Whether you're a naturalist or transitioning, you've more than likely heard about Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV). It has long been used as a natural hair care product to promote healthy hair in both men and woman. Its acidity is close to that of natural hair, it’s a good conditioner and cleaning agent.
When I first heard about ACV as a hair cleanser, I thought it sounded pretty weird. But as you all know I've used all sorts of ingredients from my kitchen that has done wonders for my hair, so surely this can only do good. After doing some research, I figured it was worth a try, and I'm so glad I did. This stuff leaves my hair super soft, smooth, and very shiny. Plus my scalp is left feeling really clean and healthy.
Hair is on the mildly acidic side of the pH scale and has an ideal pH of 4.5 to 5.5, which is close to that of an apple cider vinegar rinse (pH 2.9). An ACV rinse is great for bringing the pH back to where it's supposed to be after shampooing has increased the pH.
- Removes product build-up without stripping hair of its natural oils
- Contains antibacterial and anti-fungal properties that will combat itchy, dry scalp
- Natural hair loss treatment
- Home Remedy for head Lice
- Smooth the hair's cuticle which help to prevent split ends
- Locks in protein and moisture
My ACV Cleanser Mix
- 1 part apple cider vinegar
- 1 part water
How I Make My ACV Cleanser
- Pour 1 part ACV and 1 part water into a water spritz bottle
- After shampooing, part your hair into 4 sections.
- Within each section spray the mixture onto hair and scalp. Focussing mainly on your scalp. Make sure you place a towel around your neck so that you don't get too wet.
- Then gently massage it into your scalp.
- Let the mixture sit for about 3 minutes before rinsing fully with water.
- Then condition as usual.