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Shiny Hair Rinse

Shiny Hair Rinse

This simple kitchen-cupboard recipe corrects the hairís pH and removes residue from shampoo and other hair products, creating a healthy-looking shine and bringing out the natural highlights in your hair.

Now that the spring sun is out, let it show the shine in your hair!


If you donít want even the slightest lightening of color, omit the lemon juice and double the vinegar.

Juice from Ĺ lemon
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 cup water

To make:
1. Combine all ingredients in a pitcher or jar and mix well.

To use:
1. Shampoo and rinse hair as usual.

2. Pour the mixture on your hair and massage into the scalp and through the hair.

3. Rinse thoroughly with cool water.

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Adapted from The Herbal Home Spa by Greta Breedlove (Storey Books, 1998). Copyright (c) 1998 by Greta Breedlove. Reprinted by permission of Storey Books.
Adapted from The Herbal Home Spa by Greta Breedlove (Storey Books, 1998).

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5:05AM PST on Nov 26, 2012


8:16AM PST on Nov 22, 2012

thanks mariana, i think darkening the hair is better than lightening it, will look out for chestnut leaves to try your suggestion.

11:15PM PST on Nov 10, 2012

but i think apple cider vinegar will lighten the colored hair .the hair will be lose its color...

4:13AM PDT on Oct 17, 2012


3:31AM PDT on Oct 17, 2012

thanks for sharing

2:54PM PDT on Jun 26, 2012

good to know

5:16PM PDT on Jun 4, 2012


7:26PM PDT on Mar 19, 2012

Will definitely try this. Thanks :)

6:57PM PST on Nov 6, 2011

Thank you, will try this one .

3:03PM PDT on Oct 21, 2011

Interesting. Thank you.

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