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DIY Honey Rosemary Hair Rinse

Doing-it-yourself and going all natural doesn’t mean throwing vanity out the window, or succumbing to sun dancing to the beats of a djembe and wearing Birkenstocks as a dress shoe.

For me, a self-professed yuppie-hippie, going natural means substituting harsh chemicals with wholesome goodies that are safe for my body, don’t do the environment damage, and give the toxic alternatives a serious run for their money.

Some of my favourite DIY recipes are hair rinses. This recipe uses nourishing raw honey, purifying and circulation-boosting rosemary, and PH-balancing apple cider vinegar. The results? Shiny, soft hair that smells earthy and fresh.

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INGREDIENTS:

  • 4 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon raw honey
  • 20 grams (4-6 sprigs) fresh rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon unpasteurized, organic apple cider vinegar

EQUIPMENT:

  • Large glass container (I used an old maple syrup bottle, but mason jar will also work)
  • Measuring spoons
  • Measuring cup
  • Cheesecloth or extra fine strainer
  • Pot

HOW-TO:

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  1. Add rosemary and water into pot and let simmer for 10-15 minutes.
  2. Take off heat and mix in honey.
  3. Allow mixture to cool to room temperature.
  4. DIYHair 3Strain mixture into glass container/jar and add apple cider vinegar.
  5. Use as your final rinse after shampooing, or leave in hair for 20 minutes, then rinse with cool water.

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So there you have it! A simple and economical way to condition your hair while adding bounce and shine.

 

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