Today's Quote

“If people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny.” Thomas Jefferson

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Vinegar Rinse and No Poo!

Most of us have been taught that we need to wash our hair everyday. For some of us this is a bit true and for some of us creates terribly damaged hair. Mine is the kind of hair that is terribly damaged by shampooing everyday. God gave us oil glands at the base of every strand of hair to keep our hair healthy and shiny. When we shampoo everyday we strip these God given oils right out of our hair leaving it dry, dull and lifeless. No wonder we have bad hair days! So what are we to do. Instead of shampooing everyday, I have started rinsing my hair with a vinegar rinse. My hair is softer and shinier than ever and the vinegar gets rid of any yuckies your hair might have collected during the day without stripping all of the oil away. So here is my vinegar rinse recipe that I use on the days that I don't shampoo. I shampoo once a week and the rest of the week I just rinse and massage. My hair has never been healthier.
Dry Hair Rinse
9 parts water
1 part vinegar
5 drops peppermint essential oil
I use tablespoons to measure into a small jar that way I know I am getting the parts right. I usually use 2 tbls. vinegar and 18 tbls. water. I keep the jar in the shower so it is handy. You can use whatever essential oil you prefer, I like peppermint because it is tingly and invigorating.

Oily Hair Rinse
12 parts water
1 part vinegar
5 drops essential oil
Again it is easier for me to use tablespoons to get my parts correct and you may use whatever essential oil you prefer.

If you are having a real oil problem with your hair then you may want to skip the vinegar for a bit as it can make greasy looking hair look greasier.


Hair On The Brain said...

interesting technique, i might have to try that! i also have been doing the no-poo routine (with great success).

Valeria said...

That is great. I am going to have to try that. Does your recipe last for one day or more than one? I usually wash my hair every other day, but with our finances tight I am not able to guy the good shampoo like dove or panteen and now have split ends for the first time in 5 years. Maybe this will help with that. Thanks for the input.

Kat said...

For the rinse I take an old mayonnaise jar(washed out of course) and make my recipe in that. I just keep the proportions the same even though I am making a larger amount. The recipe here would last 1 or 2 rinses depending on the length of your hair. The mayo jar lasts me all week and my hair is shoulder length.

Kelly said...

Do you use any styling aids on your hair? Mine is short and I use gel and hairspray, and wonder of the rinse will remove that buildup. I recently went three days w/o washing my hair (2 is normal) and took a bubble bath that 3rd night. When I got out I combed my hair and didn't do anything else and I really liked the way it looked! Of course I could never intentionally make it look that way!