Most DIY rinses are water based. While making a few batches of leave in conditioners, I had a great idea to make an aloe based hair rinse. Hair rinses, for me, are the last step in my wash day routine to really reinforce what my hair needs most. It could be a rinse for moisture, strength or a happy medium of both. Check out my aloe based moisturizing rinse and see how much your hair loves it.
Rosemary + Lavender Infused Aloe Rinse
*These items should be glass/ plastic.
1 teaspoon of agave nectar
2 drops of ylang ylang essential oil
2 cups of organic aloe vera juice (not flavored)
2 tablespoon of lavender/ 10 drops of lavender essential oil
1 tablespoon of rosemary/ 5 drops of rosemary essential oil
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Gently heat the aloe juice until it is pretty warm. If the juice becomes very hot the nourishing properties are destroyed by the heat.
Pour it over the rosemary and lavender. Add in the agave nectar, stir and cover to cool. *If essential oils are used just add the agave nectar to the warm aloe juice. Stir well and allow to cool prior adding the essential oils.
Once cooled, strain the infused aloe juice from the spent herbs. Toss or compost the herbs.
Pour the solution into a bowl and mix well with the daily dew oil.
Lean over the other bowl and pour the solution over the hair. Have the other bowl in the sink to catch the run off.
Massage the scalp very well with the pads of your fingers then smooth the length of the hair.
Repeat pouring the solution over the hair and massaging the scalp several times. This increases feeds the follicles and blood circulation in the scalp.
Increased circulation leads to a healthier scalp + healthier hair = A very happy natural!
*Be sure to avoid getting it in your eyes.
You'll notice immediately from the first use the following:
The scalp may tingle a bit and feel invigorated.
Much softer and moisturized hair after removing most water from the hair. I leave mine wrapped in a towel for 15 mins. Then you can go straight into sealing in the moisture and style the hair.
The daily dew oil is just enough to help to maintain the moisture in the hair, from the rinse, without weighing it down. This is key for almost all hair types.
If your hair thrives on thicker products for the winter you'll want to use a creamy leave in conditioner such as florets & crème
and budding butter treat
as a sealant. More info on these products can be found here
Give this rinse a try and let us know how well it worked for you.