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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Hair Rinse

I have probably the easiest, cheapest rinse for your hair ever!  I usually use whatever shampoo I can afford that I have a coupon for and is on sale.  Usually Pantene, Herbal Essences or Garnier.  I've been researching making my own shampoo, we'll see how that works out.
Sometimes I will get buildup on my hair from the different products I use.  Last night I rinsed my hair with apple cider vinegar after I shampooed my hair.  I just poured about 1/2 cup (I have a lot of hair) over my hair while in the shower.  I massaged it in for a few minutes, then rinsed it out.

This morning my hair felt very clean and soft.  I would not recommend doing this every wash or you might dry out your hair.  I think next time I'll add some rosemary and tea tree essential oils to it.
Bragg - Apple Cider Vinegar, gallon, 1 liquid
Organic Bragg Apple Cider is the best, especially if you are consuming it.  I normally buy the cheap stuff by the gallon at the store.  White vinegar will work too, it just does not have the health benefits that apple cider has.
"Tea tree oil has been proven to be a powerful yet natural antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal medicine (essential oil).  Tea tree oil is not just soothing and disinfecting, it is capable of penetrating into the lower skin layers with its anti-inflammatory, disinfectant, analgesic (pain-killing) and cicatrizant (wound-healing) qualities."   http://www.teatreeoiluses.com/ I basically like to use it because it tingles on the scalp!
"Hair Care: Rosemary oil and rosemary teas are used extensively for hair care in shampoos and lotions. Regular use of rosemary oil helps in stimulating follicles, as a result of which, hair grow longer and stronger. It is also believed that rosemary oil slows down premature hair loss and graying of hair. Hence it is an excellent tonic for bald people. Rosemary essential oil is also beneficial for dry and flaky scalps. Regular massage of scalp with rosemary oil nourishes the scalp and removes dandruff. Further, it is often mixed with tea tree oil and basil oil to treat scalp problems."  http://www.organicfacts.net/organic-oils/natural-essential-oils/health-benefits-of-rosemary-oil.html
You can buy the oils at mybutterflyoils.com  Let her know that Missy sent you!
Go here for my hair detangler recipe:  http://missyscakesandaprons.blogspot.com/2012/04/hair-detangler.html

There you go, easy, peasy and cheap!  If you don't have the oils, just use the vinegar!


Sass - aka - Kathy said...

You have beautiful hair, Missy!

That One Girl said...

I haven't used shampoo and conditioner for quite a while. For shampoo I use about a Tablespoon of baking soda in about a cup of water, I massage it in and let it set for a minute or two, then rinse. For conditioner I use about the same mix but with ACV and water. My hair is healthy! I also use coconut oil as a deep conditioner every week or two. I take coconut oil (the stuff you buy in the store) massage it from tip to scalp, wrap my hair in saran wrap, sleep on it, and in the morning rinse it out! If I don't have time for that, I wrap it and use a blow dryer to heat it up for about 15-30 minutes. Since I don't use harsh shampoo... I use really warm water to rinse out as much of the oil as I can and then "shampoo" and "condition" as normal. :-)

The Cottage Market {Andrea} ♥ said...

your hair is gorgeous!!!! i love this post! : ) but i suddenly feel like a salad! : ) hugs...

Rose Jesky said...

Thanks for sharing at the Sunday Round Up. can't wait to see what you share next week.
Rose @ http://www.arosiesweethome.com/

Shiloh said...

I love the idea of adding some scent.:)

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

I've used ACV as a rinse a few times. It works great. I also love your hair. I'm working on growing mine out long. What are you favorite tips for keeping your hair looking good? Love and hugs from the ocean shores of CAlifornia, Heather :)

Katherines Corner said...

your hair looks lovely. I used to catch rainwater ad rinse my hair with it. thank you for linking up to the Thursday hop. Sorry I'm behind in saying thank you. My recent post will explain my delay.Hope to see you again this Thursday. xo

Connie said...

Missy your hair looks beautiful! I think I tried the vinegar in the past but I'm not sure.
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Heidi said...

I am going to try this. Thanks Missy. You do have beautiful hair.

Cheryl @ Sew Can Do said...

Have heard this is good - definitely on my to-try-out list now. Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday at Sew Can Do:)

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