Vinegar is truly one of the most useful things to keep handy, both in your kitchen pantry and in your bathroom. Find out some of the benefits of apple cider vinegar for hair care!
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It would be a good idea to keep a bottle of apple cider vinegar in your bathroom, as well as in your kitchen pantry. This fermented food is rich with live cultures, active enzymes, and minerals - providing many internal benefits, from supporting digestion, balancing microflora, increasing energy, and stabilizing blood sugar levels. What you may not know is that apple cider vinegar has many external benefits too. This inexpensive product does wonders for healthy hair and supports beauty on a budget.
Hair that appears dull, brittle, or frizzy is typically more alkaline, or ranks higher on the pH scale. Apple cider vinegar is naturally acidic, helping to balance the pH of our hair and create balance. While more research is needed on the effects of apple cider vinegar for our hair, health, and beauty blogs have claimed these positive effects that are worth sharing.
These are 5 benefits of adding apple cider vinegar to your hair care routine:
Helps eliminate dandruff
Apple cider vinegar is a dandruff destroyer, costing only pennies per spray. Use the hair rinse recipe below twice a week for dandruff. The natural acidity is said to make it harder for the fungus that contributes to dandruff to grow on your scalp.
Works as a natural detangler
Apple cider vinegar is known to smooth the cuticle without making your hair appear greasy. You can add some of this hair rinse recipe to your current bottle of conditioner, making it simple to include.
Removes the buildup and residue from products.
Acidity in ACV is said to remove traces of product buildup from the scalp. Working as an all-natural clarifying hair rinse, this is especially great for those with curly hair.
Leaves your hair super shiny
Natural acidity is also praised for smoothing down the hair cuticle. In addition to detangling, ACV may give your hair a healthy, glossy glow, as it is better able to reflect the light.
Stimulates hair growth
While very little published research has been done on this, much of the excitement around ACV is from anecdotal evidence or studies that look at vinegar in general. Since ACV can be a good clarifying hair rinse as it helps to remove all traces of product buildup on your scalp. Buildup left behind by styling products or shampoo can clog the follicles, leading to scalp conditions such as dandruff, and potentially, hair loss.
How to Make an Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse
What you need:
1 part apple cider vinegar
1 part water
What to do:
Mix the apple cider vinegar and water together and add to a empty bottle.
After shampooing as normal, pour the mixture into your hair. If you have a spray bottle, this will be even easier, as you can spritz your hair and massage it into the scalp.
Let the concoction sit for a few minutes before rinsing fully with water. No need to use conditioner.
This apple cider vinegar rinse will leave your hair feeling smooth and soft. It’s also an inexpensive beauty hack.
Tips for better results
-Always be sure to choose organic, unpasteurized, and unfiltered apple cider vinegar to ensure you receive all the potential benefits.*
-You can optionally include a few drops of your favorite essential oil.
-Apple cider vinegar should always be diluted when using as a hair rinse. Using more does not equal more benefits.
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