In our previous blog we shared information about reasons why oily hair may affect some individuals. These are numerous and include any number of conditions from hormonal changes, to nutritional choices, the type of comb or brush you use and how often you wash your hair. Below we will share with you a fun, quick natural remedy that you can do at home. It is a Mint Tea Hair Rinse that is helpful in reducing oil production at the scalp. Mint works as a natural astringent normalizing the pH balance of the scalp and hair. Peppermint has natural cooling properties as well, and the aroma of the tea brewing while preparing this DIY rinse remedy is energizing for your home.
Ingredients for Mint Hair Rinse:
- 1/2 Cup Hot Water
- 2 Peppermint Tea Bags
- 2 TBSP Apple-Cider Vinegar
- 1 tsp Lemon Juice
To Prepare Rinse:
Begin by steeping the two bags of mint tea in steaming hot water. Allow the tea to steep in a coffee cup or a tea mug until the water cools down to room temperature on its own. Once the tea is brewed and cooled off, stir in the apple-cider vinegar and lemon juice. This is the rinse you will use for the next step.
How and When to Use the Mint Hair Rinse:
The best time to use this hair rinse if the next time you are getting ready to shower and wash your hair. While in the shower, do what you normally do with your traditional routine and shampoo and condition your hair. After fully rinsing your hair and scalp of the conditioner, turn off the water and stay in the bathtub for the next part step. Take the Mint Tea Hair Rinse remedy for oily hair and pour it over your scalp and hair making sure to cover your hair fully. Next, massage your scalp and hair spreading the rinse thoroughly through all of your hair. Ring the excess rinse from your hair gently by hand. Leave the remaining hair treatment on your hair and scalp. This allows the mint tea, apple-cider vinegar and lemon juice to treat your hair which will condition your hair while removing excess oils at the same time. This Do-It-Yourself remedy can be used once-a-week to reduce heavy oils.
We know you will enjoy this invigorating, healthy DIY remedy. Enjoy!