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DIY Spa Treatment: At-Home Hair Purifier

If clarifying shampoos aren't getting rid of the greasy, grimy residue that gets left behind in your already oily hair, you'll love this at-home purifying hair treatment. Made with aspirin to help stimulate your hair follicles and apple cider vinegar to get rid of build-up and control dandruff, it'll help your hair feel bouncier, lighter, and clean as a whistle. Here's what to do:

  • STEP 1: Wash your hair as usual
  • STEP 2: Crush two aspirin and pour them into an eight-ounce cup filled with apple cider vinegar (use more vinegar for thick hair and less for fine hair).
  • STEP 3: Next, apply to damp hair and leave on for fifteen minutes and then shampoo hair again. Skip using conditioner unless your hair is really tangled. In that case, just use a little bit on the ends and rinse well.


amber_castaldo amber_castaldo 9 years
I can't wait to try this!
vanilla19 vanilla19 9 years
I need to try this, I have such oily hair!
capeartist capeartist 9 years
I used straight vinegar rinse occasionally years ago when I was putting all kinds of gunk in my hair (mousse, gel, alcohol-based hair spray)that would cause build-up. Yes it does stink but it does work. To combat the smell I would use a hot oil treatment afterwards. I've never heard of adding crushed aspirin, though.
foxie foxie 9 years
Oh & for anyone who is going to try it, putting the vineger into one of those tiny travel-bottle squirters helps control it so it doesn't just dump all over you. It really helps.
Candyhunnie Candyhunnie 9 years
I'll do it on Friday night, incase it stinks then I'll have 'till monday to stop smelling of a fish & chip shop (:
topazgrll topazgrll 9 years
Thank the Lord (and Bella) !!! I have the 'oily roots' problem, and no "clarifying" shampoo (salon or not) has EVER made a difference. I wash it every night and only condition the very ends, I also rarely comb or brush it from the roots. And still it gets very oily very quickly!! It has also caused dandruff too. It may have to do with these reasons: 1) I've died my hair over 9 times 2) I'm a teen & my hormones have went through a drastic change, and finally; 3) We have borderline crappy, well-water. I'm really exited to try this simple concoction (I have my fingers crossed)
wren1 wren1 9 years
I've always been afraid that clarifying shampoo would strip my highlights. I'm not taking the chance.
gigill gigill 9 years
DIY stuff with hair always frightens me for some reason.
GibsonGIrl GibsonGIrl 9 years
ACV can definitely tamper with hair colour. However, it can be great on hair. I used to use it from time to time (before i coloured my hair). I would dilute a tablespoon or so in about a cup of water and use it after washing my hair. The smell comes right out when you rinse it out with water. When i want to get a deep clean instead of using aspirin, I dilute a couple of teaspoons of baking soda in a glass of water and scrub that into my hair. I follow that with the apple cider rinse and then use a nice deep conditioner. Definitely does the trick without using harsh detergents. However, this is something to be done only once in a blue moon for my hair. It can dry out hair if done too often. Aspirin is really good for people with scalp conditions or dandruff. Grinding it up and putting it into shampoo is a good alternative to using medicated shampoos.
Three-Eyed-Fish Three-Eyed-Fish 9 years
i am elle: My mom puts vinegar in her hair monthly and it doesn't ruin it at all, but to be on the safe side I wouldn't do it anyways.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
Yea...I wouldn't use it on colour treated hair. My mom has some expensive shampoo that REALLY cleans hair and it says on the bottle not to use it on colour treated hair.
i-am-elle i-am-elle 9 years
Hmmm.. interesting. I wonder if it will strip color from color-treated hair...
emalove emalove 9 years
Hmmm...I'll just stick to my Frederic Fekkai apple cider vinegar shampoo. All ready to go.
foxie foxie 9 years
It's stinky and messy. I have to wash my hair 2 times after putting vinegar in it. But it works...
ladyliz ladyliz 9 years
I'm definetly going to try this. I've heard so much about the benefits of apple cider vinegar on hair.
Carri Carri 9 years
That's gotta stink!
NickiH NickiH 9 years
Will try this! Last time I was suggested to use vinegar as a hair clarifyer, I used regular distilled vinegar. PU!! :o But with apple cider vinegar, perhaps it could help without the stench.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Anyone ever tried this?
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