Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse

Despite the fact that sounds a bit weird to use Vinegar on your Hair, it is not a joke, it’s actually something that you should consider. If you never tried it, I’m sure you probably are a bit skeptical, to say the least 🙂

After starting making my own apple cider vinegar at home, I started to get more and more interested about its benefits for the health, hair, and skin. And one thing let to the other I said goodbye to the traditional conditioners and shampoos for god.

Now I use apple cider vinegar (ACV) to rinse my hair and works wonderfully. It is one of my favorite ways to keep my hair healthy, detangled, and shiny.And I assure you 100% that after you rinse out the vinegar from your hair and your hair dries, it will no longer smell like vinegar at all.

And I assure you 100% that after you rinse out the vinegar from your hair and your hair dries, it will no longer smell like vinegar at all.

Apple cider vinegar is simply the by-product of the fermentation of apples.

Choose the right Apple Cider Vinegar

You can do the vinegar easily at home or you can buy it at any supermarket or health store, the best ones to use on your hair are the ones that are organic, raw and unfiltered.

How To Do an Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse

Mix:  2-4 tbsp apple cider vinegar  + 1/2 liter cool/warm water

(Ues more vinegar for oily hair or dandruff, less vinegar for dry hair, but you can adjust this blend over time to see what works best for you)

  1. Use the shampoo,
  2. Rinse your hair,
  3. Mix the apple cider vinegar and water, in a bottle or jar,
  4. Pour the rinse over your entire scalp, allowing the mixture to run through,
  5. Let the mixture sit on your hair for 1-2 minutes,
  6. Rinse out the vinegar.
Reasons to do an ACV hair rinse
  1. It helps to balance the pH of the hair.
  2. It has antibacterial and antifungal properties
  3. prevents and helps with dandruff
  4. removes build-up
  5. great natural detangler
  6. stimulate hair growth
  7. can prevent hair loss

Please share any experiences or questions, I’d really love to hear from you! 💙🌱



32 thoughts on “Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse

  1. Alice

    Is the recipe you’ve provided just for one rinse? Very interested in trying this, I’ve heard good things! Would it also be beneficial to add a few drops of essential oil? I like to use tea tree on my hair sometimes x

  2. Krishna

    You can also go for curd 🙊 and some eggs they too are beneficiary for hairs. Haven’t tried apple cider yet thanks for sharing it with us ❤️❤️

    • Ana Rocha 🌱🌍

      Yes, the ACV is safe for all hair types, including color-treated hair. The Apple cider vinegar, is only slightly acidic, so—just enough to balance the pH of your hair (and scalp), not strip it.

  3. Image Earth Travel

    I’ve just started doing this again as we used to do this when growing up. Also, lemon juice with a little water was another favourite. Apart from the antiseptic for your scalp, the juice lightens your hair naturally if you sit in the sun. 😉

    • Ana Rocha 🌱🌍

      and they are right it does work really well 🙂 when I first read about the ‘No Poo’ Method a long time ago I was really skeptical too. Although I use a bar shampoo to wash my hair and the people doing the ‘No Poo’ Method use baking soda and apple cider vinegar or even just water only.

  4. Rita

    Seems a great idea! I’m gonna try it out. On my path to a more conscious use of plastic and zero waste path (still a long way to go, though!) I stopped buying regular shampoo/conditioner/shower gel and switched to solid versions (without packaging). However I’ve never found a “perfect” solid hair conditioner, so this comes in handy!
    One question: could I prepare a bigger bottle of the water /vinegar mix? Or does it have to be mixed right before use? It would be better to have it ready (morning routines have enough tasks :D)

    • Ana Rocha 🌱🌍

      Hi Lorelle, ACV is widely touted as a ‘cure-all’ 😊, the scalp massage definitely helps improve circulation to the hair follicle which can bring nutrients to the scalp which in turn could help improve growth, and I do 100% believe that the ACV aids healthy strong hair, although a combination of many factors are involved in the hair growth so that will vary vastly on an individual basis and diet, its important to get enough high quality protein, iron, zinc, B-vitamins and biotin, zinc, omegas and Vitamin D, they are all important for hair growth and a lack in any of them could affect it.

  5. henacynflin

    Sounds like a useful use for the vinegar. However, I need all of mine for drinking. Diluted it has been shown to reduce the post-prandial blood sugar of people with type II diabetes. Indeed vinegar teas were one of the treatments of diabetes before the discovery of insulin and the oral hypoglycaemics

  6. Lorna

    My mom rinsed our hair with a mixture of white vinegar and warm water when I was a child. It made our hair soft and shiny. She kept a tall plastic glass in the tub to mix it in and stored the bottle of vinegar under the sink. I’ve been thinking about using this method again. I’ll try the apple cider vinegar.

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