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.
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…