How to use an Herbal Detangling Hair Rinse
Chagrin Valley Herbal Detangler Tea Rinse is an herbal hair tea made with specially selected organic herbs and botanicals to help decrease tangles naturally. No synthetic ingredients that can damage hair and cause build-up.
Marsh mallow root, burdock root, flaxseed and hibiscus flowers are rich in mucilage, a complex mixture of polysaccharides that form a soothing gelatinous liquid when water is added.
Mucilage provides a slip to hair that helps to detangle. These herbs plus rosemary and basil hold in moisture and strengthen the hair shaft to help prevent breakage, and add sheen to your hair.
A detangler tea will not work for everyone--everyone's hair is unique! I have lots of long, very fine hair that snarls ever so easily. The whole head method Herbal Detangler Tea Rinse with vinegar works best for me to decrease tangles! The tea without the vinegar is one of my hair's favorites for shine and manageability!
- Fill muslin bag with 1/4 cup of the tea
- Pour 1 1/4 cups of boiling water over the herbal bag
- Steep for at least 30 minutes covered to allow the mucilage to release
- Allow mixture to cool
- Squeeze the tea bag in order to extract all the herbal goodness
- Strain the herbs (they make great compost) and reserve the liquid
- Use as a whole head rinse or pour the liquid into a spray bottle and store in the refrigerator. Shake before each use. It will be good for about 7 to 10 days.
How To Use:
Whole Head Rinse: As you slowly pour the tea over your wet head, massage the infusion into your hair. Keep a large bowl under your head to catch the liquid and reapply several times. Gently rinse with cool water or, for extra conditioning benefits, just leave it in and towel dry your hair.
Spray: Spray tea on freshly washed hair and comb through. Do not rinse out, just style as usual. OR After shampooing and rinsing, spray detangling tea and gently comb through hair. Rinse and style.
Herbal Detangler Tea Rinse With Vinegar
Follow the recipe and "How to Use" instructions for Simple Herbal Detangler Tea and add 1 to 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar.
Vinegar closes the hair cuticles. By closing the cuticles, the hair slides more easily and there will be fewer tangles.
At first, the vinegar smell may be strong but virtually disappears as the hair dries.
Follow the recipe and "How to Use" instructions for Simple Herbal Detangler Tea and add...
- 1 -2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 tablespoon Chagrin Valley Jojoba Grapeseed Hair Oil or Argan Sunflower Hair Oil (you can also use plain sunflower oil, or for drier hair use olive oil, or you can use any oil that your hair likes!)
Herbal Intense Detangler Rinse
Follow the recipe and "How to Use" instructions for Simple Herbal Detangler Tea and add . . .
- 8 to 12 drops of glycerin
- 16 to 24 drops of Chagrin Valley Jojoba Grapeseed Hair Oil (or plain jojoba oil)
- You may also add 1 to 2 drops of essential oils to any of the detangler recipes.
Please visit our Essential Oils For Hair Care page for a list of great hair care essential oils.
Intense Herbal Detangler--Using All of Your Own Stuff!
- 8 ounces of water or an herbal hair rinse of your choice (Read about Hair Care Herbs)
- 1 teaspoon aloe vera gel
- 4 to 8 drops of glycerin
- 8 to 16 drops of Jojoba Oil or another oil that your hair likes (see below)
What Are The Best Carrier Oils For Your Hair Type?
The list below will help tailor the hair oil treatment to the needs of your hair and scalp. You can use a single oil or create blends that work for you. We also make two great oil blends for hair . . . Jojoba Grapeseed and Argan Sunflower
Normal Hair: Jojoba Oil, Virgin Coconut Oil, Olive Oil
Oily Hair: Jojoba Oil, Grapeseed Oil
Dry, Damaged, Coarse or Frizzy Hair: Castor Oil, Jojoba Oil, Apricot Kernel Oil, Olive Oil, Shea Butter, Virgin Coconut Oil
Irritated Scalp or Dandruff: Virgin Coconut Oil, Avocado Oil, Castor Oil, Olive Oil, Sesame Oil
Thinning Hair: Avocado Oil, Castor Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Olive Oil, Sweet Almond Oil