Lavender Hair Rinse
Avoid the chemicals, the high cost, the middle men and the hype!
When I was a kid, stores did not sell hair conditioners. If you had long hair, to get it squeaky, shiny clean and tangle free, you added a spoonful of vinegar to a glass of water and poured it over your hair after shampooing it.
Sweetlife Hair Rinses are based on the same concept. I infuse fresh rose or lavender petals from the garden (LOTS of them) into natural apple cider vinegar and let them marinate in the sun for a month or more, until the flower scent has thoroughly permeated the vinegar. Then I strain, dilute with distilled water and load it into convenient spray bottles.
The result is similar to the old fashioned method, but less diluted. After washing your hair as usual, spray a liberal amount onto clean wet hair to moisturize, soften, add shine, and redue tangles. It may also soothe an itchy scalp. Rinse it out or let it dry in place. The vinegar scent goes away, leaving the light floral scent of lavender or rose.
Added bonus: this may also do double duty as an all-natural alternative to expensive facial toners. After rinsing your face with water, finish by spritzing your face with it and wipe with a cotton ball. Do a patch test to prevent any skin irritation.