DIY Herbal Hair Teas

When your hair cries out for more and is just dying for something new, herbal hair tea is what is hot! The DIY home hair recipe will deliver a ton of extra vitamins and nutrients to your hair, not to mention the added benefit of uncovering subtle colors and tints. Depending on what types of herbs are used in the hair tea recipe, a person can treat dry, oily, and thinning hair. Lavender, rose, and chamomile are popular in herbal hair teas. Whether you are looking for more volume, shine or highlights there is an herbal hair tea for your hair. Check out the herbal hair tea recipe in this article to get started.

Have Fun with It

Take your time and have fun with these recipes to make the most of the home hair treatment experience. Invite over some of your best girlfriends for a fabulous and productive evening! You can even setup the teen girls with their own herbal hair tea salon. Experiment with different herbs (dried plant material) until you find the hair response that makes you the happiest. There are endless possibilities to try out when it comes to the herbs you can use in your herbal hair tea.

Here are a few popular hair needs and ideas:

Oily / Dry Hair Types

When dealing with oily hair—use the combination of nettle, comfrey root, rosemary and burdock root herbs plus baking soda. For those with brittle or dry hair—use a combination of nettle, burdock root, comfrey leaves, and green tea herbs.

Fast Hair Growth and for People with Thinning Hair

In order to encourage faster hair growth, you can use the basic herbal hair tea rinse with five peppermint leaves and 1-2 rosemary branches. Simply follow the directions below and use at least one time a week to get optimal results.

DIY Natural Highlights

With the hair rinse recipe below, you can add some natural highlights to your lovely locks. Add 1/8 cup calendula and 1/8 cup chamomile and follow the same directions. Now you aren’t going to get the same type of highlights you will pay for at the salon, but a lighter more gentle tint and highlight is achieved.

DIY Natural Lowlights

If you want to go a bit darker in hair color, but don’t want to take a lot of risk, then add black walnut hull to the herbal hair tea recipe below to achieve it. Add ¼ cup of black walnut hull to the recipe to get an overall and natural darker tint. If you want to go darker, but don’t want to use dyes and chemicals, than this is the DIY organic way to go. It is important to note that the black walnut hull will stain your skin and clothing, so take care while adding to your hair.

The Basic Herbal Hair Tea Rinse Recipe


  • Saucepan or pot
  • Metal strainer, plastic strainer, or cheesecloth
  • Jar with lid
  • 1 cup of water
  • Plastic measuring cup or bowl
  • ¼ cup of selected dried plant material (herb)


  1. Put the water in the pot or saucepan and bring to a boil. While waiting for the water to boil, place the herbs (plant material) inside the jar. Pour the boiling water into the jar until the herbs are completely covered.
  2. Place the lid on the jar and let it sit in the jar for 20 minutes, allowing the plant material to infuse in the water. If you can leave it for longer, then do so. Let it sit for up to an hour for optimal benefits to your hair from the herbs.
  3. Remove the lid from the jar and strain the tea with the cheesecloth or strainer you chose. Repeat the straining until all the bits of plant are out. This typically will happen in two to three times. After several times, if a few pieces are left, it is okay, leave them alone.
  4. Get your plastic bowl or measuring cup and pour the tea into it for your herbal tea hair rinse.
  5. Shampoo and rinse your hair as normal. Pour the herbal tea rinse over your hair. Work the rinse through the hair to the tips with your fingers. A plastic measuring cup is recommended since it is easy to pour with the built-in spout.
  6. No need to rinse your hair after working the herbal hair tea through to the tips. If you want to rinse it out, you can, but it is unnecessary.