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8 DIY Hair Rinse To Solve All Your Hair Problems

8 DIY Hair Rinse To Solve All Your Hair Problems

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Have you tried experimenting with hair rinses yet? It is a well kept ayurvedic hair secret you need to incorporate in your hair care routine.

Yesterday I was just sitting and having a cup of coffee with my cousins and suddenly my brother complemented me on my shiny and long Indian hair and asked me my hair secret.

I shared some hair care tips and also mentioned them about the benefits of incorporating different hair rinses after every hair wash and everyone was puzzled.

That’s when it hit me, I should write an in-depth article on best rinses and how to incorporate them in your routine.

What Are Hair Rinses?

Hair Rinse is a hair treatment where you make a liquid decoction with water and ayurvedic herbs that you pour on your hair after washing your hair with shampoo and hair conditioner. You leave this hair rinse on your hair for couple of minutes before rinsing it out with water.

For example : I would wash my hair then pour my favorite rinse on my hair and leave it on for about three to five minutes and then wash my hair with just water.

Right order of incorporating hair rinse in your hair care routine:

  1. Hair Oiling Treatment (optional but highly recommended)
  2. Shampoo
  3. Hair Conditioner
  4. Hair Rinse
  5. Wash Your hair with water.

Benefits of Using Hair Rinse

There are lot of benefits of using these rinses. It works really well basically its like the magic wand that can solve all your hair problems, be it:

  • Dandruff
  • Slow hair growth
  • Dull Hair
  • Damaged Hair
  • Frizzy Hair
  • Grey Hair
  • Unmanageable Hair
  • Lifeless Hair
  • Hair Fall
  • Split Ends
  • Volume
  • Hair Thinning.

I am sure most of you might have at least one of these hair problems and would be wondering how to solve it.

DIY Hair Rinse Types And Their Recipes

There are numerous rinse recipes out there. But these are my personally experimented and tried recipes that actually deliver good results:

Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse for Removing Product Build-up

This is the hair rinse method works as a really good cleanser. If you feel that nothing is actually working for your hair then maybe you have too much product build up on your hair and scalp.

Its time for going for a hair detox.

Try this apple cider vinegar rinse to remove the build up and repair your damaged hair. It also leaves them super silky and soft. Just a heads up this hair rinse smells little off.

This ACV rinse also works well to get rid of itchy and flaky scalp. If you are looking for instant results then this hair rinse will show you improved results from first time itself.

If you have a lot of products build up, try these chelating agent shampoos for hard water, clarifying shampoos or this Homemade Egg Shampoo recipe or Halo Egg shampoo along with this ACV hair rinse.



  1. Dilute Apple cider vinegar in water.
  2. Make sure the water you use is neither too hot nor too cold and is at room temperature. Now pour this on your hair and leave it on for 20 minutes. If your scalp itches too much then leave it on until next time you wash your hair.

Apple cider vinegar hair rinse is a great one to try especially if you are new to trying out hair rinses. Its good, it delivers great results instantly.

It helps to add a beautiful tint and shine to your hair. Do give it a try, you will love how wonderful it makes your hair appear.

Fermented Rice Water Hair Rinse For Hair Growth

This is the fermented rice water rinse that I usually do this at least twice a month and it has improved my hair’s texture and elasticity to such an extent that I can’t even explain.


  • Rice – 3 TSP
  • Water – 1 cup


  1. Wash rice and soak it in clean water overnight.
  2. Now strain the water and let it ferment overnight. Use this fermented rice water as your last rinse.
  3. Leave it on your washed hair for 10 minutes and rinse it with water.

Rice water works really well for you skin as well as your hair. It improves elasticity and promotes faster hair growth. I personally love the results of this rinse. Just a quick warning though, it is fermented so it smells a bit gross.

