Of all of the products you have in your kitchen, apple cider vinegar may be the most versatile. It can be used in cooking, for cleaning and in your hair. More and more naturals have been using apple cider vinegar as a hair cleanser.
Apple cider vinegar is wonderful for clarifying hair. When you clarify your hair, you are deeply cleaning it, removing all of the buildup from products like shampoos, moisturizers and conditioners, even chemicals, from your hair. It not only removes residue, it also closes hair cuticles, giving you less tangles. Its acidity is very close to that of your hair, unlike more hair products, and its a very effective germ killer, as well. Apple cider vinegar is also effective for fighting dandruff and hair loss.
It’s easy to to an apple cider vinegar rinse. First, pour half a cup of the vinegar and a one cup of water into an empty shampoo bottle. Close and shake the bottle, then shampoo or wet your hair and apply the vinegar and water to your hair, from roots to the ends. Be careful not to get the mixture into your eyes! Rinse the vinegar out and condition your hair as normal.
It’s hard to say just how often you should use apple cider vinegar as a hair cleanser. You will need to pay close attention to how your hair is reacting. Some do a rinse a few times a month while others do a rinse every day until they are satisfied that their hair is clarified, and then take a break. You should do what works for you. Add a teaspoon of baking soda to they mixture for further clarification.
To deal with the smell of the vinegar after the rinse, you can either wait until your hair dries completely, since the smell should go away on its own by then, or you could add some essential oils to your mixture, such as lavender, rosemary, rose or lemon.