The best shampoo has nettles!
Back in the early 80's I had dinner in Detroit with Maria Treben, author of Health Through God's Pharmacy. I was a sales rep. selling her book and Swedish Bitters among other things. She had been learning about herbs since she was two years old. Years later, some friends were going to burn a painting of Mother Mary they found in the attic. She recognized it was a classic, painted by a master painter and asked if she could have it. It turned out to be painted by the famous Guido Reni. It was 340 years old. You can see it here.
Once the painting entered her house, people started to come to her for answers for their healing. She didn't know the answers, but they came to her anyway—from above.
So, back to the dinner. She's 78 years old. I noticed she had full, lustrous blond hair. I asked her, 'What was her secret?' She said she washes her hair with nettles tea. Ever since that day I have washed my hair with a nettles based shampoo from a famous company. My hair is still blond. I can't say for sure it was the nettles, but it seems to have worked for Maria and I.
They stopped making this shampoo about ten years ago. Haven't shampooed with nettles since. But then I found this company recently. Love their products. They are all about natural ingredients.
Before 1920, all soaps and shampoos were in a bar form, so that's the way they make them. The first ingredients are oils. The first herb is nettles.
I've used it several times. It doesn't take much to build up a full lather. I also have a small bottle of stinging nettles tea nearby. I put a teaspoon of that in the lather on my hair.
“Life is short. You might as well live it with really great hair.” (Anonymous quote)