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  • The 21st Century Herbalist5 Herbal Quick-Fixes for Your Hair

    It’s the last week of DIY Hair Care Month and I want to wrap it up with some easy tips for five common hair problems.  So without further ado… your list of five. 1. Deodorizing Hair Rinse For those of us who grew up in the country, where skunks roam free, we know how to get smells out…tomato juice.  Even if you haven’t been sprayed by a skunk, you may feel like you need a bit more odor neutralizer power than your shampoo…

    Katie Glenn
  • The 21st Century HerbalistMayonnaise Hair Mask for Moisture, Shine and Growth

    DIY Hair Care Month begins!  Years ago I was told the slathering mayonnaise on your hair will make it soft and shiny.  I had to try it and it worked.  Of course, I couldn’t just leave it at that.  I had to improve it!  I had to make my own.  I’ve lost track of how many versions I’ve created but below you’ll find my favorite Herbal Mayonnaise Hair Mask recipe.  For those of you that would like to keep it simple, I’ve also included the “Super-Basi…

    Katie Glenn
  • The 21st Century HerbalistWashing your hair…you're doing it wrong!

    So maybe you’re not doing it all wrong, but there might be things you can do to reduce the amount of damage that something as innocent as washing your hair can cause.  When I first started studying herbalism about 7 years ago, I couldn’t read enough books on the subject.  I devoured them one after another.  After a while I started to notice that they almost all had a section on hair care and within each of those chapters was at least…

    Katie Glenn
  • The 21st Century Herbalist5 Tips for Keeping Your Hair Color Bold

    It’s then end of Natural Hair Dye Month and now that you’ve gone to all the trouble to color your hair, I’m sure you want to keep it that way!  Even if you didn’t use one of the natural hair color solutions from this month for blondes, redheads or brunettes you can still use these tips to maintain your colored hair. Tip #1: Forgo the Shampoo The easiest way to maintain hair color, natural or not, is to shampoo your hair l…

    Katie Glenn
  • The 21st Century HerbalistDry Shampoo: Yea? Or Nay?

    Did you know that you probably shouldn’t be shampooing your hair everyday?  It’s true.  Just like you shouldn’t wash your skin too often, you shouldn’t wash your hair too often because it can damage it.  This is especially true for those with thick or curly hair.  The oils that naturally moisturize your hair take longer to travel to the ends of curly hair, so you can end up with dry ends and oily roots.  What’s a gal to do?  This is where dry sh…

    Katie Glenn