How To Get Healthy Hair With Apple Cider Vinegar
Yup, you read the title correctly - we're talking apple cider vinegar and your hair today. I may write an entire ACV series because you can use it for so many things, but today is all about how and why you may want to try it in your hair. Apple cider vinegar cleanses your hair of residue and helps to promote hair growth. You can use it in lieu of traditional shampoo or use it as a treatment. For natural hair specifically (and no you don't have to be natural to use it), it also makes your makes your curl pattern popm leaves the most incredible shine and will cut your detangling time in half ! When using ACV, you don't have to worry about questionable ingredients or break the bank to on something pricey.
I personally recommend the Bragg's brand because it is organic, non GMO, RAW and made with "The Mother". What does that mean? The mother of vinegar refers to the enzymes of connected protein molecules. Many other brands do not include this which adds to its effectiveness.
Apple Cider Vinegar Benefits //
- Detangles Hair
- Removes product build up
- Balances the pH of your hair
- Locks in moisture and protein
- Makes hair shiny
- Treats dandruff
- Nourishes follicles thus strengthening hair at the root
- Aids in preventing
- Soothes itchy scalp
- Adds elasticity (gives you a nice bounce)
- It's very cost effective, your bank account will thank you
TRY THESE RECIPES //
Basic Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse //
You Will Need:
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Distilled Water
- Spray Bottle
Method: Separate your damp hair into four sections. Fill a quarter of the spray bottle with AVC and then fill the remaining 75% with water. Shake the bottle to combine the two liquids. Spray the rinse into one divided section at a time. Make sure to gently massage your scalp once your hair has become saturated with the mix. Thoroughly rinse it out of your hair with water and you will find that your hair is clean and soft enough to make detangling a breeze if you have natural hair.
Bentonite Clay Mask Recipe With Apple Cider Vinegar //
What You Will Need:
Note: Do not use any metal utensils for the mixture or application of this process. It will take away the healing process of the clay.
- Spoon (non-metal)
- Bentonite Clay
- Raw Honey
- Apple Cider Vinegar
Method: The point of this mixture is to get it to a paste-like consistency. There are no exact measurements for this because the amount you need will depend on the thickness and length of your hair. You can start off with about 5 tablespoons of Bentonite Clay if you wish and then add enough ACV to make a paste by mixing it together in your bowl. If you see that this is not enough, continue to slowly add more clay and more ACV. Once you get to your desired amount, add 2 tablespoons (or more depending on the length, thickness and/or how much moisture your hair needs). Here's what my mixture typically looks like:
Separate your damp hair into 4 sections and then apply the mixture. Allow it to sit on your hair for 20 to 30 minutes - please do not allow the clay to completely dry on your hair, nobody wants that problem, lol. After allowing the clay absorb into your hair for a half an hour or less, rinse it out with water only. You can then follow up with a conditioner (nothing fancy) just to make sure that all of the clay has been removed for the hair.
Feel free to watch my video on how to make my bentonite clay mask if you need further clarification on this process.
Have you ever used ACV in your hair? What have you experienced as your result? Never used it before and thinking of trying it now? Are you interested in learning other uses for Apple Cider Vinegar? I'd love to discuss with you in the comment section below.