Hair vinegar, sage and nettle macerate, hibiscus shine water, flax gel... Here are our favourite herbalist recipes for natural hair care, full of plants and easy to make. They can be made with garden plants, dried plants, plant powders, vegetable oils and essential oils. It's up to you! Herbal vinegar for hair A slightly old-fashioned, yet brilliant recipe to make hair shine after shampooing, to give it suppleness and volume! The herbal vinegar will tighten the hair scales, remove limescale after shampooing and strengthen the hair with essential oils of Atlas cedar, ylang-ylang and rosemary. Ingredients - 20 g dry herbs, your choice of rosemary, lavender, sage - 1L cider vinegar - 15 drops of rosemary cineole essential oil - 6 drops of ginger, grapefruit or ylang-ylang essential oil - 14 drops of Atlas cedar essential oil Preparatory mode 1- Soak 20g of dry plants (rosemary, sage, lavender for example) in 1L of cider vinegar. 2- Add the essential oils to your mixture. 3- Leave to macerate for 4 weeks in a glass bottle, away from light, then filter with a paper coffee filter. 4-Your vinegar will keep for at least 6 months, protected from light. Use: This strengthening vinegar is applied after shampooing, in the hair rinse water. Dilute 3 tablespoons in a 500 ml bottle of water and use as a rinse water after shampooing. Do not rinse afterwards, as the vinegar smell fades quickly. Lavender floral vinegar Make a lavender floral vinegar by following the hair vinegar recipe above and add the same amount of fine lavender hydrosol. You will obtain a lavender floral vinegar, to be used as a beautifying rinse or as a toning scalp rub. Your floral vinegar will keep for at least three months in a dark place. Oily macerates with plant powders Another way to use plant powders! Here we share our recipe with sage and nettle powder, to obtain an oily macerate of sage and nettle with toning and stimulating properties, promoting hair growth. Ingredients for a 100 ml macerate - 10 g sage and stinging nettle powder - 100 ml olive or sesame oil How it works 1 - Weigh your powders with a scale and pour them into an airtight container. 2 - Pour the chosen vegetable oil over the powders and close your container tightly. 3 - Shake your mixture to disperse the powders in the oil. 5 - Leave to macerate for 24 hours in a dark place, shaking your bottle at least three or four times during these 24 hours. 6 - After maceration, filter with a coffee filter. 7 - Transfer your macerate into a clean bottle. Your macerate will keep for at least 6 months in a dark place. Shine water with hibiscus powder A ruby-coloured water to be used as a rinse water after shampooing to tighten the hair scales and give it shine. Ingredients - 3 tablespoons hibiscus powder - 600 ml of water How it works 1- Bring 600 ml of water to a simmer. 2- In the meantime, place your hibiscus powder in a heat-resistant jar such as Le Parfait or in a second stainless steel pan. 3- Pour your simmering water over the hibiscus powder, mix and let the mixture infuse for 15 minutes. 4 - Strain your mixture through a coffee filter. 5- Use your rinse water directly! Storage: immediate use, does not keep for more than 2 to 3 days in the refrigerator Flaxseed gel to moisturise, coat and reshape curls If you have flaxseeds in your cupboard, now is the time to get them out! Very rich in mucilage, they give a very moisturizing gel that takes care of all hair types and helps to redefine curls. This gel can be used as a day treatment, without rinsing, on the lengths and ends. You can also use it as a thick hair mask before shampooing. Ingredients - 25g organic flaxseed - 30cl of water How it works 1- Bring the water and flaxseed to the boil, reduce the heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes. 2- When the mixture reaches a "sticky net" consistency, sift without delay as the mixture will continue to thicken. 3- Let it cool down and then add 1 tablespoon of vegetable glycerin to accentuate the moisturizing effect of the gel (this step is however optional). Storage: your gel will keep for three weeks in the refrigerator. You can also freeze it! Stimulating lotion with burdock powder Bring one litre of water to the boil, then add 30 g of burdock powder. Leave to infuse for 15 minutes off the heat, covered. Strain through a coffee filter, let cool and then massage into the scalp with a gentle, firm massage.