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How to Start Using Apple Cider Vinegar for your Hair

How to Start Using Apple Cider Vinegar for your Hair

Apple cider vinegar has many uses and can cure many different ailments. It is also a great hair saver and an inexpensive and chemical-free way to boost your hair’s beauty and health. It is a great way to cleanse and use for hair problems without the use of products with chemicals.

Apple cider vinegar contains acetic acid, which is also a primary ingredient in clarifying shampoos. This helps remove buildup in your hair, but clarifying shampoos can also increase the pH levels in your hair and cause frizz and static electricity. Apple cider vinegar naturally has a low pH. Apple cider vinegar has also been shown to reduce dandruff, treats hair loss, helps get rid of tangles and makes hair easier to comb, prevents breakage and split ends, removes dullness, adds shine, boosts hair growth, helps deep condition and gets rid of an itchy and flaky scalp. It can even help make your hair thicker and stronger over time. Apple cider vinegar in your hair is especially helpful if you have oily hair. If you have dry hair, don’t use as much when you create a mixture.

You can either add equal parts apple cider vinegar and water in a spray bottle and spray in your hair, pour over hair to rinse in the shower, or mix it with water and lather it in your hair. You can leave it on for hours or simply use and rinse out.

If you’re looking to get rid of itch, dryness or dandruff, leave in your hair for a few hours.

If you’re looking to add shine and remove dullness and buildup, simply rinse with it in the shower.

Try using apple cider vinegar as a rinse a few times a week. However, if you have dry or thin hair you might only need to use it a few times a month for the best benefits. Start with once a week and test what works best for you and your specific hair type.

If you don’t like the smell, try adding more water and add essential oils to your mixture. Use an essential oil for your desired outcome. For example, if you have an itchy scalp, peppermint essential oil can help relieve the itch. Lavender essential oil works really well for all hair types. Keep in mind once your hair dries, it will not smell like apple cider vinegar at all.

Have you ever used apple cider vinegar in your hair? What results did you find? What are your favorite essential oils to use in your apple cider vinegar and water mixture? Share with us!

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Lauren Stewart
By: Lauren Stewart

Lauren Stewart is a freelancer writer from Michigan. She enjoys writing about beauty, health and fitness! She is passionate about learning new ways to take control of her health and wellness and is a makeup and skincare junkie! You can contact her by emailing