Rosemary and Apple Cider Vinegar (with the mother)

Rosemary and Apple Cider Vinegar

A word about using a vinegar hair rinse.  When I first researched using vinegar in my hair, I was surprised it did not make my hair feel dry.  Vinegar is naturally balances PH.   If your hair is oily, it will be less oily.  If it is dry, it will be less dry.  It is actually pretty amazing stuff.

Vinegar helps control dandruff, cleans hair follicles, promotes circulation and is anti bacterial.

You can use fresh or dry herbs.  If you use fresh herbs allow them to dry a bit first to allow some of the water to evaporate.  Lavender or Rosemary are great for dark hair.  Chamomile for light hair.  Although sometimes I will use either.  Here is what you will need:

  • 1 quart glass bottle
  • 1-2 cups fresh/dry herbs
  • Apple Cider Vinegar

Put herbs in jar. Gently heat apple cider vinegar. Fill jar with vinegar. Once cool, cover and place in a dark place. Shake occasionally and let sit for 4 – 6 weeks.  Strain and re-bottle.

To use: mix one part vinegar and four parts water.  After shampooing, tip head back and saturate hair.  Rinse well.  Dry as usual.


Keep out of eyes!   In case of contact, flush well.
Mix with water in a plastic bottle.  Glass in a shower is not a good idea.
You can add a couple drops of essential oil to the vinegar.  However, I find the essential oils drying to my hair.  So use sparingly.