Horsetail Helps Strengthen Hair?

horsetailNo no no it is not the actual tail of a horse.  As a devout vegetarian I am against any animal byproducts!  Horsetail is a non-flowering fern like plant that grows wild throughout the northern hemisphere.  You don’t have to scour the earth for it you can simply find it at your local natural food store.  So what is the deal with horsetail?  If applied topically on hair it is known to help strengthen and restore shine in your hair.  Horsetail adds silica to the hair which provides naturally the boost your hair needs.  A silica deficiency is one of the causes of hair loss! Everyone on board? 

Make Your Own Horsetail Shampoo
Step 1: Steep 2 to 3 tablespoons in ½ cup of hot water
Step 2: Add the mixture to your regular shampoo
Step 3: Use the shampoo mixture as often as you normally shampoo hair

  4 comments for “Horsetail Helps Strengthen Hair?

  1. Jenna
    May 30, 2008 at 12:28 am

    My hair treatment creme has this ingredient. Good to know what it’s used for.

  2. justine
    August 30, 2008 at 10:20 am

    Can you use the actual plant and maybe steep it in boiling water? Ive got tons of it in my garden. I dont’ use shampoo just baking soda and a vinegar rinse.

  3. katblack
    October 29, 2008 at 9:29 pm

    I just infuse the nettle in some oil for an hour with a glass container in a pot of hot water. I use the mixture as a nightly scalp message. You can even try to use it as a monthly thing.

  4. faiza
    September 23, 2010 at 11:36 am

    where i can buy horsetailoil or a plant i am looking for it for so long please

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