Herbs & Botanicals For Hair Rinses


Natural Herbal Hair Care

Herbs and herbal infusions have been used for centuries to naturally soften hair, increase manageability, and restore luster, body, and bounce.

We use many "hair care herbs" in our Shampoo Bars and Apple Cider Vinegar Rinses.

Natural Hair Care HerbalWe also sell a few Herbal Hair Tea Rinses because we know that natural herbs and herbal rinses are gentle and nourishing. 

Herbs rely on the natural components stored inside to promote healthy hair and scalp, rather than the synthetic ingredients and chemicals that can damage hair and cause build-up.

Herbal hair rinses, made with water or vinegar, can provide deep cleansing, lighten, darken or enrich natural hair color, soothe irritation, prevent dandruff, or stimulate the scalp to increase growth. 


Herbs For Hair Care


Aloe Natural Aloe Shampoo

Aloe vera, Aloe barbadensis, makes hair more manageable, smoother, silkier, and healthier. Aloe conditions, moisturizes, and creates a lovely shine. Mexican women have applied aloe vera for centuries to add luster and manageability to their hair.

Good For: Body & Luster

Amla Ayurvedic Hair CareAmla, Phyllanthus emblica, also known as the Indian Gooseberry, is an excellent hair conditioning herb. It provides nourishment that penetrates the scalp and strengthens hair at its root to promote stronger, healthier new growth and helps with hair loss by normalizing blood supply.

Good For: Hair loss/thinning

Soapnuts ShampooAritha, Sapindus mukorrosi, also known as Soapnuts, is an excellent hair tonic, long known for its benefits for healthy hair and scalp. Used for centuries as an anti-hair loss shampoo, the natural antifungal, and antibacterial properties may help with dandruff. The natural saponins not only cleanse hair, but they also add body and sheen and make hair feel thicker, silky, and smooth.

Good For: Body & Luster

Basil Hair CareBasil, Ocimum basilicum, stimulates hair follicles, increases scalp circulation, and promotes hair growth. The magnesium in basil helps protect hair from breakage, and its anti-inflammatory properties help soothe the roots. Basil adds luster to dull hair.

Good For: Hair loss/thinning and Body & Luster

Bhringraj Ayurvedic Hair CareBhringraj, Eclipta alba (or prostrata) is an ancient Ayurvedic herbal remedy for hair loss, premature graying, and skin allergies, which helps rejuvenate skin and hair. Considered the "king of herbs" for hair growth, it adds deep moisture and acts like a multivitamin for hair to help strengthen the hair shaft, provide natural shine, and may also help with dandruff.

Good For: Scalp conditions* and Hair loss/thinning

Black Tea Hair CareBlack Tea Hair Care
Black Tea,
as a hair rinse is good for premature grayness and darkening hair. It also helps decrease shedding.

Good For: Dark highlights


Black Walnut Natural Hair Care
Black Walnut Natural Hair CareBlack Walnut,
Juglans nigra, leaves are a great remedy for oily hair. The leaves and especially the hulls are a source of natural hair dye that can darken hair. It is often combined with henna to create brown hair dye. 

Good For: Dark highlights

Burdock Root Natural Hair CareBurdock, Arctium lappa, strengthens hair follicles, to promote healthy hair growth and improve the overall condition of hair. The silica and phytosterols in burdock help soothe irritated scalp conditions like dandruff, decrease breakage, and repair hair while adding sheen, hydration & luster. The mucilage in Burdock Root also helps add “slip” to your hair to make detangling easier.

Good For: Dry hair & Scalp; Oily hair & Scalp; Scalp conditions*; Hair loss or thinning; Tangles; Body & Luster

Calendula Natural Hair CareCalendula, Calendula officinalis, soothing to sensitive scalps, is rich in plant minerals that protect the hair from free radicals, and the scalp from bacterial growth. A calendula hair rinse conditions, adds shine, and can be used to create warm highlights.

Good For: Dry hair & Scalp; Oily hair & Scalp; Scalp conditions*, Blonde highlights; Red highlights

Blonde Henna Cassia ObovataCassia, Cassia obovata, often called neutral henna, is not a type of henna at all. The ground leaves look like henna but contain a golden yellow dye molecule that adds color to very pale blond or gray hair. An excellent conditioner, it strengthens the hair shaft, enhances volume, adds shine, and may help improve dandruff. Cassia is often mixed with true henna.

