Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse
Apple Cider Vinegar is a great clarifier perfect for tackling buildup and makes for a fantastic hair rinse. If you use a lot of product on your hair, clarifying is essential because in order for your hair to receive moisture it’s best to start off on a clean slate. Sometimes the moisturizing shampoo that you use on a regular basis is not enough to handle the buildup. If you don’t want to turn to a store bought shampoo, Apple Cider Vinegar can help rid you of buildup without being too harsh on your hair. It also works wonders on dreadlocks. If your dreadlocks have some bad buildup, ACV will do the trick. Remember to always dilute Apple Cider Vinegar in water as it is too acidic to be used on its own.
Hair Tea Rinse
Hair Tea rinses are said to reduce shedding, strengthen, and add shine to your hair. Popular teas to use are black and green tea. Black tea may help to darken the color of your hair (for those looking for a natural hair color option). To do the tea rinse:
Sick of dry hair after shampooing? Oil rinsing may be in order for you. This method requires that you shampoo your hair first, add oil to your hair, condition your hair and then rinse. It is said to help with moisture retention, detangling and single strand knots.
Beer Hair Rinse
Booze for your hair? Yes! Beer contains proteins that is thought to repair damaged hair and the sugars are believed to make your hair shiny.
Rice Water Rinse
What! Rice water? Well this rinse seems to have some credibility to it. A recent research report had the following to say, “We researched the histories of the hairstyles and hair care practices of Japanese women, and found a very close relationship between the two. For example, the court ladies of the Heian Period whose beautiful long hair, called suberakashi, reached to the floor, were said to have combed their hair each day using Yu-Su-Ru (rinse water obtained from the washing of rice) . Rice is considered to be the most important food in the Japanese diet, and the historical fact that rice was used for hair care is very interesting. We therefore focused our attention on the Yu-Su-Ru hair care practice in the Heian Period, and examined its effects on hair. As a result, we found that Yu-Su-Ru exhibited hair care effects, such as reducing surface friction and increasing hair elasticity” (Source).
Coconut Water Rinse
Many naturals are head over heels for coconut oil, but what about coconut water? Coconut water is said to have the same benefits as the oil leaving the hair feeling soft and shiny.
Here’s a Quick Coconut Water DIY Recipe