Weird right? Using vinegar as a hair treatment. When I first heard about ACV (apple cider vinegar) it was from my mother. She told me a few benefits from using ACV and I thought it was strange. So, I did my fair share of research about it and it turns out she was right. There are many health benefits by using ACV. It can be used as a digestive soother, wart eradicator, healthy mouth and gums, and of course can be used for healthy hair. Crazy, I know!
Benefits of Using ACV for Hair
- Balances hair and scalp pH
- Sealing the hair cuticle
- Treating dandruff, itchy and dry scalp
- Works as a natural detangler
- Encourages hair growth
- 1 cup of water
- Apple Cider Vinegar (2 tablespoons)
How to Use ACV on Hair
Many times harsh shampoos strip hair from it’s natural oils, leaving them dry. And many times trying to restore hair back to health is such a hassle. Using apple cider vinegar as a hair rinse can help bring hair back to life with so many nutrients packed inside. However, this does not mean replace your shampoo with ACV but it doesn’t hurt using this process once or twice a month. Replacing shampoo with ACV can do more harm than good. It can actually dry out your hair and leave it brassy! Do not forget that apple cider vinegar is acidic and isn’t the best thing to put in your hair often. But, it can also clean hair and leave a beautiful shine.
To use ACV; wash hair with shampoo and rinse, or, you can even use it on it’s own! It works as it’s own natural conditioner so you don’t have to use shampoo or conditioner at all using this process. You can even use leave-in conditioner if you like. Rinse your hair with the apple cider vinegar mixture and leave it in for about five minutes then wash it out as normal. And that’s it! So simple.