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Hair Care Recipes


Aromatherapy by Daniele Ryman

Daniele Ryman has written a wonderful book on Aromatherapy and the use of essential oils to help a wide range of hair problems from hair care to hair loss.

Since I always try everything at least once, I decided to try one of her hair loss recipes.

It's important to point out that there are no guarantees that this recipe will work for you or your hair loss problem. Although hair loss is not one of my concerns at the present I am always interested in uncovering new information on the topic.

Note: As of 2011 this book is still available as both a new and used book through

In the very distant past I had a diet induced, hair loss incident. My hair has since grown back and is now grown out to my hips.

However in the past, when I was having hair loss problems, I tried one of the hair loss recipes in this book to see the impact to my hair and scalp. I found the results to be good.

My scalp felt tingly and my hair took on new shine. I personally would try this recipe again and recommend it to any of my friends with hair loss concerns.

WARNING: Proceed at your own risk. I can not guarantee the results of any of the home hair recipes. They are for your own personal experimentation purposes.

Before you apply this hair loss treatment or any special hair treatments check your scalp for any abrasions, cuts or bumps. If you find any, don't try this hair recipe until your scalp completely heals. If your scalp does not heal be sure to see your doctor to determine if there is any other serious problem.

Hair Loss Recipe

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Here is the hair loss recipe that I used from Daniele's book. It's important to get authentic oil of bay and NOT synthetic:

  1. Mix 4 fluid ounce of alcohol (40-60 degree proof) with 1 ounce purified or mineral water and 1 scant teaspoon of oil of bay (available at most large health food stores).
  2. Heat slightly or apply "as is" without heating.
  3. Massage the mixture into your scalp before you shampoo.
  4. Wrap your head in plastic wrap or apply a shower cap and leave on your head for 30 minutes. If you experience any discomfort, wash out immediately.
  5. If you do not experience discomfort, you may wish to leave the alcohol/bay leaf mixture on for 30 minutes or as long as you desire. Be sure to massage your scalp completely.
  6. After you have let the mixture soak on your scalp for the appropriate time, shampoo your hair with your regular shampoo.
  7. Follow your shampoo with a cool - cold rinse.
  8. Remove excess water and use your normal hair conditioners, gels or detangling products as appropriate.

Note: It's best to let your hair air dry rather than to dry with any hot tools after a special hair treatment like this.

Original Publication Date: March 1998 - Revised Publication Date: 01/05/12

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