Good For: Body & Luster; Blond highlights; Conditioner

Chamomile ShampooChamomile, Matricaria recutita, is used to soothe the scalp and condition hair. It adds highlights to fair hair and a sheen to dark hair and it conditions and softens. Chamomile tea makes a fantastic hair rinse for blonds, strengthens scalp tissues, and promotes healthy hair growth by correcting issues with scalp inflammation.

Good For: Dry hair & Scalp; Oily hair & Scalp; Scalp conditions*; Blonde highlights

Clove Shampoo

Syzgium aromaticum, make great hair rinses to bring warm tones to browns and enhance red and auburn highlights. The warm clove scent is an added bonus.

Good For: Dark highlights

Comfrey Natural Skin Care
Symphytum officinale, soothes and stimulates the scalp, and enriches lifeless hair. Comfrey tea, made from roots or leaves, poured over hair as a rinse, makes hair soft as silk.

Good For: Dry hair & Scalp; Scalp conditions*; Dark highlights

Dandelion Skin CareDandelion, Taraxacum officinale, a root rich in iron, helps treat dandruff and dry hair issues. Dandelion leaves are loaded with minerals and vitamins, especially vitamin A, that helps balance sebum. Dandelion infusions have been used to add sheen and light highlights to hair.

Good For: Body & Luster and Highlights

Elder Flowers Natural Skin Care

Elder Flowers,
Sambucus nigra, are mildly astringent and help soothe a dry, irritated scalp. Hair-softening elderflower also helps dry damaged hair.

Good For: Dry hair & Scalp; Scalp conditions*; Body & Luster

Fenugreek Natural Skin CareFenugreek, Trigonella foenum-graecum, or Methi, provides natural proteins for the nourishment and health of hair, stimulates blood flow to the root of the hair, and was used to combat hair loss. Used as a treatment for dandruff, thinning hair, and damaged hair, it is said to preserve hair's natural color and keep hair silky.

Good For: Hair loss/thinning; Scalp conditions*

Flax Seed Skin CareFlaxseed or linseed, Linum usitatissimum, comes from the flax plant, an annual herb. It is rich in mucilage, a complex mixture of polysaccharides that form a soothing gelatinous substance when water is added. The mucilage provides slip, like a conditioner, that helps detangle hair. Flaxseed, very rich in Omega-3 essential fatty acids, strengthens the hair shaft and may help with hair loss.  

Good For: Hair Loss; Tangles

Ginger Organic Skin CareGinger Root, Zingiber officinale, helps increase scalp circulation which stimulates hair follicles and encourages growth. The fatty acid composition of ginger root is great for thinning hair. Ginger also has antiseptic properties that work to help with dandruff.

Good For: Hair Loss; Dandruff

Green Natural SoapGreen Tea, Camellia sinensis, has antioxidants that benefit the hair and scalp by decreasing hair loss and soothing hair conditions like dandruff and psoriasis. It contains natural vitamin C which helps guards against damage from UV rays, vitamin E which helps dry or damaged hair, and panthenol which helps strengthen and soften hair and prevents split ends.

Good For: Hair Loss; Dandruff; Scalp conditions*

Henna ShampooHenna, Lawsonia inermis, is a desert flowering plant. The powdered leaves have been used since ancient times as a natural dye. Henna gives hair a reddish tint and, when mixed with other botanicals such as indigo and cassia, can create a variety of beautiful warm colors. Henna, a deep conditioner, coats the hair shaft, seals in moisture, tightens the cuticle, increases body and luster, and makes hair silky soft.

Good For: Red highlights; Red color; Body & Luster; Conditioner

Hibiscus Natural Skin CareHibiscus, Hibiscus sabdariffa, or Javakusuma, is used to lessen gray hair and promote hair growth. The flowers and leaves contain mucilage and plant proteins that help in the treatment of dandruff and hair loss. Hibiscus infusions are great as a final herbal rinse, add warm red hues, provide excellent slip and help detangle naturally curly hair.

Good For: Red highlights; Scalp conditions*; Tangles

Hops Beer ShampooHops, Humulus lupulus, help heal and repair damaged hair. They contain a nourishing oil that is an effective hair conditioner and thickener. Hops help stimulate scalp circulation and encourage growth. Its antiseptic properties help with dandruff.

Good For: Scalp conditions*; Hair loss/thinning

Horsetail Natural Hair CareHorsetail, Equisetum arvense, is nourishing and hydrating, stimulates blood vessels in the scalp and has been used for centuries as a hair growth herb. The silica in horsetail helps to keep hair strong and adds shine and luster to hair.

