Acid rinse: The miracle cure for shiny hair

Acid rinse
The miracle cure for shiny hair

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Natural care products are the best: they cost almost nothing and are always ready to hand! How you make a sour rinse yourself and what it can do, you can find out here!

Sour rinse – what is it?

The best means for caring for our hair can sometimes be so simple: The acid rinse (rinse = English for conditioner) is a Home remedies made from apple cider vinegar and waterwho cares for the hair for provides a radiant shine and also guarantees better combability. Sounds like we should definitely include this in our hair care routine! Because the sour rinse actually has what it takes to become an absolute must-do in the hair care routine: after all, it scores with all sorts of advantages, costs next to nothing and is also purely natural. You can now find out how to make the sour rinse:

Sour rinse: recipe and application

You need:

  • 1 liter of water: If you use cold water, the acidic rinse unfolds its full effectiveness
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar

Note: Alternatively, balsamic vinegar, herb vinegar or lemon juice can be used instead of apple cider vinegar.

Preparation: Fill a bottle / carafe or a container with one liter of cold water. Add two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and mix the liquid well – the sour rinse is ready!

Tip: Even the sour rinse is best always fresh.


  1. Wash your hair as normal either with shampoo or preferably with hair soap (hair soaps do not contain harmful silicones). Then rinse the hair as usual.
  2. Then you use the acidic rinse as a conditioner: just let it run over your scalp and all of your hair and massage it in gently (attention: do not let the conditioner get into your eyes!). It is a leave-in care product that does not have to be rinsed out again.

Note: You don’t need to worry about the vinegar smell – it disappears as soon as the hair is dry. Apply the sour rinse at least once a week.

How does the sour rinse work?

  • If the hair is frequently exposed to stresses such as UV rays, styling products or calcareous water, the protective coating of the hair is damaged. This means that the cuticles around the hair stand up, the hair becomes brittle and loses its shine. The acidic rinse ensures that the cuticle closes again. This is how the The hair structure is smoothed, the hair is given more shine, looks more well-groomed and is easier to comb.
  • The rinse also helps prevent dandruff and remove silicone and soap residues from the hair. Silicones are often found in hair care products … on the one hand they provide more shine and smoother hair, but on the other hand they cling to the hair, weighing it down and preventing the hair from absorbing moisture. Therefore, you should avoid using silicones in your hair care if possible. The acidic rinse helps that silicone residues are gradually rinsed out. Soap residue, on the other hand, can build up when using hair soap. The rinse ensures that the pH value of the soap is neutralized and the cuticle is closed.

Acid rinse: You have to pay attention to this with colored hair

You have to be careful with colored hair: Commercially available hair colors that contain high levels of ammonia and silicone do not go well with the acidic rinse. The acidic conditioner removes the color from the hair faster and the hair may look blotchy. With silicone-free dyes or other natural hair colors (such as henna dyes), however, you don’t need to worry: the color is not attacked here.

Are you interested in further tips and tricks about hair care? Here we explain the advantages of a silicone-free shampoo, how you can make a hair conditioner yourself and how flaxseed gel can be used for curls.

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