Från: Umm-Aicha Skickat: 2005-05-24 10:49
I have another wonderful book on natural beauty. Here is a great recipe for a vinegar hair rinse. It leaves the hair soft, shiny and smooth and really helps get those tangles out, makes the hair easier to comb out!
5 oz. boiled water or spring water
2 oz. apple cider vinegar
10-15 drops essential (optional) [I personally do not add the oil in this phase of the hair care process; I do it later.]
Mix ingredients in spray bottle. The smell of the apple cider vinegar will be rinsed out of the hair so dont worry, you will not smell it after you rinse.
How to Use
Shampoo hair. Rinse well.
Spray Hair Rinse into hair.
Massage well into hair.
Benefits of this Rinse
Removes calcium and soap residue.
Restores normal pH balance to hair/scalp.
Removes tangles making hair easier to comb.
Activates and stimulates the scalp.
Good for dandruff and itchy scalp.
Re-Moisturizing the Hair
For those with dry hair, moisturize well afterwards while the hair is still damp with a vegetable oil (olive, sweet almond, jojoba, avacado, coconut, etc.)
Scenting the Hair
For those who do not have access to scented oils, try using flower waters such as Rose Water, Lavender Water, etc. These can be massaged into the hair and left in when hair is allowed to dry naturally.
Mineral Oil (and products containing them)
Mineral oil is "purified light petroleum oil" (yuck).
It forms an oil slick on the surface of the skin. While it does not prevent moisture from evaporating, it does prevent the skin from breathing. The beauty care industry loves this oil because it is cheap, inorganic and has a loooooong shelf life. Stay away from it and any product containing it.
Keller, Erich. "Aromatherapy Handbook." Trans. Christine Grimm. Rochester: Healing Arts Press, 1992.