic for these reasons, I'd love to hear about it. It may be 4 weeks before I will be able to give an update. I read that the average hair grows 1/2 inch in one month.