How to Use Apple Cider Vinegar for Natural Hair
Rinsing with apple cider vinegar can be very helpful for softening and conditioning hair. It can help to treat itchy and irritated scalp and it can smoothen the cuticle, making your hair shinier.
The best way to use apple cider vinegar is by rinsing the hair with it at the end of wash time.
Apple cider vinegar is a milder vinegar, but it is still a strong acid for the skin. You need to dilute the vinegar with water, otherwise, you’ll just bring pain and irritation to your scalp.
Dilute your vinegar rinse with two parts water. In other words, if you’re using a small plastic water bottle, fill it with 2/3 water and 1/3 apple cider vinegar.
Here’s a recipe to follow:
Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse for Natural Hair
- 8 oz water
- 4 oz raw apple cider vinegar
- Pour water into an applicator bottle or an empty plastic water bottle.
- Pour in the apple cider vinegar.
- Shake vigorously to mix.
- Shampoo and condition your hair, as usual.
- Rinse the conditioner from your hair.
- Squeeze the excess water from your hair.
- Pour the apple cider vinegar rinse over your scalp and hair.
- Massage the ACV into your scalp and hair and allow it to sit for 1-2 minutes.
- Rinse with cool water.
Organic ACV will be a bit pricey, but a little bit of this goodness will go a long way. Plus, you could end up saving money in the long run if your hair becomes more manageable.
Using apple cider vinegar could quickly become one of your absolute favorites.
Time to discuss! Have you tried apple cider vinegar for natural hair?