Good For: Dry hair & Scalp; Oily hair & Scalp; Scalp conditions*; Body & Luster; Hair loss/thinning

Indigo Natural Hair CareIndigo, Indigofera tinctoria, leaves are harvested, dried, and ground into a powder that contains a deep blue dye used for centuries in textiles, arts, and as a natural jet black hair colorant. Indigo was the original blue dye in Levi Strauss jeans. Indigo is often combined with henna to produce rich dark brown to black shades.

Good For: Hair colorant

Lavender Natural Skin CareLavender, Lavendula officinalis, has anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and antiseptic properties that help with hair loss, shedding, and inflammatory scalp conditions. Its ability to balance oil production makes it a great hair care herb for all hair types.

Good For: Dry hair & Scalp; Oily hair & Scalp; Scalp conditions*; Hair loss/thinning

Lemon Balm Natural Skin Care

Lemon Balm,
Melissa officinalis, a mild astringent, makes a very good rinse for those with oily hair. The toning properties of Lemon Balm help balance and refresh hair and scalp.

Good For: Oily hair & Scalp

Lemongrass Skin Care
Cymbopogon citratum, has astringent and tonic properties that make it useful in the treatment of scalp inflammations. Lemongrass balances skin oil by helping to normalize oil production and is useful for both oily and dry hair. 

Good For: Oily hair & Scalp

Licorice Root Natural Skin CareLicorice Root or Yashtimadhu, Glycyrrhiza glabra, is a traditional herbal remedy used in India and around the world. The root is good for improving hair growth and is often used in products to help with hair loss. It helps keep the scalp moist and hydrated and helps strengthen the hair shaft.

Good For: Hair loss/thinning; Dry hair & Scalp

Marsh Mallow Root Natural Skin CareMarsh Mallow, Althaea officinalis, soothes and provides relief from scalp irritation. A great alternative to store-bought conditioners, it contains mucilage, which provides "slip" to help detangle as well as condition thick naturally curly, wavy, or coarse hair. High in plant proteins, it nourishes, conditions, and promotes hair growth and luster. 

Good For: Dry hair & Scalp; Scalp conditions*; Tangles; Conditioner

Mullein Natural Skin CareMullein, Verbascum thapsus, rich in mucilage, has been used as a soothing emollient for inflammatory scalp conditions and dry hair and scalp. Mullein can be used as a floral rinse to add golden highlights and brighten hair.

Good For: Blond highlights; Dry hair and scalp

Nettle Natural ShampooNettle, Urtica dioica, stimulates the scalp, improves circulation, and helps promote fuller, more radiant hair. Nettles have a long-standing reputation for preventing hair loss and making the hair soft and shiny. Nettle, an excellent hair conditioner, is rich in minerals and plant hormones, is tonic and astringent, and gives a healthy gloss to hair. Nettle is said to be a remedy for oily hair, dandruff, and hair shaft breakage.

Good For: Dry hair and scalp; Oily hair and scalp; Scalp conditions*; Hair loss or thinning; Dark highlights; Body & Luster

Oat straw Natural Hair Care
Oat Straw,
Avena sativa, has emollient qualities that promote softness, body, and shine. It contains nutrients that aid in healthy scalp maintenance and hair growth. Oat straw tea brings out highlights in blond hair. 

Good For: Blond highlights and Body & Luster

Parsley Natural Hair CareParsley, Petroselinum crispum, moisturizes, gives luster, stimulates growth, soothes scalp inflammation, and helps with dandruff. Parsley is high in essential vitamins and antioxidants which are essential for protecting the hair and scalp from free radicals. It also enriches color and gives a nice luster to hair.

Good For: Dry hair & Scalp; Body & Luster; Scalp conditions*

Peppermint Natural Hair Care
Mentha piperita, leaves are widely recognized for their anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and astringent properties. It stimulates nerve endings and increases local blood flow to the scalp and cools and refines the scalp.

Good For: Oily hair & Scalp; Scalp conditions*; Hair loss/thinning

Plantain Hair Care
Plantago major, a weed commonly found in the wild, moisturizes the scalp and is one of the most effective anti-itching herbal remedies available. It is a good scalp stimulant and used in many hair loss treatments. 

