Apple Cider Vinegar.
I'm a big fan. This stuff is awesome. Yeah, I know, it doesn't smell so good, you say. I thought the same thing a few months ago. But now, I feel like my body craves it. You can Google it and read all about it's health benefits if you don't want to believe me; I like to listen to my body.
I use apple cider vinegar on my hair, on my face, for my kidneys, and to clean. I don't mind the smell anymore and it has become rather pleasant to me. I made a hair rinse using apple cider vinegar and rosemary which has been shown to promote hair health and growth. I'm sharing this super simple recipe in the hopes that you take your life into your own hands instead of wasting money on plastic bottles and chemicals, while lining the pockets of zillionaires.
Apple cider vinegar helps to balance the pH of your skin and hair. It has been shown to flatten the hair follicle, making it shinier and smoother. Please keep in mind that, like anything, moderation is key. If you use this every day you will be overdoing it. Once a week is a great place to start and to see how your own body reacts to it.
It's not hard to make either; you can do it!
1 Tbsp Raw Apple Cider Vinegar (With the Mother)
1 cup spring water
Several sprigs of Rosemary or Rosemary Essential Oil
Mix this up and squeeze it onto your hair/before/instead of shampooing. Rinse well and don't fret; your hair will not smell like vinegar once it is dry. If it does, what did you do, use the whole bottle? A little goes a long way, man.
If these ratios in the recipe aren’t working for you play around with it. It is supposed to be a guideline so that you can feel confident in making your own products. Add more vinegar if you need to.
Let me know your thoughts! Or questions. One of the greatest aspects about trying new things is the support that the internet can provide. And switching to all natural stuff takes guts. I applaud you.