Lemon

After posting the blog about Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse, I noticed that my gray hairs were looking dingy. 

I decided to try using lemon juice instead. The reason – I have used lemon juice in place of vinegar in cooking recipes, with good results.

So, I put about 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice in a cup of water. After washing my hair, I pour the lemon water through my hair, massaged my scalp a little and then rinsed my hair in cool water.

I towel dried my hair and then twisted it. The shine was obvious. My hair seemed to maintain the shine for over a week. Also, my grey hairs were greyer [whiter]. Each time I use a lemon juice rinse, I get the same results. No more than once a week is generally the recommended application.

               Some family members would appreciate the switch to lemon juice as in this testimony-

“My daughter is extremely sensitive to scent, and can’t stand apple cider vinegar. I’ve switched to diluted lemon juice, and my hair LOVES it. Now I don’t have to hear “Mommy, you stink!” when I get hugs. :-)”

Below are the results of a search on using lemon water for a hair rinse.

 

http://www.md-health.com/Lemon-For-Hair.html

 

Many people who are growing their hair out or suffer from dry, damaged hair look for natural remedies that they can use lemons to help improve the health of their follicles. Lemon juice can be a great choice to help alleviate some of the most common issues associated with poor hair health.

 

Lemon juice has long been advised as an ingredient that helps to maintain your hair. Many who are opting to use more natural shampooing routines or those who are eliminating artificial hair care products from their routine all together are using lemon juice as part of their new hair care routine to maximize their hair and scalp health.

http://recipes.organicxbenefits.com/lemon-juice-benefits-for-hair/

Lemon Juice Benefits

Sebum –It helps reduce excessive sebum secretion which makes the scalp oily and causes the follicles to get clogged.

Hair growth-It stimulates the scalp and promotes hair growth.

Conditioner-It conditions the hair and makes it soft.

Bleaching agent-It is also used for lightening the hair and used as natural bleach.

Strength-It strengthens the hair and makes it more resistant to breakage.

Looks-It makes the hair shinier and thicker.

Infections-It helps fight scalp infections and kill germs.

Damage control-It reduces the after effects from the use of chemical hair products and the damage caused due to pollution.

Shiny hair-Rinse the lemon juice with any suitable conditioner and apply it to the hair scalp to get the ever shiny hair.

Hair growth-Mix lemon juice with the olive or coconut oil and apply it to the scalp to promote the hair growth…..

http://beautifulbrowngirls.com/2012/02/15/natural-hair-care-product-of-the-week-lemons/

Lemon Conditioner-Is a highly effective 100% natural and chemical free way to condition your hair. To make Lemon Conditioner you will need:

 

  • Juice from 2 small lemons about 1/2 cup of Lemon Juice. *Use fresh Lemon juice. Bottled or processed Lemon juice is highly concentrated and too acidic for your hair.
  • 1/2 Cup of Honey
  •  1/2 Cup of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 3/4 Cup of Warm Purified Water

 

Mix the ingredients in a heat safe color applicator bottle and apply to your scalp, and work through your hair until you reach the ends. Let the Lemon Conditioner set for about 30 minutes and rinse thorough with cool or room temperature water. Your hair will not only smell of a beautiful springtime bouquet but it will also feel silky smooth with a beautiful natural sheen. *Do not use this conditioning process if your hair is chemically treated. This conditioning process may be damaging to your perm, or color.

 

Lemon Dandruff Remover-Lemons are a natural antioxidant and exfoliate. They are a great source when fighting dandruff naturally. For a natural Lemon dandruff remover:

 

  • Mix 1/2 cup** of fresh squeezed Lemon juice into 2 cups of warm water.
  • Apply this mixture to your scalp and let sit for 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Wash your hair thoroughly with warm water while massaging your scalp.
  • Repeat this process. Style your hair accordingly. You should see results immediately.

** editors’ comment – Most people use 1 tablespoon lemon in 1 cup of water. Set a bowl in the sink to catch the water as you pour it through your hair. Then pour it through again.

http://recipes.organicxbenefits.com/lemon-juice-benefits-for-hair/

Word of caution

“While the moderate quantities of the lemon juice are great for hairs but if it is used in excessive amounts on the hairs then it can lead to damaging the hair roots and let them lose the shine and finish.”

 

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Some people use lemon juice to lighten their hair color in the summer. see – http://kinkycurlycoilyme.com/lighten-your-natural-hair-with-lemons/

Of course you know that this information is for educational purposes only and not intended to treat or cure, etc.  Do your own research. It does smell better! It works!