Vinegar Hair Rinse Instructions
Take a squeeze bottle-an empty dish soap bottle works well- and fill it 1/3 of the way with vinegar. (I personally have better results with white vinegar, but many people swear by apple cider vinegar. It all depends on hair color and consistency as well as the minerals in your water. My grandmother says she used beer to condition her hair when she was a young woman, so I'm sure any type of fermented liquid could work in a pinch!) Fill the remainder of the bottle with water. A few drops of essential oils can be added for natural fragrance if desired.
After thoroughly washing hair with the goat milk soap, squirt the vinegar rinse all over the hair and scalp. If hair is extra thick, make sure to part and flip to get the middle and underside, and go all the way down to the very ends. The vinegar will strip off wax and oil residue from other hair products, but if the buildup is heavy, it might take several washes and be unpleasant for a bit. Scrubbing with damp baking soda and working it through with a comb while washing the hair helps to speed up the removal of very heavy buildup. Always follow a baking soda wash with vinegar rinse.
As far as I've read, vinegar rinses are safe for dyed hair, but I can't speak from experience on this. Some of you might also wonder about unpleasant aromas. While my mother always teases that I smell like a pickle after a shower, vinegar is actually a deodorizer. I find that after my hair is all dried, it mostly just smells like fresh air, and I'm perfectly content with that!