By Carole Vansickle, eHow Contributor
Long hair like this has to be strong from root to tip.
It is not all in your head. If it seems like your hair takes forever to grow, you may be right! Even if your shampoo is good for moisturizing and adding volume, it may not be filling in the "cracks" in individual strands of hair. This can cause hair to break off at the ends, making it appear that your hair is not getting any longer. Fortunately, there are a number of herbs and other natural ingredients that you can add to your current shampoo to make your hair keep length and healthy ends. In this article, we will discuss how to add herbs to your shampoo to make your hair grow faster.
Things You'll Need:
1/4 teaspoon dried St. John's wort
1/4 teaspoon dried nettle
1/4 teaspoon dried sage
1/4 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary
1/2 teaspoon onion juice
Large mixing bowl
Full bottle of your favorite shampoo
Large plastic shampoo bottle
Glass measuring cup
How to Add Herbs to Your Shampoo to Make Your Hair Grow Faster
Boil 1/2 a cup of water in the glass measuring cup.The easiest way to do this is to microwave the water on high for two minutes. If it reaches a rolling boil before two minutes are up, stop the microwave and move on.
This is dried rosemary. You will be able to find most of the herbs needed to promote hair growth in your spice rack.
Steep the St. John's wort, nettle, sage, basil and rosemary for 20 minutes. This will create an infusion that you can mix into your shampoo.
Strain out the herbs. You can catch the "tea" in the large mixing bowl.
It is often easier to find onion juice in powdered form than it is to buy it as a liquid or juice the onion yourself.
Add the onion juice. This can make your shampoo a little smelly, so you may decide to leave this ingredient out.
Mix in the entire bottle of shampoo. The resulting mixture will be a little runnier than your original shampoo, but it should have a smooth and even color and consistency.
Add 5 drops of essential oils. This will help mask the onion smell.
Store your new, improved shampoo in a large plastic shampoo bottle. You can use your new shampoo every day just as you did before, and you should see results in about a month as your hair becomes more durable and begins to gain length.