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

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 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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