But you can always make this rose hair perfume to make your hair smell good.

benefits of rice water for hair and skin

Fenugreek Rinse for Hair Fall Control And Faster Hair Regrowth

If you are facing severe hair loss and losing more than 100 strands a day, then you need to give this fenugreek rinse for hair loss a try.

This is something that I always incorporate in my hair care routine whenever I struggle with hair fall and slow hair regrowth.



  1. Soak Fenugreek seeds overnight in water.
  2. Next morning, strain the water and keep it aside.
  3. You can add 3 drops of rosemary essential oil or lavender essential oil to this hair rinse.
  4. Just pour this bitter smelling water on your washed hair and leave it on for 10 minutes and rinse it with water.

To utilize the soaked fenugreek seeds, you can always whip up a fenugreek and curd hair mask for dandruff control or fenugreek and aloe vera hair mask for frizzy hair. Also, don’t forget to check out how to use fenugreek seeds for hair in 5 different ways.

Lemon Rinse for Dandruff and Greasy Hair

If you have itchy scalp, dandruff or if you are tired of dealing with oily hair or if your hair gets greasy fast, then give lemon rinse a try.

This lemon rinse works really well and keeps greasiness and itchiness at bay.

lemon hair rinse

lemon hair rinse

Guava Leaves Treatment For Hair Loss

This is a hair rinse that I learnt from my dad’s Ayurveda books.

You might not realize this but leaves of guava tree are extremely beneficial for hair.

Benefits of Guava leaves for hair

To make guava leaves rinse for hair loss, click here for detailed instructions.

This rinse not only helps you to control hair fall but also helps to darken your hair color overtime. Just make sure you use a good sulfate free shampoo afterward.

Hair Rinse For Jet Black Hair

This one is my personal favorite rinse recipe for grey hair. I remember my mom used to make it since I had premature grey hair since teenage years.

This hair rinse helps with grey hair reversal and helps to cover grey hair naturally over time.




  1. Boil the water and add all the ingredients to it (except almond oil). Let it boil for 10 to 15 mins.
  2. Strain the solution.
  3. Now, just pour it on your washed hair and leave it on for 10 minutes. Rinse it with cold water.
  4. Do this every time you wash your hair and you will notice the your grey hair are getting darker over time.

You can also try rosemary hair rinse or coffee rinse for achieving darker hair color naturally.

Rosemary Water For Hair: Darkens Hair & Stimulates Hair Growth

Green Tea Hair Rinse For Shiny Hair

If you have dull hair that lacks shine, then you need to give this green tea rinse a try.

Take my word for it, it does work.

This green tea rinse not only adds a nice shine and gloss to your hair but also makes your hair grow faster.

Here is how you can make green tea rinse for shiny hair.

Hair Rinse for Red and Brown Hair Color

This is the hair rinse helps to add a red and brown tint to your hair color. I do this every month and it works really well for me. (I wouldn’t recommend this hair rinse for blonde hair.)

You can also do this hair rinse regularly especially if you are thinking or dyeing your hair red.

hair rinse


  • Tea – 3 TSP ( for having brown hair)
  • or Coffee – 3 TSP (for having dark brown hair)
  • or a Single Beetroot – Finely chopped. (for having red or burgundy hair)
  • Water – 2 cups


  1. Boil water and add any of the three ingredients (not all of them together).
  2. Boil for 5 minutes, strain it and use the liquid on your washed hair.
  3. Leave it on for 10 minutes then wash your hair with cold water.


  • All these hair rinses work extremely well but may take sometime to show you the results.
  • These hair rinses should be used on your hair by just pouring them on your hair and scalp.
  • You need to use these after washing your hair.
  • Always rinse your hair well with water after using them.


hair rinse

Hair Rinse is a hair treatment where you make a liquid decoction with water and ayurvedic herbs that you pour on your hair after washing your hair with shampoo and hair conditioner. You leave this hair rinse on your hair for couple of minutes before rinsing it out with water.
Dilute 2 tsp of Apple cider vinegar in 2 cups of water. Make sure the water you use is neither too hot nor too cold and is at room temperature. Now pour this on your hair and leave it on for 20 minutes. If your scalp itches too much then leave it on until next time you wash your hair.
Ideally it is recommended to use hair rinses every time you wash your hair. But if you wash your hair often then use these rinses three times a week to the maximum.

