Herbal infusions have been used for centuries to naturally soften hair, increase manageability, and restore luster, body and bounce. This recipe is designed with specific herbs that have been found helpful in achieving a particular result. Herbal hair rinses can provide a deep cleansing, lighten, darken or enrich your natural hair color, soothe irritation, prevent dandruff or stimulate the scalp to increase growth. If you have no desire to strain herbs, make your own “tea bag.” Bundle the herbs into a piece of cheesecloth or cotton muslin and secure with natural cotton string. I include a muslin bag with each of my hair teas. The directions are the same, just fill the tea bag with the amount of herbs indicated on the label. Add your bundled herbs to the hot water. Do not pack the bundle with too many herbs , you want the herbs to be loose so their essences can be infuse completely. If you are making larger recipes with lots of herbs you may want to use more than one bag or just use the loose tea. If you are using the muslin bags, when finished empty and rinse the bag and allow to dry. Simple Herbal Tea Hair Rinse Directions: Pour 2 cups of boiling water over 3 or more tablespoons of herbs. Steep for at least 30 minutes covered. Strain herbs from the tea and make sure it’s not too hot. As you slowly pour the tea over your wet head, massage the infusion into your hair and scalp. Keep a large bowl under your head to catch the liquid and reapply several times. For extra deep conditioning benefits, just leave it in and towel dry hair.