I Use Apple Cider Vinegar for Hair Cleansing, Here’s How

I use apple cider vinegar for hair beautification. Here’s how you can, too.

Apple cider vinegar is the most multi-use beauty/kitchen item out there (if you don’t count coconut oil). Not only is it good for your insides, but it makes your outsides pretty nice too. People, including yours truly, use apple cider vinegar for hair. It’s both for cleansing and conditioning, is basically the tonic for shiny, clean, gorgeous hair. You can use apple cider vinegar for skin, too.

When choosing an apple cider vinegar for hair, go for cheap. Normally we’re all for organic free range apple cider vinegar with The Mother, but this spends so little time with your hair that it’s not worth the added expense.

How To Use Apple Cider Vinegar For Hair

To use apple cider vinegar for hair you’ll only need to add one step to your cleansing routine. When you’re done washing and conditioning your hair with your regulars, you basically just dump some ACV on your head. Make sure you’ve thoroughly washed out the shampoo and conditioner from your hair first before going into the apple cider vinegar rinse. Apple cider vinegar is also one of our favorite natural dandruff remedies.

I pour about a half cup of ACV into a cup and take it into the shower with me. This helps me ration out my vinegar and not waste it all on one good hair day.

Pour the vinegar over your hair and massage it in as best you can. It’s going to smell very strongly but you’ll feel right away that your hair is extra soft and slippery feeling, more so than plain old regular wet hair.

Rinse your hair throughly with water when you’re done massaging your head with vinegar. You can opt for the cup again or just stick your head under the tap. Either works.

Make sure you get all the vinegar out of your hair to avoid smelling like salad until your next hair wash.

Dry or let air dry and you’ll feel the difference it makes using apple cider vinegar for hair. The vinegar works almost like an astringent to get all the little bits of gunk out of your hair while smoothing down the cuticle (the outermost layer of hair) and making your hair extra shiny. Use once a week or so to have good hair days on the regular.

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Bio: She’s a New Orleans based beauty writer, nail polish hoarder, and doughnut enthusiast. When she isn’t camping out in her local coffee shop for hours on end, you’ll probably find her taking selfies in front of every colorful wall she’s ever seen. Follow along on Twitter and Instagram @themercuteify.