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Herbal Rinse for Light Hair

Herbal Rinse for Light Hair

Summer has way of brightening things, be it fashions or attitudes. Why not brighten up your hair to match? This recipe will boost your natural highlights and give your hair a fresh feel and a healthy sheen.

Before trying this rinse, make sure your hair is clean and free of any styling agents, such as gel, hairspray, or mousse.

The rinse:

1 tablespoon cider vinegar
1 quart of homemade chamomile or calendula tea

Additional ingredients (optional):

If you have dandruff or dry scalp, add 10 drops of rosemary essential oil to the mixture.
If you have an oily scalp, add 10 drops of burdock essential oil to the mixture. back to top

Make a tea by mixing one tablespoon of herbs with one quart of boiling water in a heat-proof mixing bowl. Let cool to room temperature and transfer to a water pitcher or jug. Add vinegar and essential oil (if desired). Mix well.

Wear a T-shirt that you don't mind getting wet or stained. Hang your head over a tub or sink and pour the tea rinse over your hair. As you pour, gently massage the rinse into your hair and scalp. Let it set for 5 to 10 minutes, and rinse. back to top

Your highlights should last until the next time you wash your hair.

More reasons to love this rinse:
  • Herbal hair rinses make hair look shiny and healthy.
  • Herbal rinses with vinegar restore your hair's pH, which makes it free-flowing and more manageable. back to top
Last Modified Date: 1/18/2001
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