3 Really Awesome Hair Rinse DIY Ideas You Should Try!
By Jacqueline Samaroo
Hair rinses are a wonderful way to show your hair the TLC it deserves. Keep reading to find out about three hair rinses that work wonders for your hair.
Here’s what’s in our lineup:
- Aloe vera hair rinse
- Coconut water hair rinse
- Champagne hair rinse
Plus, if a rice water hair rinse sounds like the kind of thing for you, be sure to check out:
What Is a Hair Rinse?
A hair rinse (not the color rinse kind)is a conditioner for your hair AND scalp. They come in an almost endless variety and can be made up of single or multiple ingredients. Hair rinses are usually used after shampooing (and possibly, also after using your regular conditioner).
Pour it over your hair and let it stay for a few minutes. You can work it in by combing it through or by giving yourself a scalp massage. Rinse your hair and continue to style as usual. Enjoy!
4 Hair Rinse Benefits
Hair rinses carry a wide range of benefits for hair growth and hair health. Plus, each type of hair rinse will add the benefits of the ingredients used to make it. Some may be more moisturizing while others are more soothing to your scalp, for example.
Here are four of the benefits you can expect from your next hair rinse DIY adventure!
- Hair rinses add moisture to your strands. In doing so, they help to fight the frizzy effect humidity can have on your hair, especially on naturally curly hair. Moisture is also important for maintaining the protein-moisture balance in each strand. This balance helps to keep hair strong and elastic, keeping brittleness and breakage at bay.
- Hair rinses provide nourishment to your scalp. Hair rinses are often made with ingredients, such as aloe and coconut, that are very rich in nutrients. This is super important since the scalp is where the growing cells of the hair follicles are located. A healthy scalp is one way to guarantee you will have strong, healthy hair.
- Hair rinses can be used as a treatment for certain scalp conditions. If you suffer from dry scalp or dandruff, there are different types of at-home treatments you can use to tackle them. These include hair rinses that feature jojoba oil or avocado oil.
- Hair rinses are a way to pamper yourself! Self-care should never be seen as an indulgence because when we take care of ourselves it makes us better able to love and care for others. Taking the time for a DIY hair rinse that will leave your hair smoother, shinier, healthier, and bouncier is a good self-care move. So, go ahead and enjoy some me-time with the 5 hair rinses we have lined up for you!
5 Totally Doable Hair Rinse Ideas
1. Aloe vera hair rinse
The basic ingredients for this hair rinse are half cup aloe vera juice and half cup water, mixed together. Feel free to include your favorite oils for added benefits.
Aloe vera has long been known to be good for hair. Its many benefits include
- Strengthening your hair.
- Helping to balance sebum production.
- Soothing an itchy scalp.
- Promoting hair growth
- Providing protection from harmful UV rays.
2. Coconut water hair rinse
Coconut water is all you need for this hair rinse. Just pour it on!
Coconuts are super fruits! They have so many beneficial uses and some of those uses relate directly to hair care. if you are a fan of using coconut oil in your hair then you will definitely want to give the coconut water hair rinse a try. Expect it to:
- Treat and prevent flakes on your scalp and in your hair.
- Leave your hair shinier, softer, and oh-so touchable!
- Soothe your scalp and any irritation you might have.
- Promote the growth of healthier, stronger hair.
- Hydrate both your scalp and your hair for that protein-moisture balance we mentioned earlier.
3. Champagne hair rinse
You will need newly-opened champagne for this hair rinse. Simply pour it into your hair, comb it through, and let it sit for a while.
Did you know champagne has antioxidant properties that can help to protect your hair from free-radical damage – inside and out? Yes, it does! It also has anti-bacterial properties to help keep your scalp healthy. Those are two GOOD reasons to raise a toast (by way of this hair rinse, of course) to champagne and your hair.
Want to treat your hair to even more luxury? Find out how in 5 Amazing Caviar Benefits for Skin and Hair Care.
Do you have any hair rinse DIY ideas to share? We’d love to hear about them!