If the baking soda shampoo worked well for you, consider complimenting your routine with an equally easy hair rinse made from apple cider vinegar and water.
After washing your hair with baking soda, a basic ingredient that removes dirt, oil, and build-up, it’s best to balance your hair with an acidic rinse. Both hair and skin have a slightly acidic pH, and while apple cider vinegar is alkaline in the body, its acidic on the body.
Condition and protect your hair with the following steps.
DIY Apple Cider Vinegar Conditioner
- In an old conditioner bottle, combine 1 part apple cider vinegar with 3 parts water.
- Add essential oils, as desired (see some of our favorite combos below!)
- After rinsing shampoo/baking soda from hair, pour apple cider vinegar solution onto hair. If you’re concerned about the scent of apple cider vinegar lingering, you can just apply it to the length of your hair and avoid your scalp.
- Allow to sit for a couple of minutes, then rinse thoroughly.
We’d love to hear what kind of luck you’ve had with this and other homemade conditioners – or your favorite custom fragrance blend for your bath products!
Lady Godiva Scent for Women
- 2 drops of Vetiver
- 4 drops of Sandalwood
- 2 drops of Clove
- 10 drops Vanilla
- 8 drops Jasmine
- 7 drops Rose Geranium
- 6 drops Rose
- 4 drops Bergamot
Olympus Scent for Men
- 15 drops of Vetiver
- 10 drops of Sandalwood
- 5 drops of Fir
- 5 drops of Clove
- 5 drops of Amber
- 13 drops of Rosemary
- 4 drops of Vanilla
Originally posted 2015-02-23 08:04:24.