So I'm experimenting with making conditioners, and of course, I'm starting by looking at what ingredients tend to be in the conditioners I love the most...

I've noticed that I love almost anything that contains "water infused with [insert long, long list of herbs]" or alternatively conditioners that say they contain a long list of "herbal extracts".

My question is: is there a difference between the 2?

My understanding is that water infused with herbs is basically a tea of those herbs.. are herbal extracts the result of a different kind of processing?

I was also wondering about the particulars of making an herbal tea for a conditioner: Do you just pour boiling water over a bunch of herbs and let it steep for 10 minutes as though you're making regular tea?

I'm also thinking of experimenting with FSG made out of distilled water infused with herbs.. Has anyone tried that? I bet someone over here must have, hehe. I will report back on that experiment..

Any shared experiences/tips much appreciated..

Thanking you all in advance!
Texture: fine-medium
Porosity: high-normal
Elasticity: normal
Experimenting with making my own products. Hair loves protein.