Haircuts to invigorate limp and thinning hair
I have been giving out ‘best hair-cutting dates’ for years and when asked how and why it works, I honestly can’t tell you. I just calculate these dates using my grandmother’s charts. But this method – best hair cutting dates together with the nettle scalp tonic – clearly does the trick. Otherwise I would not get so many repeat requests for more dates and people keep thanking me for ‘ a new head of hair’!
By the way, this is also a great way of preventing/delaying hair loss and can be applied by men and women alike. The aim is to keep a healthy scalp and full and bouncy head of hair for as long as possible.
So next time you need a trim, check out the LWTM calendar before booking your haircutting appointment. I know it sounds weird, but if you keep hair appointments to these dates and add the Scalp Nettle Treatment below after most hair washes, your hair will thank you by looking fuller and healthier.
How to use the Scalp Nettle Treatment
- Make a large cup of strong nettle tea (please use 2 tea bags and leave to steep for 8-10 minutes). Let the tea cool to hand-warm temperature – you don’t want to burn your scalp! Always do a temperature check on your hand. If you prepared it in advance and it has gone cold, add a bit of hot water to get it to a comfortable temperature.
2. Wash your hair with your normal shampoo. Try to use a mild, natural shampoo if possible, and don’t wash your hair too often – every 2-3 days should be plenty (unless after sport, etc).
3. After the wash, towel-dry your hair and massage the lukewarm tea into your scalp. The movement together with the nettle’s natural ingredients will stimulate the hair follicles. Repeat until you have used up all the tea. I suggest you do this in a shower or bathtub, as tea tends to run down. Finally comb your hair through with a large-toothed comb. There is no need to wash the nettle tea out as it will continue to stimulate the hair roots and invigorate your scalp and limp hair- in a totally natural way.
4. If your hair tangles easily or is very dry, use a conditioner/hair mask before the nettle tea treatment. Always make sure you only use these products on the length or the hair and never on the scalp!