Have you heard of an apple cider vinegar hair rinse? Apple cider vinegar, or ACV, has enjoyed renewed interest lately, thanks to many claims about the condiment’s clarifying properties. Though perhaps not a miracle weight loss product, there is one truth about ACV: it’s wonderful for your hair and scalp.
Why is apple cider vinegar so great for your hair? It comes down to a few things. For starters, apple cider vinegar is an acidic substance. Hair that looks dull, brittle, or frizzy tends to be more alkaline or higher on the pH scale. When highly alkaline hair encounters an acidic substance, like apple cider vinegar, the scalp’s pH levels are lowered and brought back into balance.
Apple cider vinegar is also antimicrobial and may help control the bacteria or fungi that can settle on your scalp and cause minor infections or itchiness. Ridding your hair of these toxins is a good way to avoid these bothersome scalp and hair problems.
Finally, ACV is praised for being rich in many different vitamins and minerals, including vitamins C and B. Some users say that apple cider vinegar’s alpha-hydroxy acids help exfoliate the skin of your scalp, while its anti-inflammatory properties can help cure dandruff.
Interested in enjoying these many benefits for yourself? Here is how to make your own apple cider vinegar hair rinse:
• Mix a couple of tablespoons of apple cider vinegar with water.
• After shampooing and conditioning, pour the mixture over your hair evenly, working into your scalp.
• Let it sit for a couple of minutes.
• Rinse it out.
If you’d like to make your rinse more fragrant, consider adding a few drops of essential oil into the mixture. However, it’s worth noting that the vinegar smell of the rinse should go away quickly after rinsing. And, if you're interested in using the rinse often, rest assured that this recipe is safe to use a couple of times per week.
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