After washing with handmade eco soaps, it is good to finish with an acid rinse to contribute to the shine of the hair. An infusion of hibiscus leaves has low pH and works excellently as a fragrant acid rinse after washing. Or pour into a spray bottle and spray on damp hair after washing as a spray conditioner.
With an acid rinse, the hair feels cleaner for many. An acid rinse makes some product residues detach from the hair. Especially if you live in an area with hard, calcareous water or have long or damaged hair.
Apple cider vinegar, pressed lemon, black tea, kombucha or tea of hibiscus are examples of acid rinse. Apple cider vinegar is the most common but many do not like the scent. Therefore, Malin in Ratan developed Acid rinse: Organic hibiscus!
Contents: Dried Organic Hibiscus Hibiscus sabdariffa
40 g, about 1 dl, is sufficient for up to 20 acid rinses
100 g, is enough for about 50 acid rinses
Take 1 teaspoon organic hibiscus in 1 dl of hot water, let it steep and strain – you have then mixed your own acid rinse. After washing with eco soaps, pour the infusion over the scalp and allow it to drain down the hair, let it work for a few minutes and then rinse with cold water. If you have long hair, you can let the lengths lie in a bowl with the acid rinse before pouring it over the hair.
Finish with a cold rinse. In order not to be too cold, you can bend your head down and turn your hair upside down so you don’t get cold water on you. Some do not think they need to rinse out an acid rinse, try out and see what suits you.
Organic hibiscus is red in color and should therefore not be used for very blond hair. Also be careful with stains on bright textiles.
You can also use the leaves for tea and for a nice color and acidity in iced tea and drinks.
The infusion should be used immediately or can be stored in the refrigerator for a few days if you have been careful about hygiene and cleanliness.
The hibiscus is red and should therefore not be used for very blond hair. Also be careful with stains on bright textiles.