Homemade Rosemary Hair Rinse

Easy homemade rosemary hair rinse for shiny hair, against itchy scalp!

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This is my hair after using the rosemary hair rinse – no styling products or leave-in conditioners were used 🙂

To be true to my blog’s name, I want to share a hair DIY with you guys today. It’s a rosemary hair rinse, that calms your scalp, makes your hair soft and also shinier. I also read that it’s supposed to help with hair growth, as it improves circulation on your scalp.

A little bit of introduction: I’m a curly girl that loves it when her hair is all shiny, but the nature of curls is that they just don’t reflect light like straight hair does. So I love me ways to increase the shiny-ness! I also now and then have problems with an itchy scalp, because I generally have sensitive skin. I can’t even remember where I first read about this incredibly simple rinse, but since then I’m hooked! I even went so far to “borrow” a twig of rosemary from a neighbor’s garden when I was living in Portugal and could not find it in any supermarket (the bush was huge! I’m sure he didn’t miss the one little sprig…). 😉

This is for sure one of the quickest and easiest hair rinses that exist, except probably from an Apple Cider Vinegar rinse (which I love too!). You don’t have to be a curly haired person to enjoy this rinse, so no matter what your hair looks like, I’m pretty sure you will enjoy it!

Rosemary Hair rinse for soft, shiny hair and a relaxed scalp

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You need:

  • 1 large fresh rosemary sprig
  • 2 cups of boiling water
  • a bowl or jug that can handle hot water

This is how you make and use it:

  1. Put the sprig into the bowl (cut down in smaller pieces if it doesn’t fit)
  2. Pour hot water over it
  3. Let it sit for about 30 minutes
  4. When you are done with your normal hair washing routine, check that the rinse has cooled off enough, take the sprig out and slowly pour it onto your scalp and hair and massage your scalp a bit
  5. You don’t need to rinse it out, but if the smell bothers you, rinse with cold water

Very Important Notes:

  •  If you have never used rosemary before, please make sure that your body is not allergic against it or reacts otherwise badly!
  • Please, please make sure to not burn yourself, so check the water temperature before you pour it over your head!

4 thoughts on “Homemade Rosemary Hair Rinse

  1. I used to make a hair rinse with rosemary and a little cider vinegar years ago as a teenager. I had forgotten how good it is – thanks for the reminder! I almost always have some rosemary in the fridge as I love using it in cooking 🙂

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