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7 Ways to Use Apple Cider Vinegar on Natural Hair


Apple cider vinegar ( ACV ) has long been used as a natural hair care
product to promote healthy hair in both men and woman. It’s a good conditioner and cleaning agent and it’s also an effective germ killer.

See the full benefits of ACV here

Apple cider vinegar uses for the hair

1. Vinegar hair rinse
2. Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Cleanser
3. Hair Herbal rinse
4. Essential oil vinegar hair rinse
5. Dandruff and itchy scalp relief
6. Natural hair loss treatment
7. Home Remedy for head Lice

1. Vinegar hair rinse


Make your own healthy after-shampoo hair rinse by mixing 1/3 of a cup (75 ml) of ACV into a quart (1 liter) of water. You can then store this mixture in a plastic bottle and keep it in the shower for ready use.

If you would like to prepare a smaller batch of this vinegar hair rinse recipe to experiment with, try mixing 1 tablespoon (15 ml) of apple cider vinegar into 1 cup (250 ml) of warm filtered tap water. Increase or reduce the ratio of acv to water as desired

Apply the vinegar rinse after shampooing and then rinse it all out, or
for extra conditioning, you can leave the rinse on your hair. This natural hair care product can be used once or twice a week or more often as needed.

2. Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Cleanser


Homemade Shampoo Recipe

Mix 1 Tbsp. baking soda with 8 oz. hot water and stir or shake until well dissolved. You can use a funnel and put this in a container like a squirt bottle.
Mix 1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar in 8 oz. water. Again mix and store in a squirt bottle.

Essentially, you just replace the baking soda mix for shampoo and vinegar for conditioner. Wet hair well, rub in some of the baking soda and mix into your scalp well. Rinse. Then squirt it with the vinegar mix, rub it in and rinse.

Remember to keep the baking soda at the scalp level as much as you can. You won’t destroy your hair if you rub it in root-to-tip, but it can be rather drying and so you should only do that if you have serious product build-up that you need to clean off.

3. Hair Herbal rinse


By infusing various herbs into the vinegar rinse, you can enhance
different hair colors and condition hair at the same time.

Here are some recommended herbs to use with apple cider vinegar :
For dark hair:…… Parsley , Rosemary , Sage
For light hair:….. Chamomile , Flannel Mullein , Marigold
For red hair:……. Henna
For oily hair:…… Lavender , Thyme , Witch Hazel, Yarrow
For dry hair:……. Marigold
For brittle hair:… Horsetail

To make your own herbal hair rinse natural hair care product:
Place 2 tablespoons of the dried herb (or herb mixture) into a muslin bag or tea ball and put in a warmed tea pot.
Pour 1 pint (500 ml) of boiling water over the herbs and infuse for
2 hours.
Allow the liquid to cool then pour it into a quart (1 liter) jar .
Add 1 pint (500 ml) of apple cider vinegar and mix well.

To add extra fragrance to the herbal rinse, try adding a few drops of lavender or lemon or rose essential oils.

4. Essential oil vinegar hair rinse


If preparing a vinegar/herb infusion is not your cup of tea, then a faster way to enhance the hair conditioning effect of apple cider vinegar is to add a small amount of certain types of essential oils .
To make a batch, just add 5 drops of the essential oil to 1 cup (250 ml) of apple cider vinegar . When you are ready to rinse your hair, take 1 tablespoon of this mixture and add it to 1 cup (250 ml) of warm water.

Types of essential oils that go well in a vinegar hair rinse include:
Tea tree

5. Dandruff and itchy scalp relief


The acids and enzymes in ACV kill the “bottle bacillus” , a bacteria that is one of the causes for many scalp and hair conditions such as dandruff, itchy scalp, hair loss and often baldness.The bacteria clogs hair follicles allowing dry crusts to form that itch and flake.

For a simple home treatment for dandruff and itchy scalp, apply full strength ACV to the scalp, rub in, and leave on for a half hour to an hour before washing your hair. Tea tree oil is another excellent natural anti-dandruff ingredient, which can be added.

6. Natural hair loss treatment

For bald and thinning areas apply to scalp an hour before shampooing- 2 Tbsp ACV mixed with a tiny pinch cayenne powder.

7. Home Remedy for head Lice
Lice infestations are very contagious and are characterized by intense itching caused by an allergic reaction to a toxin in the saliva of the lice.

For you or your child, try the following herbal head louse treatment:

Carefully brush the child’s head with a mixture of 3 parts olive oil and 1 part lavender essential oil.
First apply to a small area to test for allergic sensitivity or skin reaction.
The hair should be saturated with the olive oil mixture and a shower cap put on for 5 hours.
The olive oil clogs the breathing pores of the lice and they can’t hold their breath for more than 4 hours.

Follow this by an apple cider vinegar rinse , 1 tablespoon (15 ml) ACV added to 1 cup (250 ml) water, to unglue the nits from the hair.
Nits or lice eggs are fairly small and can be pearly to grey in color.
Then, using a fine-tooth comb , parents should comb the child’s hair meticulously to remove the lice eggs from the hair shaft. And finally, wash the hair with a natural shampoo.

Once completed, check the hair every other day for the next 10 days, and if needed repeat the treatment.

Try one or more of these Apple Cider Vinegar hair treatment and remember that these are SUGGESTIONS only. Only do what’s best for your hair.



5 thoughts on “7 Ways to Use Apple Cider Vinegar on Natural Hair

  1. Nice work, AVC doesn’t only work wonders for hair care routines it helps with ur skin too and also u can use it to loose weight, amazing right? I personally love d topic bt where can someone get all those herbs you mention?


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