Thursday, September 9, 2010

Diluted Lemon Juice Rinse

I was reading this blog entry by ktani the other day. It seems that a recipe of  roughly 1/2 tsp of lemon juice per 500ml (8.5 oz) of water is a gentle rinse that combats frizz. The idea is meant for people with curly hair that tends to frizz rather than curl after washing.

I looked at the photographs in the thread at LHC of Mariika's usual hair compared with her hair after using this recipe. The difference was astounding. Her previously frizzy locks were in perfect curls after using this rinse.

After reading up on how it works, it makes me wonder if it would be beneficial to straight hair as well.

The mixture is so diluted that I wouldn't have to worry about it lightening or drying out my hair.

While my hair is straight, there is occasionally a bit of frizz, especially in some of the silver "halo" hairs.

I'm going to give this a try tomorrow and see if I notice any difference from my usual ACV (apple cider vinegar) rinse.

I'll let you know what the results are for me. It might be something that some of you curly girls might like to try. If you do, let me know what happens.

'Til tomorrow, my friends. Love to all.


  1. Hi Franny, I just discovered your wonderful blog! You've inspired me to try and grow my hair longer at the age of 47. It's currently just below shoulder length, wavy/curly. I'm always looking for ways to combat frizz, so I'll definitely give the lemon juice rinse a try.

  2. My hair tends to get frizzy. I wonder if that would work on me. The only way to know is to try.

  3. I just read the "entire" thread (LHC) and I am convinced enough to give it a try in the morning I will report back for sure!

  4. I hope I can find this when I get into a new place to live so I can give it a go. I've a head full of frizz and no amount of anything helps. Fortunately, the dryness of winter is approaching.


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