Apple cider vinegar for hair care
Apple cider vinegar is great for cleansing the body, but also can be used to maintain hair health: it strengthens, soothes and even brightens hear.
Acids in apple cider vinegar will not cause harm to natural hair oils that are removed by shampoos and balms, hair will not be dry and the natural pH will be kept around 4 – 4.5. Various hair treatments, coloring, sometimes even regular shampooing can raise the hair pH and thus damage it.
Organically produced apple cider vinegar is the best vinegar for treating your hair. It’s pH value is between 2.5 and 3.5, and must be diluted with water before use. Apple cider vinegar will remove dirt and impurities on the hair and the hair will stay shiny, soft and revitalized.
When using apple cider vinegar, the hair has to be washed as usual, and finally rinsed with a solution of apple cider vinegar. The solution is made by adding 1 dl of vinegar into 1 liter of water. This solution will remove dandruff if repeated once per week.
The scalp and hair do not have to be rinsed after applying the apple vinegar solution, because the vinegar scent will disappear as the hair dries.
Apple cider vinegar can accent even more blond hair: add two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar in two cups of warm water, and cook 15 minutes over low heat. Leave to cool. Wash the hair with diluted apple cider vinegar (1:10 ratio), shampoo as usual, and at the end, rinse with water, and finally apply the prepared mixture.
Strands can be brightened by a mix of equal amounts of apple cider vinegar and lemon. The mixture is then sprayed on hair strands. Allow to dry for 10 or more minutes, preferably in the sun then rinse with lukewarm water.
Source: LifePress magazine