DIY Hair Rinses
Rinses are great for your hair, especially in the hot and humid summer months. Rinses help to restore your hair’s natural pH balance and they also help to remove product build-up. Shampoos, conditioners and styling cremes can take a toll on your hair over time. Rinsing your hair on a daily basis will restore your hair back to its own healthy shine. Here are some great rinses you can great with just a few simple ingredients at home.
- Tea Rinse: You can use a simple and economical hair rinse made purely of tea! Simply make tea as usual and then let it cool down before pouring over your hair. For this rinse, you can use any type of tea bag you like, such as orange pekoe, black tea, green tea, chamomile tea, or any other type of herbal tea you may prefer. After the rinse, put on a shower cap and then wrap your head with a towel for at least an hour. Savvy Brown recommends this rinse and says that she uses this tea rinse in place of a deep conditioning.
- Beer: Yes, beer! Surprisingly, rinsing your hair with a flat beer about once a month can give your hair some added body and even shine. This is a good way to use up any beer you may have bought with the intention of drinking, but decided otherwise after tasting that first bottle.
- Apple Cider Vinegar: To soften your hair and remove product build-up, try rinsing your hair with apple cider vinegar (ACV). Measure out 1/3 cup of ACV and mix with 1 quart distilled water. After doing your usual shampoo and conditioning regimen, rinse with the ACV mixture. You can also massage some of the vinegar into your scalp while you’re doing the rinse. Most curlies like to do a second rinse with cool water following the apple cider rinse, simply because vinegar doesn’t have the most pleasant smell. Courtesy of NaturallyCurly.com