Apple Cider Vinegar
A Natural Remedy
Apple cider vinegar can help you step up your beauty routine in many ways. A multi-tasking ingredient, it can be used to help prevent acne, smooth your skin, soothe sunburns, remedy razor bumps, eliminate foot order, and more. No doubt that this powerful liquid boasts a long list of beauty benefits.
Apple Cider Vinegar also has many benefits for your hair and scalp. Here are some of the top ways this natural beauty elixir can help your tresses.
Balances pH Levels
Many shampoos, conditioners, and other hair care and styling products are highly alkaline and disrupt your hair's natural pH balance, which is between 4.5 and 5.5. These products affect the condition of the scalp and can weaken hair follicles. The high pH raises the cuticle layer, causing hair to become dry, brittle, and even prone to breakage. With a pH of 3.3 to 3.5, apple cider vinegar helps balance the pH level of the hair and scalp.
Revives Dull & Lifeless Hair
Overuse of hair care products can lead to a buildup of sticky and dull-looking residue on the scalp, clogging pores and weakening hair follicles - this means dull, limp, and lifeless hair. Apple cider vinegar will break down product buildup or other residue and then closes the cuticle so your hair will lie flat - that means clean and healthy hair for you.
Adds Shine, Reduces Frizz, and Detangles
Apple cider vinegar closes the cuticle, which will give hair a smoother appearance and reflect more light. When hair is smooth, and light is reflected, a luster appears on the hair.
Stimulates Hair Growth & Prevents Hair Loss
Apple cider vinegar can clear up clogged follicles on your scalp that can be inhibiting the growth of healthy hair. It's also known for stimulating blood circulation that in turn supplies oxygen and nutrients to your hair follicles. The healthier the scalp, the healthier the hair follicles, which leads to strong and healthy strands.
Treats Dandruff, Dry & Itchy Scalp
Apple cider vinegar is a natural treatment for dry, itchy scalps and dandruff. It has powerful antimicrobial, antifungal, and antibacterial properties, which allow it to protect your scalp from fungal and bacterial growth. These properties help balance pH levels and restore the scalp’s protective acid mantle layer to ward off further bacterial or fungal growth.
How to Use - For a dandruff treatment, use equal parts apple cider vinegar with water. Apply to damp hair and massage into your scalp. Allow to sit for a few minutes and then rinse. You can also add a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar into your shampoo and use to cleanse your hair.