4 Ways to Use Apple Cider Vinegar for Natural Hair
Destiny Johnson | 1/3/2017, 6:06 p.m. | Updated on 1/3/2017, 6:06 p.m.
Apple Cider Vinegar is used as an ingredient in the kitchen to cook a range of meals. However, this very basic substance, that is probably lying around in your cabinet, has some pretty amazing benefits for your hair. Although it has a strong scent and is highly acidic, Apple Cider Vinegar, or ACV, should be a staple in any natural haired girl’s routine. Here are four ways that you can use Apple Cider Vinegar to boost the health of your curls.
- A Clarifier – Apple Cider Vinegar can be used to cleanse your scalp of oil and hair products that a regular hair wash would not be able to do on its own. Use about ½ of a cup of Apple Cider Vinegar and a ½ cup of water in a spray bottle. Spray this mixture over your hair, particularly your scalp, and then wash as usual. You can use more than a ½ of a cup of Apple Cider Vinegar depending on how much product build-up is on your scalp.
- A Braid Spray – Braids and twists are beautiful but sometimes they can get itchy as the style gets older. Pour about a ½ of a cup of Apple Cider Vinegar and a ½ of a cup of water in a spray bottle. Spritz this mix on your scalp in between the braids to relieve itching.
- Frizz Reducer – Use a small amount of Apple Cider Vinegar during your usual wash routine to help smooth down your cuticles and promote defined, non-frizzy curls.
- Split Ends and Breakage Reducer – Apple Cider Vinegar helps to naturally remove tangles and improve porosity. This allows you to have an easier detangling process by reducing the amount of breakage you might get from combing. A simple Apple Cider Vinegar rinse will also strengthen your strands to help you avoid split ends.