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Almost every kitchen there is the package of Bay leaf, as it is one of the most popular seasonings. But not everyone knows that the Laurel leaves can be used for hair care. It’s simple, affordable and effective remedy which will help fight hair loss, dandruff, section, promotes growth, moisturizes, gets rid of oiliness, nourishes, adds volume and Shine.


  • What Bay leaves are useful for hair
  • Decoctions and infusions for rinsing
    • A decoction of Bay leaf
    • Acetic infusion
  • The preparation and use Laurel oil
  • Recipes masks
    • For growth and against hair loss
    • Getting rid of oily hair and dandruff
    • For hydration and nutrition
  • Precautions and contraindications

What Bay leaves are useful for hair

Bay leaf has a rich and varied composition. With its regular and correct application it will be effective in addressing the following problems:

  • eliminate itching of scalp;
  • strengthen the roots, reduce premature hair loss;
  • the increased hair growth;
  • strands become smoother, get Shine.

Bay leaf is used in the treatment of seborrhea, moreover, the tool is very good both when dry and oily types.

Decoctions and infusions for rinsing

Use Bay leaf in a broth instead of a mouthwash or as a main component of the extracts, which are used as leave-in compositions for strengthening and holistic health of the hair. The recipes are easy to prepare and use.

A decoction of Bay leaf

To make 1 litre you will need 30 sheets of Laurel. In an enamel saucepan pour the boiling water and add cold water washed the sheets. Once the liquid comes to a boil, greatly reduce the fire, and a pot cover. Keep on the stove for 3-5 minutes, then leave to cool. The finished product strain.

The use of decoction of Bay leaf for hair allows you to achieve a beautiful luster, strengthen the roots, to eliminate split ends.

The procedure is performed as follows:

  • Head wash with shampoo, applying conditioner or conditioner.
  • Freshly washed wet hair with a towel.
  • A liter of broth from the leaf of Laurel poured into a bowl with 4 liters of warm water.
  • Lower the head over the pelvis and begin watering with a bucket, to carry out the rinsing needs at least two minutes.
  • Then fingers gently massage the skin, as if rubbing decoction.
  • Wet hair with a towel and dry naturally.
  • Used for each shampoo for 2 months, then you need to take a break of not less than 3 months.

    Acetic infusion

    To prepare this home remedy used natural Apple cider vinegar. 5 Bay leaves-washed and break into small pieces. Pour 7 tbsp. of Apple cider vinegar. Put the dishes with the infusion in a dark place for a day, strain.

    Tip! Instead of Apple cider vinegar to an infusion of Bay leaf, you can apply the wine.

    Acetic infusion of Laurel leaf strengthens the roots. Hair is washed and slightly dried. The prepared infusion gently rubbed for parting the skin. Comb and allow to dry naturally. The rubbing of the infusion is carried out 2 times a week with a full course consists of 12 procedures.

    The preparation and use Laurel oil

    The unique properties of the Laurel oil that it is possible to cook at home. For cooking you need to choose base oil. It must be natural, unrefined. Most often used olive or sunflower, but you can use other varieties: flax, corn, almond. 250 ml butter take 5 pieces of Bay leaf.

    Leaves are crushed and pulverized to a fine powder. Pour oil, insist two weeks in a dark place. Strain through a fine sieve and poured in an opaque bottle.

    The order of application of Laurel oil:

  • Good hair comb, make a parting.
  • A cotton ball or a cosmetic puff impregnated with oil and apply it along the parting.
  • Make a second parting, digressing a little from the first, repeat the manipulation of the application of oil.
  • When the oil is applied over the entire surface of the head (in the middle), the hair is combed with a fine comb, distributing it along the length. If your hair is very long, the oil applied to the head is not enough, have to add.
  • Wear a shower cap or wrap hair with a film on the top wrapped with a thick towel or scarf.
  • After 40 minutes, the hair is washed with shampoo, applying the cleanser twice.
  • Oil of Bay leaf is particularly beneficial for dry and dehydrated hair. If the hair is oily, it should be applied no more than 2 times a month, for dry hair, twice a week. The full course consists of 10-15 procedures.

    Video: Cooking and use oil of Bay leaf

    Recipes masks

    Most often, Bay leaf hair used separately and in composition with other ingredients that help enhance its effects. Such masks are easy to prepare, nevertheless, very effective in dealing with many problems of the hair and scalp.

    For growth and against hair loss

    To stimulate hair growth, combat hair loss very effectively oil, prepared on the basis of crushed Laurel leaves and olive oil. It is rubbed into the hair roots, putting on top of the polyethylene and insulated with a towel or cap. This recipe is used to strengthen hair in hair loss.

    If you are not allergic, the composition can be enriched with additional ingredients that have a warming effect (red pepper, mustard powder). This will improve the blood flow to the hair follicles, therefore, oxygen and nutrients.

    Decoction of Bay leaf cook indelible compositions. 100 ml of the broth take 20 ml of vodka or brandy, all mixed and warm rubbed into the hair roots. Dried in a natural way.