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  1. Malar says:

    Hi, can fenugreek rinse be used everyday after workout instead of washing hair with shampoo.

  2. DMC5 says:

    I enjoy reading a post that will make men and women think. Also, thanks for allowing me to comment!

  3. googles says:

    hi its pst very interesting

  4. Give it a try. It will definitely change our perspective

  5. Yes. YOucan try using lemon rinse. Squeese lemon in glass full of water and pour it.

  6. KimesdarDit says:

    I find this is just another article for the sake of it. I don’t think rinse will do anything

  7. Ruth says:

    Your place is valueble for me. Thanks!…

  8. Isaiah says:

    I have severe dandruff and acv isn’t helping any other hair rinse?

  9. MoviCip says:

    how to stop my severe hair fall. I try everything

  10. DT says:

    which shampoo should i use for dandruff

  11. GeorgeNepsy says:

    which is your favorite hair rinse among its

  12. Cliffygirl says:

    thank you 4 sharing these

  13. NEpp12 says:

    I don’t know where to buy vinegar from. I have not seen it anywhere

  14. ojaswi says:

    please share acv rinse in detail its confuzin

  15. hitanshi says:

    hair fall rinse is wt

  16. No dear. It has to be acv

  17. Ankita says:

    should we do a hair rinse everytime we wash our hair ?

  18. Poonam says:

    Can we use any other vinegar instead of apple cider vinegar?

  19. Holy says:

    hair rinse/? this is so new

  20. Corey says:

    i recently tried apple vinegar and it did work

  21. Chitra says:

    Hello, its pleasant article. thnx for sharing

  22. lena___ says:

    please start making videos you will be next youtube star

  23. Vaishnavi Kulkarni says:

    you always share something new di

  24. Tejaswini says:

    i tried acv for dandruff lke you suggested.i love it

  25. Jina says:

    I tried acv hair rinse and it help vry much

  26. Lovely says:

    i have colored hair which hair rinse should i use

  27. Dani says:

    is there any hair rinse to cover gray hair naturally

  28. Neal says:

    which hair rinse to use for monsoon seaon for frizzyhair

  29. Jagruti says:

    fantastic post super interesting

  30. Emelia says:

    I am looking for shampoo for dry hair with hair fall
    Do you have any recommendations?

  31. Nalini says:

    this piece of
    writing is great.

  32. Bonnie says:

    I found you an quora and i am so glad i did

  33. Mahima says:

    hello!,I love your writing very so much! I need an expert on this area to solve
    my hair problem. May be that’s you! Having a look forward to look you.

  34. es says:

    I could not refrain from commenting. Exceptionally well written!

  35. Penny says:

    you look very pretty please help me with hair like yours

  36. Adrina says:

    Plz tell how to use aloe vera for my hair growth. have a good weekend!

  37. Champ145 says:

    does it realli hv any effect at all

  38. Rima says:

    I saw your ans on quora nd came here from there. Thank you for creating this blog. Could you share what should i use for my dry skin

  39. shrutika says:

    i m head over heels for with your blog and u babe

  40. Pranita Joshi says:

    I hv been dong acv for weeks and my dandruff is almost gone

  41. Hannah says:

    I just wanted t0 know that which one should i use if i have dandruff and hair fall

  42. Please do 🙂

  43. Trishna says:

    I have used acv rinse so far. Now gonna try others you recommended

  44. You can add essential oils to it 🙂

  45. Jaimin18 says:

    I used fenugreek hair rinse and hate its smell. Loving the effect though.

  46. I personally use hair rinses at room temperature. 🙂

  47. Shastri vaishampayan says:

    Should we use the rinse water hot or cold?

