Basic Vinegar Rinse
Combine 2 tablespoons each of vinegar & double-strength peppermint tea with 1 quart of distilled water as a final rinse. To liven drab hair, mix 1/4 cup vinegar with 1 1/4 cups waters. Dispel the odor by adding a few drops of oil of clove to a pint of water and rinsing again.
The following recipes are based on the premise of “cosmetic vinegars” that have a more pleasing aroma and increased conditioning benefits. Each of the following combintaions should be brought to a boil in an enamel or glass pan and simmered uncovered for 15 minutes, then covered and allowed to steep for 30 minutes before straining. After they cool, add to final hair rinse.
All Purpose Hair Sparkler
1 cup each of white vinegar & distilled water
1/4 cup each dried nettle, red clover & rosemary
Adds softness shine to all types of hair.
Light-Haired Vinegar Rinse
1 cup each of white vinegar and distilled water
3 camomile tea bags
2 tablespoons of lemon juice
Brings out blonde highlights & adds shine.
Dark Haired Sage Rinse
1 cup each red wine vinegar & distilled water
2 tablespoons dried sage
Great for dark hair.
Fruity Hair Vinegar Rinse
1 small slice of melon
2 pints of distilled water
2 pints of cider vinegar
Peel & slice fruit. Puncture the orange & melon peel. Boil both the fruit & the peels in water. Cover & allow to simmer for 10 minutes. Take off the heat and leave to stand for another 2 hours. Strain & add to cider vinegar. Bottle & leave for 24 hours before use.
Wash the hair and add half a pint of the Fruity Hair Vinegar Rinse to the final rinse water. This hair rinse is very exhilarating and refreshing to use. It restores natural acid mantle to all types of hair and leaves it shiny. Good for ultra-oily hair as well.