Here's a quick recipe for a hair rinse that'll leave those locks shiny and smooth. Only a few basic ingredients- fresh rosemary and (Bloom personal fave) apple cider vinegar. While rosemary actually has a bunch of medicinal healing purposes yada yada, its primary purpose in this mixture is its fragrance. Rosemary smells amazing, vinegar not so much. Plus, as an evergreen, rosemary's distinct scent stays pretty distinct despite what heat you put the herb through.
The real star of this rinse is the apple cider vinegar. ACV has a lot of bodily healing purposes- inside and out. The primary reason is the natural acidity of apple cider vinegar. This same acidity plays a huge party in the preservation of hair. ACV can improve your hair's ability to take in and refrain moisture by sealing the hair cuticle. This encourages proteins or conditioners to endure through natural heat or evaporation. Furthermore, ACV is a great way to "detoxify" your scalp, by removing any product build-up and unwanted germs while preserving your natural oils. Another key component of ACV is its ability to balance pH levels through its acidity. ACV can help stabilize the proper acidity of your hair- which is why we recommend applying this rinse after having shampooed, as its totally possible to throw off that pH balance depending on what shampoo you're using. Plus, the higher the pH levels, the more hydrogen ions there are. Hydrogen ions can contribute to better elasticity and overall volume.
This rinse is best used on damp hair, after shampooing. This rinse won't really go bad, just be sure to keep it in an air tight container. If the rinse isn't quite doin' it for you, throw some baking soda on that bih and you've really got a germ-destroying-exfoliant.
1 cup of apple cider vinegar
4 to 5 sprigs of rosemary
1/2 cup of water
Yep, that's it.
1. Finely chop rosemary. Save one sprig to soak in the jar of your final product.
2. Bring apple cider vinegar and water to a boil. Cover your nose. Trust us.
3. Add your rosemary to the liquid mixture (while it's still at a boil).
4. Turn the stove off, and leave your mixture to steep for at least 30 minutes to an hour.
5. After it is done steeping, drain the liquid into an air tight container.
6. Add your last sprig of rosemary, close the lid, and you're finished!