Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse is a great treatment for natural hair and has many benefits for in and outside the body.
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 and it’s also an effective germ killer.
Why an Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse works for hair.
1. Balances Hair’s pH
pH Levels ofHair 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).
Many products are strongly alkaline or have a pH of 8 or more.
Rinsing with apple cider vinegar will help balance the pH of your hair and remove the buildup that can result from the use of these styling products and inexpensive shampoos.
This rinse is great for bringing the pH back to where it’s supposed to be after shampooing.
2. Closes Cuticles, Leading to Smoothness
Rinsing with ACV closes the hair cuticle which cover and protect the surface of each hair shaft. Closed (smooth) hair cuticles results in shinier, smoother and easier to manage hair with less tangles and frizz and as well as reduced split ends and breakage.
Rough hair shaft with open cuticles compared to smooth hair shaft with closed cuticles. ( Hair strand under an electron microscope. By Guillaume Paumier)
3. It’s a natural conditioner.
Apple cider vinegar can function as a hair conditioner, in the same way as baking soda works as a natural shampoo! Clean and shiny
hair, all from ingredients in your kitchen!
3. It improves porosity.
Porosity is your hair’s ability to absorb and maintain moisture. Apple cider vinegar’s acidity can improve porosity by sealing the hair cuticle. As a result, hair will retain more moisture.
4. It treats hair loss.
Truly a hair cure-all, ACV has even been knownto stimulate hair growth in some hair loss cases.
5. It can cleanse, too.
When added to the baking soda mentioed in the first tip, apple cider
vinegar creates a super-powered hair cleanser.
6. It’s a clarifying treatment
Apple cider vinegar is perfect for removing product build-up, that can make your hair appear dull without stripping hair of its natural oils. Once
all those old products are rinsed away thanks to the vinegar, your hair should feel softer and appear more vibrant.
7. It treats dry, itchy scalps.
Apple cider vinegar has antibacterial and antifungal properties that
will calm and heal an itchy, dry scalp.
ACV can save you money.
Not everyone has unlimited funds when it comes to buying hair products. Whenever you can find something that works for you while saving you a lot of money, it’s time to celebrate. Not only is regular apple cider vinegar incredibly inexpensive, it’s easy to find. Just pop
into your grocery store or supermarket and chances are, you’ll find a bottle of ACV.