Apple cider vinegar has amazing benefits for your hair and body and has been used to help promote healthy hair for a very long time. When I first learned about it, I just knew that I had to add it to my regimen. Apple cider vinegar has so many benefits, but I wanted to focus on 5 that are amazing for your natural hair.
Rinsing your hair with apple cider vinegar may help remove buildup that results from the use of many different styling products. I love to rinse my hair with ACV once a week to make sure my hair is clean of all buildup during the week. Make sure to dilute your ACV with water if it burns. I also love to use ACV in my Bentionite Clay Treatment which also aids in removing buildup from the hair.
Helps relieve dandruff and Itchy Scalp
I deal with terrible dandruff and Apple Cider Vinegar has really helped my scalp. ACV has antibacterial and anti-fungal properties that help dry and itchy scalp. The acids and enzymes in ACV help to kill the bacteria that cause many scalp and hair conditions such as dandruff, itchy scalp. You can use a simple ACV treatment for dandruff and itchy scalp. I apply non diluted ACV to the scalp and rub it in. I leave it on for 30 minutes and then rinse. You can dilute it a little if it burns your scalp. Since using this remedy I have noticed less dandruff.
Balances your Hair’s pH levels
From research I have learned that hair is on the mildly acidic side of the pH scale and has an ideal pH of 4.5 to 5.5, which is close to that of an apple cider vinegar rinse (pH 2.9). After using shampoos that strip your hair, this can really help balance out the pH of your hair.
Helps With Hair Loss
Apple Cider Vinegar is known to stimulate hair growth. Apply a ACV rinse to your scalp leave on for 30 minutes and rinse. ACV is truly good for everything!
Helps Hair Shine and Decreases Tangles
Apple Cider Vinegar helps close the hair cuticle helping hair remain smooth and shiny. This also helps tangled hair by helping the hair remain flat to ease through tangles in the hair.