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- Vinegar Rinses by Cristi Nunziata
Vinegar rinses relieve itchy scalp, dandruff, and dull hair and restore the scalp’s natural acid mantle. They are best for normal and oily hair, rather than dry. Use white vinegar for blondes, apple cider vinegar for brunettes, and red wine vinegar for red-heads. Leave the rinse on for at least five minutes if you are going to rinse it out. You can, however, leave it on and any smell will disappear once the hair is dry.
- Herb blend: For blondes, calendula and chamomile; For dark hair, nettle and marshmallow; or make up your own
- Apple cider vinegar
- A few drops of essential oil
- Distilled water
- Fill a quart jar half way with herbs. Cover with vinegar and cap tightly. Place the jar in a warm spot for 2-3 weeks, shaking daily.
- Strain the vinegar and add essential oils. Store in a plastic bottle.
- Dilute the rinse with distilled water. For oily hair, dilute one part rinse with four parts water. For dry hair, dilute one part rinse with six parts water. After shampooing and rinsing, pour vinegar rinse slowly over hair, massaging it into the scalp. Rinse with water.
- Anti-Dandruff Herbal Hair Rinse by Brigette Mars
- 1 quart water
- Large handful of rosemary, nettle, thyme, and lavender
- 2 tbsp of apple cider vinegar or lemon juice. Use vinegar if your hair is dry or lemon juice if it is oily.
Bring water to a bowl and add the herb mixture. Stir, cover, and steep for 30 minutes. Strain and add either vinegar or lemon juice. After shampooing and conditioning, squeeze out excess water, then pour the liquid over your hair and don’t rinse it out.
Disappear Dandruff Treatment by Brigette Mars
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 1/4 tsp tea tree oil
Combine ingredients, massage into scalp before bed and cover head with a breathable shower cap.
Culled from New Beauty
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