Hair Rinse Recipes

If you've started using natural shampoo to wash your hair, you'll need to follow it up with an acidic rinse to balance out the pH of your hair. These are some of my favourite recipes.

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Kombucha Hair Rinse

Have you fallen in love with kombucha yet? The fizzy, sweet-and-sour, probiotic tea drink is available for purchase all over these days. In glass bottles and cute little cans it comes spiked with ginger, berries, and other flavourings, and will really get things...

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Powdered Acidic Hair Rinse

When I went to Costa Rica for a week in 2014 I thought I could get away with skipping my apple cider vinegar rinses for a week. Oooooh boy, was I wrong. An acidic rinse works to smooth the shaft of the hair back down after basic shampoo opens everything up. My hair...

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Silk Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse

If you’re using homemade shampoo bars to wash your hair, an acidic rinse isn’t really optional—it’s a must. Because the high pH of true soap raises the scales that make up your hair, you’ll need to smooth them back down with something acidic or you’ll find your hair...

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Honey, Lemon, and Chamomile Hair Rinse

This pretty yellow hair rinse is great for those of you who detest vinegar in your hair rinses, and it just might help lighten your hair a bit as well. It’s made from three simple ingredients and comes together in a flash—what more could you want? The base of...

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Shine & Detangle ACV Hair Rinse

It isn’t often that I create something that immediately becomes part of my regular hair or body care routines. That’s partly because I am rather, err, prolific (i.e. my counters, cupboards, and pantries are loaded with tons of options to choose from every...

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Super Shiny ACV Hair Rinse

This was a total accident—I was just looking for a way to cover up some of the vinegar-y scent of my apple cider vinegar hair rinse. All I did was load it up with some pink grapefruit essential oil, using a bit of solubilizer to help things emulsify. After my hair...

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Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse for Greasy Hair

I love to rinse my hair with diluted apple cider vinegar after I’ve shampooed—it helps balance the pH and smooth out my hair. I’m not alone in this; apple cider vinegar rinses are very popular in the natural haircare community. Anyhow, I got to thinking...

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Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse

An apple cider vinegar rinse makes your hair nice and soft and shiny, and helps balance the pH of your scalp (supposedly). It’s also easy and practically free compared to any other kind of shampoo. You just need apple cider vinegar and water. Tada. About 1 part...

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