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.

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).


Donna Hamilton
Donna Hamilton3 years ago


natalie n.
natalie n.3 years ago

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

Setare Ahmadi
Setare Ahmadi3 years ago

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

Seda A.
Seda A.4 years ago


Danuta Watola
Danuta Watola4 years ago

thanks for sharing

J.L. A.
JL A.4 years ago

good to know

Brianna B.
Brianna B.4 years ago


Nimue Pendragon

Will definitely try this. Thanks :)

Joy Wong
Joy Wong4 years ago

Thank you, will try this one .

KARLOLINA G.5 years ago

Interesting. Thank you.