How to Make Your Own Hair Tonic for Growth, Health And Shine

hair tonicThere’s nothing new under the sun, but when it comes to the world of au naturale, you find lots of little surprises where you least expect them.

One of the delights that I’ve found is in the the world of herbs. They have sooo many great uses, internally and externally.

I do recommend that you use herbs in both forms, but for the sake of this article, I’ll focus on using them externally as a hair tonic.

Now, I’ve found about 20 herbs that are excellent for promoting healthy hair, but I narrowed it down to the ones that I think are best for growth, strength, dry scalp and overall healthy hair.

If you’ve done tea rinses in the past, this is pretty much the same thing. It’s very easy to make these hair tonics, so don’t be intimidated by the idea. If you can make tea, then you can make these, and you’ll find that just like tea, they are very nourishing!

Picking the herbs for your tonic blend

The great thing about herbal tonics is that they are very versatile. Depending on your hair ailment and what you’re trying to achieve, you will pick your herbs based on those needs.


You can go with one simple herb or you can choose multiple herbs and blend them all together, making a super tonic for your hair and scalp.

First, I’ll go into my top herb picks for different hair and scalp issues:

Arnica is a great choice if you are trying to get through a hair glrowth drought and would like to give it a little boost. It is very nutritious for your hair shafts and scalp, which helps to promote growth. It can also be used for dry scalp issues like dandruff and rashes.

Brahmi is truly a favorite of mine, which is used by Indians and Africans. It’s one of the special ingredients that women in India use to help make their hair thick and long. It helps to deter hair loss, while nourishing your scalp and promoting blood circulation.

Rosemary is actually quite popular right now, especially as a tea rinse. It can help with hair growth, since it stimulates circulation in your scalp. It also helps with dry scalp issues, hair fall and premature graying.

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About Safiya Elle


Since 2008, I have been embarking on a journey to all things natural. I'm completely chemical-free (body and hair) and because of this, I was able to avoid the big chop, restore my natural curl patterns, grow my hair to tail bone length and clear my chronic acne. Today, I'm an organic vegan, natural health expert, DIY herbalist, DIY beauty, blogger and shop owner. I enjoy helping others with starting and continuing their journeys to natural hair and skin care, and hopefully an overall healthy lifestyle. On my blog, I share health and natural beauty tips, as well as delicious smoothie and meal recipes (I'm all about flava!) that help to promote healthy skin, hair and body from within. Why not maintain our beauty, as well as our youth? Health is the answer!

About Safiya Elle


Since 2008, I have been embarking on a journey to all things natural. I'm completely chemical-free (body and hair) and because of this, I was able to avoid the big chop, restore my natural curl patterns, grow my hair to tail bone length and clear my chronic acne. Today, I'm an organic vegan, natural health expert, DIY herbalist, DIY beauty, blogger and shop owner. I enjoy helping others with starting and continuing their journeys to natural hair and skin care, and hopefully an overall healthy lifestyle. On my blog, I share health and natural beauty tips, as well as delicious smoothie and meal recipes (I'm all about flava!) that help to promote healthy skin, hair and body from within. Why not maintain our beauty, as well as our youth? Health is the answer!

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I haven’t tried herbal tonics, but there are hair greases that have the herbs in them that seemed to work well.