You have probably heard of the many benefits of essential oils – from diffusing them in your home to using them when making your own cleaning and body products – but have you ever thought to use them for your hair?
This essential oil hair rinse recipe is a great way to keep your healthy nourished and feeling so smooth!
Why does this hair rinse work? Because it contains some powerhouse essential oils!
Essential oil hair rinses are amazing for your hair and what I love about them is that you can customize the hair rinse to fit your needs. You can use the oils to thicken your hair, help with dandruff and even lighten hair color.
Plus, essential oils are free of toxic chemicals that most over the counter hair rinses have and they’re just as effective in treating your hair. They not only nourish your hair but are also great to uplift your mood, help you relax and improve your overall mood.
This recipe uses a combination of 4 essential oils: lavender, rosemary, tea tree and lemongrass.
Lavender essential oil is known for having hair growth effects. It improves your blood circulation and moisturizes your scalp (and it is also known to be a relaxing, calming oil).
Tea tree essential oil is a very cleansing oil that fights dandruff and unclogs hair follicles. It also aids in hair growth.
Rosemary essential oil will help prevent hair from thinning, and promotes hair growth by increasing circulation in the scalp as well as hair thickness. It’s also used to help treat baldness, dandruff and dry scalp.
Lemongrass essential oil is a oil with fantastic cleansing and deodorizing properties and will also help to strengthen your hair follicles.
And, not to be left out, the apple cider vinegar is also a key component in this recipe. We use this in this DIY Hair rinse to balance your hair’s pH, remove build-up from hair, detangle and reduce frizz.
DIY Essential Oils and Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse
- 1 ½ cup hot water
- 3 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 4 drops Rosemary essential oil
- 4 drops Lavender essential oil
- 4 drops Tea Tree essential oil
- 3 drops Lemongrass essential oil
A note about the apple cider vinegar: If you have dry or regular hair, this recipe should work for you the way it is. If you have oily hair or dandruff, you will probably need to add an extra one to three tablespoons of vinegar.
Start with the recipe as it is, and adjust the blend over time if you need to.
Combine 1 ½ cups hot water and 3 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar in a measuring cup or mixing bowl.
Add 4 drops each of lavender essential oil and tea tree essential oil to the cup or bowl.
Mix in 4 drops of the rosemary essential oil and add 3 drops of lemongrass essential oil to your mixture.
Using a whisk, mix together the ingredients until the essential oils disperse.
How to use this DIY Essential and Vinegar hair rinse?
Right after shampooing your hair, remove excess water off your hair. Pour this DIY hair rinse all over your hair and let it sit for a few minutes. Make sure you don’t get any into your eyes and if you do, wash it off immediately.
Massage your scalp so the rinse to stimulate circulation and hair growth.
Rinse your hair throughly and then dry. You can now style your hair as you usually do.
If you’re worried about the vinegar smell, don’t worry. You won’t be able to smell it once your hair dries off.
How many times should you use this DIY hair rinse?
I would recommend you do this hair rinse one or two times per month.
You should make this mixture the same day you plan on using it. If you don’t get around to using it, then store in the refrigerator and be sure to shake the mixture well before use.
Hope you hair loves this non-toxic hair rinse!
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