Have your ever experienced dry and sensitive scalp issues before? It seems like no matter how moisturized you try to keep your hair you still have to wash it every couple days because the itching and dryness is unbearable?
Are you still struggling with trying to grow longer healthier hair??? You’ve put in all this work and you’re fully transitioned BUT your hair still won’t grow longer…What gives???
I’ve been doing a little research on Apple Cider Vinegar, aka ACV, and its benefits for women with natural hair. ACV rinses have been extremely popular with naturals for years. I just never understood the hype. First of all, when I think of vinegar I instantly think of that awful stench. However, a cap full of organic, raw, all natural ACV will help balance the pH of your hair and remove the buildup that can result from the use of styling products and shampoos.
Here are some recommendations on what herbs to mix with your ACV rinse:
- For dark hair:……Parsley, Rosemary, Sage
- For light hair:…..Chamomile, Flannel Mullein, Marigold
- For red hair:…….Henna
- For oily hair:……Lavender, Thyme, Witch Hazel, Yarrow
- For dry hair:…….Marigold
- For brittle hair:…Horsetail
For all my naturals with Dry and itchy scalp ACV can bring relief. This information is directly from http://www.apple-cider-vinegar-benefits.com, they suggest: For a simple home treatment for dandruff and itchy scalp, apply full strength ACV to the scalp, rub in, and leave on for a half hour to an hour before washing your hair.
The acids and enzymes in ACV kill the “bottle bacillus”, a bacteria that is one of the causes for many scalp and hair conditions such as dandruff, itchy scalp, hair loss and often baldness. The bacteria clogs hair follicles allowing dry crusts to form that itch and flake.
For an extra strength natural hair care product, apple cider vinegar can be infused with herbs such as stinging nettle, southernwood, goosegrass, plantain and burdock root all of which help prevent dandruff on their own. Tea tree oil is another excellent natural anti-dandruff ingredient, which can be added.
When trying to stimulate hair growth try adding the one of the following herbs to your ACV mixture:
- Saw Palmetto
Here is a simple ACV recipe to get your started:
Try mixing 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar into 1 cup of warm filtered tap water or distilled water.
You can order a bottle of ACV here for under 6 bucks!!
That’s all for now beauties! Have you tried ACV in your natural hair before?? Let me know!
Hey Ms. Glam, can you please give detailed steps of ways to incorporate ACV into a natural's regimen. Is it applied as a prepoo, after conditioner treatment,in conjunction with cowash??? Thank in advance for yours tips!
Great question!!! ACV can be applied post poo…It's used as a cleanser so you can use it in conjunction with your regular shampoo or use it as a substitute! I suggest first using it as a substitute to your regular poo to see how your hair takes to the acidity of it! Let me know if this helped!
I just found your blog through Taren's youtube channel and I'm so glad. I like your "less is more" approach to natural hair.
Thank you so much! I really appreciate the support!!
Hi,I've been very interested and researching using ACV and baking soda as a deep cleansing regime. Have you ever tried either and did you like the results?
Can regular white distilled vinegar be used in place of apple cider vinegar??? thanx in advance!
Hi! I wouldn't recommend using regular white distilled vinegar as a substitute for apple cider vinegar. You can use the white distilled vinegar if that's all you have, but raw apple cider vinegar will give the best results. Regular distilled vinegar has been over processed, filtered and overheated.