Friday, 16 August 2013

Natural Hair Help: Apple Cider Vinegar

I think we all know I'm a big fan of Cider. So having done a little research, and given it a go I thought I'd share a little hair hero that can be found in most kitchen cupboards. Cheap and cheerful, with a bottle full of benefits for your hair.
Using Apple Cider Vinegar (or ACV) can help combat tangles in hair, meaning you'll be less likely to break and damaging whilst combing. Due to it helping your hairs porosity (it's ability to absorb moisture) it'll help calm frizz and smooth cuticles.
Power through product build up by using ACV as a hair rinse. It can help remove styling product residue that may have built up in hair, and will leave it feeling squeaky clean. Use once every couple of weeks, depending on how much product you've used, to remove that residue.
Apple Cider Vinegar can really help a dry itchy scalp with it's handy antibacterial and anti-fungal properties. Whilst medical advice should be sought if it's an ongoing, annoying problem, give ACV a go to see if it can help calm things down.
Having given this simple solution a go a few times, I have to say it's a cheap alternative to some other more expensive products available. And containing no nasty sulphates or chemicals means you are giving your hair a natural treatment. I mixed mine with a little tea tree oil (which can help stimulate hair growth - and I love the smell) I would advise to use this sparingly and not as a regular addition to haircare. Overuse can be detrimental to hair, and whilst it's a great natural treat it's not something to be used often.

What are your favourite natural hair treats? And have you used Apple Cider Vinegar before?

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