Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse Recipe for Shiny Hair with Yerba Mate
Learn how to make a natural apple cider vinegar hair rinse recipe for shiny hair that looks and feels healthy. Plus a bonus herbal ingredient that help deter graying hair. A must have natural hair care recipe for your beauty routine.
How to Make & Benefits of An Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse
This Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse Recipe with yerba mate tea not only helps to strengthen hair and improve luster, but it can even restore hair’s natural color and fend off those pesky grays. While this apple cider vinegar hair rinse is especially beneficial for anyone using a no poo hair care approach, it’s wonderful for all hair types for shiny, healthy looking hair. Keep reading to learn how to make an apple cider vinegar hair rinse. Plus learn about the natural hair care benefits of apple cider vinegar.
Why Should I Use An Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse?
Natural Hair Care Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar
Raw apple cider vinegar is traditionally used in hair rinses for a variety of reasons. Not only does raw apple cider vinegar contain beneficial nutrients such as B vitamins, vitamin C and potassium that benefit hair, but the natural acidity of apple cider vinegar helps to restore hair’s natural PH balance. What this means for you is, when you use it in a hair rinse, you’ll enjoy smoother, shinier hair that’s less prone to snagging and tangling. In addition, the alpha-hydroxy acid found in apple cider vinegar also helps to exfoliate both your scalp and hair to remove dead skin cells, sweat and product buildup and residue.
In short, the regular use of an apple cider vinegar rinse leads to shiny, healthier looking hair with increased body and shine, decreased frizz and improvement to issues such as itchy scalp or dandruff. Treated hair will also have increased clarity and your scalp will have fewer clogged hair follicles means reduced shedding and hair loss.
Natural Hair Care Benefits of Yerba Mate
Yerba Mate tea, like apple cider vinegar, is also packed with natural vitamins and minerals that help to strengthen hair follicles to reduce hair loss and improve volume. It’s also believed that yerba mate helps to restore hair’s natural luster and color. Therefore it makes a lovely addition to any apple cider vinegar hair rinse recipe.
Both yerba mate and apple cider vinegar shouldn’t be reserved just for your hair though. Both of these natural products have benefits for your body when consumed. Raw apple cider vinegar not only contains beneficial probiotics but it can also help you maintain a healthy weight. (I love my turmeric ginger apple cider vinegar tonic recipe for this.)
Yerba Mate, on the other hand, gives you that amazing caffeine kick that coffee normally would but without the jittery feeling that can come with it. It also helps to promote healthy weight loss and stimulates the immune system in addition to a variety of other health benefits. (Discover other benefits Yerba Mate has to offer here.) Plus it just tastes delicious!
You can add one Tablespoon of raw apple cider vinegar to 16 oz. of Yerba Mate tea with a touch of your favorite sweetener to get the best of both Yerba Mate and apple cider vinegar in a healthful daily drink!
Got it? Great! Check out my apple cider vinegar hair rinse recipe below to get started!
Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse Recipe
© Rebecca D. Dillon
These are the ingredients you need to make this natural hair rinse:
- 16 oz. filtered water
- 4 teaspoons Yerba Mate
- 12 drops lavender essential oil
- 12 drops rosemary essential oil
- 12 drops peppermint essential oil
How to Make Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse
Follow these steps to make a hair rinse for your natural hair care routine:
1. You’ll begin by making the yerba mate tea for this apple cider vinegar hair rinse.
To do this, bring 16 fluid ounces of water to a boil. Remove from heat and add 4 teaspoons of Yerba Mate Tea. Steep 5-10 minutes.
2. Strain the tea from the water and add to a glass pitcher. Allow the tea to cool to room temperature as too much heat will kill the beneficial bacteria found in raw apple cider vinegar.
3. Once cool, mix in four tablespoons of raw apple cider vinegar.
I used Bragg’s apple cider vinegar that I purchased from the grocery store for my apple cider vinegar hair rinse recipe. However, you can also purchase Bragg’s ACV at Amazon as well as find it at your local grocer. It’s typically in the organic section.
4. Add the essential oils if desired – they are optional but are wonderful for scalp health as well – and mix. Alternately you can also use your own favorite essential oil blends for hair based on your hair type.
I used essential oils from Mountain Rose Herbs for their trusted quality. You can purchase all their Classic Essential Oil Kit if you’re just getting started which contains all three essential oils used in my yerba mate hair rinse recipe as well as five other common essential oils.
How to Use Hair Rinse with Apple Cider Vinegar
After shampooing hair using your preferred method – whether that’s shampoo, a cleansing conditioner or a shampoo bar – either pour over hair or spritz onto scalp using a spray bottle and massage into scalp, then rinse. Use up to two times a week if you have oily hair or as little as once a month for dry hair.
Love my hair rinse recipe? Then be sure to pin this homemade hair care recipe to Pinterest for later!
More Natural Hair Care Recipes
Want more natural hair care recipes? Be sure to check out my other homemade hair care recipes to add to your daily, weekly or monthly hair care routine.
- Hair mask recipe for hair growth with neem oil and castor oil
- Winter mint moisturizing hair mask recipe
- Leave in coffee hair conditioner and shine spray recipe.
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