Washing Your Hair with Grapevine Water

Drinking water from grapevines

“When I was young, I used to cut grapevines and rinse my hair in the liquid. The older folks called it grapevine juice and swore it would make your hair grow. I don’t know if all that’s true, but from the time I was a teenager until I was in my late twenties I always wore my hair below my waist. My oldest daughter never used grapevine juice and she had hair longer than mine.”

~Shirl – 2015

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To read more about water in grapevines go here.

Tipper

 

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14 Comments

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    Sheryl Paul
    May 8, 2017 at 3:55 pm

    I never heard that one either.

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    Quinn
    May 8, 2016 at 7:12 am

    My hair has thinned so much in the last couple of years, I’m making a note! Will report back, like for Sow True Seed 😉

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    b. Ruth
    May 7, 2016 at 5:48 pm

    Tipper,
    When we were kid I remember the water dripping out of the grapevines when we broke them, hunting for a old big one to swing on…Don’t remember for sure drinking the water in the Springtime though. Do remember riding our bikes down and old dirt road after school in the Fall and seeing the ripening grapes, eating them and filling “chock full” the basket on the bike! If I remember Mom loved them and sent us back to hunt more and she made a run of jelly. We barely got enough for eating them on the way back home!
    When I was in 7th or 8th grade I was introduced to grapevine smoking. We cut a bunch of small pieces and dried them a day or so…Most of the time where we had played their were broken pieces laying about that was already dried or drying….They made a lot of smoke…guess due to the previous water that had been drying in the hollow stems. Boy, oh boy did we think we had one on our parents…Nope, Mom said she could smell smoke on our clothes…remember this wasn’t a tobacco smell. More like a campfire smell. She warned us that if she caught us playing with any matches she would wear us out…and she meant it too!
    Later,
    Thanks Tipper,

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    Rev. Rose Marie "RB" Redmond
    May 7, 2016 at 5:04 pm

    Never heard this, although I do remember loving to eat the sour grapevine leaves right off the vine as a child.
    God bless.
    RB
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    anita griffith
    May 7, 2016 at 12:32 pm

    Never heard that one,although i have drunk it.That’s a new wrinkle on my horn.

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    Ed Ammons
    May 7, 2016 at 11:58 am

    When I was in my late teens I let my hair grow out and it never grew back, except on my back.
    I used to cut grapevines and drink the water. It tastes just like water. It doesn’t come gushing out but it is a steady drip, drip, drip. A big grapevine will yield quite a bit of water.

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    Ken Roper
    May 7, 2016 at 11:10 am

    Tipper,
    When the Deer Hunter and I was getting wood a few years ago, we noticed about 3 gallons pouring out when he started cutting on those Birch trees. One of the Casada brothers said we should’ve caught that stuff for Birch Beer.
    I never heard of Grapevine for washing your hair, but I bet it made it smell nice and fresh. All we ever used ’em for was swings…Ken

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    Ron Stephens
    May 7, 2016 at 9:23 am

    Never heard that one and never washed (warshed) my hair in grapevine water. I have, however, drunk it it and it was cool with no particular ‘green’ taste. About this time of year it drips a lot of water if cut.

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    Tamela
    May 7, 2016 at 8:56 am

    Although my hair could use a lot of encouragement, I really don’t need my sister to have another “reason” (in addition to crafts) to cut down the generous, gorgeous, and graceful grapevines growing at our place.
    On the other hand, if it really works, think of all the chemotherapy patients (as well as others) it would help . . . .

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    Sheryl Paul
    May 7, 2016 at 7:32 am

    I love these bits of lore. There is a reason that people started doing this, somewhere and someday, science will discover why.

  • Reply
    Sheryl Paul
    May 7, 2016 at 7:32 am

    I love these bits of lore. There is a reason that people started doing this, somewhere and someday, science will discover why.

  • Reply
    Sheryl Paul
    May 7, 2016 at 7:32 am

    I love these bits of lore. There is a reason that people started doing this, somewhere and someday, science will discover why.

  • Reply
    Sheryl Paul
    May 7, 2016 at 7:32 am

    I love these bits of lore. There is a reason that people started doing this, somewhere and someday, science will discover why.

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    Miss Cindy
    May 7, 2016 at 7:10 am

    Never heard of that. It seems it would take a lot of effort to get enough juice to rinse your hair in it.

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