Recently I wrote about the benefits of apple cider vinegar for your health, which has amazing healing properties when taken both internally and used topically. Apple cider vinegar makes a wonderful conditioning rinse for your hair and scalp because it balances the pH levels if your hair becomes too alkaline from using a natural homemade shampoo.
When I use my homemade shampoo, I like to finish it off with an apple cider vinegar rise because it helps close up the cuticles and gives my hair a nice, smooth finish. It does smell somewhat like a salad on my head, but the smell goes away once it’s dry. You definitely don’t need to use this every time you shower or cleanse your hair, but it’s great for anyone who suffers from psoriasis, dandruff, or dry scalp.
How To Make An All Natural Hair & Scalp Conditioning Rinse
This really couldn’t be any easier to make, but you’ll just need a few items that you may already have in your cabinet:
- Raw Unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar – (I recommend Bragg’s ACV as it’s one of the most well known brands out there.)
- Purified or Filtered Water
- Squeeze bottle
- Essential oils – (optional)
- Combine half apple cider vinegar and half purified or filtered water into a squeeze bottle. Add a few drops of your favorite essential oils if you choose. I like to add lavender and tea tree for an added benefit for my scalp.
- Shake bottle well before using. Squeeze a small amount onto wet hair and massage thoroughly.
Tips: You may need to adjust the ratio of ACV to water depending on how sensitive your scalp is. Even though a 50:50 mix is well diluted, you may have better success with less ACV and more water.
Have you used an apple cider vinegar rinse for your hair? How did it turn out? Share below!