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With this calming lavender vinegar hair rinse, you get the calming benefits for your mood and your hair! Start relaxing today!
Lavender is likely one of the most popular herbs you will encounter. Even people who are not into herbal remedies and herbal products know what lavender is.
Lavender needs no introduction. So when you read the title of this post, it probably came as no surprise that this lavender vinegar hair rinse is calming.
Lavender is a favorite scent for helping us calm down and relax.
However, it’s not just calming in the sense that you will have a more peaceful time in the shower if you use this hair rinse!
Lavender is also great at calming your hair.
Lavender is anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-inflammatory.
This means that it’s great for reducing dandruff, psoriasis, dry scalp, can help with hair growth and even helps condition your hair!
With this calming lavender vinegar hair rinse you get the calming benefits for your mood and your hair!
What Is A Vinegar Hair Rinse?
Hair rinses are a popular alternative to conditioner. I started using hair rinses when I made the switch to going “no ‘poo”.
No ‘poo is the practice of not using traditional shampoo and conditioners. There are many variations but for the most part, the conditioner part is a vinegar rinse.
I’ve used plain vinegar and my strengthening nettle vinegar hair rinses before but currently I’m loving the lavender!
Plus have you noticed what an amazing color it is? Who knew lavender buds would result in this pinkish hue?
I shared my lavender hair rinse on Instagram but didn’t tell anyone what it was… there were quite a few guesses of it being a rose wine which quite honestly would probably work as a hair rinse as well but that could get a bit pricey so let’s learn how to make this lavender vinegar hair rinse instead shall we?
Calming Lavender Vinegar Hair Rinse
16 oz vinegar (white distilled or apple cider vinegar)
2 tbs dried lavender flowers
glass jar with non-metal lid
Place dried lavender into glass jar.
Pour vinegar over the lavender.
Cover with non-metal lid (vinegar ruins metal lids).
Let sit in a cool dark place for 1-2 weeks.
Strain out the lavender.
Your Lavender Vinegar Hair Rinse is now done.
Pour 1 tbs Calming Lavender Vinegar Hair Rinse into a container and add 8 oz water.
Pour over head after shampooing. (remember, this is the “conditioner”).
Allow to sit on hair for about a minute and then rinse with water.
Need more lavender recipes? Of course you do!
Lavender Calendula Oatmeal Bath
Lavender Chamomile Face Mask
Lavender Sugar Scrub
Just mixed this up, can’t wait to try it! Thanks!
Are hair rinses better than shampoos that are nautural with acv in them? Do you sell what you make?
Sorry for just getting back to you know! Hair rinses are simpler and are guaranteed to not have any iffy ingredients in them (since you usually make them yourself). Hair rinses are the conditioner. A natural shampoo that uses ACV would likely work just as well so long as the ingredients were all natural. But often times I find that most hair types still like a separate conditioner.
I love lavender and will have to try this! Thank you for sharing this on the Art of Home-Making Mondays at Strangers & Pilgrims on Earth!
I’ve been no-poo for several years, using the baking soda wash/vinegar rinse method, and I LOVE lavender, so you can imagine I’m excited to try your lavender vinegar rinse. Hmmm. Now to source some fresh lavender buds, as I no longer have a garden of my own. I wonder if I can squeeze enough out of my soothing eye mask to make this? : )
Fresh is lovely but I usually use dried (my lavender bushes aren’t up to full production yet)
How long should the rinse be left in the hair? Thank you.
I recommend leaving it in for 1 minute before rinsing.
Note: in your original post, where you’re going over how long to leave it in, you have a little bit of a typo situation going on, so the time ended up not being in the actual post, as far as I can tell (the added “s” for some reason made it fly past the normal “oh that must be a typo” detector in my mind & the fact that you meant “a minute” only just NOW clicked, for some reason. Just a particularly sneaky typo, I guess.
I assume a similar thing is what happened w/the commenter you’re replying to, here.
Here’s the quoted text:
“Allow to sit on hair for about a minutes and then rinse with water.”
Just a friendly heads-up :)…
& while I’m here, thanks for these great recipes!
Thank you for letting me know. You’re correct… just something the spell check/grammar check couldn’t check.
Why not just use essential oils?
You can use essential oils but they tend to separate from the vinegar.
Lavender is one of my favorite herbs. I can’t wait to make this hair rinse. Thank you for sharing your Calming Lavender Vinegar Hair Rinse with us at the Healthy Happy Green Natural Party! I’m Pinning and sharing this!
It should work for any hair type however sometimes a few tweaks will be needed. I find that drier hair needs more vinegar while more oily hair needs less. The 1 tbs of vinegar per cup is a good starting place and then tweak if needed.
