I promise, your hair won't smell like vinegar

I read this article a few years back about all of the uses for vinegar.? It can be used for cleaning, in the garden, in cooking, medicinally and as a beauty product.? I was amazed – I had no idea the stinky substance?had so many uses!??My most recent use for vinegar is as a hair rinse.? Turns out?vinegar is really good for hair and skin.? Vinegar helps balance your hair’s pH and gets rid of residue left by products and heavy shampoos and conditioners.?Since I am?addicted to all things soap, I figured I should try this out.??

?Here’s the breakdown.?

I used an old wine bottle and mixed the following:?

  • 2?tablespoons apple cider vinegar (white vinegar will work too, but apple cider is best for your hair)
  • 2 cups chamomile tea (you can also use water, or I’ve read beer is works too.? Not sure I want my hair to smell like beer though)
  • 5 drops essential oil, your choice (I used lavender and rosemary)
my vinegar hair rinse in an old wine bottle. A squeeze bottle would sure work better, but I can't find one this big.


After I shampoo my hair, I pour some of the vinegar mixture onto my head and rub in a little.? I usually let it sit for a minute or 2, and then rinse out.? Some people leave it in, but I prefer to rinse.? Rinsing eliminates?the vinegar odor faster, which I have to say was a little hard to get used to at first.? No worries – the smell doesn’t linger….as soon as you rinse it’s gone.? Makes my hair?feels silky and soft, and I don’t use conditioner anymore.??

If you’re wondering what essential oils you should use, here are some suggestions that are all hair friendly:?

  • lavender
  • rosemary
  • mint
  • eucalyptus
  • geranium
  • parsley

You could also make an herbal infusion?and mix that with the vinegar instead of water.? Enjoy!

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