Ah, sweet September. If there’s anything I miss about the Midwest, it’s the crisp fall air, bright colors and all things apple! Tis the season to treat your hair to a shine-boosting tonic featuring apple cider vinegar. In this invigorating rinse, the cider gives your mane a healthy sheen, fresh rosemary promotes growth, and the lavender oil keeps your hair from smelling like salad dressing. Do you have a favorite use for apple cider vinegar? –Hannah
APPLE CIDER VINEGAR HAIR TONIC
2 sprigs fresh rosemary, chopped
1 cup apple cider vinegar (I like Bragg’s)
5 drops lavender oil
3-5 cups warm water .
Fill a large lidded jar with vinegar. Add rosemary. Fill the rest of the container with warm water. Store in a cool, dry place for about a week. Dilute the cider mixture with three cups of warm water and mix well with lavender oil. Use the tonic as a rinse after you shampoo for super shiny hair (follow with conditioner as needed) or keep in a spray bottle and spritz on hair to absorb oil.
Note: if you have color-treated or processed hair, it’s possible the tonic can effect your color. Check with your stylist before you mix up this magic!
Born and raised in Minnesota by surprisingly low-maintenance parents, beauty writer and lifestyle editor Elizabeth Dehn (aka Bets) spent her awkward years buying Mood lipstick and whipping up DIY face masks before founding Beauty Bets in 2009.