If you’re like me and still shopping for those last minute stocking stuffers (that no one plays with until March) and Lavishly Natural Gifts –Natural Hair Dolls for ALL – you may not be prepping for a hair session this weekend.
I’m on my Super Mom Ish and will be doing 3 heads of holiday hair as Team Lavish prepares for our first Hawaiian Christmas. We’ll also get all dolled up to celebrate my baby boy’s 4th birthday on December 28th. He’ll be leaving for college soon!
I’ve already made a simple, but wonderful hair tea that will get rid of our dandruff (that wasn’t sand), add shine, and boost hair growth. Perfect for our Christmas Luau!
When I was little, the first bouquet of flowers I made for myself, was a big bunch of yellow dandelions I picked from the yard. Very few things were better than blowing dandelions in the wind and pretending they were snow (it never snowed in Nashville,TN).
I had no idea that you could boil those suckers and drink them for an extremely healthy tea that’s even more magical for your hair!
Dandelions are an edible herb packed with healing vitamins and minerals. You can buy dandelion tea from most grocery stores and online sites.
Dandelion Tea Benefits:
Power packed with the following vitamins and minerals: iron, zinc, calcium, potassium, copper, & Vitamins A, B, C & D that are good for your immune system, vision, giving you energy, healing your body, and clearing your mind. And it adds awesome gloss and thickness to your situation:)
Other benefits include:
- natural skin toner
- natural laxative
- natural diuretic
- settles an upset stomach
- relieves bloating
- purifies the blood
- helps control blood sugar
- good for your tummy – helps ease digestion
- reduces inflammation
- cleanses the liver
- relieves dandruff
- gives good hair sheen (a cousin to hair shine)
- helps control acne, diabetes, and high blood pressure
- helps balance the sebum in your scalp, which promotes hair growth
- relieves dry hair
The tea itself can be pretty bitter so make sure to sweeten with stevia or honey…
- Dr. Oz’s Herb of the Month: Dandelion
- University of Maryland Medical Center: Dandelion
For Naturalista’s with allergies or sensitive skin: do not use if you have a ragweed allergy or if you are allergic to chrysanthemums, daisies, and marigolds.
Dandelion Hair Tea Recipe
1 tablespoon (or 1 tea bag) dandelion root
2 tablespoons of flaxseeds
2 1/2 cups of water
5 drops of lemon essential oil (or 1 tsp of lemon juice)
1 tablespoon honey
*Optional – 1 to 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
Seep your dandelion root or dandelion root tea bag in 8 ounces of water for 4 to 5 minutes. Strain dandelion root from water if using scoops. Set dandelion tea to the side.
Boil flaxseeds in 2 cups of water for 4 to 5 minutes.
Remove from heat and strain the flaxseeds from the water immediately.
Add honey to hot flaxseed water (consistency should be slippery) and allow the mixture to cool for 10 minutes.
Combine flaxseed water, dandelion tea, apple cider vinegar, & lemon to 20 ounce bottle. Shake to get all of the ingredients happy and blended.
Wash & condition your hair.
Pour tea over your hair for your final rinse.
Let sit for 5 to 10 minutes with a plastic bag or cap on your hair.
Rinse briefly (less than a minute) and style!
I’ll be pouring the tea over my twists, adding coconut oil for additional shine and to protect my ends/seal in moisture, and possibly rockin’ a twistout later in the week!
Enjoy A Lavishly Wonderful Christmas!