    For enhanced hair growth

    Laurel oil – 50-70 g
    Pinch of red pepper

    Add in the butter and pepper, mix well, RUB into the roots. Such a composition should not be applied along the length, as you can dry out the hair. Insulate, keep 20-30 minutes. If there is much oven, immediately rinse. Instead of pepper in the butter you can put 5-7 g pre-prepared mustard powder.

    Against hair loss

    Bay leaf – 4 pieces
    Chamomile (dried) – 1 tbsp
    Dry rosemary – 1 tbsp
    Burdock root chopped – 1 tbsp
    Purified or mineral water – 0.5 l

    Pulverize and mix all the herbs. Pour boiling water and boil on low heat for 7 minutes. And then filtered. The prepared infusion in the form of heat RUB into the scalp after washing. Leave for half an hour and rinse hair with remaining broth, diluted in half with water. Get wet towels and dried in a natural way.

    From alopecia

    Bay leaf – 5 PCs.
    Rye bread without crust – 50 g
    Water – ¾ Cup

    Water is boiled I put the leaves, boil for 2 minutes, then insist half an hour under the hood. Cooked strained broth is poured crumbled bread and mix well. Grain weight is applied on the scalp and leave for half an hour. Wash off with water, better to use the shower to quickly and easily wash the bread out of the hair.

    To strengthen the roots

    Laurel leaves chopped – 2 tbsp
    Liquid honey 60 g
    Water – 200 ml

    The leaves are broken into small pieces, pour boiling water and leave for one hour. Then the infusion is filtered, warmed and stirred a little honey in it. The prepared mixture is rubbed into the roots and distribute on lengths. Wash off after an hour.

    Getting rid of oily hair and dandruff
    If your hair is already a few hours after washing, lose their freshness, and in the evening they coalesce into “icicles”, then the sebaceous glands are working in emergency mode. Common problem scalp this type is the formation of oily dandruff. To solve the problem, there are masks that have a drying and slight exfoliating action. These masks will help to get rid of dry dandruff.
    To reduce fat

    Bay leaves chopped – 1 tbsp
    Boiling water – 0.5 liters
    Dry tarragon – 1 tbsp
    Oak bark dried crushed – 1 tbsp

    All the dry components are mixed in an enamel pot, pour boiling water and put to boil. You need to boil on very low heat for 10 minutes. Give broth to cool and pour through a sieve, separating the solid part. The cooked liquid is poured in a spray bottle and spray her in the middle, gently massaging the roots with your fingers. After 20 minutes the hair is rinsed with the remaining broth, which should be diluted in half with water.

    Dandruff (dry and oily)

    Ground Bay leaf – 1 tbsp
    Dry chamomile – 1 tbsp
    The ether tea tree – 3 drops
    Boiling water – 200 ml

    Vegetable raw materials, mix, pour boiling water and cover with a lid and leave for 1 hour. Strain the infusion. Applied to the scalp and hair. Leave for half an hour and wash off without shampoo.

    For hydration and nutrition

    If the hair began to resemble straw, then they are in desperate need of hydration. To solve the problem of dehydration will help Laurel oil, mixed with sour cream. Instead of sour cream you can use thick yogurt or curdled milk. Such masks, in addition to moisturizing, nourishes the scalp and the hair follicles, thereby improving the quality and appearance of the hair.

    Hydrating mask

    Oil, Basil infused extra Bay leaf 20 ml
    Castor oil – 20 ml
    Sour cream – 50 g

    First, you need quite a bit of heat castor oil to become more liquid. Then connect it with Laurel oil and add sour cream. Whisk until smooth. The prepared mixture is distributed along the length and a bit “hammered” into the scalp using fingertips. Wash off after 40 minutes. Already after 2-3 procedures the appearance of hair will improve greatly.

    Nourishing oil mask with egg yolk

    For the preparation of the cosmetic composition, it is desirable to use a village eggs or eggs purchased at the farmers ‘ market. But if this is not possible, fit and shop. Separate the egg yolks (whites not needed) and triturated with 50 ml of your homemade Laurel oil. Applied to the roots and distributed throughout the length. Wash off after forty minutes.

    Precautions and contraindications

    A decoction of the sheet stored for more than a day, vinegar infusions and the oil retained its properties for about a week, but you need to keep them protected from sunlight place. Masks with Laurel leaf is prepared immediately before application, to store them it is impossible.

    Even this safe, it would seem that a tool like Bay leaf, it has contraindications. It is not recommended to use Bay leaf for hair care under the following conditions:

    • hypersensitive;
    • pregnancy;
    • breast-feeding.

    With careful use of the compositions with the Bay leaf in severe renal failure.

    To keep the hair mask with the Bay leaf should not more than an hour, otherwise the skin may become irritated. The course of treatment should not exceed 15 procedures in case of prolonged use of hair and skin get used to the components of the funds, and they cease to operate.

    Tatiana Krupskaya

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