Hops: How to harvest, process, and store hops
Using Hop Cones for Hair Health
Hops are a herb with medicinal properties, which makes it used not only in brewing, but also for cosmetic purposes. Hop cones contain beneficial substances that restore hair structure and moisturize the scalp, thereby significantly improving the appearance of curls. With regular use of decoctions and masks based on this plant, you can strengthen your hair, making it healthier and thicker.
Many trichologists recognize the healing properties of hop inflorescences, so I use it even in traditional medicine.
The plant has the following useful properties:
- has a relaxing effect on the body;
- has a sedative effect;
- soothes the scalp;
- relieves inflammation and dulls pain;
- is an excellent diuretic;
- contains vitamins of group B and C, as well as calcium and magnesium, which significantly improve hair structure.
You can make various masks, decoctions, infusions, rinses and lotions from hops that are suitable for any type of curl.
All these folk remedies can not only prevent hair loss, but also accelerate hair growth.
Care for oily curls
Everyone can prepare a miracle remedy even at home. Since it consists of natural ingredients, hops rarely cause an allergic reaction.
To prepare a miraculous broth you will need:
- hop cones;
- calamus roots;
- nettle leaves;
- field horsetail;
All ingredients must be combined and, pouring 1 liter of boiling water, cook for 15-20 minutes. After that, the broth is removed from heat and left for another hour. After straining the product, it is poured into a glass container and stored in a dark place.
This broth is used as a rinse aid. Its regular use will permanently get rid of oily hair.
Hair Loss Treatment
I often use hop cones forweak hair in case of hair loss. This collection will strengthen them and make them thicker.
- 40 g burdock;
- 35 g buds;
- 30 g calendula flowers;
- 30 g of sea buckthorn seeds.
This collection of herbs must be poured with 1 liter of boiling water and insisted for 3 hours. The resulting tincture should be filtered. It is used no more than 3-4 times a week. Pour a small amount of the liquid onto your hands and massage it into your scalp in a circular motion. The entire course of treatment lasts no longer than 1 month. If you do not see significant results, see your doctor.
It is imperative to take into account that this product cannot be stored for a long time, so you will have to prepare the tincture every time before applying it to the head. Usually, after a couple of weeks, a significant improvement in the condition of the curls is observed: the roots become stronger and the loss completely stops.
How to deal with dandruff?
You will need to collect cones even if scalp has become too dry, resulting in dandruff. This decoction of hop cones for hair should be applied daily until the problem disappears.
- Yarrow herb;
- 1 tsp cones;
- Nettle leaves.
Pour all ingredients into 1 liter of water and cook for 5 minutes. Let the broth infuse for 3-4 hours, then use it to rinse your head. This folk remedy moisturizes the skin and nourishes it with moisture. The dandruff should completely disappear in a couple of weeks.
Hop cones have been used to strengthen hair for many years. As part of decoctions, tinctures, and masks, they help to cope with almost any troubles associated with hair.
To prepare the miracle broth you will need:
- 1 tbsp. l. hop inflorescences;
- 0.5 l of boiling water.
Grass is poured with boiling water, and after cooling, they begin to rub into the scalp and hair roots. If you use this tool no more than 1 time a week, the roots of the curls will strengthen, 2 times a week - the structure of the hair will improve and their growth will accelerate, regular use of the decoction will have a beneficial effect on the condition of the scalp , which will be a good prevention of dandruff.
Also, to strengthen and grow hair, you periodically need to use a rinse, which is used after shampooing. To cook it, you need about 4 tbsp. l. hop inflorescences and 0.5 liters of boiling water. Boil a miraculous tonic over low heat for 5-7 minutes. The first effect can be felt on yourself after two weeks of regular use of the product.
It is important to understand that the effectiveness of the procedures will largely depend on the quality of the herbal collection. And in this case, there are several subtleties that you should be aware of.
Firstly, you need to collect inflorescences at least 2-3 days before they are fully ripe, then the cones have a yellowish tint. Secondly, the ideal time for harvesting will be mid-August, later there is no point in collecting the grass: it fades and loses all its healing properties.
The inflorescences should be cut off along with the pedicels, then during drying they do not deteriorate and do not rot. Hops should be dried outdoors, rather than indoors.
In this case, do not allow direct sunlight to hit the cones. This will prevent the grass from drying out. To properly dry the inflorescences, lay them on a cotton cloth, then the flowers will not become hot. If you see that after drying the hops retain their color and firmness, then you did everything right.
Hop cones are indispensable for hair growth, but this natural remedy has some contraindications. Some people may have an allergic reaction to hops, so before using the decoction or tincture, try applying a small amount to your wrist. If it looks red or itchy after 5 minutes, do not apply it to your head.
Also, do not discount the correct dosage.
Some people exceed the dosage indicated in the prescription many times to get a quick effect. This can negatively affect both the condition of the hair and the scalp. So be very careful and don't aim for very quick results.
Beautiful, healthy and thick curls for you!