The Benefits of an Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse
Regularly doing a simple apple cider vinegar hair rinse can greatly improve the health and look of your hair. In fact, there is a movement of people who choose not to use shampoo in their hair at all, or “no-poo”, due to the many harsh chemicals that most shampoos contain. The ingredients that go into shampoo often include sulfates that can make your hair really dry. Sodium laurel sulfate, ammonium laureth sulfate and ammonium lauryl sulfate are just a few of the components that may make up the first few ingredients of your shampoo.
All natural apple cider vinegar cleans and conditions the hair very effectively. It will remove buildup, kill bacteria, get rid of dandruff, and add shine and bounce to your hair. It can help to balance the pH of your hair because it is mildly acidic and close in pH to your hair.
To do an apple cider vinegar hair rinse, pour a few tablespoons of apple cider vinegar into a small bottle and fill the bottle with water. Work this mixture into your hair and comb it through. Let it sit for a few minutes before rinsing it all out with cool water, then do a repeat rinse. It may take a couple of weeks for your hair to get used to this routine but it’ll be worth it in the end. Just be careful not to get any in your eyes. You should also experiment on how often to use it, probably not more than three times a week. Raw, unfiltered, organic apple cider vinegar is the best choice to use on your hair because it’s packed with nutrients, but even if your vinegar is not of this quality, it will undoubtedly be better than most store-bought shampoos.
Adding a regular apple cider vinegar hair rinse to your beauty routine is easy, inexpensive and will add life and luster to your hair. Keeping apple cider vinegar around is generally a good idea; it’s been used for centuries for all kinds of ailments including insect bites, bee stings, acne, sunburn, yeast infections, sore throats and more.