14 June 2017

Rosemary and Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse Recipe

Try this DIY rosemary and apple cider vinegar hair rinse to naturally smooth your hair.

If you're having more bad hair days than good hair days, you might want to try this easy rosemary and apple cider vinegar hair rinse recipe.  Using just ACV on your hair can do wonders for your hair, but I diffuse mine in rosemary for more hair benefits.  

Either way you use it, your hair will be smoother, softer, and more manageable after this inexpensive hair treatment.  If you don't want to use rosemary, I'll suggest some other herbs to use at the end of the post.

Rosemary and Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse Recipe

Rosemary and Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse Recipe

Rosemary Benefits for Hair

I chose rosemary because it's a wonderful herb for your hair, both as an essential oil and as the dried herb.  It's also readily available at most grocery stores, although organic dried rosemary is better than the bottle of $1 rosemary at low end stores.

Rosemary is said to help increase the rate at which your hair grows.  It can also increase circulation in your scalp to help decrease flakes caused by dry skin or dandruff.  Some women also say that rosemary helps their hair feel smoother, and I definitely need that with my curls.

Apple Cider Vinegar Benefits for Hair

Apple cider vinegar is a great natural product for your hair.  It has nutrients to nourish your hair, which can also help reduce frizzy hair and tangles.  It boosts shine and body for better looking hair.

If you use a lot of styling products, ACV can break through the residue of the products and clarify your hair.  Excess products on your hair can weigh down your hair and make it look dull, so this will do wonders for making your hair shine and have more bounce.

ACV can also help your scalp health by unclogging the hair follicles and decreasing flakes from dry skin or dandruff.  It's naturally antibacterial and antifungal, so it's a great product for dandruff or itchy scalp.

Learn more about apple cider vinegar benefits for hair.

Read: Dry Scalp Versus Dandruff

Rosemary and Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse Recipe

To make your hair rinse, just place some rosemary in a jar and cover with ACV.  Let it sit for at least two weeks, shaking it every day.  At the end of the two weeks, strain out the herbs and keep the ACV to use on your hair.

How to Use an Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse

To use, dilute the rosemary and apple cider vinegar rinse with water.  The ratio you use depends on your hair and your personal preference, but you'll want to use 8 ounces of water to 1/2 to 4 tablespoons of ACV.  Generally, you'll want to use less ACV for dry hair and more for oily hair.

Place your diluted ACV in a spray bottle.  After you wash your hair, spray your hair with the rosemary ACV, being careful not to get it in your eyes.  Massage the product in to your scalp and throughout your hair.  Let it sit for a few minutes.

You can rinse it out or leave it in your hair.  If you leave it on your hair, it can really help reduce tangles and it restores your hair's pH balance.  You will smell like a salad dressing until your hair dries, but the smell will be gone when your hair is dry.  

If you have an itchy, flaky scalp or a lot of buildup, you should use it every other day.  Otherwise, once a week will suffice.  You may only need it once a month if your hair is fairly healthy.  Just experiment to see what's best for you.

Other Herbs for Your Hair

Normal Hair

Dry Hair

Oily Hair

I hope you like this rosemary and apple cider vinegar rinse recipe.