A precious ally for beauty and health, here’s how to use bay leaves for extraordinary hair with a wow effect
It is well known that plants can be a precious ally for health and beauty, but we do not always know how to best use them by exploiting all their beneficial properties. For example, those of laurel, an excellent aromatic plant in the kitchen, but which in addition to offering important health benefits (to be used, for example, in case of colic, to relieve them) helps to be more beautiful.
The infusion of laurel is very useful, and if prepared and used correctly, it returns smooth and silky hair.
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Laurel, how to prepare and use the infusion
Preparing the bay leaf tea is very simple and quick. In fact, just take a few leaves and boil them in water. For example, about ten leaves in four cups of water. After 20 minutes, turn off the heat and leave to infuse until the preparation has cooled completely. At that point the infusion is ready to be used on the hair.
For a smooth and silky effect, a compress must be made over the entire length before washing them. The infusion should be kept on for some time for it to take effect. At that point you can proceed with the rinsing and the usual washing of the hair.
But let us remember that this preparation can also be useful for remedying some problems that arise on the skin.
If you suffer from dandruff, the infusion can be used to treat it. For it to be effective, it must be used as a last rinse before leaving the shower, but it is also useful for the well-being of the scalp, reducing hair loss.
So if you use the infusion before the shower it gives the hair an enviable appearance, restoring a smooth and silky hair, post washing instead it is an excellent ally to fight dandruff and hair loss.
Laurel, because it’s good for you
But what are the properties of laurel? It is well known that this plant is a precious ally for health, but let’s try to understand what its characteristics are.
It is an aromatic and medicinal plant, whose leaves contain – among the many active ingredients – mineral salts, such as potassium and magnesium, vitamin C and folic acid. Real wellness concentrates. So much so that, in addition to its use in the kitchen (it has been included in the list of traditional Italian food products, as a typical Sicilian product), it is used in various fields. In addition to that strictly linked to the medicinal sphere, in particular for digestion, colitis and against cough and bronchitis, it can be used as a fragrant home remedy against moths.
As far as beauty is concerned, there are many advantages. Starting with the infusion to be used for straight and silky hair, but there are also many other ways to exploit its full potential. In addition, a special oil is also obtained from the plant which is used in the preparation of one of the most famous beauty products. It is an aromatic oil that is extracted from berries which, in addition to medicinal properties, is one of the ingredients of the famous Aleppo soap. It is a product born in the city of Aleppo in Syria which, according to ancient tradition, is prepared using olive oil and bay leaf oil.