When you come across apple cider vinegar, you probably think of it as something to be used in salads or other foods. But do you know apple cider vinegar can be used for hair as well? It is loaded with many nutrients that can make your hair soft, shiny and beautiful. So, in this post, we have shared how to make your own DIY apple cider vinegar hair rinse.
Benefits of DIY Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse
Apple Cider Vinegar
- Apple cider vinegar has antibacterial and antifungal properties, which kill harmful bacteria, fungi, and other microorganisms. Hence keeps the scalp healthy(source)
- Dull, dry hair usually has a high pH or tends to be alkaline. Apple cider vinegar has acetic acid, and its acidity restores the pH balance in the hair.
- Apple cider vinegar exfoliates the scalp and removes dirt, dead skin cells, and product build-up. This keeps your scalp clear and helps stimulate the growth of healthy hair.
- Using apple cider vinegar can prevent breakage and treat split ends. It helps to close the hair cuticle and restore its acidity, thus paving way for smooth, manageable hair.
Lavender Essential Oil
- The lavender essential oil has a marked hair growth-promoting effect, according to a 2016 study done on female mice. That’s why the lavender essential oil is one of the popular essential oils for hair growth.
- Due to its antimicrobial properties, lavender essential oil prevents scalp infections. It also reduces scalp inflammations and provides a soothing effect to your scalp. This keeps the scalp healthy and thus promotes hair growth.
How To Make DIY Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse
- 1/4 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
- 1 cup Water
- 10-12 drops Lavender Essential Oil
How To Use
- Mix the three ingredients in a bottle and shake well to properly combine the ingredients.
- Wash your hair properly with shampoo as you normally do.
- Pour the ACV rinse throughout your hair from roots to tips.
- Leave it on your hair for about 5 minutes.
- Rinse your hair thoroughly.
- Repeat it 1-2 times a week.
- Do not use apple cider vinegar undiluted. The acidity of ACV can irritate or even burn the skin.
- Discontinue using if irritation persists even after adding water.
- Avoid contact with eyes. If it still gets into the eyes, wash thoroughly with cold water.
Apple cider vinegar is very beneficial for your hair and scalp health. It has the ability to conditioning, nourishing and giving you soft, shiny hair. The addition of essential oil makes it even more effective. So try this ACV hair rinse and see the results yourself.
Have you applied apple cider vinegar to your hair before? If so, do share your experience with us in the comments below.