This super refreshing apple cider vinegar hair rinse is easy to make and guaranteed to give you healthier, cleaner hair, and a healthier scalp too!
Do you want healthier, shinier hair?
Look no further...you need this hair rinse.
I started using a homemade apple cider vinegar rinse quite awhile ago to remove build up from hair products.
But I've learned that there are more reasons to use them.
Read on to find out how a good hair rinse nourishes your hair and how you can make your own hair rinse easily.
Did you know that your hair has shingles?
Well, sort of.
Your hair is made of a hair shaft that is covered by cuticle.
The cuticle is overlapping layers that cover your hair, kind of like shingles on a roof.
When the cuticle is in good shape, the layers lie flat and your hair looks shiny and healthy. And this rinse is one way to get your cuticle in much better shape.
Benefits of This Rinse
The layers open when you shampoo your hair, so a good ACV rinse will:
- remove build up of hair products and other toxins so your cuticles are healthier
- close cuticles so your hair slides more easily and you get fewer tangles
- improve circulation to your scalp
- retain a good pH balance
- help with hair conditions like hair loss, dry scalp, dandruff, and more
How to Use
An apple cider vinegar is so simple to use. Try it and see the benefits for yourself.
- Wash: Shampoo your hair as usual--then rinse.
- Apply: Lean your head forward or back and pour the rinse over your head and hair, working it into your scalp. Avoid contact with your eyes. Let the rinse sit on your hair for 1-2 minutes.
- Rinse: Rinse the hair rinse thoroughly.
- Condition: Apply conditioner following manufacturer directions.
You can adjust this apple cider vinegar hair rinse according to your personal needs.
Following are some essential oils to consider for use.
Oily Hair - Rosemary, Lemon, Lemongrass, Basil, Patchouli, Ylang Ylang, Tea Tree
Dry Hair - Peppermint
Hair Growth - Rosemary, Basil, Lavender, Ylang Ylang, Cedarwood
Dandruff - Clary Sage, Lemon, Cedarwood, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Myrrh, Patchouli, Tea Tree
Where to Buy Equipment & Ingredients
1. Aloe Vera: You can purchase aloe vera in a health food store or at Trader Joe's, or on Amazon.
2. Essential Oils: For essential oils, it's really important to really make sure that the oils that you purchase are pure and that you're not getting taken by some marketing ploy Read my Best Essential Oils series to find out more.
3. Plastic Bottle: I reused an old plastic bottle (the most environmental way to go :)), but you can purchase plastic bottles with flip tops on Amazon. Just look under "Plastic bottles" (I'm pretty smart, huh?).
4. Guar Gum: I use NOW Brand. I love that company for so many things.
5. Apple Cider Vinegar: Two things to keep in mind--1) You should strain out or somehow not use the mother if you are using unfiltered apple cider vinegar and 2) Watch out for the strength of the one you are using. Most on the market are 5%, but if you happen to buy one that's 6% or more (not that common), you'll need to dilute it more. Learn more about this (and other fun stuff) in my post about Katy Perry and Bragg's Apple Cider Vinegar.
1. You could just use more apple cider vinegar and water instead of the aloe vera juice, but aloe vera has many healing properties that I prefer using it.
2. You can either leave this rinse in your hair or rinse it out. Leaving it in for awhile, especially for the first use, will likely help remove more buildup, residue and toxins.
3. Use at least once per week to several times per week.
4. I keep a plastic cup in my shower. When I am ready to use my ACV rinse in my hair, I pour about 1 capful of the rinse into my cup. Then I add shower water to make up about 1 cup of water plus rinse. I dump all of that on my head after shampooing.
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- Combine all ingredients in a container and mix well.
- Store in a plastic container in the shower.
- To use, mix 1 T with approximately 1 cup water and pour over freshly shampooed hair.
- Massage in and rinse out if you desire.
Have you ever used an apple cider vinegar hair rinse?
How did it work? Let me know in the comments.