Do you remember ‘Popeye the Sailor Man’ – the famous cartoon character? And his secret superfood – spinach?
Whenever Popeye’s on the verge of a fight, he simply squeezes open a can of spinach, pours the green down his throat and instantly grows enormous biceps, he then uses his new-found strength to pummel his arch-enemy Bluto.
If only it was that quick and easy to grow muscles. We know that it takes hours and hours of practice to build muscles.
Same stands true for regrowing lost hair.
It can take months, or maybe even years to regrow lost hair. But what if there’s a concentrate, like popeye’s spinach, that you pour on your hair and it kick-starts the hair growth process.
Of course, it won’t grow hair in seconds, let’s be realistic here. But this concentrate can quicken the recovery of hair follicles, and you can see hair growth sprouting in days. I am excited to tell you that I am using it with great success. Do you want to know more about this potent natural remedy?
It’s called Vinegar and Rosemary Hair Concentrate.
What’s So Good About Vinegar and Rosemary Hair Concentrate??
Our hair thrives and flourishes when its pH is slightly acidic (around 5). And as you know, vinegar is acidic. So vinegar does a wonderful job of rebalancing hair pH if it’s gone off. This characteristic help penetration of nutrients within the hair follicles, strengthening it and promoting hair re-growth.
Vinegar is also great at protecting the scalp from microbes and bacteria and keeps it clean and flake-free. Besides, vinegar unclogs and clarifies the hair follicles. So it allows the new hair to grow without any obstruction.
But vinegar alone will not suffice we need some herbal power too.
And what better than the antioxidant-rich rosemary. Rosemary helps get rid of hair damaging free radicals – that are responsible for thinning as well as greying. Moreover, rosemary boosts scalp circulation and encourages strong, healthy hair growth.
Another herb that we will be putting in the vinegar concentrate is chamomile. I like chamomile because of its scalp soothing nature and also because it adds softness and gloss to hair.
So yes, you need vinegar and two herbs to make the hair concentrate. Now that you know the benefits of all the three ingredients, let’s get making.
How to Make Vinegar and Rosemary Concentrate for Hair Regrowth
To make the concentrate you may use plain white vinegar, but I like to use apple cider vinegar for this recipe. Apple cider vinegar (with mother) has live enzymes and beneficial acids that work fantastic for hair.
Also, you can add, subtract herbs to your liking. But rosemary and chamomile is a winner for me. The duo combination with vinegar not only reduces hair fall and promotes growth, but it also adds lovely shine and texture to hair.
- 2 cups apple cider vinegar (with mother)
- 10 grams dried rosemary
- 5 grams dried chamomile flowers
- Glass bottle or jar
If you are thinking making the concentrate would be an arduous task, well, it’s not.
All you need to do is collect all the ingredients, including the glass bottle or jar. And put everything together, close the lid and shake well. That’s it.
Some instructions on the ingredients:
- Apple cider vinegar: buy raw, unfiltered vinegar with ”mother” or ”live enzymes” in it.
- Rosemary: I brought fresh rosemary and let it dry on the kitchen counter for 5 to 6 days and put that. But you can use dried rosemary as well.
- Chamomile: you can get dried chamomile flowers.
Take a glass jar or bottle and put the vinegar, rosemary and chamomile and stir it. Close the lid and you are done making.
But since it’s a concentrate, it needs brewing time. So keep it in a cool, dark place for 3 weeks. And give it a shake every couple of days, so the vinegar mixes with the herbs.
After 3 weeks, the vinegar and rosemary concentrate will be ready. Strain and store in a glass bottle in a cool, dry place. Label the bottle, because if you are a DIY person, it’s so easy to forget what’s in what and you may end up using the wrong thing. Yikes!
How to Use Vinegar and Rosemary Concentrate
Shake the concentrate before use. Yup, there’s a bit of shaking when making and using and it’s good for your arm muscles. But don’t knock-out your rival, make them envious with your thick, beautiful hair.
Here’s how to do??
Add 1-2 tablespoons in a mug/squeeze bottle. Add 2 cups warm water and mix well.
Wet your hair, and pour through wet hair after shampooing. Massage into your hair and scalp and let it sit for 5 minutes or so and rinse out with water. Since this concentrate is also conditioning and softening for hair, you can skip using your regular conditioner.
How often to use: once or twice a week
- If you have dry hair, use less vinegar and if it’s oily use more.
- The vinegar smell vanished after your hair dries, so don’t worry too much about it.
Buying the Ingredients:
- Apple cider vinegar: You can get raw, unfiltered vinegar ‘with mother’ in it at health food stores, supermarkets or buy online.
- Rosemary: You can get dried rosemary easily in supermarkets. And if not, Amazon is a great place to buy. Or use fresh rosemary and dry it yourself as I did.
- Chamomile: You can buy chamomile flowers online or use chamomile tea bags, but make sure it’s just chamomile and nothing else.
Let me know if you have any questions and how the vinegar and rosemary concentrate works for you.
Enjoy Creating! Stay happy and healthy!
Until next time…