There are many ways to use apple cider vinegar on our hair. It is said to bring shine, make hair grow faster, is anti-dandruff… In short: it is simply great, in addition to being natural and economical.
Here’s what you need to know before using apple cider vinegar on your hair.
1. It adds shine
Being rich in minerals and trace elements (magnesium, zinc and iron), apple cider vinegar is known to tackle dull hair by giving it shine and luster. To do this, rinse your hair with cider vinegar and warm water and let your hair air dry to increase the results tenfold. To tighten the scales of the hair, the most courageous will rinse the whole with cold water. The end result: strong, healthy hair just the way we like it!
2. It attacks dandruff
It’s not always easy to get rid of our nasty dandruff. Cider vinegar, an effective antibacterial, comes to our rescue. Easy to use, just apply it to your scalp after shampooing and rinse with cold water. That’s it!
3. It controls frizz
There’s no better way to reduce frizz. Mix three tablespoons of cider vinegar with a liter of mineral water and apply it all over your hair. After leaving it on for a few moments, rinse with cold water. To make the product smell good, you can add a few drops of rose essential oil. A gesture to be repeated every three shampoos.
4. It helps hair grow
To accelerate hair growth, many people add castor oil to their cider vinegar. In order to make your home treatment, mix 2 tablespoons of cider vinegar with 2 tablespoons of castor oil. When applying, massage the scalp for better results, then rinse with water and proceed with your usual shampoo. Apply as a treatment for three weeks, and take a break afterwards.
5. Treats oily hair
Cider vinegar rids our hair of impurities and other grease accumulated on the scalp. It is known to get rid of greasy hair and will give back vitality and freshness to your mane.
Precautions to take with cider vinegar
There are no contraindications and it is suitable for almost all hair types. However, like anything else, you should not overuse it, because the acidity of the vinegar can damage and dry out your hair. The ideal is to use it once every three to four shampoos and to prefer organic cider vinegar. More gentle and natural, it dries the hair fiber less.
If you have naturally very dry and brittle hair, simply forget about this product. You need nourishing and moisturizing masks instead.