Unfiltered apple cider vinegar can be used as an excellent treatment for the hair and scalp. When using it on your hair, apple cider vinegar is cleansing, gives the hair more body and lustre and reduces hair-loss. It also reduces itching scalp and dandruff by destroying the bacteria and/or fungi that clog the hair follicles.
When washing hair with this method, the alpha-hydroxyl acid will help remove the build-up from styling hair products, enhancing the health and smooth the hair, making proper pH balance, promote hair growth and a healthy scalp.
Also, washing your hair with apple cider vinegar will kill bacteria and it is also an effective method of fighting dandruff. It also promotes blood circulation in small blood capillaries under the skin and is an antiseptic shampoo, anti-yeast, viruses and bacteria which can cause infection in the scalp and hair.
The benefits of using apple cider vinegar (ACV) hair rinse:
– Neutralizes the pH levels of your hair follicles
– Removes dead skin cells and promotes healthy growth of hair
– Excellent for relieving itchy, dry and flaky scalp
– Relieves dandruff
– Removes build-up in hair
– Gives hair a nice shine
– Encouraging hair growth – ACV can treat clogged hair follicles due to bacterial infection that creates crusty flakes on the scalp (which can result in hair loss).
How to use ACV for various types of hair:
Wavy, curly, thick or long hair — 1/2 cup of ACV mixed with 1 quart of warm water
Straight, fine, thin or short hair — 1 tablespoon of ACV mixed with 1 cup of warm water
Chemically straightened or treated hair — 1/2 cup of ACV mixed with 2 cups of warm water
Naturally frizzy or thick hair — 1 cup of ACV with 3 cups of water
How often can I use the ACV hair rinse treatment?
Wavy, curly, thick or long hair — Use once every 2 weeks
Straight, fine, thin or short hair — Use once a week
Chemically straightened or treated hair — Use once a month
Naturally frizzy or thick hair — Use once every 6 — 8 weeks