• DIY Herbal Conditioning Hair Spritz

    July 19, 2017 • BEAUTY, BIOME NAKED BEAUTY, LIFE

    DIY Herbal Conditioning Spritz

    Conditioning your hair with apple cider vinegar after washing with a natural shampoo or shampoo bar adds  shine, brightens the natural colour, leaves hair soft and easy to comb, removes soap build up, and helps combat dandruff and eczema. It’s also simple, natural, and toxin and palm oil free, which is even better. Many find that it doesn’t have the most pleasant of smells though!

    That is where our DIY natural conditioner hair spritz is special. By infusing apple cider vinegar with dried flowers or herbs and adding certain essential oils you get all the benefits of apple cider vinegar and lots more because of the dried flowers, herbs and essential oils, plus a conditioner that doesn’t smell vinegary at all. In fact we think it smells really, really good!

    The type of dried flowers, herbs and essential oils you choose will depend on whether you have dark or light hair. Here is an easy guide:

    Light Hair

    Dried chamomile flowers

    • Naturally soothing
    • Ideal for scalp conditions
    • Enhances blonde hair colour

    Dried calendula flowers

    • Naturally soothing
    • Ideal for scalp conditions
    • Enhances blonde hair colour

    Lemon essential oil

    • Ideal for an oily scalp
    • Antiseptic and antimicrobial helping to resolve infections that complicate acne and dandruff
    • Enhances blonde hair colour

    Dark Hair

    Dried lavender buds

    • Antibacterial, antifungal, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory
    • Ideal for all hair types

    Lavender essential oil

    • Promotes hair growth
    • Prevents hair loss
    • Ideal for people with mixed type of scalp (oily in parts, dry in others)
    • Antiseptic and antimicrobial, and ideal for controlling dandruff
    • When massaged into the scalp, encourages blood circulation

    Dried rosemary leaf

    • Promotes hair growth
    • Strengthens hair
    • Ideal for scalp conditions

    Rosemary essential oil

    • Combats premature greying
    • Promotes hair growth
    • Strengthens hair
    • Ideal for those with oily hair
    • When massaged into the scalp, encourages blood circulation

    Ingredients

    Method

    1. Add your dried lavender buds or rosemary to the apple cider vinegar. Leave to infuse overnight or preferably for a few days, ensuring they are completely submerged. Stir or shake every so often.
    2. Once infused strain into a glass jar using a garni bag, nut milk bag or muslin cloth. Repeat if necessary to ensure all small flower particles are removed.
    3. Add essential oils and distilled water to the infused apple cider vinegar.
    4. Carefully pour into a 100ml glass bottle with atomiser

    How to Use

    Shampoo your hair naturally, using a shampoo bar or our natural DIY shampoo paste. Rinse thoroughly. Towel dry your hair and spritz sparingly into the mid areas of your hair and one quick spritz on top. Don’t use too much. Comb through from roots to tips. Let it dry naturally and style as usual. Keep out of direct sunlight and use within 3 months.

    Note: Natural shampoos and conditioners can take some time to have effect. Your hair may feel heavy and oily initially, but this is just the detox faze and completely normal. Please persevere! It may take up to 4 washes to see the results of happy, healthy and shiny hair.

    Looking to simplify, reduce waste and know exactly what you are putting on your skin?

    As well as online here, all the Biome stores offer a range of these raw ingredients in convenient size reusable glass jars, while our Naked Beauty Bar at the Balmoral store offers these and more natural ingredients in bulk, so you can buy just the amount you need.  Bring your own glass jars or choose from our containers to suit.

    Find our stores here:

    • Brisbane City: 33 Adelaide Street, Brisbane City
    • Paddington: 2 Latrobe Terrace, Paddington
    • Balmoral: 216 Riding Road, Balmoral
    • Indooroopilly: Level 3, Indooroopilly Shopping Centre (towards the Myer end)

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    2 Responses to DIY Herbal Conditioning Hair Spritz
    1. Catherine
      July 26, 2017 at 1:32 pm

      Doesn’t apple cider vinegar attract flies http://homeremediesforlife.com/houseflies/

      • Biome team
        August 9, 2017 at 2:08 pm

        Hi Catherine, not if you don’t heat the apple cider vinegar up (like mentioned in the blog post that you shared).

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