Whether you drink it to speed up your metabolism, spray it to kill weeds, apply it to stop foot odor or clean with it, by now, you probably have the tart-yet-touted apple cider vinegar cure-all in your cupboard. Apple cider vinegar is also a magic ingredient for improving hair health.
At-Home Remedy to Cleanse and Fortify
Known for its cleansing properties, apple cider vinegar clears clogged hair follicles and removes oily buildup that can collect in your hair. Treating hair with apple cider vinegar can make your hair smoother and shinier by curing the cuticles and preventing split ends.
This at-home remedy is commonly used as a rinse by mixing two to three tablespoons of vinegar with one cup water and spraying it on after shampooing. If you try this treatment, you will want to condition before shampooing or skip conditioning all together.
Dandruff Control and pH Balance Solution
Particularly If pH balance in your hair and dandruff are your primary concerns, you can skip the full rinse and apply apple cider vinegar to a paper towel and blot the scalp directly. The acidic properties will leave your scalp fungus and flake free and feeling surprisingly moisturized without looking oily.
If the acidic scent bothers you, you can add essential oils to mask or dilute the smell along with add relaxing elements of aromatherapy. But even if you don’t, you will no longer smell vinegar once your hair is completely dry.
For best results, use vinegar once to twice per week for at least six weeks and you will notice a difference. Unfiltered or organic apple cider vinegar is recommended because it is the highest quality option.
Add shine to your hair by using this common, household ingredient and you will see smoother, healthier hair for pennies.