Hair rinses are an excellent way to maintain healthy, shiny hair. Best of all, they are simple to make. Use this hair rinse once a week to help keep your scalp free of dead skin cells and other surface debris, which can clog pores and inhibit hair growth.
Homemade Hair Rinse
• 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves or 1 tablespoon dried
• 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
• 1 cup boiling water
1. Combine mint and vinegar in a medium bowl, then pour boiling water over the mixture. Allow it to cool completely; strain out leaves.
2. To use: Pour entire mixture over your scalp after shampooing and massage well. Let sit a few minutes, then rinse with tepid water. Makes 12 ounces.
Hair Rinse Variations
■ Power Boost: Add 1 teaspoon baking soda to your mixture to remove residues left behind from styling products.
■ Go Blond: Replace mint leaves with 1/2 cup chamomile tea for subtle blond highlights.
■ Darker Tresses: For darker highlights, replace mint leaves with equal amounts fresh or dried sage leaves. Over time, this rinse can even darken gray hairs.