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Monday, June 15, 2015

3 Easy DIY Hair Rinse Recipes



You can enhance the condition of your hair and scalp by using easy, all-natural, homemade herbal rinses, which are as simple to create as making your favorite cup of tea. In fact, several of the ingredients, such as dried herbs and flowers, can be found in the tea aisle of your local grocery store. You can also purchase organic herbs from our shop at Beazer's Garden

Natural hair rinses can boost circulation, cleanse your scalp and condition your hair.  Use them after shampooing and for added shine, rinse hair with the coldest water you can stand. This will leave your hair amazingly clean and allow the hair cuticle to lie flat.  They can also be used to subtly add natural highlights or darken your hair. 

Here are some simple hair rinse recipes for you to create at home. 

Natural Hair Rinse Recipes:

Simple Rinse 
Choose one of the herbs listed below for a quick rinse.

Chamomile or Calendula: These herbs are good for lightening fair hair. These rinses soothes and heals the scalp and gives hair a silky sheen. 

Sage: Sage leaves can darken hair and cover gray hairs. Removes oil buildup and promotes healthier hair. 

Linden: Relieve over-stressed, dried out and brittle hair from processing. Promotes circulation in the scalp and make hair grow in healthier. 

Makes 12 ounces 
• 2 cups water
• ¼ cup fresh or dried herbs

1. Boil water and pour over dried herbs. Let mixture cool and then strain out all solids before using. 
2. To use: Pour over clean hair as a final rinse. Do not rinse.



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Fresh Lavender-Mint Rinse
Add shine to dull, limp locks with this rinse. Energizing mint will tingle your scalp with a fresh feeling. Lavender is cleansing and softly fragrant. The vinegar cleanses leftover residue from styling gels or soap-based shampoos from your hair and scalp. 

Use this rinse monthly.   Great for all skin and hair types.
       
• 1⁄2 cup apple cider vinegar
• 1⁄2 cup fresh or 1 tablespoon dried mint leaves
• 1 tablespoon fresh or 1⁄2 tablespoon dried lavender leaves
• 1 cup boiling water
1. Place vinegar and herbs in a bowl and pour boiling water over them. Let mixture cool completely and then strain.

2. To use: Apply the solution to the scalp as a final rinse after shampooing. Rinse well with cool water. 
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Cleansing Rosemary Thyme Hair Rinse
Rosemary and thyme have been used for centuries to darken hair and keep it soft and silky. They also have natural antiseptic properties, which give this rinse the added bonus of keeping your scalp healthy and clean. After several uses, you will notice the results. Herbal rinses need to build up over time, but the advantage is that your hair will darken quite subtly and naturally.  

• 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary leaves or 1⁄2 tablespoon dried
• 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves or 1⁄2 tablespoon dried
• 2 cups boiling water

1. Place herbs in a glass bowl and pour boiling water over them. Allow leaves to steep until cool. Strain liquid and pour into a clean container.

2. To use: After shampooing, pour the rinse over your hair. Do not rinse.


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Extra DIY Info:

Catnip: For a quick dandruff cure, brew a strong tea of dried catnip leaves and boiling water and massage into your scalp after shampooing. Rinse well with cool water.
Lemon juice: The juice of 1 lemon and 1 cup water mixed together brings back life and shine to dull hair. Use as a final rinse after shampooing, following with a cold-water rinse to remove all of the lemon water.
Baking soda: 1 tablespoon baking soda and 1 cup water mixed together gets your hair really clean and removes all traces of styling gels and hair spray. Massage well into hair and scalp and rinse with warm followed by cool water.
Apple cider vinegar: 2 tablespoons of vinegar to 1 cup of water gives your hair shine and bounce. Use as a final rinse after shampooing and then rinse well with cool water.
Flat beer: 1 cup of flat beet will give your hair body. The beer scent will not remain once your hair is dry. For extra body, use beer as your final rinse (do not rinse out).
Tomato juice: 1 cup of tomato juice will remove any odor, such as smoke, from your hair. Massage into hair and rinse with warm, then cool water.
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BONUS TIP! 
To help prevent split ends, rub olive oil into the ends of your hair 2-3 times a week. You can either leave it in or rinse out.