Why use a vinegar hair rinse?
Three main reasons: shine, overall health and managability, and dandruff
prevention. Oh, and as a side benefit, it also helps promote hair
growth. Good stuff!
1. Awesome Shine
Vinegar removes built up product residue from your hair. Product residue makes your hair look dull, so removing it gives your hair more shine.
It also closes the cuticles on the hair shaft, which makes light reflect off your hair, making it look shiny and smooth - less frizz!
2. Less Tangles
Closing the cuticles makes your hair more managable and resistant to damage because it slides more easily with fewer tangles.
3. No More Dandruff
Vinegar hair rinses help treat and prevent dandruff by balancing your scalp's correct pH levels.
Hair products make the scalp too alkaline, which creates an environment
where dandruff-causing fungi and bacteria can grow. Vinegar restores a
healthy level of acidity and reduces itching.
It also promotes blood circulation in the scalp - good for hair growth.
Basic Vinegar Hair Rinse Recipe
This is ridiculously easy: combine 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar with 2 cups (500ml) distilled water in an old clean shampoo bottle.
Although plain white vinegar will work, choose organic raw apple cider vinegar
for the most beauty benefits. Raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar
contains enzymes, minerals and probiotics, which other vinegars often
lack due to processing, filtration and heating.
Some folks say wine vinegar is less drying, although I haven't personally noticed a difference.
To power it up even more, add one of the following essential oil blends.
Caution: Don't use peppermint and rosemary essential oils if you have
high blood pressure or epilepsy. Use essential oils with caution on skin
Click here to see the best essential oils for your hair color.
How to Use Your Natural Hair Rinse
Apply your vinegar hair rinse after conditioning and either rinse it all
out or leave it on your hair. Leaving the vinegar rinse on your hair
helps prevent tangles. As your hair is drying you will smell vinegar,
but once your hair dries there's no smell.
Vinegar hair rinses can dry out your hair if you use them every day, so only use them once or twice a week.
Herbal Hair Rinse Recipes
Herbal hair rinses can help heal inflammation and irritation caused by heat styling and chemical hair treatments. Especially important for oily hair and dandruff.
Here's how to make a herbal hair rinse:
1. Combine 2 cups (500ml) distilled water with herbs (see the table below) in a pot and bring to a boil on the stove.
For Normal to Dry Hair use 3 tablespoons each dried Chamomile and Lavender.
For Oily Hair, Thinning Hair or Dandruff use 3 tablespoons each dried Peppermint and Rosemary.
Click to buy organic chamomile,
2. Remove from the heat and let steep for an hour.
3. Strain out the herbs and pour into a large dark glass or PET plastic bottle.
4. Add 2 tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar. If you want, you can add a drop of the same essential oils as the herbs for added oomph.
To use your herbal hair rinse, simply pour it over your hair after
conditioning, rub it gently into your scalp and then rinse. Voila!
Shiny, healthy hair!
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