4 cups filtered water
8 drops Rosemary essential oil
8 drops Lavender essential oil
1 tsp. Borax (can be omitted if not desired)
3 T. Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
Combine ingredients in a glass jar. 1/2 gal mason jars work well for this. One recipe can give you 2 to 4 rinses depending on the length of your hair.
Try also pouring part of the mixture into a plastic condiment squeeze bottle to actively use in the shower.
Once or twice a week application is all you need. The rinse will keep in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
How to use a Hair Rinse
Use this hair rinse as your final rinse after shampooing and conditioning. There is no need to wash out after applying. The vinegar scent will fade away leaving only the faint fragrance scent of Rosemary and Lavender.
Rosemary: Cleanses, strengthens, nourishes, and stimulates hair follicles and encourages growth. The aromatherapy effect can improve memory.
Lavender: Antibacterial but also enhances the properties of Rosemary for improved cell regeneration and better penetration. Beneficial for dandruff too!
Organic Apple Cider Vinegar: ACV cuts through shampoo and hard water build up, it also balances the pH of scalp and hair. This is great news for those with oily tendencies. Vinegar also closes the cuticles making hair smoother.
Borax: This is optional; Borax is a salt/mineral; used in such a small amount it will not harm colored hair. Borax is a great softener.
Enjoy your newly, naturally softened hair and don’t be surprised if your hair grows a little faster!