It takes a lot to manage healthy hair. With external factors such as pollution, heat, and chemical treatments, hair damage becomes inevitable. Hence, effective hair care routine becomes essential. A hair care regimen is incomplete without a hair rinse. Let’s have a look at the benefits of using hair rinses?
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Benefits Of Hair Rinse
- Extreme heat damages the hair as well as the skin. Hair becomes dull, dry, brittle, and lusterless. A hair rinse gives the hair a final wash of nourishment.
- If you’re still skeptical about using hair rinses, the following is a list of reasons why you should try it.
- Hair rinses are full of nutrients that help nourish your hair.
- Hair rinses also help add moisture to the hair shaft, calm frizz, and curb flyaway.
- Some hair rinses help balance the pH levels of the scalp.
- It also helps balance oil production, which helps tackle issues like oily scalp, dandruff, and hair fall.
- Hair rinses clarify hair and unclog the hair follicles. It makes hair smooth, strong, and silky.
- Below is a list of DIY hair rinses to choose from. If you want glossy tresses that are high on shine, try these DIY hair rinses that you can make at home.
DIY Hair Rinses
Aloe Vera Juice Hair Rinse
- 1 tbsp pure aloe vera gel
- 1 cup of water
- Blend the aloe vera gel and the water to obtain a consistent liquid.
- Collect the diluted aloe vera in a jar.
- Use this rinse once a week.
Aloe vera helps condition your hair, making it smooth and silky. It also has antimicrobial properties that boost scalp texture and health.
Black Tea Hair Rinse
- 3 tea bags of black tea
- 2 cups water.
- Boil 2 cups of water
- Steep the tea bags in the water for a couple of hours until the tea has completely cooled.
- Use this rinse once a week.
It is an excellent hair rinse for curbing hair loss and boosting hair growth. Black tea is a rich source of caffeine. Hence, it helps block DHT production, which in turn, minimizes hair fall. It also helps darken your hair by staining it. If you want a hair rinse that won’t color your hair, you can prepare a tea rinse using chamomile, jasmine, kombucha, or green tea.
Baking Soda Hair Rinse
- 1/2 cup baking soda
- 1 cup of warm water
- Mix the baking soda and water in a bowl to obtain a smooth paste.
- Unlike other rinses, this rinse cannot be used as a final rinse. You can use this baking soda rinse instead of shampoo or you can use it after you shampoo and before you condition your hair.
- Apply and massage the rinse to your scalp and hair.
- Rinse it off with water and proceed to condition your hair.
- Use it once a month for oily hair.
Baking soda is efficient at removing dirt, grease, excess oil, and product build-up from the hair. It acts as a clarifying solution that cleanses and boosts scalp health/ texture by balancing pH and oil production.
Coconut Oil As A Rinse
Coconut oil is one of the most popular ingredients in hair care. The oil is rich in medium fatty chain acids and has antimicrobial properties that make it an effective solution for healthy hair while maintaining scalp health. It is one of the most penetrative oils, which allows it to seep right into your hair shaft. It smooths down the hair cuticle, preventing protein and moisture loss by forming a protective barrier around your hair shaft.
While coconut oil can be used in a hot oil treatment or applied as a deep conditioner, another popular method of use is as an oil rinse. An oil rinse quickly helps to keep your hair conditioned for extended periods. It keeps your hair protected from factors like moisture loss and the harmful effects of the sun. The oil coats your hair while not weighing it down, ensuring that your cuticles remain unharmed by the sun or a dehydrating environment. In the case of a sensitive scalp, coconut oil as a rinse also helps keep it soothed and cool.
- Coconut Oil
- Detangle your hair and then wash it with shampoo.
- Rinse the shampoo properly and squeeze out any excess water.
- Take two tablespoons of coconut oil and slowly coat your damp hair with it. Ensure to coat all of your hair. Concentrate on the tips.
- Apply conditioner on top of the oil.
- Let this sit for 10 minutes.
- Rinse the conditioner and oil out of your hair and let your hair air-dry.
- Do this up to three times a week or every time you wash your hair. You will start to notice that your hair is less prone to frizzing and is softer to touch.
Herbal Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse (ACV)
Apple cider vinegar is a wonderful hair conditioner since it closes the hair shaft and seals in moisture. Adding the herbs to the ACV rinse makes it effective! Making herbal vinegar may take time but it keeps for a long time, saving you the work of making a new rinse each time you want to wash your hair. ACV helps remove excess oil and product build-up from the scalp and makes it shiny. Prepare a hair rinse using equal parts of ACV and soft water. After the shampoo regimen, pour the ACV mix on the hair and let it sit for 15 minutes. Rinse with cold water while gently scrubbing the scalp.
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- Glass jar
- Any herb Basil/ Henna/ Lemon
- Raw apple cider vinegar enough to cover the herbs and fill the jar.
- Fill the jar with chosen herbs.
- Add vinegar till it covers the herbs. Fill the jar.
- Cover the jar with a piece of waxed paper and a rubber band (vinegar destroys metal lids).
- Place in a cool, dark place for 5 to 6 weeks.
- Strain and pour into another clean jar.
- Herbal vinegar will keep up to 6 months in a cool spot.
- Add 1 to 2 tablespoons vinegar to 1 cup water. Use it as a hair rinse.
For a vinegar hair rinse that is ready to be used immediately, make herbal hair rinse (see recipe below) and add 1 to 2 tablespoons vinegar per 1 cup of water in a hair rinse. For dry hair, decrease vinegar.
- 2 to 3 tbsp herbs of choice choose from (Basil/ Henna/ Lemon)
- 2 cups of water
- Pour boiling water over herbs.
- Allow herbs to steep covered for up to 7-9 hours.
- Strain out the herbs.
- After shampooing, pour the rinse over the hair. If you have long hair, dip the ends in the mixture first, then pour the solution over your head.
- Massage the rinse into the scalp.
- Wash it off with water or leave-in.