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10 Ways to Use Apple Cider Vinegar for Hair

Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse is a great treatment for hair. Apple Cider Vinegar, or ACV, has a long list of benefits. Some of those benefits for hair are: balancing hair and scalp pH, removing product buildup, and treating dandruff and hair loss, just to name a few.

When I first heard ACV hair rinses, I thought that it sounded pretty weird. But hey…people use all kinds of salad items in their hair from mayo to Greek yogurt. After doing my research, I figured it was worth a try, and I’m so glad I did. It’s a great way to treat itchy, dry scalp, and it leaves my hair soft, smooth, and shiny.

Check out the slideshow below for 10 ways to use apple cider vinegar for Hhir

Condition Hair 1 of 10
Apple cider vinegar can function as a hair conditioner when following baking soda. Read more at NaturallyCurly.com

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Improve Porosity 2 of 10
Porosity is your hair's ability to absorb and maintain moisture. Apple cider vinegar's acidity can improve porosity by sealing the hair cuticle . As a result, hair will maintain more moisture.

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Combat Tangles 3 of 10
Apple Cider Vinegar flattens the hair surface allowing the comb to glide easily through the hair. Read more at NaturallyCurly.com
Treat Hair Loss 4 of 10
ACV has been know to stimulate hair growth in some hair loss cases.

Source: Natural Remedies for Alopecia Areata

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Cleanser 5 of 10
Some people like to combine apple cider vinegar and bake soda for a thorough cleaning. In some cases, this combination is used to completely replace traditional shampoos and conditioners.
Clarifying Treatment 6 of 10
Apple Cider Vinger is perfect for removing product build-up without stripping hair of its natural oils.

Source: Apple Cider Vinegar Benefits: Apple Cider Vinegar is a Versatile Natural Hair Care Product

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pH Balancer 7 of 10
Hair is on the mildly acidic side of the pH scale and has an ideal pH of 4.5 to 5.5, which is close to that of an apple cider vinegar rinse (pH 2.9). An Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse is great for bring the pH back to where it's supposed to be after shampooing has increased the pH.

Photo Credit and More info: Braggs.com
Reduce Frizz 8 of 10
According to Huffington Post, when used as a follow-up to baking soda, this do-it-yourself treatment makes strands shinier, reduces frizz and seals cuticles.
Treat Itchy, Dry Scap 9 of 10
Apple Cider Vinegar has antibacterial and antifungal properties that will combat itchy, dry scalp.

Source: Natural Remedies for Dandruff

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Prevent Split Ends 10 of 10
Apple Cider Vinegar has the ability to smooth the hair's cuticle helping to prevent split ends.

Source: ACV Stopped Me From Getting Split Ends.

How To Make Your Own Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse

You can add apple cider vinegar to your hair regimen by mixing 1 part ACV into 1 part warm, filtered tap water. Apply the vinegar rinse after shampooing, then rinse it all out, or for extra conditioning, you can leave the rinse on your hair for a minute or two. This natural hair care product can be used once a week or as needed.


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