Have you ever wondered how much more treatment your hair can take? Or just how much money you still need to shed to achieve a perfectly tamed mane?
Seriously, you’ve done everything there is to solve the whole hair situation but it feels like you’re doing more harm than good. You’ve probably consider switching to alternative home remedies and Googled everything there is to know.
But to make things easier for you, we’ll zero in on one reliable and tested remedy for dry, dull and damaged hair: Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV).
The use of Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) as a regular hair treatment and rinse is already a part of the healthcare routine of many. While one might not find the whole idea very appealing--mostly because of the smell--the profound effects of ACV to the hair brought about its rapid popularity and status as a beautifying ingredient.
Apple Cider Vinegar: Nature and Properties
ACV is made from cider or apple must. It is known for its pale to medium amber color. However, organic ACV looks a little congealed due to its cobweb-like appearance. And as we all know, ACV is a favorite ingredient when it comes to salad dressings, marinades, vinaigrettes, food preservatives, and chutneys, among others.
ACV is known for its plethora of benefits. Aside from promising healthy hair, it is also effective in providing radiant skin and warding off health risks and being the ultimate aid in resolving some of your toughest household tasks.
The properties found in ACV that balance the scalp and hair pH level makes it a good and safe hair home treatment. Its antifungal and antibacterial properties also help combat scalp infections, dryness, itchiness and dandruff.
When used as a rinse, ACV can do wonders to your hair, retaining the pH level of your scalp and leaving you with soft, shiny and smooth hair. It tames rough hair cuticles and fights split ends.
Apple Cider Vinegar: Hair Uses
One thing that commercial shampoo manufacturers don’t tell you is the destructing properties of their product. You might have noticed that after continuous shampooing, you hair is suddenly more dull and brittle than ever.
This should no longer be a surprise to you.
Hair is on the mildly acidic side of the pH scale, and has an ideal pH of 4.5 to 5 while ACV rinse has a pH of 2.9. This means that ACV can help bring normalize the pH level of your hair after your usual shampooing. Convenient, right?
Hair Growth Enhancer
Yes, ACV is also the answer to your hair loss dilemma.
Hair loss is due to the flaking of the scalp. This happens when hair follicles get clogged and develops bacterial infection. ACV stimulates better circulation to the hair follicles, strengthens its roots, promotes healthy hair growth and of course, unclog hair follicles that needs unclogging.
It’s no longer a surprise that ACV can work as a handy conditioner as well. It eases out tangles easily and effectively flattens the hair surface, allowing a comb or brush to glide easily through the hair.
However, if you’re really not into the whole ACV routine, you can also try this shampoo bar for light hair made from all-natural products and solve your problem without worrying about anything else.
Split Ends Buster
You hate your split ends, we all do. It seems like it’s a never-ending curse--but it’s not. You’re probably wondering how in the world can vinegar cure this ever-present dilemma. But trust us and every other person who lived to tell the tale, it does.
ACV has the ability to smoothen the hair’s cuticle and seal hair follicles. As a result, light is reflected off the hair, giving off a shinier, softer and smoother look and feel.
ACV also enables the hair maintain more moisture and helping prevent split ends
If you feel like your shampoo is not doing the job and you want to quit using it altogether, a mixture of ACV and baking soda can do the job for you.
This powerful mixture is a super-powered natural hair cleanser that is perfect for removing product buildup, without stripping hair of its natural oils. So you can now bid goodbye to your shampoo and say hello to cleaner and stronger hair.
Last but not the least, ACV improves the porosity of the hair. This might sound a little technical and far-fetched but it simply means your hair will have more ability to absorb moisture and actually keep it there for long.
ACV’s acidity can help seal the hair cuticle and improve natural hair’s moisture. Definitely a winner for people whose main struggle is dry, lifeless hair.
Apple Cider Vinegar: DIY Hair Rinse
To help you start off, we’ll provide you a way to make an ACV-based hair rinse at the comforts of your home. It’s pretty neat and definitely effective in combating all your hair dilemma after just a few weeks of regular use.
In a spray bottle, mix a cup of water with two tablespoons of ACV and adjust this ratio depending on your targeted quantity. However, if you have oily hair we suggest you make a mixture with higher concentration of ACV so you can just probably add another tablespoon of the ingredient.
Or just to be safer, you can start from the lower dilution and experiment to find the dilution that works best for your hair type.
After shampooing, you can apply the ACV rinse. Make sure to massage it into you hair and scalp before you leave it for a couple of minutes. Afterwards, rinse thoroughly to effectively ward off any unwanted smell.
Don’t get the rinse into your eyes as it will sting. As your hair is drying, you may smell vinegar, but once your hair dries, the smell is gone.
We recommend you do this treatment once or twice a week.
But if you’re still reluctant in fears of more damage to your hair, don’t fret because we still have the answer for you.
As we’ve said, if you don’t want to jump into the ACV hair treatment bandwagon, then you don’t have to. You can always consider switching to an all-natural homemade line of shampoo products for your hair. These are widely available in the market and can suit any type of hair. You can view the whole shampoo bars selection here to find out more about these products.
We hope that with our help, you’ll find exactly what works for you and in no time achieve the perfect, silky hair you’ve always wanted. Goodluck!
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