Homemade Conditioning Rinse for Shine

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It's easy to make a conditioning rinse at home that will keep your hair shiny and manageable. This page contains a recipe for a homemade conditioning rinse with shine.


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Many kitchen products can be used to make homemade shampoo, conditioner, and rinse. Hair rinses are usually used to add extra shine, bounce, color, or moisture to tired tresses.

Vinegar is a popular choice, because vinegar has the exact same natural PH as hair, so it's useful for restoring balance. Beer helps with shine and body, but only if it's dark. Light beer is too weak to help. Light oil and water mixtures are turned into boosting sprays that help bring out color and shine. Coffee and tea brewed in water can help make colors seem richer.

These items can be used alone or in any one of many assorted mixtures. One of my favorite recipes for a great rinse is my "Homemade Conditioning Rinse For Shine", as shown below.


Remember, whenever creating homemade beauty products, there's a chance of an allergic reaction. Regardless of what you make, always test it on a small patch of skin before spreading it over your body!

Approximate Time: 3 minutes to 3 hours



You need to use a dark beer for this recipe. Light beers don't give the same body and shine to hair that a dark beer does. You also want the beer to be mostly flat. The carbonation isn't great for your strands, but a little doesn't hurt.

Mix the beer, vinegar and essential oil together in a container. Mix very well. If possible, put in a lidded container and shake well to truly mix. I pour the mixture into a glass measuring cup to make it easier to use.


Shampoo, rinse, condition, and rinse your hair as usual. Pour the beer mixture over your hair, making sure to douse every single strand. Let the rinse sit on your hair for about one minute. Then lightly rinse the mixture out, using lukewarm or cool water. You don't want to over rinse, it will wash all that lovely shine and body out. If you under rinse you'll walk around smelling like stale beer and vinegar.

Let your hair air dry if possible, but you can use a blow-dryer if needed. Once your hair dries, you should notice a huge boost in it's overall shine and body. You'll also notice a tiny bit more sparkle in your highlights and the depth to your hair color.

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