Apple cider vinegar is perhaps the most versatile of all products. You might know of its skin-healing properties, but do you know that it is excellent for your hair too?
Apple cider vinegar brings a certain zing to any recipe it is added to. Do you know it is also a recipe for gorgeous hair? We kid you not. Dull hair, oily hair, hair with dandruff… A vinegar hair rinse and voila! Your hair gets the boost it needs.
Why invest in chemical-laden, off-the-shelf products when something as simple as vinegar can do so much for you?
13 Ways To Use Vinegar for Better Hair
#1 To balance the natural hair pH
Our scalp naturally secretes oil that keeps it and our hair safe from bacteria and fungus. But shampoos and other products often strip this natural protection. Vinegar has the same pH levels as this oil and can maintain desired acidity levels.
#2 As a cleansing and clarifying agent
If you use a lot of hair products, it can lead to a gradual sticky build-up. You can use vinegar for hair cleansing and clarifying and bring back the shine to your dull tresses.
#3 To add natural curls
Vinegar adds a spring to your hair and makes your natural curls pop. Unlike shampoos and conditioners, it won’t weigh down your hair either. And you will have lesser need to use heating and styling products, keeping your curls healthier and happier.
#4 Reduce frizz
The soothing properties of vinegar smooth down cuticles and leave your hair frizz-free for a really long time.
#5 For shine and gloss
You can give your tresses an enviable sheen just by using white vinegar for hair rinse. When washed with vinegar, the cuticles reflect light better and give your mane a glossy, shiny appearance.
#6 Reduce the porosity of your hair
Chemical treatments and exposure to the environment damages hair and makes it susceptible to moisture loss. Damaged hair cannot be repaired, but new hair can be kept safe just by using vinegar for regular hair treatment. To check the porosity of your hair, drop a strand in a glass of water. If it sinks, it’s porous, and if it floats it’s not.
#7 For faster hair growth
Vinegar improves blood circulation to the hair follicles and thus encourages hair growth.
#8 No tangles
The natural property of vinegar smooths hair so that it is easier to undo knots and let your brush slip through your strands easily.
#9 Prevents hair loss
Do you know you can turn to vinegar for hair loss? Regular use improves blood circulation to the hair follicles that helps bring essential nutrients to strengthen hair roots.
#10 Say no to split ends and breakage
Smoother hair, free from tangles, means you’ll naturally be gentler with it. Also, stronger hair means less split ends and breakage. Still debating using vinegar in your hair treatment?
#11 No dandruff
Winter means dry scalp, but only if you don’t use vinegar. Cut down the itch and eliminate dandruff with regular vinegar use.
#12 Packed with nutrients
Vinegar keeps your tresses on a healthy diet of vitamins B and C, and potassium.
#13 It is anti-inflammatory
Vinegar is pro-hair and anti-everything. Its anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antifungal properties will keep your hair and scalp healthy all through the year.
- Make a home vinegar rinse with 2 tablespoons organic apple cider vinegar and 1 cup of water.
- Pour it in a squeeze bottle and cover your hair with it.
- Keep your eyes tightly shut.
- Rinse out with water in a few minutes.
Wash your hair with a mild and nourishing shampoo like Head & Shoulders Silky Black Shampoo, and use a vinegar rinse once or twice a week for gorgeous hair.