In one of my last posts Should You Stop Using Shampoo I discussed my “no poo” experience and my current hair routine. As promised I’m going to show you how I make my easy hair rinse that I use in place of conditioner. (Check out my full hair routine in the post)
This hair rinse only has 3 ingredients and is all natural! Departing from using conditioner can seem scary, but I’ve been using this hair rinse for over 4 months now, and I love it! It tames the frizz and leaves my hair shiny and soft! Plus this stuff costs next to nothing , so you’ll be saving a ton of money (yay!). This hair rinse only has 3 ingredients: apple cider vinegar (ACV), essential oils, and water.
I personally choose to use a mix of lavender and rosemary. It’s a really lovely mix of scents that help to lessen the smell of the ACV.
Note: Don’t worry about any lingering smell from the ACV, it will rinse out.
I use a $1 squirt bottle from Walmart to store my hair rinse. I believe it’s for condiments, but it works great for putting the rinse on my hair.
Here’s what you need:
- 1 Tbs Apple Cider Vinegar
- 15-20 drops of essential oils of your choice (I use lavender and rosemary)
- 1 1/2 cups of water
Combine all your ingredients in your bottle, and shake it well. Then your ready to use your hair rinse!
How to use this hair rinse:
After you shampoo your hair well, squeeze the excess water from your hair. Then, put the rinse on your hair from about your ears down (avoiding your roots). You can let it sit for a few minutes, or rinse it out immediately. Rinse your hair thoroughly several times.
A few notes: From my experience it is best to avoid using this rinse on your roots because it made mine too greasy. But, feel free to experiment, because all hair types are different. Also, be sure to rinse out the hair rinse very thoroughly so that no vinegar smell lingers. You should be left with no vinegar smell and a light scent from the essential oils. 🙂
So let me know if you decide to ditch the conditioner for a hair rinse! Have you every tried a hair rinse? Let me know in the comments, I’m always up for chatting about hair 🙂