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Lemon Hair Rinse: Conditions, Boosts Shine and Clarifies Hair

Lemon Juice for Hair Rinse

When life gives you lemons…. make a lemon hair rinse. Your hair will love it.


So how does lemon work as a conditioner?

Well, it contains citric acid, vitamin C and an acidic pH. And all these combined makes lemon a fantastic conditioner.

Lemon clarifies hair of any build up or residues and makes hair soft and glossy. Besides, 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…

Hair and Scalp Benefits of Lemon Hair Rinse

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 hard water, it will get rid of limescale and leave your hair silky and smooth.

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

Adds 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 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 an 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?

Rich in vitamin C and phytochemicals, lemon helps to rejuvenate the scalp, and its stimulating effects promote healthy hair growth. Ain’t lemon cool?

How to Make Lemon Hair Rinse

We saw how beneficial lemon is for the hair and scalp. So now, let’s get in action. Whatever your hair issue you want to take care of: remove hard water build-up, promote hair growth, or boost extra shine and body. Here’s a simple and easy way to make and apply lemon rinse on hair.

To make the lemon 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 a 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 tablespoons of coconut oil (or olive oil)
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon/ lime juice

Mix the two well. Dip your fingers and apply this mixture to your scalp, and massage gently. 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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