It's safe to say that most women want soft, shiny and healthy hair, but let's face it - our hair takes a beating most of the year. Whether you use hot styling tools daily or your hair is scorched during the summer by chlorine and sun, damage happens to hair in various ways. As a blonde, I am all too familiar with the dull brassy color my hair takes on between color sessions - and it's something I would love to avoid.
Hair rinses are great for a variety of needs, and many simple solutions can be made in your own kitchen. Whether you want to have voluminous or shiny hair, easy to find ingredients make it happen - and if you plan to spend your time around a beach bonfire, there's a certain hair rinse you'll want to know about. Check out these easy hair rinses to try this summer:
Hair Rinse for Volume
Now, I'm not a beer-drinker, but I'll certainly make use of one if it means my hair will be lighter feeling and more voluminous. Pour a beer into a glass and allow it to sit long enough to get room temperature and flat - once it's ready, shampoo your hair and rinse it thoroughly, then pour the beer onto your head and work through the hair. Massage it into the hair and then rinse completely with cool water. The ingredients in a beer tighten the layers on each cuticle, giving your hair shine and bounce.
Hair Rinse for Shine
We could all use a little more shine in our hair, and the ingredients to make an easy rinse are likely if your kitchen at this moment. For light-colored hair, add 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar, juice of ½ a lemon and a cup of water to a jar and mix thoroughly. Those with dark hair can double the vinegar and omit the lemon juice to prevent lightening.
To use, shampoo the hair as usual, then add the shine treatment to the hair and massage into the scalp and through the tips of the hair before rinsing.
Hair Rinse for Deodorizing
If you've stood next to the bonfire or campfire too long, tomato juice is a great way to get that smoky odor out of your hair quickly and easily. In a jar, mix 2 tablespoons of water with a cup of tomato juice and shake thoroughly. In the shower, shampoo and usual, then add the tomato juice to the hair and massage in - rinse with cool water once you're finished.
These three hair rinses are easy to do with just a few ingredients most everyone has in the pantry or refrigerator. They work well and are substantially cheaper than some of the products you'll find in the store. Use the rinses weekly for best results.
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