Apple Cider Vinegar
You don’t necessarily have to buy an expensive clarifying shampoo, particularly if you only use product in your hair occasionally. You can actually just fix the problem with a product that’s likely in your kitchen: Apple cider vinegar.
ACV is praised for being rich in vitamins and minerals good for hair, like vitamin C and B. It’s anti-inflammatory, which can help with dandruff. So it’s not only good to take in fir it to digest but it’s also beneficial for your hair.
Adding apple cider vinegar to your hair care routine will help keep your scalp healthy by warding off bacteria and keeping a balanced pH level “this will stimulate hair growth.
ACV gently exfoliates the scalp which in turn will promote hair growth and healthier hair.
For fine hair, a vinegar rinse is a miracle liquid.”If you have limp hair and use a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner, you’re not going to have a bounce. So I wouldn’t use a conditioner at all on very fine hair. I recommend a vinegar rinse for adding body, and you can totally leave that in for a few minutes. Then use a light detangling spray on the damp hair after the shower.
I’ve found that using a diluted vinegar rinse and leaving it in my hair gives me soft overall volume that doesn’t feel dry.
You probably know that color fade happens in the shower. Water, especially hot water, opens up the hair cuticle so the dye molecules can escape. But when you do have to wash your hair, adding a vinegar rinse (and using lukewarm water!) will limit this process because it re-seals the hair cuticle faster. .
If you have dull hair, blame it on hard water and residue from styling products that collects on the surface of your hair cuticles, causing it to lack shine.
A vinegar rinse automatically adds more shine to your hair. Just like you’d use an acid-based toner in your skincare routine to dissolve dead skin cells, the acid in a vinegar rinse dissolves build-up on your hair.
Not only can apple cider vinegar rinse unwanted dirt off your strands, but it can have seriously positive effects on your scalp health. Your scalp has an acid mantle like the rest of your skin, and the acid mantle needs to be maintained, which means keeping a healthy pH balance. Unfortunately, hair products aren’t often made with your pH balance in mind, which means the buildup that comes from products seriously messes with that acid mantle. Using apple cider vinegar as a hair rinse can, thankfully, restore that balance.
When Not to Use Apple Cider Vinegar
While apple cider vinegar can be a great thing to use on your hair sometimes, it’s not necessarily always advisable. The primary case is if you have exceptionally dry hair—you shouldn’t be using apple cider vinegar or clarifying shampoo. If dryness is an issue. ACV can begin to affect hair color when used two times per week or more. Once per week use is recommended for colored hair.
How To Do It
You can also infuse the ACV. I like to dos with different herbs and flowers so that the smell of the vineger isn’t over powering.
- Mix five parts water to one part vinegar in a spray bottle
- Spray your scalp well, enough that it’ll be evenly coated.
- Work the vinegar into your hair with your fingers. It will be diluted enough that it shouldn’t burn.
- Allow the vinegar mixture to sit for three to five minutes.
- Rinse your hair and scalp with cool water.
- Follow this rinse with a light conditioner, nothing that will weigh down your hair.
- Rinse your hair well, until you’re sure all product (and vinegar) is down the drain.
ACV from Trader Joes and Calendula flowers
I dilute it once i’m in the shower.