Why You Need Apple Cider Vinegar for Your Hair.

There are a lot of things in the health food department that can be used for external beauty aids, as well as for eating and drinking, and one of them is the Apple cider vinegar . You might have encountered it many times in your Salad cream and Mayonnaise or taken it as a natural remedy for stomach upset etc . However, you might not necessarily know how powerful this simple food item can be for your overall health and beauty needs.

Apple Cider Vinegar .

Apple cider vinegar otherwise known as ACV is derived from Apples. It goes through some fermentation processes before it gets to its liquid state, at which the natural nutrients and enzymes that is highly beneficial for the well-being of the body are preserved. It is rich in potassium, probiotics, acetic acid , magnesium, enzymes, pectin, calcium , vitamin B1, B2, B6, A , C and E, Malic acid and ash which helps in balancing the pH of the body and alkaline condition.

You might wonder how it’s different from the regular one hundred and fifty Naira white vinegar you find in the market and bakery shops. The difference lies in the distilling processes . The  white vinegar usually goes through an over procession where most of these natural nutrients are stripped away or killed off leaving it with little to no health benefits.

Apple Cider Vinegar for the Hair .

1. A natural and effective hair conditioner. Let me start by saying that I seriously don’t joke with this. It is so unbelievably effective for my really tough low porosity hair. Listen you really need to try this immediately and then come back here and tell me how good it’s been to you. Simply dilute one to two cap full of ACV with one cup of Water, spray, spritz , pour or whatever this mixture to your hair, let it sit for at least 30 minutes before you rinse  it off then, watch the magic happen. The result is immediate at least for me*

2. Gets rid of itchy scalp and dandruff . ACV does this by killing off the bacteria and fungus that causes these scalp condition and in turn prevents it as well. Just prepare the mixture as stated above . You can pre-poo with this, or rinse your scalp with it.

3. A natural hair cleanser and shampoo. Do you know that you can use ACV as your very own natural hair shampoo? It does this by clarifying and cleansing the hair and scalp , removing build ups and dirt that can clog the pores and hair shaft which subsequently leads to retarded hair growth. Simply massage your scalp as you would with a shampoo after application to really get the dirt out-of-the-way.

4. Promotes Hair growth .Clean and dirt free scalp as a result of ACV like I mentioned above gives the scalp room to breathe which in turn improves blood circulation, secretion of Sebum (oil which the body produces), and strengthen the keratin bond of the hair, making it stronger , healthier and shinier automatically leading to an improved hair growth.

5. Combats Hair breakage . By now I believe you’ve realized how beneficial ACV could be for you. The list is endless but I will try to limit this to five essential hair benefits otherwise these would be a really long post. What ACV does in this case is that it balances the pH of your hair, which may be otherwise as a result of the different rigorous treatments, products, chemicals etc your hair might have undergone. It closes the hair cuticle, making it smoother and easier to detangle, prevent it from thinning and strengthens the hair, thereby reducing breakage that would have occurred otherwise for various reasons. Here’s one of the reasons why your hair might be breaking off.

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* As with most things in life, proceed with caution. This post is based on my personal experience and individual results may vary.

11 thoughts on “Why You Need Apple Cider Vinegar for Your Hair.

  1. I didn’t know much about ACV for hair till 2 weeks ago when a friend sent me a photo of here natural hair after wash. She told me she used a combination of bentonite clay and ACV.

    Around that time too, I put up a post about the benefits of low ph in skincare products and someone commented mentioning ACV as one of the products she uses.

    Now I see a post about ACV again and this time, more detailed and targeted like it was written for me and my hair. Lol
    Thanks for this post!

    A family member is currently doing DIY ACV, it will be ready in few days. I’ve only tried ACV for skincare, I can’t wait to try it on my hair.
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    1. Oh hey onyinye! Thanks so much for taking time out to share. You should definitely try it. I actually add ACV to my Kaolin clay for my face and it’s been amazing. It’s also been a consistent staple in my hair regimen for years now and I don’t know what I would have done without it. You won’t regret it.

  2. Great post! I’ve tried using ACV once but it didn’t really clarify my hair…I still noticed some build-ups on my scalp, unlike white vinegar which really clarifies my hair leaving it soft …maybe I didn’t do it right….will definitely give it a try again…Oh! And I’m so interested in the ACV plus Kaolin clay for my face…will try that too! Keep up the good work!

    1. Thanks so much Cutie_Ral! We all have different hair types and textures. I have low porosity hair and my hair reacts well to it which doesn’t necessarily mean it has to work the same way for others. However, it is definitely worth trying. Perhaps you might be diluting it too much or generally not using it right but since the white vinegar works well for you…I’d say DO YOU GIRL!

  3. Really informal post.
    I’ve had ACV for years now but don’t use it much. Time to reconsider.

    And oh, please how do you mix with kaolin clay for your face? Where do I find the clay?

    1. When preparing my clay mask for my face, I like to add few drops or the equivalent half a teaspoon of ACV along with honey to the mix and apply by the way, any type of clay would be ok as well. You can get it here and here

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