This Herbal Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse recipe can help restore the pH balance of your hair as well as help your hair have more shine, look better, and feel better.
Raw Apple cider vinegar is a staple in my house because it has a myriad of benefits for your hair and skin (here’s my recipe for a Apple Cider Vinegar Face Toner). My favorite way to use it is as a hair rinse to keep my hair soft and manageable. ACV on its own is great for your hair, but you can make an herbal apple cider vinegar hair rinse for your specific hair needs to address several hair problems.
Apple cider vinegar helps your hair in a few different ways. If you use a lot of products on your hair, they can strip your hair of its natural oils. This can cause your hair to get dry and even cause frizzy hair. ACV helps by restoring the pH balance, which can stop the products you use from drying out your hair.
If you use a lot of styling products, you may get limp hair from product buildup. Apple cider vinegar can cut through the buildup to help your hair. This helps your hair have more shine, look better, and feel better.
ACV is also naturally antibacterial and antifungal. If you suffer from scalp conditions like dandruff or eczema, ACV may help your scalp too.
You have many choices on the herbs you use for this Herbal Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse. You can use one herb or several herbs to make this recipe:
- Lavender buds – Naturally antibacterial and antifungal, this herb smells great and can help treat scalp conditions.
- Rosemary leaf – Rosemary helps stimulate hair growth and strengthen hair.
- Calendula flowers – Helps soothe scalp issues. Also enhances blonde hair.
- Horsetail – Use to strengthen hair and promote hair growth.
- Hibiscus flowers – Conditions with vitamins. Can enhance red in your hair.
- Chamomile flowers – Good for scalp conditions because it is anti-inflammatory and soothes the skin. Can brighten blonde hair.
- Marshmallow root – This herb conditions the hair and is a naturally emollient.
- Peppermint leaf – Adds a coolness to the hair rinse. Antifungal and antibacterial, so it’s good for scalp issues.
- Licorice root – This herb adds moisture and keeps hair smooth.
- Oatstraw – High in vitamins A, C, and E and magnesium.
HERBAL APPLE CIDER VINEGAR HAIR RINSE
- Raw Apple Cider Vinegar
- Herbs of your choice (list mentioned above)
Place your desired herbs in a glass container. Cover with apple cider vinegar and cap with a plastic lid. Do not use metal because the ACV can erode the metal.
Store the ACV and herbs in a cool, dry place for two weeks. Shake the container every day.
After two weeks, strain out the herbs and discard them.
Use the herbal apple cider vinegar rinse diluted on your hair. For oily hair, use 3-4 tablespoons of ACV to 8 ounces of water. For dry hair, use ½ – 2 tablespoons of ACV to 8 ounces of water.
You can pour this herbal apple cider vinegar hair rinse on your hair or spray it. I like to use a spray bottle. Wash and condition your hair as usual and then pour the herbal apple cider vinegar hair rinse over your hair or spray it on.
You can rinse your hair after a few minutes or let it stay on your hair. The smell will only linger for a few minutes if you don’t rinse.
Use the herbal apple cider vinegar hair rinse once a week for normal hair or three times a week for an itchy or flaky scalp.
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