Chamomile Hair Rinse DIY

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Have you been wondering how to give your hair a boost?  Looking for easy and natural hair treatments that are also affordable? This chamomile tea hair rinse recipe is just what your dull, dry hair needs.

Chamomile tea can provide deep nourishment, shine, and strength for all types of hair. Did you know that chamomile has long been used as an herbal treatment by many cultures around the world to revitalize their tresses? 

Homemade chamomile hair rinse can improve the vibrancy and condition of your hair with its beneficial properties. Not only is it calming, but it helps bring out natural highlights in light-colored manes while also reducing split ends. Plus, chamomile even works as a mild dandruff remedy! 

Try making your own DIY Chamomile Tea Hair Rinse today. All you need are some dried chamomile flowers (or tea bags) and water. Just follow our easy recipe in the link below. Start taking better care of your locks now – with this natural alternative!

Fresh chamomile in a bowl of water and woman drying wet hair with text overlay 'Chamomile hair rinse for natural highlights'

Benefits of chamomile for your hair

There are a number of benefits to using this chamomile rinse regularly. Here are just a few that you might enjoy.

Lightens your hair

Chamomile tea can be used to lighten your hair. The natural brightening effect of chamomile helps bring out the highlights in blonde and light brown hair. You will notice the effects most in blonde hair. Since the effects of this hair rinse are very subtle, people with dark hair won’t notice it as much.

Also, keep in mind that this won’t work the same on grey hair either. It is difficult to lighten hair that has turned grey since it doesn’t respond quite the same as it did before.

Reduce dandruff

Camomile tea nourishes your scalp. A regular treatment of this rinse will give your scalp deep nourishment, reducing dandruff and flakiness. If you have an itchy scalp, chamomile tea can be very soothing to irritated skin. Try this tea rinse once or twice a week to see if you notice a difference.

Supports healthy hair growth

Chamomile tea helps to keep your scalp healthy, which is important for hair growth. By keeping your scalp healthy and free of impurities, you are encouraging the production of healthy new cells that will help nourish hair follicles and promote strong, long locks.

Hair chamomile treatments may help if you suffer from thinning hair or hair loss. The healing properties of chamomile hair rinse are a natural way to encourage healthy hair growth.

Repair damaged hair

One of the benefits of this herbal remedy is that it can revive dull, dry strands. After using chamomile tea on your hair, you might notice that it is more shiny and soft than it used to be. Unlike lemon juice and apple cider vinegar which can cause dry hair, this tea rinse is more nourishing.

Dried chamomile flowers on wooden table.

Camomile Hair Rinse Ingredients

This natural hair rinse is easy to make and you need only two things:

  • Hot water
  • Chamomile (either tea bags, dried herbs, or fresh herbs) If you don’t have it already, buy dried chamomile flowers and always have them on hand.
  • Other ingredients as desired like essential oils that are good for hair.

You need a few supplies as well. Get a large pot for heating the water and a metal tea strainer if you are using fresh or dried herbs.

A spray bottle may make applying this hair rinse to the scalp a little bit easier. I recommend using an old towel to dry your hair after you are done with the rinse. Chamomile does have a light brown color to it so don’t blot your hair with a white towel after you are with your shower.

How to make chamomile tea hair rinse

Making your own chamomile tea hair rinse is simple and easy. All you need are some dried chamomile flowers (or tea bags) and water. Here are our step-by-step instructions on how to make this natural remedy in your own home.

  1. Start by boiling 2 cups of water in a pot.
  2. Add 1/4 cup of dried chamomile flowers (or 2-3 chamomile tea bags) to the hot water and lower the heat to low. My preference is for dried herbs rather than tea bags for hair rinses but that does add a bit of an extra cost to the project unless you grow your own chamomile.
  3. Turn the boiling water down and let it simmer for 10 minutes with the lid on.
  4. Remove the pot from the heat and let it steep for about 20 minutes.
  5. Once the mixture is cool, strain it into a glass jar or bottle (discard the flowers). If you used a tea strainer, just remove it before pouring.

It is easier to use this chamomile hair rinse in the shower to avoid a mess. You can also add it to a spray bottle and leave it on your hair rather than rinsing it out.

You will need more of this hair rinse for long hair than you will for short hair so adjust the quantities as needed.

Fresh chamomile near a glass cup of chamomile rinse for hair with text overlay 'chamomile hair rinse'

How to use your chamomile hair rinse

Once you have made your chamomile tea rinse, it is time to tackle your hair. Make sure you are shampooing your hair with high-quality shampoo. Follow up with a moisture-rich conditioner. Then, add your chamomile tea as a final rinse.

  1. Use this herbal tea as a hair rinse after you shampoo and condition your hair. Pour it over your scalp and hair, massage it gently, and then rinse it out with cool water.
  2. You can also pour a small amount into your hands and apply it directly to the ends of your hair for additional nourishment.
  3. Store the leftover rinse in the fridge and use it within 1 week.

How often should you use a make your own hair rinse?

How often you use a chamomile tea rinse for hair depends on the condition of your scalp. If you have a dry, itchy scalp then using this rinse once or twice a week should be enough to bring relief from itching and irritation. For normal or oily scalps, weekly use is recommended.

If you are using it to lighten your hair or add highlights, just use it as needed. How well and how quickly it works will depend on your hair color. Lightening hair that is already blond is easier than lightening black hair.

Wooden spoon with dried chamomile flowers, a bouquet of fresh chamomile flowers on a background of wooden boards

Other uses for chamomile

The most common use for chamomile is obviously tea. Chamomile tea, with its anti-inflammatory properties, is also great for treating skin conditions such as eczema. It can also be used to soothe and relax the senses before bedtime or after a stressful day.

Make a relaxing chamomile tea bath. Put fresh or dried chamomile in your bathwater and enjoy the calming benefits of chamomile while you soak in the tub. Cleanup is easier if you put the herbs in a tea strainer before adding them to the tub.

Other uses for chamomile include treating sunburns and reducing redness. Chamomile also has anti-aging properties which can help to reduce wrinkles and fine lines.


Chamomile tea is a natural remedy that can be used in many different ways, from drinking it as a tea to using it as a hair rinse. It can be a great addition to your natural beauty routine and can offer a number of benefits for your hair and skin.

If you have any questions or concerns about using chamomile tea rinse for hair, please consult with your doctor or dermatologist. And if you want to start growing chamomile yourself, check out my herb gardening tips for beginners to get started.

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