This wonderful vinegar rinse is great for the hair and will bring life back to your tresses. Herbal vinegar hair rinse can be made from different herbs depending on your hair type and color.
Choose the right herb for your hair type. Listed below are some of the herbs used in herbal rinses.
- Mullein flowers
- Orange flowers
- Marigold flowers
- Witch Hazel Bark
- Red Hibiscus
- Comfrey root and leaf
- Red Clover
- Orange Peel
- Lemon Balm
- Lemon Grass
- Lemon Peel
Before using any herb solution on the scalp, dap some on the inside of your arm and cover with a bandage and leave for 24 hours. If nothing happens, it is properly safe to used on your head.
For the rinse featured in this blog, I used chamomile, comfrey, calendula, and rosemary. These herbs were chosen because I have blond, dry hair. The chamomile and calendula can be replaced with sage and rosemary for dark hair.
Chamomile and calendula are for blond highlights, rosemary for luster and hair growth and comfrey for dry hair.
Chamomile Herbal Vinegar Hair Rinse
- About 1 cup of dried chamomile flowers
- 2-4 Tbsp. each of rosemary, comfrey and calendula
- 3 cups of apple cider vinegar plus more if needed to cover
- Glass, enamel, or ceramic pot for heating vinegar, stay away from aluminum
- Quart jar with lid lined with wax paper
- Measuring cup
- Plastic container with plastic lid (Note: use plastic in the shower, glass might break)
- Fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth lined strainer
Heat vinegar in glass pot to almost boiling. It is good idea to stay away from aluminum pans, they react to the vinegar. Some suggest staying away from all metal, but I have used stainless steel.
Place herbs in glass jar. Have lid ready and lined with wax paper. The wax paper is to prevent the vinegar from coming in contact with metal lid. Plastic lids works best, but they are hard to fine to fit glass jars.
Cover the herbs with hot vinegar and allow to cool before adding the lid. Don’t forget to label and date. Chamomile will soak up a lot of vinegar, so allow room in jar. May need to add additional apple cider vinegar in a few days.
Shake every day for 1 to 2 weeks which allows the herbs to infuse with the vinegar. After the time has passed, strain the vinegar using a coffee filter lined mesh strainer. Squeeze out as much of the liquid as possible. Compost the herbs. Pour into plastic container with plastic lid to use in the shower. The part full container is what is left from the last batch I made. This size plastic container will not hold all the vinegar this recipe makes.
How to Use:
Mix about 1/4 to 1/3 cup of vinegar with 2 cups of warm water. After shampooing, rinse hair with vinegar/water solution and massage into scalp. Watch your eyes, vinegar will sting. I like to keep a plastic cup in the shower for mixing the vinegar solution.
The vinegar solution can be left in hair or rinse with warm water followed by cool water. Use about once a week to every other week.
Vinegar removes soap film and excess sedum oil from the hair. Sedum oil is needed in moderate amounts to promote healthy skin and hair.Too much can cause oily hair and skin.
Vinegar helps with all the abuse we put our hair through and it will help to restore, soften and condition the hair.
Beautiful hair is a result of what we put on our hair as well as what we put in our body. A balance diet and hydration will result in great hair.