Oak bark hair masks and rinse are effective natural product that can be effectively used at home. Oak is a perfect home treatment for dandruff and can improve the overall hair condition, strengthens them, makes stronger and healthier.
Oak bark is very popular in cosmetic products due to its tannins. It is able to solve almost all the problems associated with the hair. It can work perfect against brittle hair, excessive greasiness and dandruff.
The obvious advantage of this folk remedy beauty are low price and availability. You can buy oak bark at any drugstore and prepare herbal decoction yourself. It is also important to notice that there are no contraindications in usage.
Oak Bark Benefits for Hair
Oak bark is considered to be unique organic hair product. Oak bark is well known for its powerful astringent properties so it can strengthen the hair roots and stop the process of hair loss (alopecia).
Tannins and natural resinscontained in oak bark have a beneficial effect on scalp, clearing it from the sebaceous fat and treat dandruff. Vitamins and minerals saturate the strands with the power and energy, giving hair extra volume and removing static electricity from the hair.
In addition, hair treatment with oak bark is able to solve the following problems:
- Oily and greasy hair
- Dull and brittle strands
- Seborrhea and dandruff
- Split ends and brittle hair
- Partial or complete baldness (alopecia)
- Slow hair growth
- Lack of luster and hair elasticity
This is the cheapest home treatment for strands to give them dark hue. This method is suitable even for «difficult-to color» hair: gray, red and dark-brown.
Oak bark decoction can easily replace your usual balm or hair conditioner and bring much more benefits for hair condition. You can use it to rinse the hair after washing or instead of shampoo to eliminate excessive sebum production, thus hair will stay clean and fresh much longer.
Besides its unique properties widely used in hair care, you can pamper yourself with herbal face wash prepared on the basis of oak bark decoction. One of my article is devoted to this topic: Oil Free Face Wash Recipe for Daily Use
Oak Bark Mask Recipe to Reduce Dandruff
You will need: onion peels, a handful of oak bark.
Put the ingredients into a bowl and fill with boiling water. Simmer about one hour and strain. Using this decoction rub it gently into scalp and spread over your hair. Place a shower cap on and let the mask work for 2 hours. You can wash your hair with lukewarm water without using a shampoo.
NOTE: Onion can improve the blood circulation to the scalp. Sulfur also improves the production of collagen tissues which is necessary for the growth of hair. Hair grows from the hair follicles in the scalp and increased blood supply to the scalp brings better nutrients and nourishment to the follicles and promotes hair growth.
Oak Bark Mask for Hair Growth
You will need: 5 tablespoons of oak bark, St. John’s wort, 1 tablespoon of honey.
This mask will help to strengthen the hair roots and speed up its growth. Put the ingredients into a bowl and fill with boiling water. Simmer about one hour and strain. Use the resulting liquid as hair mask. Apply it on scalp and entire hair. Put a shower cap on and leave this mask on for 2 hours. Wash your hair with shampoo.
NOTE: St. John’s Wort extract is effective in activating the proliferation of hair matrix cells and promoting hair growth. In combination with oak bark can give best results.
Oak Bark Rinse to Stop Hair Loss
You will need: a handful of oak bark and nettle root, 1 tablespoon of tarragon leaves and plantain.
Put the ingredients into a bowl. Pour boiling water. Simmer for 40 minutes, then drain and use the resulting liquid as a hair rinse.
NOTE: Tarragon has been proven to enhance the quality of one’s hair. Some styling products, natural shampoos and conditioners contain the extracts of tarragon. Tarragon is mainly useful for dry hair as it provides luster to the dry and frizzy locks.
All natural remedies with the use of oak bark will be helpful in prevention particular hair problems. Good luck!