Why on earth would you want to use apple cider vinegar for your hair?
Apple cider vinegar
- controls dandruff
- restores shine
- protects light colored hair from chlorine
- relieves itchy and irritated scalps
- seals the cuticle making hair smoother
- rinses away greasy buildup
- controls static
Also, if you’re washing your hair with a pure castile soap or baking soda, they can be harsh, change the pH of your hair, and open up the cuticle scales. ACV will help to rebalance the pH, and smooth the scales back down, which will make your hair smoother and softer.
Traditional shampoos and conditioners contain many harmful ingredients, including parabens, phthalates, and dioxane emitting sulfates. All of the mentioned ingredients have been linked to cancer.
So, how do you use it?
I have 2 methods for using ACV on my hair.
1. In the shower I have an old shampoo bottle filled half way with ACV and the other half with water. After cleansing my hair, I pour about 1/2 cup of the ACV/water combo on my tresses, work it through my hair and then rinse. If your hair is particularly frizzy, or you need extra conditioning, go ahead and leave it in. You want to apply about a half a cup each time you use it (that’s 1/4 cup ACV and 1/4 water). I like using the old shampoo bottle because the cap opening is small and makes it easy to control during application. But a mason jar or other glass jar would work great too.
2. Fill a spray bottle (the kind that has a fine mist setting) half way with ACV and then add water to fill all the way. Spray after a shower before combing or brushing your hair. Or spray on dry hair to help reduce static while brushing. Leave the sprayed on ACV in your hair as a leave in conditioner to help keep your hair soft and smooth all day. Style as usual.
Have you tried using apple cider vinegar in your hair?
What were the results like for you? I’d love to get your opinion in the comments below this post!