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Top 6 uses of Apple Cider Vinegar for Hair



Apple cider vinegar (ACV) is one of the commodities that should be found in every home. It is a popular natural health product which has a wide variety of uses. It has so many health benefits and it provides cheaper solutions to some of our minor health challenges. (Read health benefits here: 7 health benefits of apple cider vinegar). Apple cider vinegar can also do great things for your hair.

1) Use apple cider vinegar to remove buildup and clogs in your hair
Apple cider vinegar is very helpful in dissolving clogs for those who have locs, braids and twist. These hairstyles always have a disadvantage-buildups/clogs at the roots. Buildups and clogs can be removed by adding apple cider vinegar to a bottle of water spraying it at the roots. This will dissolve the buildup which facilitates combing thus preventing hair loss and hair breakage.

2) It has antibacterial and anti-fungal properties
According to Natural living Ideas, apple cider vinegar can kill bacteria and fungi responsible for some hair conditions such and dandruffs and flakes. It can be achieved by doing an apple cider vinegar hair rinse once a week. 


3) Detangling Hair

Those who have coily or curly hair can best testify that detangling is one of the processes that they have to do on a regular basis. Apple cider vinegar helps in detangling hair by making the hair cuticles smooth instead of rough. Hair will easily slide thus making detangling easier. 

4) ACV helps in balancing the pH of our hair
Healthambition.com reported that the pH of our hair is acidic. When we use many pruducts like shampoos and hair oils on our hair, some of them which are basic can disrupt the natural pH of our hair. This can cause our hair to become dry and break easily. Bacteria and fungi can also thrive in this environment. An ACV rinse can help restore the pH of our hair. 

5) Cleansing agent and it also adds shine
ACV contains alpha-hydroxyl acid which helps in removing dead cells and buildups on our scalp and hair. This therefore makes our hair to be clean, shining and fresh.

6) Treat hair conditions like dandruff and itchy scalp
ACV has antibacterial and anti-fungal properties which can fight conditions such as dandruff which is caused by a fungus. It also soothes an itchy scalp. 

How to use ACV for hair
Mix equal parts of ACV and water and put it in a spray bottle or a bowl. After shampooing your hair, spray this mixture on your hair and massage it. Allow it for about 10 minutes and rinse with water. dry and style your hair as usual. 

Side effects
ACV is not a miracle product. Prolonged use can cause your hair to thin out so it shouldn't be overused. 

Sources:
www.naturallivingideas.com
www.rewardme.in
www.healthambition.com


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