- Dandruff and itchy scalp relief. The acetic acid in ACV stops the growth of bacteria and fungus that can contribute to dandruff and itchy scalp
- Helps remove product build-up on the hair and scalp. So I make sure to use it every time I cleanse. I make extra special care to use it when I co-wash as a kind of cleansing double-check for my scalp
- pH balancing which is great if you relax your hair as relaxers can change the pH balance of your hair
- Increases shine by closing cuticle allowing light to reflect off of the strands
Apple cider vinegar is strong which can irritate your scalp. I've found it's best to dilute it before applying it. The two ways I dilute ACV are:
- Mix 2 parts water and 1 part ACV
- Mix 1 part green tea, 1 part water and 1 part ACV
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No matter how I dilute it, I apply it directly to my scalp using an application bottle before I shampoo or co-wash. After applying it I massage it into my scalp and then go right into shampooing or co-washing without rinsing it out.
If you're interested in including apple cider vinegar in your regimen don't forget to look at the ingredient list to make sure it's pure apple cider vinegar. The only ingredient should be apple cider vinegar. You want to make sure what you're using is natural or organic.
Do you use apple cider vinegar on your hair?