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 dried, I was pleasantly surprised to find it was really, really shiny! Like glass! Awesome!
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 about how awesome the rinses are, and how I could probably make them more awesome with some added essential oils. Plus, Courtney asked me for solutions for greasy hair, so I thought I’d try and lend a hand.
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 cider vinegar and three parts water. And that’s it.