Hi Can i use lavender oil instead
You can but you’ll want to shake very well before each use as the lavender oil will separate from the vinegar.
How much oil would you use for the 16 oz of vinegar?
Do you mean if you wanted to use essential oils instead of herbs? You’d probably need a LOT if you wanted even a 1% dilution (like more than 192!) If you are just looking for the smell then try 20 or so drops. The other tricky part about using essential oils instead of herbs is that oil and vinegar do not mix so you’d need to really mix it up before using.
Hi , I’m also excited to try this calming hair rinse. years ago my mom used white vinegar for the rinse just straight into my hair.
Now here we are again but just better and cute looking Jar.
So my big question is where to find the Jar with no metal lid.
How do we find the jar you used?
Please advise I want to buy my Lavendar Plant today and get started. Just need a nice jar. That’s the hardest part I’m finding out.
I actually use the jar in the picture for final storage but for the infusion part I used an old glass vinegar bottle (like you’d by 16 oz of vinegar in). If you don’t have any non-metal lids available, you can also use a mason jar lid but place wax paper in place of the lid part and then screw on the mason jar ring.
I have thick shoulder length hair. I was not able to put a comb through my hair after the rinse. So I still ended up having to use a condoner to untangle the wildness that is my hair. Should I have used the conditioner first and then the rinse?
You shouldn’t have needed a conditioner at all. It is possible that your hair prefers more acidity. The normal amount is 1tbs vinegar in 1 cup water but some people need a higher vinegar ratio. When I first started out, I needed closer to a 50/50 ratio. Now I’m down to 1-2 tbs. I’d try using more vinegar in your ratio and see how that goes.
I love the scent of lavender and often use essential oil. I’ve used a rosemary rinse before so I’m sure I’ll love this–thanks for sharing! Blessings, Cecilia
What sort of expiration do you think this has?
It should be at least a year. Vinegar really doesn’t seem to go bad and since you strain out the lavender, it should last a good while.
In your use section, you state leave for a minutes. How long should I leave it in? Is it one minute? Or a couple minutes? What do you recommend? I have mixed curly hair. Should I start off with the 50/50 ratio for myself? Also if I would like to make something like this for sale, for “normal” hair do you recommend the 2 tbs ratio? Thank you for sharing and taking the time out to answer! Blessings!
Leave it on for at least 1 minute but up to 3 or so is fine too. The main point being; don’t just rinse out immediately. I would start out with the “proper” ratio (1tbs per 1 cup of water). It’s not common to need to go up to a higher ratio. 1tbs per cup is the usual recommended ratio. 🙂
Can’t wait to try this! Should we be using the entire 8oz + 1tbsp for each use? Or can we mix up a large amount with that ratio and use it continuously every few days? Thanks!
Yes. You’ll use the 8oz water + 1tbsp vinegar for each “conditioning”. I don’t recommend mixing a large batch of diluted vinegar just because the water could go bad and ruin the whole batch since there are no preservatives.
That is a great Idea! I wonder how that will workout.
I think i use the noo poo as well…. Not sure which is what these days….
I use a natural soap bar with only biological ingrediënts.
Also use a home made vinigar after washing. And i am pretty sure its a secret cooperation between the 2 of them.
Most of the time my hair feels so much different then before.
But i must say, my homemade, apple vinigar has a strong Sweet scent of its own, and a slightly yellow color. So maybe i should give it a try and see if that lovely pink color will appear.
Thank you for sharring!!
I tried the Lavendar vinegar hair rinse. I used the Lavender oil, because the tree does not grow in my country. I did not have to use conditioner or detangler. Very good.
I’ve been looking for something to tame my winter-hair that I can make at home. This looks like it might be it! I’m excited to give it a try. Do you purchase the dried lavender online or do you make your own? I usually use lavender essential oil, but I’d like to try it with the dried lavender as well. Thanks so much for posting this recipe — I’m excited to try it. And what a gorgeous end product it makes!
I have bought dried lavender online but I’ve also dried my own lavender. Both work great.
Can you mix herbs for the hair rinse like nettle and lavender? Does it have to be rinsed out or can you leave it in?
You can definitely mix herbs! I’d definitely recommend rinsing it out just so all that acidity doesn’t stay on your hair.
Thank you 🙂
hi thanx so much for the share
can I use essential oil insted?
You can try to use essential oils instead but oil and vinegar do not mix so it usually requires shaking each and every time before using and even then it might separate.
i might have to make this
I don’t have lavender blooms but I have fresh cut lavender leaves. Will I get same results on hair rinse if I mix with the vinegar or cider as if i were using lavender blooms?
Lavender leaves can work but they won’t be as strong in smell or remedy.