JUST THE TONIC: MAKE YOUR OWN NETTLE HAIR TONIC
Good for more than just nettle tea - nettles are everywhere this time of year and just a handful of the stuff is packed with more nutrients you can shake a stick at.
If you're foraging for nettles, find a tall patch preferably away from the roadside (and out of a dog's legs reach) and go for the tops of the plant only (these are the most tender bits) - and always use protection - long sleeves and gloves are highly recommended!
This is botanical take on the classic vinegar rinse - nettle hair tonic not only gives you really clean, shiny, it also helps it grow and can even thicken it out to give you locks that would make Rapunzel jealous.
1 large bunch of fresh nettle tops
500ml white wine vinegar
You can also add a spoonful extra aromatics of your own choosing - fresh or dried herbs, or flowers like marigolds, chamomile or lavender work great.
Simply simmer the nettles water and vinegar for 2 hours, adding extra herbs or flowers once off the heat. Allow the mixture to cool completely before straining through muslin.
This recipe will make 1 or 2 applications depending on the length of your hair that will keep for around a week.
Use the rinse after shampooing and before conditioning for the freshest of barnets.