Hydrosols act as refreshing hair rinses all on their own. But if you want to a special recipe for silky soft and conditioned locks, I’ve got one right here! Below is a DIY hydrosol hair rinse recipe that I love!
Also called distillates or floral waters, hydrosols are the by-product of essential oil steam distillation. They contain a very tiny amount of essential oils, which makes them therapeutic and medicinal. The hydrosol also has a mild to strong fragrance of the plant material it is extracted from.
Hair teas are more popular options for hair rinses but hydrosols are a purer and more fragrant option. Check out some of the benefits of hydrosols for hair below:
Benefits of Hydrosols for Hair
» Hydrates hair. Hydrosols are natural humectants. They gather moisture from the surrounding and seal it into the hair strands. This leaves hair moisturized and healthy.
» Keeps hair conditioned. When using hydrosols on hair, they naturally condition it which makes hair silky and soft for easy detangling.
» Soothes the scalp. For itchy scalps and dandruff, hydrosols soothe the scalp, kill off bacteria and relieve itchiness.
» Promotes hair growth. Some hydrosols are stimulants which stimulate blood flow to the scalp. This nourishes and invigorates the hair follicles, which promotes hair growth.
Which Hydrosols Should I Use?
Below is a list of hair problems and which hydrosols to use:
For moisturizing and easy de-tangling, choose the following hydrosols:
For oily hair, use:
For hair growth:
DIY Hydrosol Hair Rinse for Silky Hair
What you need
- ½ cup hydrosol of choice
- 1 tsp organic apple cider vinegar (where to get it)
- 1 tsp vegetable glycerine (where to get it)
- Mason jar (where to get it) or Pyrex measuring cup (where to get it)
- In a Pyrex measuring cup, pour in the hydrosol, followed by the apple cider vinegar.
- Then add the aloe vera gel.
- Stir well to make a well combined mixture.
- Your hair rinse is ready!
- After shampooing or washing your hair, use it as your final hair rinse.
- Pour it slowly along the length of your hair.
What do you think? Are you ready to make and benefit from a DIY hydrosol hair rinse?