Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) is one of my favorite products. I make the best marinades with it as a base, it has wonderful uses around the house and it is an awesome hair care product. ACV has an acidity similar to that of natural hair and acts as a conditioner, cleanser and germ killer. Some have noted that the use of ACV has helped in fighting scalp issues, help reduce DHT which causes the hair follicle to shrink and lead to hair loss and dandruff. ACV also increases shine and removes buildup!
My focus this weekend is buildup removal, shine, conditioning and color. Keep the following in mind if you are considering creating your own concoction:
Here are some recommended herbs to use with apple cider vinegar:
- dark hair- Parsley, Rosemary, Sage
- light hair- Chamomile, Flannel Mullein, Marigold
- red hair- Henna
- oily hair- Lavender, Thyme, Witch Hazel, Yarrow
- dry hair- Marigold
- brittle hair-Horsetail
To add extra fragrance to the herbal rinse, try adding a few drops of lavender or lemon or rose essential oils.
Create quicker concoction by using essential oils. Just add 5 drops of the essential oil to 1 cup of ACV. When ready to rinse hair, take 1 tablespoon of this mixture and add it to 1 cup of warm water.
These Essential Oils work best with ACV: Lavender Lemon Rose Rosemary Sage
I will be doing this soon and will follow up with a post once I see the result after a couple of days. It is recommend to use no more than every 2 weeks. I will also be adding aloe juice for extra conditioning. If you prefer to buy it pre-made, I found some products on Amazon and added the links below.