Add Shine and Body to Hair With These DIY Rinses

Woman Holding Lemon for DIY Hair Rinses
This woman appreciates the power of DIY hair rinses such as lemon for lightening hair color.


These are a few easy DIY hair rinses that will work wonders on your hair.  For brunettes with oily hair, you add a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar to a cup of water.  Use this as a final rinse after shampooing.  This will help cut some of the oiliness while giving your hair more of a glossy shine.

If you are a blonde with oily hair, you substitute white vinegar to a cup of water.  Use immediately after shampooing as your final rinse.

Lemon is another excellent ingredient to use as an oil cutting  hair rinse.  At the same time, lemon is also fantastic for gradually lightening hair color.  Squeeze a tablespoon from a fresh lemon and use it as a final rinse after shampooing.

If you want to go a step further, you can lighten even more by making a DIY lemon spray when outside to take advantage of summer sun.  All needed is a spray bottle that you fill with one cup of lemon juice and 1/3 cup of water with a tablespoon of hair conditioner.

Spray your hair until it is damp.  Then all you have left to do is relax outside in the sun and let nature lift and lighten hair color for you.  After an hour or two, rinse the mix out of your hair and shampoo.

Tea can give your hair more body as well.  Brew one tablespoon of rosemary or camomile tea in one cup of water.  Simmer this mixture for one hour.  Strain and then add three tablespoons of bay rum.  Apply the mixture and work into your hair before rinsing out as usual.

Beer adds protein to your hair.  Work some stale beer into your scalp.  Then rinse with cold water.

Gelatin is another that adds protein to your hair.  Mix half a packet of unflavored gelatin to a cup of water.  Be sure to work this mixture thoroughly into your hair before rinsing out.

If you color your hair, I do not know if these rinses will take out your color.  However, I do know these simple rinses work wonders on untouched hair for more beautiful hair!


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