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One of my favorite things to post about is vinegar hair rinses. If you’ve been reading my blog long enough you’ll probably realize this fact as I’ve got quite a collection of hair rinse recipes now. I’ve got a strengthening nettle hair rinse, a hibiscus hair rinse, and my ever popular calming lavender hair rinse.
It’s only natural that I create yet another hair rinse recipe and this one is long overdue! Rosemary is one of the most popular herbs when it comes to hair care so it’s about time that I share this growth encouraging rosemary vinegar hair rinse with you!
What Is A Vinegar Hair Rinse?
Hair rinses are an alternate to conditioner. Now unlike conditioner that is more cream like, a hair rinse is just a liquid and in this case it’s vinegar based. Simply dilute some of the vinegar hair rinse in water, pour over your hair, let sit for a few minutes, and rinse.
Of course, you don’t have to ditch your favorite conditioner forever. You can just use it every now and then (it can be really helpful in removing all that hair care product buildup) but you might just find that it works so well and is so affordable that you’ll want to use it all the time.
Why Use An Herbal Vinegar Hair Rinse?
You don’t need herbs to make a great vinegar hair rinse. Plain Jane vinegar works just fine. However, it can smell like.. well a pickle faculty. Mind you, it only smells like vinegar when your hair is wet; the smell disappears once your hair is dry.
Adding herbs to your vinegar hair rinse is a great way to help mask the smell of vinegar and herbs can really kick things up a notch. Herbs have many benefits and that includes hair benefits! Herbs are definitely worth looking into when it comes to hair and scalp issues.
Rosemary for Hair Growth
One of the most popular reasons to use rosemary on your hair is because it helps encourage hair growth. Rosemary works by stimulating the blood flow around the hair follicles and that is what encourages hair to grow.
Rosemary for Dandruff
However, rosemary doesn’t just settle with hair growth benefits. Oh no, rosemary does so much more than that! Rosemary can also help deal with dandruff. Rosemary’s anti fungal properties help address dandruff issues and helps get your scalp back in shape.
Growth Encouraging Rosemary Vinegar Hair Rinse
16 oz vinegar (white distilled or apple cider vinegar)
2 tbs dried rosemary
glass jar with non-metal lid
Place dried rosemary into glass jar. Pour vinegar over the rosemary.
Cover with non-metal lid (vinegar ruins metal lids).
Let sit in a cool dark place for 1-2 weeks.
Strain out rosemary.
Your Rosemary Vinegar Hair Rinse is now done.
Pour 1 tbs Growth Encouraging Rosemary 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 a few minutes and then rinse with water.