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DIY Haircare – Apple Cider Vinegar and Nettle Rinse

I’m sure I’m not the only one this happens to, but one of the things that always happens to me post-partum is my hair get’s really waxy at the roots. Not oily, waxy. It feels awful and last time it happened I experimented with various vinegar hair rinses to deal with it. This time I’m prepared, and I thought I would share it with you.

What I’m using: 

Apple Cider Vinegar – I have a tutorial on how to make this here. Some people have asked if you can use white vinegar in your hair instead. Personally, I wouldn’t advise it. White vinegar is a lot stronger than apple cider vinegar and is too rough on your hair, in my opinion.

Bay Leaves – Astringent, bactericidal, antiseptic, fungicidal.

Nettle leaves – If I was going for the proper traditional part of the plant to use here I should really be using the roots, but I only just planted my nettle patch and I’m in no hurry to dig it back up again until I have a LOT more growing where I want them too, so for the moment I’ll be using a few of the leaves in stead. It’s rich in silica, sulfur, and iron (all great for the hair) and full of antioxidants.

Sage – If you’re into herbal remedies, sage is one of those absolute essentials to have. I know some people like to cook with it – personally I think it tastes disgusting – so I mainly use it for skin and haircare. It’s an astringent, antiseptic, antioxidant, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory.

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