How to Use an Herbal Detangling Hair Rinse
Most of us with longer hair have experienced frustration of tangles and knots.
What causes these tangles? While the natural texture of your hair plays a large role, pretty much everything we do, like using ponytail holders, sleeping, walking in the wind, exercising, hair washing technique, and more can contribute the tangled web.
Unfortunately, commercial detangling products are all too often loaded with synthetic chemicals. Making you own natural hair detangler recipes can help eliminate tangles without damaging your hair or our environment.
Chagrin Valley Herbal Detangler Tea Hair 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 or 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 Herbal Detangler Tea Rinse together with apple cider vinegar works best for me to decrease tangles! I like keep mine in a spray bottle and just spritz it on when needed.
I have discovered that tea without the vinegar is one of my hair's favorites for shine and manageability!
Simple Herbal Detangler Tea Rinse Recipe
- Fill the muslin bag (included with our rinse) 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 it 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: (My favorite method!) Spritz tea on freshly washed hair and gently comb through. Do not rinse out, just style as usual. OR After shampooing and rinsing while still in the shower, spray detangling tea and gently comb through hair. Rinse a bit and style.
Our Detangling Blend Herbal Hair Rinse is great all by itself. If you are feeling creative or enjoy experimenting with natural hair care solutions there are a lot of simple ingredients you can add to the herbal rinse.
Herbal Detangler Tea Rinse With Apple Cider Vinegar
Basically for this recipe you are doing an Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse using the hair tea as your liquid for extra conditioning and detangling.
Follow the recipe and "How to Use" instructions for Simple Herbal Detangler Tea and add 1 to 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar.
Choose natural raw non-pasteurized vinegar is packed with nutrients.
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 seem strong but the scent virtually disappears as the hair dries.
We sell three concentrated ACV rinses scented with organic essential oils and infused with certified organic herbs that are great for the hair and scalp. Since our ACV rinse is a pure concentrate, you can add your own water to create the perfect rinse for your hair type (and you are not paying for a product that is mostly water).
You can simply use plain raw ACV or learn how to make your own special apple cider vinegar rinses by clicking the link below.
Herbal Detangler Tea Rinse With Essential Oils
If you love essential oils simply add 5 to 10 drops to any of the recipes on this page. One of my favorite hair combinations is using Rosemary and Peppermint essential oils. It smells great and invigorates the senses as well as the scalp.
Read our blog, "Essential Oils For Hair Care" for more recipes using essential oils.
Herbal Detangler Tea Rinse With Vinegar and Oil
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!)
Intense Herbal Detangler Hair 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.
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