Home Remedies For Hair Problems

Eastern European Home Remedies For Hair Problems

Hair Loss

Recipe 1

  1. hellebore (Helleborus odorus) root – 50 g;
  2. common marshmallow (Althaea officinalis) root – 25 g.

Cover the common marshmallow root with 150 ml of cold water and let it sit for an hour. Boil the hellebore root in 250 ml of vinegar until half of the liquid is left. Strain the two infusions, mix them together and massage into the scalp.

Recipe 2

Chop up 20 g of burdock (Arctium lappa) root into very small pieces and boil it in half a litre of water for 15 minutes. Wait for the infusion to cool down, strain, massage into the scalp, leave for 20 minutes and rinse. Repeat the procedure 3-4 times a week.

Recipe 3

Cover a tablespoon of birch leaves with 300 ml of boiling water and let it sit for 2 hours. Strain when it cools down and rub into freshly washed hair (do not rinse afterwards).

Recipe 4

Crush or grind 2 onions, add 300 g of strong rakia (Bulgarian fruit brandy) and let it sit for 10 days. Rub the mixture into the roots of your hair a day before washing.

Recipes For Thick and Shiny Hair

Recipe 1

Take 1 tablespoon of lard, 1 tablespoon of finely chopped dates and donkey hoof-shavings. Mix together and rub into your hair.

Recipe 2

Mix equal parts honey and rye flour and massage gently into the scalp in the evening after you`ve washed your hair.

Recipe 3

Mix a big cup of salt with a litre of (rain) water, let it sit for 12 hours and apply to the hair in the evening before going to bed.

Old Recipes for Beautiful Hair

The first recipes for healthy hair date as far back as Ancient Egypt and can be found on papyruses: a mixture of equal parts dog lard and donkey hoof-shavings, for example. The Chinese used a mixture of honey and flour. Here`s the English recipe: mix a big cup of salt with a litre of (rain) water and let it sit for 12 hours. Lucrezia Borgia seduced men with her beautiful blonde hair. She used a mixture of saffron, boxwood stems, lime tree ashes, barley hay and anise seed. She used to put this on her hair once a week, leave it for 24 hours and then rinse it out with an infusion of cabbage stumps.

Here`s the recipe:

  1. saffron – 2 tablespoons, finely chopped;
  2. boxwood stems – 2 tablespoons, finely chopped;
  3. lime tree ash – 2 tablespoons;
  4. 1 handful of finely chopped barley hay;
  5. anise (Pimpinella anisum) seed – 2 tablespoons.

Boil the herbs for 15 minutes, let the mixture sit for 10 hours, strain and massage into the scalp in the evening.

Brushing your hair harshly will not help it grow but it can thin it out.

Hair Care

Garlic can be used to strengthen your hair.

Peel a couple of garlic cloves, crush them into a paste with a pestle and mortar, apply to the bald spot, let it sit for 2 hours and wash as you would normally. Repeat the procedure for 7-10 days. You can repeat the cycle 2-3 times with a 10-day gap between each cycle.

Apply the garlic paste once a week to improve hair growth and to get rid of dandruff.

If you have dry hair, add an equal amount of oil or vinegar to the garlic paste and strain it through gauze. Do not add any fat to the paste if you have oily hair.

We recommend you continue to apply the paste for 2-3 months.

Do not cover your head once you`ve applied the paste because this can irritate the skin of the scalp.

Salt water and the sun can damage the hair and we have to take greater care of it in summer. This recipe will help your hair restore its lustre: beat two egg yolks with a couple of drops of rum, chop up a bunch of parsley into very small pieces, mix together and apply to damp hair. Leave it on for half an hour, massage into the scalp and wash with shampoo.

Apply castor oil or olive oil to the roots of wet unwashed hair, cover your head with a towel, leave it for half an hour and then wash with an egg yolk. Do this once a week.