The amount of chemical products we use on our scalp is increasing day by day, along with the product build up on our scalp. Now new chemical filled shampoos are marketed to remove these product build up, which I find is very funny, as we are adding more chemicals to the scalp.
We can easily remove the product build up from the scalp using homemade apple cider vinegar hair rinse. Though you can use regular white vinegar, apple cider vinegar is the best to remove product build up. Apple cider vinegar also improves circulation in the scalp, treats dandruff, prevents hair loss and gives a nice sheen to the hair.
Apple cider hair rinse can be made in different ways and I tried out 3 different apple cider hair rinses and it is all effective and very simple to make. To use, after your hair wash, apply this rinse all over your scalp, wait for few minutes, before rinsing it off.
The first rinse is made by making an infusion of neem leaves, water and apple cider vinegar. I really like this method because you get the added benefits of neem leaves, which has got amazing anti bacterial properties and neem leaves also treats itchy scalp.
The second rinse is made by infusing dried herbs in the apple cider vinegar and then letting it steep for 2 to 3 days before straining and using it. The third rinse is made by adding lemon juice to the apple cider vinegar.
The third method is great for treating dandruff apart from removing product build up in the scalp. Choose the method you love and use this hair rinse weekly once to remove product build up, especially if you are using a lot of styling creams and products on your hair.
3 Best Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinses:
Boil 1 cup water, 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar and a handful of neem leaves in a pan. Once the neem leaves have slightly wilted, remove from the fire. Cool and use it as a hair rinse. This hair rinse treats itchy scalp along with removing the product build up in the scalp.
Take apple cider vinegar in a glass bottle and add your favorite herbs. Keep it in the sunlight for 2 to 3 days, till the vinegar is infused with the essence of the added herbs and strain. Mix about 1.5 tbsp of the steeped apple cider vinegar in a cup of water and use it as a hair rinse.
Mix equal quantities of lemon juice and apple cider vinegar in a bowl. Take a tbsp of this mixture and add a cup of water and use it as a hair rinse. This rinse is amazing for treating dandruff.
- Use good quality apple cider vinegar for best results.
- You can even increase the amount of apple cider vinegar in the recipes to 2 tbsp for a cup of water.
- You can store the herb steeped apple cider vinegar well and add water whenever needed. The rest of the 2 hair rinses should be prepared fresh.
- Make sure to apply this apple cider hair rinse in such a way, that every part of the scalp is covered with the rinse.
- The dried herbs in the second method is your individual choice. Have fun using all your favorite herbs.