By Mary Wolff

It isn’t a secret to any naturalists that nature has given us lots of soothing ways to care for our curls. With a DIY herbal hair rinse, you can combat a range of hair issues from dryness of the scalp and lack of blood circulation to adding extra hydration to strands. Here a few DIY herbal hair rinse recipes to give a try when your hair needs a little boost.

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Lavender Mint Rinse

This is a good rinse for when things seem a little off or you have a lot of buildup. The vinegar will act as a strong yet gentle cleanser while the lavender will work on circulation and clearing the scalp of any impurities. The mint gives it a nice smell and a pleasant tingly sensation.

Ingredients


  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup fresh or 1 tablespoon dried mint leaves
  • 1 tablespoon fresh or 1/2 tablespoon dried lavender leaves
  • 1 cup boiling water

  • Combine the vinegar and herbs in a bowl and pour the boiling water over the mixture. Let it sit until cool before straining the herbs out. Transfer mixture to a clean container. Apply to hair after shampooing and rinse out.


    Rosemary Thyme Rinse

    This DIY herbal hair rinse has antibacterial properties that will help with any scalp issues you may be experiencing. Rosemary and thyme are both known to help improve circulation which can also help with hair growth to stimulate the follicle.

    Ingredients


  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary leaves or 1/2 tablespoon dried
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves or 1/2 tablespoon dried
  • 2 cups boiling water

  • Combine the herbs in a bowl and pour the boiling water over them. Allow them to steep until the mixture is cool. Strain into a clean constrainer. Apply to hair after shampooing for best results.

    Chamomile Rinse

    This rinse will give hair a healthy dose of sheen while soothing the scalp of any irritations. Chamomile is an herb that has been used for dealing with scalp issues such as dandruff and general dryness for generations. It is also super relaxing in terms of aromatherapy!

    Ingredients


  • 2 tablespoons dried chamomile
  • 2 cups boiling water

  • Pour boiling water over the herbs in a glass bowl. Allow to steep until cool and then strain. Transfer to a clean container. Apply to hair and scalp after shampooing. Since this one focuses more on the scalp, make sure you massage it into the scalp in circular motions for the best results. Rinse out when done.

    Sources
    http://www.motherearthliving.com/natural-beauty/body-and-soul-herbal-hair-rinses-rosemary-thyme-rinse
    http://www.motherearthliving.com/natural-beauty/body-and-soul-herbal-hair-rinses-refreshing-lavender-mint-rinse
    http://blackgirllonghair.com/2013/11/7-herbal-rinses-for-natural-hair-and-scalp/

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