10 Herbal Organic Hair Rinses
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You don’t have to switch to expensive organic shampoos and conditioners if you want to avoid the chemical overload, or even make shampoo bars if you’re not ready for the soap making plunge. Here are 10 Herbal Organic Hair Rinses.
This is an organic way to rinse your hair of extra oils and impurities. Many people find that it gives them the shiniest, healthiest hair they’ve ever had. I’ve put together these 9 Herbal Organic Hair Rinses so that you can choose the one you like the best and give it a try.
For the few that have difficulties making the switch, remember that your scalp needs a few weeks to adjust to not being completely stripped of all oils every few days. It will over produce oils at first. Also, experiment with different recipes and see what you like best.
First – The Herbs (and other ingredients)
Nettle is a wonderfully strengthening herb for hair. It has a high mineral and vitamin content that is very nourishing. (Find Here)
Lavender and its essential oil is calming and helps normalize both dry and oily scalp conditions. It is a known antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory, which makes is great for sensitive scalps. (Find Here and lavender essential oil Here)
Rosemary is one of those herbs that your grandmother probably knows about when it comes to hair health. It brings circulation to the scalp and stimulates the follicles. (Find dried rosemary Here and essential oil Here)
Calendula flowers are a richer color and will bring out the natural auburn and red-highlights of hair (Find Here)
Chamomile flowers are a pretty golden yellow and are often used as a highlighter for blond or even brown hair (Lemon juice is also a natural highlighter) (Find Here)
Cocoa – The butter fats found in cacao nibs will naturally leave your hair feeling softer. This tea below is also great for bringing out the richness of dark hair (Find Here)
10 Herbal Organic Hair Rinses
1) Rosemary Hair Rinse
- 1 tsp dried rosemary
- 8 oz (1 cup) filtered water
Directions: Boil ingredients together for 15 minutes. Strain then cool to room temp. Pour over clean hair after shampooing and let the rosemary rinse sit for 2 minutes. Rinse with warm water, then condition.
2) Chamomile Hair Rinse
Directions: Boil water and flowers for 15 minutes, then cool and strain. Add vinegar. Pour over hair in the shower. Use as a final rinse after washing if desired.
3) Dandruff Mint Hair Rinse
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup raw apple cider vinegar
- About 5 fresh mint leaves (or dried if you don’t have any fresh)
Directions: Boil mint leave in water for 15 minutes. Strain and pour into a container, allow to cool then add vinegar. Pour over your head when in the shower. You can rinse out, but it is fine to leave in your hair as well.
4) Rosemary and Lavender Hair Rinse
Directions: Bring the water to boil in a large pot and remove from heat. Cool and then add the vinegar, lavender and rosemary. Pour into a glass jar, seal, and shake. Let set for at least 2 hours. I leave mine over night before using. Strain. When ready to use, pour a little over your hair and massage into your scalp. Rinse if you desire, but it is unnecessary.
Essential Oil Hair Rinses
6) Rosemary Essential Oil Hair Rinse
Directions: Combine all ingredients in a jar, seal and shake. Pour over hair after cleansing.
7) Lavender Essential Oil Hair Rinse
Directions: Combine all ingredients in a jar, seal and shake. Pour through hair after cleansing.
Herbal Tea Hair Rinses
8) Rose-Chamomile Hair Rinse
- 2 cup water
- 1 Tbsp chamomile (Find Here)
- 1 Tbsp rosehips (Find Here)
- 1 Tbsp baking soda
- 5 drops lavender essential oil (optional)
Directions: Heat water to simmering and the turn to low. Add chamomile flowers and rosehips. Brew strongly. Cool and add remaining ingredients. Massage into scalp before rinsing.
9) Cocoa-Rosemary Hair Rinse
Directions: Add cacao nibs and rosemary leaf to heated water. Brew strongly. Cool and add remaining ingredients. Massage into scalp before rinsing.
10) Nettle-Lavender Hair Rinse
Directions: Bring water to a boil and add nettle leaf. Steep until water is dark in color and then cool. Add remaining ingredients and pour over hair. Massage into scalp before rinsing.