Apple Cider Vinegar Hair

Apple Cider Vinegar for Hair

Not sure if I mentioned this before, but I have been trying to use more natural beauty techniques at home – not just cruelty-free products, but really… just as natural as we can get. I wanted to share one of my favorite natural remedies for hair as of lately: apple cider vinegar. I’ve always heard from others bloggers and even healthy sites while browsing that ACV can act as a conditioner while bringing the shine on like the sun. Hey-ohhhh, true dat. I’m obsessed with it. When I get out of the shower, I smell like a fucking salad and I am 100% okay with it.

I’ll be honest, I was a little skeptical at first because usually without conditioner, my hair ends up like a rat’s nest. So many snarls and it’s painful to comb through. NOT THE CASE. The ACV acts as a natural conditioner and makes it super easy to comb through. I was actually shocked to shit, to be frank. Also, the vinegar smell does not linger for long, ladies. As soon as your hair dries, you can’t smell it any longer. But okay, enough of my rambling… let me share my technique with you (so hopefully you’ll try!)

In bottle/dispenser/jar, add:

  • 3 cups ACV
  • 4-6 cups warm water

Yeah, that’s it. In all honesty, I do not measure out as much anymore. I just kinda dump it all in and decide what works. I’ve done more vinegar and less water, and my hair is fine. Half and half is also a good method. So anyways, I go about my regular shampoo (I’ve been using Yes To Carrots Nourishing Shampoo, but please share yours here. Would love recommendations) and then rinse. Right before I jump out of shower, I put my head back and pour the mix onto my head. If the jar is wide enough, I also will dip my tips in. You can rinse out if you want, but I sometimes leave it in. It’s your call – I go both ways.

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Hahahaha. Okay, so then when you get out, comb through and you’ll be surprised by how easy it is – I am still not over it. Yeah, you’ll smell like vinegar for a little while but hey, it’s fine. If it really bothers you, consider adding a few drops of your favorite essential oil.

Aside from loving the results, I am excited to have a less expensive regiment now. Aside from this, I have also vowed to wash my hair less. I was always one of those “shampoo and condition my hair every. single. night.” kinda girls. There’s nothing crazy wrong with it, but I do want my hair to have some breathing room in between washes. I noticed it was getting pretty dry and my split ends were terrible. Washing less frequently allows the natural oils to do their thang rather than being stripped away. I’ve been pretty happy with the results thus far. Hey, if you can even go longer in between washes, power to you. My hair gets greasy pretty quickly, so I stick with every other day, but even on the greasier days… top knot that shit and look fab. Seriously, though – top knots #ftw always.

I’m on the hunt for a good dry shampoo recipe, or even a cruelty-free brand to have around – you know, for those extra greasy moments. So… if you have a natural hair remedy (dry shampoo or otherwise), please share with me in the comments. I’m also a fan of coconut oil masks, but I do that maybe once or twice a month. I’m always looking for new techniques, so don’t hold back from me! xx bianca

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21 thoughts on “Apple Cider Vinegar for Hair

  1. Thanks for sharing Bianca!

    Do you know the book Natural Beauty at Home by Janice Cox? My sister gave it to me a few years ago. I was initially resistant but started giving myself facial treatments at home every few weeks, and now I have better skin than I did at 20, lol! One of my favorite masks is vegan mayo.

    • You’re so welcome – and no I haven’t. I need to check it out ASAP! I am new to a lot of this stuff, so I need all the reads I can get :) I need to try the mayo mask! <3

  2. Also, I should have mentioned, I like Nature’s Gate shampoo. There are a lot of different kinds for different hair types, should be available at your local co-op.

    • Hey Caitlin! I have never heard of this brand, but I like the sound of it – love argan. This must smell amazing, too. Thanks for sharing – I will check it out next time I am at Whole Foods! <3

  3. Yes! I have been doing ACV for a while now and love it! I take it a step further and soak the vinegar in some delightful flowers and herbs for several weeks to add to the benefits my hair gets from it. I also add some essential oils and rinse with cold water, it adds to the shine! And I don’t shampoo my hair. I wash with baking soda once a week. My hair has never looked better!! I will share my herb and ACV mixture on my blog soon as I am almost out 😊

  4. “When I get out of the shower, I smell like a fucking salad…” I LOLed so hard on this part! :) Thank you for reminding me of ACV. I just recently got some middle length haircut and seems like my conditioner is weighting my hair down. Hopefully, ACV is just a thing. I used to use it when I tried ‘no-poo’ method (weird sounding, right?!) with baking soda.

    • LOL so glad I could get a laugh out of ya. Give this a try, I really am obsessed with it… I think you’ll see why! I have been hearing about the no-poo thing for a while. I haven’t tried yet… kinda nervous!! Maybe that will be my next experiment… :)

      • I will definitely try again the ACV ‘conditioner’. About no-poo with baking soda… I found that it worked best for me in the colder months. In the summer my hair would get too greasy. I guess you need to use warmer water to wash of the oils from your scalp and hair, which is hard for me when it’s 30+ degrees Celsius outside :)

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