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2 Types of Herbal Hair Rinses + Best Herbs to Use

Posted By Lovella Sitoy in Rapunzel on Feb 29, 2016

After-shampoo herbal rinses are a great way to finish your hair cleansing regimen. It cleanses our scalp and washes away stubborn residues on the hair shafts like styling products. Herbs contain nutrients that help balance our scalp environment, stimulating the follicles to grow hair. And the best part is that organic hair rinses make our hair softer and shinier without the sticky feel!

How to make an organic hair rinse

There are two quick methods to make your own natural hair rinse. We can either make a tea rinse or a vinegar rinse. 

Tea rinse

Herbal tea rinses are a concoction of tea herbs and water. Just prepare a strong herbal tea. You can mix about 3 tablespoons of tea leaves for 1 cup of water. Let it cool down a bit. Strain and then dilute the tea by adding another cup of cold water to the tea. Use concoction as a hair rinse after shampooing. Let it sit for a few minutes. If you want, you can follow fresh water rinse after. Adding a few drops of lavender oil to the concoction adds a fragrant scent to your rinse.

Vinegar rinse

Apple cider vinegar rinse is also an excellent hair rinse for healthier and shinier locks. Just mix about 2 cups of water warm and ½ cup of apple cider vinegar. You may add about 2 drops of lavender oil to your vinegar rinse for fragrance. Let it sit for a few minutes. Follow with clear water rinse if you want. 

Best herbs to use for herbal hair rinses

Choosing the best herbs for hair rinses depends on your hair type and your hair’s specific needs.

For dry and dull hair: marshmallow root, calendula flowers, burdock root, nettle leaf, sage leaf, elder flowers, basil leaf, ginger root, horsetail herb, and marjoram leaf are ideal as these herbs help condition and revitalize lackluster tresses.

For oily hair: rosemary leaves, lemon peel, witch hazel, licorice root, and peppermint leaves are the best options. These herbs help remove unwanted sebum and keep hair clean and balanced.

Soon you can develop your own personalized herbal hair rinse recipe. Herbal hair rinses are a natural way to cleanse and condition our hair. We can do this at least 2 to 3 times a week to remove residues and oil buildup. It also gives a fresh and fragrant scent to your hair especially if you add rosemary or lavender oil to your concoction.

Natural plant extracts are rich in antioxidants and other nutrients that help stimulate hair growth. They also add shine and vibrance to lackluster hair.

Some natural hair growth shampoos also contain powerful herbal infusions to increase hair growth and volume. They are non-drying and they don’t contain harmful ingredients that strip away the hair’s natural moisture. Start a natural hair care routine now for a shinier and fuller hair all the time.
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