4 Brilliant Home-made Hair Rinses That Work Wonders April 9, 2015

Cleaning your hair is not just about using the right shampoo. How you take care of your hair after also plays a major role in keeping them healthy. Rinsing is one of the most important, yet often ignored parts of cleaning your hair.

Why do you need a hair rinse?

  • Most shampoos and even conditioners that you use are loaded with harmful chemicals.
  • Shampoos strip off sebum from your hair strands, while conditioners contain chemicals that can cause damage to your hair.
  • Sebum is the natural oil produced to protect your hair. Stripped of this, your hair can turn dry, brittle and frizzy.
  • A hair rinse will help restore the pH balance of your scalp as well as your hair.
  • It will improve blood circulation and give you soft and stronger hair.

What a hair rinse does

A hair rinse will essentially help your hair in the following ways:

  • It provides nourishment and strength to your hair
  • It helps add volume and shine to dull hair
  • It adds back the needed moisture to your hair
  • In some cases, a hair rinse can also prevent those first signs of grey hair!
  • Hair rinsing helps fight frizz
  • It combats the chemical pile on in your hair from various products like shampoo, styling gels and creams, leave in conditioners and the like

How to rinse your hair:

A hair rinse is essentially the last step in your hair cleaning, before you finally wash off your hair with water.

  • Make sure your hair is clean.
  • Apply the hair rinse on the hair. Pour it carefully so that most of it goes in the hair and not on the floor. Use a bowl under your hair in case the rinse drips too much. You can always put it back in your hair.
  • Let it stay in your hair for about 3-5 minutes
  • Wash off with water.

Hair rinses are one of the best and eco-friendly ways to boost the shine in your hair. It will make it look hydrated and bouncy.

Here are some easy to use hair rinses that you can make at home:

1. Honey Hair Rinse:

The honey hair rinse is one of the most famous rinses ever.

How to make:

  • Mix a table spoon of honey in a mug of water
  • Pour it over your hair as a last rinse.
  • Let it sit in your hair for some time.
  • Gently pat and dry your hair

How it helps:

  • It gives amazing shine.
  • Makes your hair smoother
  • Provides moisture to your hair

2. Tea Rinse for hair:

All teas are great for the hair. The teas that you have been sipping till now, whether green, black, white or herbal, are equally good for your hair too.

For a hair rinse with tea, you can use the tea bags available in the market. Alternatively, you can reuse the tea leaves that you have used to make your beverage from.

How to make:

  • Boil the tea bags or leaves in a mug of water
  • Make sure the water becomes nicely colored.
  • Let it cool to normal temperature
  • Now use this as a last rinse.

How it helps:

  • Black, Chamomile and Lemon Tea are amazing for blonde or light-colored hair or highlights.
  • Hibiscus is amazing for redheads. They give a dark color to the hair.
  • Helps prevent greying hair

3. Coffee Rinses:

A coffee rinse is one of the best rinses for those who have brown coloured hair.

How to make:

  • Use fresh beans if possible
  • Alternatively, steep coffee powder in a glass of water overnight.
  • Now use this as a last rinse.
  • Let it sit in the hair for about 20-30 minutes.

How it helps:

  • It adds an immense amount of shine to the hair
  • Gives a nice tinge of colour to your hair.

4. Vinegar:

Vinegar is widely used as a hair rinse.

How to make:

  • Mix 2 cups of apple cider vinegar with 3 mugs of cold water
  • Pour this in your hair
  • Let it sit for a few minutes
  • Wash off or let your hair dry naturally

How it helps:

  • Vinegar helps those who have very dry scalp
  • Prevents and heals scalp flakiness and itchiness
  • Adds bounce and shine to hair

These hair rinses are extremely easy to prepare. The ingredients are available in most households. The best part about these is that they work naturally in your hair, giving it the shine and health you have been looking for. Try them out and tell us which ones worked for you. Comments are welcome below!

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