Good For: Scalp conditions*; Hair loss/thinning


Red Clover Hair CareRed Clover, Trifolium pratense, a natural anti-inflammatory, has been used for centuries to help with many types of skin problems. It is one of the most useful remedies for children with eczema. It is also useful for the treatment of other chronic skin conditions such as psoriasis.

Good For: Red highlights

Rhubarb Root Hair Care

Rhubarb Root, Rheum rhapoticum, hair rinse will create rich, warm honey tones in blonde hair. It is sometimes used with henna to create reddish-blonde tones. 

Good For: Blonde highlights


Rose Natural Skin Care

Rose Petals, Rosa spp, has healing properties that are useful in treating mild scalp inflammation, moisturizing and nourishing qualities that promote shine, and stimulating properties that increase the blood supply in the scalp to promote hair growth. Rose petals also brighten red hair.

Good For: Red highlights; Scalp conditions*

Rosehips Natural Skin Care
Rose Hips,
Rosa spp, packed full of Vitamin C, strengthens the hair shaft and brightens red hair. 

Good For: Red highlights; Strengthens hair


Rosemary ShampooRosemary, Rosemarinus officinalis, encourages hair growth by improving blood flow to the scalp, encourages strong, healthy hair, stimulates growth, increases manageability, and adds shine. The stimulating and revitalizing properties of rosemary help condition both hair and scalp

Good For: Oily hair & Scalp; Scalp conditions*; Hair loss/thinning; Dark highlights; Body & Luster

Sage Hair CareSage, Salvia officinalis, rich in antioxidant, astringent, and antibacterial properties, is a soothing hair tonic and a natural treatment for scalp dryness. Sage tea adds shine and depth to dark hair and helps darken graying hair. Sage will remove residual shampoo and conditioner that has built up on your hair to leave it shiny and soft.

Good For: Dry hair & Scalp; Scalp conditions*; Hair loss or thinning; Dark highlights


Seaweed ShampooSeaweed or Kelp, mineral-rich, adds protection to the surface of the hair, reducing moisture loss and infusing it with vitamins. Seaweed proteins strengthen roots, add body and shine and condition the scalp and hair. The nutrients in seaweed are a great way to help limp and lifeless hair.

Good For: Body & Luster

Shikakai Ayurvedic Hair Care

Shikakai, Acacia concinna, is referred to as "fruit for the hair." It has a naturally mild pH, and it gently cleans hair and increases the bounciness and silkiness of hair without stripping it of natural oils. As a natural hair conditioner, Shikakai is said to promote hair growth, strengthen hair roots, and clear dandruff. 

Good For: Body & Luster and Hair loss/thinning

Thyme Natural Skin CareThyme, Thymus vulgaris, has antiseptic and antifungal properties that cleanse, heal and soothe the scalp. Thyme is often used in deep cleansing shampoos, helps ease dandruff, and stimulates hair follicles to help with hair loss. 

Good For: Oily hair & Scalp; Scalp conditions*; Hair loss/thinning


Tulsi Holy Basil Natural Hair Care
Ocimum sanctum, or Holy Basil, is helpful in conditioning the scalp by improving blood circulation thereby helping cells receive nutrients and oxygen. It is also useful for dandruff and general hair care. 

Good For: Hair loss/thinning

Watercress Natural Hair CareWatercress, Nasturtium officinale, is a mild acid that contains lots of minerals like iron and phosphorus. It revitalizes oily hair, removes oil and soap residue, and gets hair really clean. It has also been used as an anti-hair loss treatment due to its high content of zinc and biotin.

Good For: Oily hair & Scalp; Hair loss/thinning

Witch Hazel Natural Hair Care
Witch Hazel,
Hamamelis virginiana, leaves, and bark are astringent and help deep clean oily hair.

Good For: Oily hair & Scalp


Yarrow Natural Skin
, Achillea millefolium, is effective for treating dandruff, itchiness, scalp irritation, and oily scalp. It has also been shown to help counteract hair loss. Regular use of a strong yarrow tea can lighten hair. 

Good For: Oily hair & Scalp

Yucca RootYucca Root Natural Hair CareYucca schidigera, an emollient that contains natural saponins, a natural cleansing, and foaming agent, making it an ideal ingredient in shampoo and other hair care products. It soothes and nourishes the scalp. Navajos swear by yucca root to prevent hair loss and to cure dandruff.

Good For: Hair loss/thinning; Dry hair & Scalp; Scalp conditions*


*Scalp conditions: inflammation, dandruff, irritated or sensitive skin, itchiness, dermatitis

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