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Rinses like hair masks can really help you achieve your hair goals, these are 5 DIY hair rinses you can make at home and use for different problems that you may be having. 

These masks are great for anyone to use and are made from natural ingredients so you don’t have to worry about what you’re putting in your hair. 

The great thing about these masks are they can be made from items that you have right in your kitchen.

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5 DIY Hair Rinses You Can Make At Home

Apple Cider Vinegar 

This is one of my favorite hair rinses, although I could do without the smell. This rinse is really good for restoring the balance to your scalp if you have oily hair. 

It’s also great for removing scalp build up that can happen from using too many products. 

Apple cider vinegar is also anti-inflammatory which helps with dandruff. After rinsing my hair with an apple cider mix I noticed that my hair was shiny & smooth. 

My hair has been really damaged and dry. This really help bring some shine to my hair, it also helped with detangling. 

Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse: 

1 part apple cider vinegar 

2 parts water

4-6 drops of lavender or the essential oil of your choice (optional)

Mix all ingredients together and add to a spray bottle, and rinse is ready for use. 

How to use: 1-2 times a week

  1. Shampoo your hair and then spray the mixture into your scalp and all over your hair, wait for 5-10 mins and then wash it out. 
  2. Spray in dry hair from the roots to the ends and massage it into the scalp. Leave for up to 30 mins, then shampoo & condition as normal. 

I usually use it before I shampoo & condition because for me when I use it after shampoo & just rinse it out it still smells and I don’t care for the smell. 

Rice Water Rinse

Rice water rinse is another rinse that I really like to use but don’t really care for the smell of it. 

This helps to make your hair grow and make it smooth & shiny. It’s good for detangling your hair, increasing hair shine & smoothness also helps to make your hair stronger. 

This is super easy to make and really beneficial for your hair. 

Rice Water Rinse: 

½-1 cup of rice

2 cups of water (or more if needed)

Add rice & water to a glass container, mix the rice into the water, cover the container and let the rice sit overnight. The water will change to a cloudy color. Some people leave the rice in the water for up to a week for fermentation. This is up to you. Then add to a spray bottle and rinse is ready for use. 

How to use: 1-2 times a week

Spray the rinse into dry hair starting at the scalp and going to the ends. Massage into the scalp. Leave for up to 30 mins then shampoo & condition as regular.

Aloe Vera Gel Rinse

Aloe vera is great for your hair it’s antimicrobial & anti-inflammatory, this is great for your scalp. Especially if you have dandruff or an irritated scalp. Or an itchy scalp. 

This helps lead to hair growth and healthier hair. If your scalp is not healthy then your hair will not grow the way that it should. 

And this can cause you many other problems with your hair. 

A healthy scalp also helps with shine, smoothness & makes your hair manageable. 

Aloe Vera Gel Rinse: 

Aloe Vera Gel

Water 

Rosemary (optional)

Add about 1-2 cups of water to a pot and bring to a boil add in rosemary to the pot and turn the heat to low. Allow this to simmer for 10-15 mins. You can remove rosemary leaves before adding aloe vera gel. Turn off the stove and let cool completely. Remove the aloe vera gel from the leaf and put into a blender and blend until the consistency is smooth. Pour this into a cheesecloth or milk back to strain. Then pour strained aloe vera into a glass container and add rosemary infused water. Mix well and add to a spray bottle. 

Or you can use aloe vera juice to make this process easier.

How to use: 

  1. Spray mixture into dry hair starting from the scalp to the ends and massage in the roots. Leave for up to 30 mins and then shampoo & condition as usual.
  2. Wash your hair with shampoo then add mixture and leave in for 10-15 mins then rinse.

Lemon Juice Rinse

This rinse is great for your scalp too. This mix can help with dandruff & dry scalp. If you have an oily scalp this can reduce oil while making your hair shiny. 

This lemon juice rinse can also gradually lighten your hair. So if you are not looking to do this you might want to stay away from this rinse. 

Lemon Juice Rinse: 

Juice of 1 lemon 

1-2 cups of water

Mix together and add to a spray bottle. Side note: you can add a little bit of apple cider vinegar to this mix if you like. 

How to use: 

Spray this on dry hair from the roots to the ends and massage into the scalp leave on for 30 mins and wash out with shampoo & conditioner. 

Use this after you shampoo your hair leave it in for 10-15 mins and rinse it out. 

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Black Tea Rinse

This rinse is great if your hair is shedding a lot more than it normally should. This helps block the hormone that causes the hair loss. 

It also helps to nourish and strengthen your strands. And it’s easy to make and use. 

Black Tea Rinse: 

Black Tea Bags 

Water 

Bring the water to a boil then turn it off, add a tea bag into the water and let seep. You can let it seep until the mix is cooled down or you can let it seep overnight. It’s up to you. Place the cool mix into a spray bottle.

How to use: 

  1. Spray this on dry hair from the roots to the ends and massage into the scalp leave on for 30 mins and wash out with shampoo & conditioner. 
  2. Use this after you shampoo your hair leave in for 10-15 mins and rinse out.

Final Thoughts

These are 5 DIY hair rinses that you can use to help your scalp and hair. These rinse all help with different hair problems but they all help to make your scalp healthier. 

Having a healthy scalp is very important to healthy hair or hair growth. We may not realize that our scalp is unhealthy until we encounter some of these problems. 

Have you used a DIY hair rinse before? Have you used any of the 5 DIY hair rinses that were mentioned in this post? 

Let me know in the comments below if you have or what rinses you have used? Which is your favorite?