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Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse – Hair Magic

I’ve been hearing about the whole apple cider vinegar on your hair fad for years now. I know that internally, apple cider vinegar is great for you, but I have always been hesitant to put it on my hair. I’ve seen horror stories where people have had their brown hair turned orange by vinegar, and I do not want to hop on that band wagon.

Well, this week, I caved.

Make your own hair conditioner using apple cider vinegarMy hair is normally really coarse and hard to manage, so I figured, “Hey, how could it hurt?” So I tried it out…

An apple cider vinegar rinse

All you need is

  • 1-2 TBSP Apple cider vinegar (I used 2. I should have used 1.)
  • 1 cup of water.
  • A Mason jar.

Let me explain why the rinse is good for your hair.

Basically, the acidity of vinegar balances out the pH of your hair. Considering most hair care products are bases, this makes sense.

It can help with dandruff.

It leaves your hair super shiny and smooth. This is because it closes your hair’s cuticle shafts that are normally open.

All you need to do:

Shampoo your hair like you do normally and rinse your hair thoroughly. Then, slowly add the vinegar rinse all over your head. Leave it on for a few minutes then rinse.

I wish I would have added a little oil back into my ends, so maybe even try that!

I used this rinse, and holy woah: my hair felt amazing and looked amazing. At first your hair will have a vinegar-y smell, but as it dries, it disappears.  And I do have to say, my hair looked the best it has in a quite a while :-)!


Some things to keep in mind

  • Vinegar does not smell the greatest, but, not to worry, the smell goes away as soon as your hair dries.
  • If it gets in your eyes, it does not feel pleasant.
  • Vinegar lightens hair. (It actually lightened mine a bit.) So if you don’t want to take a chance of encountering a lighter shade of hair color, you probably don’t want to do this.

Rinse as often as you’d like, just remember those warnings!

Leave a comment and let everyone know how your apple cider vinegar rinse went…

Shared with: A Little R & R, Motivational Monday, The Art of Homemaking, The Modest Mom Blog, and  Saving 4 Six

Trista Porter

Trista Porter

Trista is currently attending a local university. She is majoring in business administration and English. Not one to sit on the sidelines and watch life pass her by, she has recently started her own business featuring health-friendly and earth-friendly products. She also co-owns a photography business with her boyfriend fiancée. Her dreams are to be a successful writer, businesswoman, wife, and to spread the love of God. Learn more about Trista by visiting her at The Earthly Ones or ReiDesigns.
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3 Responses to Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse – Hair Magic

  1. Mary March 11, 2015 at 12:55 am #

    Growing up we didn’t have the money for hair conditioner. So our mom had her daughters use vinegar after shampooing our hair. We would put a little bit in a cup and just before we adding it to our hair we would add warm water. Straight vinegar was cold. It has always helps my hair look better and cleaner. I didn’t know about it changing your hair color. Guess that part didn’t work on our hair. I do remember my sister ironing her hair on the ironing board to make it straighter. (:

  2. Jennifer S. March 9, 2015 at 9:28 am #

    I used to use vinegar to rinse my hair. This post is inspiring me to get back to it. I didn’t realize that vinegar lightened hair, but that would explain why my mom thought I was going blond a while ago. It was while I was doing vinegar rinses. Thanks for nudging me back to this.

    • Trista March 9, 2015 at 12:02 pm #

      That’s no problem! It’s good to hear from someone who has done it and gotten positive results.

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