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Lemon Juice Hair Rinse: Boosts Shine and Adds Bounce to Oily Limp Hair

Lemon Boosts Shine & Helps Oily Hair

Lemon/Lime Juice Boosts Shine & Helps Oily Hair

When life gives you lemons, don’t make lemonade. It’s so full of sugar and unhealthy anyway.

Make a lemon rinse instead. Your hair will love it.

Rich in vitamin C, lemon helps to rejuvenate the scalp and add gloss to dull hair.

The astringent and purifying qualities of lemon make it perfect for those with oily hair. And for those reasons, the ancient Egyptians used lemon juice as the shampoo to remove dirt and grease from hair.

Its wonderful citrusy aroma is refreshing and will leave your hair feeling and smelling great. There is so much more to this juicy little fruit.

Here’s what lemon Juice can do for your hair..

Benefits of Lemon Juice for Your Hair

Makes Your Hair Shiny & Smooth 

The citric acid in the lemon is a natural clarifying agent. It helps to remove buildup from hair care products, which can dull hair and weigh it down. Also if you have harder water it will get rid of limescale, and leave your hair silky and smooth.

Plus the acidity in the lemon flatten the cuticles (outer layer of hair), bringing out shine and eliminating frizz.

Add Bounce to Oily, Limp Hair

Lemon is a cheap and effective answer to your oily hair worries. The astringent and toning effect of lemon balances your scalp’s natural oil production, and remove any excess oil which may be causing your hair to feel heavy.

Lemon juice also works to restore scalp’s pH balance, and adds body and sheen to your hair. 

Keeps Your Scalp Healthy & Dandruff-free

If you have a flaky scalp lemon can come to your rescue. Lemon contains alpha hydroxy acids which exfoliate dead cells, and keep your scalp clean and flake-free.

Plus lemon also has antiseptic, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effect which soothe irritation and help with dandruff.

Promotes Hair Growth

Did you know, lemon juice even works as a hair growth tonic.

It’s detoxifying and purifying properties removes waste build-up from the scalp, while it’s stimulating effects promote healthy hair growth.

How to Use Lemon Juice on Hair

You can make a lemon hair rinse to promote hair growth, or boost extra shine and body, or use lemon juice with your favorite oil to get rid of dandruff.

Lemon Juice Hair Rinse

To make the hair rinse you will need: 

  • 1 tablespoon lemon/lime juice 
  • 2 cups of water

Place the ingredients in a mug and give it a good stir.

How to use

Use lemon juice rinse two ways: 

  1. As a conditioner after washing your hair. Pour the rinse slowly on your head. Massage your scalp and work through your hair. Allow it to soak in for 2-3 minutes, then wash it out. Finish with cold water rinse to seal the cuticles.
  2. To freshen up your hair in-between shampoos. If you are one of those people who shampoo as rarely as possible, then lemon juice rinse will come to your rescue. To use, follow the instructions as above, of course minus the shampoo.

Use this rinse once or twice a week. Using too often can dry out your hair.

Note: Lemon rinse can lighten your hair colour over time. But I love the golden-ish tinge it gives to my dark hair.

Lemon Juice For Dandruff

You will need:

  • 2 tablespoon of coconut oil (or olive oil)
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon/ lime juice

Mix the two well. Dip your fingers and apply this mixture on to your scalp and massage for 5 minutes. Let it sit for an hour or so and wash it out with a natural shampoo.

Enjoy your healthy scalp and luscious hair!

Do you use lemon hair rinse? How does it help your hair? Reply in the comment box below…

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  • Naz says:

    Hi. I want to use lemon juice on my hair because I have hard water. However, I have premature grey hairs and I am trying to darken my hair by using amla oil. As lemon juice has lightning properties would it counteract that? Thanks.

    • Minaz Aslam says:

      Hi Naz, Yes lemon juice does lighten your hair. You can use shikakai rinse instead – Shikakai works very well in hard water, plus it is nourishing for your hair. And add amla powder instead of honey, as honey also has lightening properties. Here is how to make

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  • semira says:

    i used lots of lemon and honey in my hair to lighten the ends. feel great and no harmful chemicals

  • Gloria says:

    I use lemon juice twice a week it’s great, I also use coconut oil twice a week my hair very shiny and soft and very healthy my stylist asked me what I use. She’s going to offer coconut oil wraps on hair, she is doing lemon juice rinses

  • John Khalil says:

    I’m 15 and I have oily dandruff, will this really work for me?

    • This should help. You can also try coconut oil with lime juice.
      Let us know how it goes for you.

    • John Khalil says:

      Can I apply the 1/4 cup of lemon without adding to 2 cups of water as my hair is short?

    • Take less lemon juice, may be 1-2 tablespoon and add equal quantity of water or oil. Hope this helps.

  • Tanvi Tulsulkar says:

    Does black tea with lemon juice good for hair conditioning ??

  • Libra Uzaib says:

    Hey i have oily scalp hair fall and fungus i try many oils and shampoos i didnt work hair continously falling and fungus also i have if i use lemon is. It work or not? How can i apply? And also olz tell me remedy to stop hairfall

  • Libra Uzaib says:

    I bought tea tree oil is it benefit for oily sclap and hairfall?

  • TimKincaid says:

    For the lemon and olive oil mask do you apply this to wet or dry hair? And when you rinse do you shampoo and condition? Also another important note, i have hard water but can’t afford to buy a whole bunch of bottled water. Is this lemon and olive oil and or lemon rinse ineffective if I continue to rinse with hard water?

    • You can apply to wet or dry hair. Then shampoo (you may not need to condition).
      It will work in hard water.
      Let us know how it goes for you.

  • Gabby Bear says:

    Can i shampoo my hair first and apply the lemon rinse then rinse out the shampoo and lemon together? Thank you.

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