10 Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar for Natural Hair

10 benefits of apple cider vinegar for natural hair apple cider vinegar rinse

Apple Cider Vinegar is beneficial for your hair, skin and body and can be used in a variety of ways. Below I will be listing some of the benefits of using Apple Cider Vinegar for your natural hair no matter what texture.


1. Removes Buildup

Having natural hair tends to make us use a whole lot of product on our hair to keep it moisturized, healthy and supple and this may end up leading to a lot of product buildup over time. Rinsing your hair with ACV once a week helps cleanse it of all the buildup that occurs throughout the week. Used in a diluted solution and (optionally) adding Bentonite Clay is a great cleanser for natural hair.


2. Relieves Dandruff and Itchy Scalps

ACV has antibacterial and antifungal properties that help dry and itchy scalps. The acetic acid in the vinegar kills bacteria and fungus, which are the common underlying causes of dandruff and hair loss. It, therefore, makes it a fantastic natural cure to an irritating problem.


3. Balances Hair’s pH Levels

Sebum is a natural oil that our scalp produces which has a pH level of between 4.5 and 5.5. This ideal pH level range is essential in safeguarding against bacterial growth, ensuring healthy hair and healthy skin. The problem is that some of the shampoos we use, or methods we use to clean our hair and scalp disrupt the natural pH level affecting the condition of your cuticles and hair.

Using ACV, which naturally has a pH level close to that of human hair helps keep your hair balanced and healthy.


4. Helps With Hair Loss

Apple Cider Vinegar is known to prevent hair loss. By rubbing it into your hair and on your scalp and leaving it on for 30min you will ensure you have no fallout! Because ACV helps your hair retain moisture, it prevents it from being dry and brittle enough to break off when combing, brushing or running your fingers through your hair.


5. Makes Hair Shiny

By closing hair cuticles, ACV ensures that hair remains smooth, shiny and healthy looking. ACV makes your hair cuticle stay down, enabling hair to better reflect light and gives your hair a glossy, healthy appearance.


6. Reduces Tangles

ACV is a fantastic natural detangler that is sometimes used as an alternative to hair conditioner. Because of its ability to smooth down cuticles, it encourages knots and tangles to slip out allowing your fingers, comb, and hair brushes to glide right through!


7. Reduces Frizz

Frizzy hair occurs when the cuticle is raised and because ACV lays your cuticles down hair appears smoother and frizz-free.


8. Helps Define Curls

Unlike conventional shampoos and conditioners, ACV does not weigh down your hair and instead allows your hair to move freely and allowing your natural body to be more evident.


9. Affordability

ACV is an affordable alternative to a whole lot of expensive hair products that are designed to take care of the above-mentioned hair problems. Instead of buying 8 different products to solve 8 different things you can simply buy one that will not only work for you but may even last longer.


10. It’s Good For Your Skin

Totally not hair related, but you can also use it as a toner in a diluted solution! 🙂


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    26/11/2017 / 10:43

    Thank you for breaking down the science behind it. Now I will try a new method with peace of mind.

  2. 15/02/2017 / 16:06

    I love it! Can’t wait to try it when I take out my braids.
    Thank you for the insight.

    • 23/02/2017 / 17:34

      Thank you so much for reading! Please let me know how it works on braids, I’ve only ever tried it on my natural hair.

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