Most people think of vinegar as a salad dressing ingredient or as a clothing stain remover, but did you know that it can also make your hair shinier?
I’m always on the hunt for natural ways to boost my hair’s vitality in addition to Mira hair oil, so I was really excited when I found out about how apple cider vinegar can help your hair. For those who don’t know, apple cider is known commonly as one of the best health foods. The main ingredient is (you guessed it!) apple cider, which is an acetic acid that will remove all of the build-up and gunk in your hair from low-quality hair products. Secondly, it will also balance the pH levels of your hair, providing relief for those who have dandruff or psoriasis.
How to Use Apple Cider Vinegar on Your Hair
The first thing that you need to do is create the mixture. Take a one-third cup of apple cider vinegar and mix it with a glass of distilled water. Fill the mixture in a plastic bottle and take it in the shower. After wetting your hair properly, apply the apple cider vinegar mixture and properly rinse your hair. Let the apple cider be in your hair for at least thirty seconds, and then wash your hair thoroughly with cold water, which will help create a seal over the hair shaft and provide more shine.
One important thing that you should know is that apple cider vinegar is acidic, which means that using it on a daily basis is not advisable. Try rinsing your hair with apple cider vinegar three times a week at most,which will give you the best results without drying your hair out. Make sure to dry your hair quickly after you use it. I noticed that if I left my hair wet, it seemed to smell a bit like the vinegar as it dried.
If you want, you can also create a herbal apple cider rinse for your hair by mixing other herbal items such as rosemary, rose essential oil, some drops of lavender and lemon in to the mixture as well. Feel free to experiment!
What Apple Cider Vinegar Should You Buy?
Not all apple cider vinegar is created equal! For maximum results, you need to purchase raw, organic apple cider vinegar. I highly recommend Bragg’s Organic Apple Cider Vinegar, which you can purchase online or at a local health food store.