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Isn’t the color of this hibiscus vinegar hair rinse gorgeous? You need to make this simply for the color alone! Of course, it helps to know that hibiscus is also beneficial for hair and that I don’t use this vinegar hair rinse just for the pretty color! So let’s talk more about this hibiscus vinegar hair rinse!
Hibiscus is that iconic flower that most of us know but did you know that it’s used in it’s dried form for many remedies and beauty products? The first time I used hibiscus was in my hair boosting hair spray. Hibiscus is amazing for giving natural red tints to hair. I then started using hibiscus in my herbal kool-aid alternative drink. I loved it then for it’s high levels of vitamin C and anti-oxidants. Now I’m including it in my ever growing list of herb infused vinegar hair rinses, in which my calming lavender vinegar hair rinse and strengthening nettle vinegar are listed.
Not familiar with a hair rinse? Hair rinses are a popular conditioner alternative. I began using vinegar hair rinses when I made the switch to the no ‘poo method of washing my hair. I started out using plain old vinegar for my hair rinse and it works great but then I discovered that infusing the vinegar with herbs really kicks things up a notch (plus it helps cover up the vinegar smell a bit.)
Why is hibiscus great for hair?
Hibiscus has been said to help prevent premature graying, encourages hair growth, conditions hair making is more smooth and shiny, and gives your hair bounce!
Hibiscus Vinegar Hair Rinse for Smooth and Shiny Hair
Place dried hibiscus into glass jar. Pour vinegar over the hibiscus. Cover with non-metal lid (vinegar ruins metal lids).
Let sit in a cool dark place for 1-2 weeks. Strain out the hibiscus.
Your Hibiscus Vinegar Hair Rise is now ready for use.
Pour 1 tbs Hibiscus 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 out with water.
Note: While hibiscus can be used to give red tints to hair, I do not think you will see that happen with this hair rinse due to the fact that you rinse out the hibiscus vinegar after just a minute.