  48. Thank you so much.I am flattered.

  49. Chitra148 says:

    I like how you write. Great website, keep it up!

  50. RG10236 says:

    Thanks for sharing. Never knew about this

  51. Nimisha Popat says:

    Thank you so much @Janani !!! I am so glad it helped. Yes, I have 5 leave-in conditioners that I make for my hair. Will share the post soon.;)

  52. Janani says:

    Hi. The idea of DIY hair is amazing and I am new to that. I tried the fenugreek rinse n I loved the way my hair looked after that. Thanks a lot. Do you also know DIY leave-in conditioners

  53. Nimi Popat says:

    Hi Karmela,thanks for stepping by !!!

  54. Our hair is our crowning glory. I loved all the recipes. I’ll give rice water a try, and hopefully be able to do something good about my hair again. 🙂

  55. Pia Villamor says:

    I love this blog! I’ve always been too lazy to take care of my hair and up until recently, a good hair day for me is remembering to run a brush through it. The neglect is taking its toll though and I decided to make a more conscious effort to really pay attention to my hair. I’ve been investing on treatments, expensive shampoos I even finally bought a decent brush- yey! Practically speaking though, I really can’t keep buying all these luxuries, so DIY is always good. Bookmarking this blog for future reference. 🙂 I just have a question though, can you source some of these products online? I live in the Philippines and I don’t think a lot of the ingredients are available here. :/

  56. I never really thought that there are hair rinse products. I haven’t tried these but they seem quite interesting. Thanks for sharing these beauty recipes.

  57. Raffa says:

    I’ve shared these tips with a friend – I think she will put them in good use. I’m trying to go more natural. I’m really allergic to parabens, which almost every single shampoo have. It’s a stuggle.

  58. charu says:

    As predicted by you yes all of us have one or the other hair ailment. And I am going for the fenugreek one. Thank you

  59. Sonnie says:

    This is the first time I heard about hair rinse. I will try your formula for hair fall. Thanks for the tip.

  60. Thank you for the organic methods you have shared. I’ve always had problem with the fizz and split ends in my hair. I spend hundreds of dollars on expensive salon treatment and would try the rice method soon. I heard about coconut oil doing wonders too!

  61. Dunja says:

    Great post! I put a lot effort in taking care of my hair as i dye it but i want it to be hydrated, beautiful and full of volume. That’s sometimes a struggle so i was very excited to find out your post, i can’t want to try these hair rinses!

  62. Bidy says:

    Being someone with very long hair who has used much color over the years, I am always looking for something to give it more life or strength. Trying to find something to make it more healthy overall and not feel like I have to always have it in a pony tail or bun. I can’t wait to try some of these ideas. Great how to post! Thanks for the share!

  63. Macy Santos says:

    Love these hair care ideas! Amazing how simple items from the kitchen like honey, rice, ACV, tea, coffee and water do magic to your hair. Yes, I need to try the rinse with coffee and alternate it with the rice rinse. I’ll take your word for it and will let you know how it goes. Thanks a lot.

  64. Joanna says:

    Thank you for your post, I didn’t know about these tricks before. I might give it a try to the beetroot and water rinse, since my hair is dyed red. I sometimes use olive oil before washing my hair. I put it on my roots and leave it there for a few hours, than wash my hair as normal, with professional shampoo and conditioner (my hair is very delicate).

  65. Georgia says:

    This post is amazing, home remedies for hair are always raved about and I will be doing a last rinse every time I do my hair! I recently bleach it and it’s obviously gone very dry and I have awful ends and dryness so thank you for sharing this!

  66. ROBERT LEE says:

    Hair is something nearly every person you meet would see. It is also one of the body parts that are most exposed to the environment. The use of shampoos and conditioners, which could contain paraben, also comes with other ingredients that may be unhealthy.

    Great list here and instructions on doing your own health care treatments.

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