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Restore Your Locks: Garden Blend Vinegar Rinse

Rinse your tresses in this solution for shine and health.
By Laurel Kallenbach
August/September 1999
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 This rinse makes hair of any color shine. Makes enough for one or two treatments.

• 1 tablespoon nettle leaf
• 1 tablespoon cut or powdered comfrey root
• 1 tablespoon basil
• 3/4 cup apple cider vinegar
• 2 drops sweet basil oil (optional)
• 4 drops lavender oil (optional)
• Water (optional)

1. Prepare the infusion.

2. Strain when ready to use and add 1 drop sweet basil oil and 2 drops lavender oil for every 1/4 cup of strained vinegar.

3. Massage 1 to 2 tablespoons of full-strength vinegar solution into the scalp and hair, wait a few minutes, then rinse with plain water. Or dilute the vinegar infusion (1 tablespoon vinegar to 1 cup water) and pour on 1 cup of the solution for short hair, 2 cups for long hair. Repeat several times, then rinse with plain water.

Click here for the original article, Body and Soul: Restore your Locks.

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