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Alluvial Chelating Crystal Rinse

(25 customer reviews)


Alluvial Chelating Crystal Rinse naturally removes mineral buildup from your hair that’s left behind by water. This buildup accumulates over time, particularly at the ends, where hair is already most vulnerable to damage. Hair suffering from buildup may feel dry, tangle, and become brittle. If you’re an herbal hair color user, mineral deposits can cause senna to take on a green or brown tinge, and can make your hennaed hair appear dull. While these deposits build up fastest from hard water, all tap water contains minerals, and hair of all types can benefit from the chelating properties of Alluvial.

Taking its name from the minerals and other particles deposited by rivers, Alluvial Chelating Crystal Rinse is made from all-natural ingredients.


Taking its name from the minerals and other particles deposited by rivers, Alluvial Chelating Crystal Rinse is made from all-natural ingredients: Citric Acid, Honey Granules (Organic Cane Sugar & Honey), Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid).


To these you can add one of 15 different essential oils, including Dragonsblood, Bergamot, Lavender, Cedarwood, and NightBlooming’s Signature Blend, Eventide!


Dissolve 1/4 tsp of Alluvial into 1L/4 c of water. For heavy buildup: In the shower, place a large bowl on the floor and kneel over it. Pour the rinse through your hair, catching it in the bowl. Transfer the rinse to a cup, and repeat until your hair is saturated. Leave in up to 15 minutes. Rinse with water.

  • Maintenance: Use Alluvial as a final rinse after washing.
  • Warning: Do not make more potent than directed. Avoid contact with eyes. If contact occurs, rinse eyes thoroughly with water.


Press excess air from bag and store in a cool, dry place. You may add a desiccation pack if the crystals start to clump.

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25 reviews for Alluvial Chelating Crystal Rinse

  1. laimjoy@gmail.com (verified owner)

    Wow. I got the sample size because I wasn’t sure how much my hair needed chelating, but the shine I got after a deep treatment with this is wild! My hair feels way softer, and seems significantly less tangly than it usually is after a wash.

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    • NightBlooming (store manager)

      I’m glad you gave it a try! I have much the same thing, it’s wild how much less my hair tangles after using it!

  2. TatsuOni (verified owner)

    One of my favourite hair products! Works wonders to keep my hair healthy despite our hard water.

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  3. CSC29

    This actually works quite well! I live on pretty hard well water. When I was still using regular shampoo and conditioner, it wasn’t a huge deal, but now that I’ve switched to natural haircare it really makes my hair feel dry and look dull–esp with shampoo bars! This rinse helps to offset that. My water is hard enough that I use it as a rinse every time I shower, and it helps improve softness and shine.

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  4. Lison (verified owner)

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  5. goldenphoenix92@yahoo.com

    I think I’ve left an Etsy review on citric acid before but I’ll leave one again here because it’s night and day difference (even my husband uses it). If your water is hard, no brand of shampoo or conditioner will leave your hair feeling clean and light. I shampoo, rinse, rinse with this mixture, then condition. It removes any crunchy or knotted feeling in the hair and after blow drying, my hair is very fluffy. Works for beards too!

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  6. Margot H. (verified owner)

    This works great to clean my hair of build up from our hard water. Love it!

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  7. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Really enjoy this product to get the hard water buildup out of my hair, especially before dying it. Leaves my hair much softer.

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  8. pouncequick (verified owner)

    I didn’t realize how much I needed this. I live in a hard water region. I know it contributes to tangles even when I use standard shampoo and conditioner. But vinegar rinses never seemed to help much with the scalp itching, dullness, or tangles. I didn’t know what to expect but this was amazing. So shiny and far fewer tangles after one deep treatment and use as a rinse after my most recent wash. The jar with a cork is adorable and I love the little spoon too. This is such a cute and useful product.

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  9. Carina

    This rinse has saved my hair! I am growing my long hair since 2009. Some years ago I saw on a picture that my hair does not look good or shiny at all and I was a little shocked about the condition. I always used to rinse my hair with apple vinegar before, but since I changed to the Alluvial Rinse, my hair is looking a lot healthier and I love it. It is also very econimical because you do not need much of it with every hair wash. I love this product.

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  10. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Just one treatment made a massive positive improvement to my hard water damaged hair! I didn’t know my hair could be so soft and tangle free I will certainly be adding this to my hair care routine.
    I tried the geranium scent and it was lovely.

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  11. Renée F. (verified owner)

    I have crazy hard water. Hoping this helps get rid of the white waxy residue hard water leaves on my hair!

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  12. Krystal (verified owner)

    Good product. Tried a sample for the first time today. I definitely feel my hair texture feeling more manageable and smooth after use.

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  13. Sabrina (verified owner)

    I haven’t actually used this yet, but given my satisfaction with the other Nightblooming products I’ve used, I expect good things. Will come back to update and amend this review after I’ve used the rinse a couple of times.

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  14. Jennifer G. (verified owner)

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  15. Kayla Boss (verified owner)

    Excited to try this.

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  16. Lison (verified owner)

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  17. janell.olney (verified owner)

    Oh me goodness! I used this rinse once, and my hair has never felt better. If you have hard water, the Alluvial Chelating Crystal Rinse is a must have 🙂

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  18. Ola A. (verified owner)

    I have been struggling with dandruff for almost 7 months in different intensities. I’ve had my eye on Alluvial rinse for a while and finally I was able to get it. I saw a difference after the first rinse, I couldn’t believe it! I use it everytime I wash my hair and at this point (after 9 uses or so) my dandruff is almost gone 😀 Also the 225g would last you a long long time! So for the results it’s super affordable.

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  19. Juna (verified owner)

    The water here is unlike anything I’ve experienced elsewhere.. looking forward to seeing if this product helps. Grateful for the quick shipment!

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  20. Rachel Berdan (verified owner)

    I wash my hair pretty infrequently because it’s a whole thing, and I do use product to manage my wavy/curly hair, so love having this reset.

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  21. Audrey (verified owner)

    Left my hair a bit softer, perhaps I didn’t have much build-up in my hair to begin with, but overall I am happy and have peace of mind that there isn’t harmful buildup in my hair.

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  22. Jessica (store manager)

    I like the simplicity of using these crystals. Dump a scoop into my hair rinse bottle, fill with water while in the shower, and pour over my head. I let it sit in my hair while I finish showering and then rinse it out at the end. Works well and my husband appreciates the lack of ACV odor.

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  23. Jennifer Gonella (verified owner)

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  24. Erika (verified owner)

    I have purchased this rinse before- because it works! And actually it lasts a VERY long time. My water is hard and if I am not using a really good shampoo, my hair has more ‘gunk’ in it after washing than before! But if I use the rinse after the shampoo, no gunk! As a bonus, my hair is nice and fluffy when it dries. Highly recommend.

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  25. Gwen (verified owner)

    Really makes a difference with having well water minerals!

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