Did you know you can put kombucha in your hair for health benefits?
Kombucha is more than just a drink we consume internally for a fizzing delicious taste and its amazing gut benefits – it’s also great for several different uses. The probiotics and nutrients in kombucha make for an excellent hair rinse, perfect to try on your next self-care day. While drinking it helps to cultivate a healthy gut microbiome which in turn helps our hair and skin, it can also be directly applied to the hair for immediate results!
Kombucha is beneficial in supporting the health of the hair and skin because it contains vitamins B12, B6, and vitamin C, along with other vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Basically, that’s everything you need for healthy, vibrant hair and skin. Making your own Kombucha hair rinse is also much cheaper than purchasing an expensive hair mask or rinse.
For my hair rinse I use Remedy Kombucha, because unlike other Kombucha beverages, it contains no-sugar and is packed with plant-based organic acids and antioxidants – all the nutrients you need to revitalize your hair. Below is a break down on the many benefits you will receive from using a Kombucha hair rinse with Remedy Kombucha and a how-to guide on making your own rinse + pro-tips to maximize results. Save and share this fun and interesting hair hack blog!
A kombucha hair rinse can help with the following:
- Adds Shine + Volume: Kombucha affects the light-reflecting properties of the strands of your hair so it’s better able to reflect light, giving you that natural glow! It will also feel so soft and shiny. Kombucha hair rinse adds a natural body and defines curls.
- Stimulates Hair Growth: The probiotics in kombucha feeds the scalp and hair. It also stimulates better blood circulation to the hair follicles. The nutrients in kombucha can also strengthen the roots to promote growth.
- Cleanses Hair of Toxins: Using products on your hair like sprays, serums, and gels leads to product build-up which creates toxins. This sticky residue makes the hair look dry, dull, and lifeless. Kombucha will get rid of this accumulation and restore health and life to your hair.
- Helps Treat Dandruff: Kombucha is known to be a hair miracle worker, healing dry scalp, and dandruff, with slow hair growth and excessive hair loss.
- Contains Antibacterial and Antifungal Properties: Kombucha is a potent antimicrobial which can kill fungus and bacteria, which is a common underlying cause of dandruff and hair loss! Kombucha is used as a natural cure for this. If you have dandruff rinse once per week. The acidic pH of kombucha safeguards against bacterial and fungal growth.
- Brings Hair to Natural pH: Regularly rinsing with kombucha can help bring your scalp and hair to their ideal acidity, especially if you have oily hair or dry hair. It helps to bring it back into balance. By maintaining the natural pH of your scalp, you will be creating a healthy environment where fungus and bacteria can’t grow preventing dandruff and hair loss. Unfortunately, many hair products including shampoos disrupt our natural pH which impacts the cuticles of the hair making them weak and brittle. It can also affect the condition of the scalp. If you use a lot of products in your hair, use this hair rinse once per week.
How to make a kombucha hair rinse:
- Add 1/2 cup of water and a 1/2 cup of Remedy Kombucha (any flavor) to a spray bottle.
- Shake the product well.
- Shampoo your hair as usual and rinse.
- Spray the kombucha through your hair and brush well, then massage the product into your scalp for the best results.
- Rinse out the product. Don’t use conditioner.
- Let hair air dry naturally and wait for the shine.
- Drink the rest of your kombucha. Remember that a healthy microbiome = flourishing hair!
Tips on a kombucha hair rinse:
- Before use make sure the kombucha you’re using has the right pH which is usually between 3.5 to 5.5 – which Remedy Kombucha absolutely has. This acidic pH range will help to close the cuticle which adds shine without being too harsh. Open cuticles are what cause frizz, which is the major shine inhibitor. Closing the cuticle creates flat and smooth hair that is soft, shiny, and more manageable hair.
- Repeat this hair rinse anywhere from once a week to once a month. If you have hair and scalp challenges, you can use the rinse more frequently.
- Pro trip:
- Add 1/4 cup coconut oil to the rinse and leave in for 20 minutes for a hair mask.
- Add a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar for added health benefits if desired.