An individual may be able to get shinier, healthier hair by applying a solution of apple cider vinegar and water to washed hair once or twice per week. Apple cider vinegar used to treat hair can remove residue, balance pH, encourage hair growth, treat dandruff and help prevent split ends.
To make the apple cider vinegar hair rinse, combine 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar with 1 cup water. The mixture can be put in a spray bottle for easy application. Oily hair may require a greater concentration of apple cider vinegar than non-oily hair. The mixture should be applied to the hair soon after washing and rinsed thoroughly.
Better quality apple cider vinegar may have better results than lesser quality vinegar. Better quality apple cider vinegars include those that are unfiltered, raw, organic and un-pasteurized.
Apple cider vinegar contains acetic acid, which removes product build-up to give an individual shinier and healthier hair. This acidity also helps maintain the ideal hair pH balance of 4 to 5.
Apple cider vinegar has anti-fungal and antibacterial properties and can naturally de-tangle hair. It treats hair follicles that are clogged due to bacterial infection. This helps prevent dandruff and its various potential negative results, including hair loss.