Fairy Tale Hair 4 oz – Hair Repair Mist
This is a light weight and non-greasy hair repair mist that is gentle enough to use daily. It acts as a mild detangler and helps smooth down split ends or fly-aways. The use of nettles for hair is almost legendary – the humble plant shows up in literature throughout the ages – from Hans Christian Anderson to Victor Hugo – and was considered an important element of spring bathing rituals from centuries past. The same chemical compound that gives the nettle it’s sting has a stimulating effect on the circulatory system, and in particular; the scalp. But don’t worry – all the sting has been taken out of this Repairing Hair Mist, so you get the benefit of all the the minerals and none of the ouch!
Directions: Shake bottle vigorously and spritz onto damp hair, starting at the ends. Experiment with your level of application – start with less, you can always spritz on more.
Ingredients: Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica), Organic Almond Oil, Distilled Water, Clary Sage.
The following passage from Les Misérables on the utilization of Nettles, shows how conversant Victor Hugo was with the virtues of this commonly despised ‘weed’:
One day he (Monsieur Madeleine) saw some peasants busy plucking out Nettles; he looked at the heap of plants uprooted and already withered, and said – “They are dead. Yet it would be well if people knew how to make use of them. When the nettle is young, its leaf forms an excellent vegetable; when it matures, it has filaments and fibres like hemp and flax. Nettle fabric is as good as canvas. Chopped, the nettle is good for poultry; pounded it is good for cattle. The seed of the nettle mingled with fodder imparts a gloss to the coats of animals; its root mixed with salt produces a beautiful yellow colour. It is besides excellent hay and can be cut twice. And what does the nettle require? Little earth, no attention, no cultivation. Only the seed falls as it ripens, and is difficult to gather. That is all. With a little trouble, the nettle would be useful; it is neglected, and becomes harmful.” ‘