Friday, January 15, 2010


Apple Cider Vinegar contains more than thirty nutrients, twelve minerals and six vitamins. It is comprised of essential acids, beneficial enzymes and pectin. Apple Cider Vinegar can be used as a natural, inexpensive, hair treatment. Its acidity is close to that of natural human hair, and therefore, it is safe to use as a healthy alternative to chemical products. It is a good cleanser, and conditioner, and is very effective at killing germs.

Many of the commercial hair care products we use today are strongly alkaline. They dull hair and create a soap-based buildup. Rinsing with Apple Cider Vinegar balances your hair's PH and removes product build up. This results in shinier, healthier hair. To improve the health of your hair, and to boost shine, use an easy to prepare Apple Cider Vinegar rinse.

1. Add at least two tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar to approximately a quart of warm water.

2. Mix the ingredients and massage into your hair and scalp.

3. The rinse may either be left to dry or washed out with warm water.

4. For best results, use this rinse at least one or two times a week.
The acidity of an Apple Cider Vinegar rinse, along with the benefits of enzymes, works against dandruff and an itchy scalp. The acids, and enzymes, in the Apple Cider Vinegar will kill the bacteria which cause dandruff and scalp conditions.
1. Pour the rinse over your hair and work it into your scalp. You may also use the vinegar full strength for a stronger rinse.
2. Wrap your head in a towel and relax for fifteen minutes.
3. Then shampoo or co- wash as usual.
Apple Cider Vinegar rinse infused with herbs can also be used to enhance the color, and condition, of your hair.
1. Add approximately two tablespoons of herbs to one pint of boiling water.
2. Cool and strain.
3. Add one pint of Apple Cider Vinegar to the liquid.
4. You can also gain similar benefits by adding five drops of essential oils to one cup of Apple Cider Vinegar. For the rinse add one tablespoon of the essential oil mixture to one cup of warm water.
Different herbs are best used with different color hair. For example:
1. Parsley, Rosemary - Dark hair
2. Sage - Graying hair
3. Chamomile, Flannel Mullein, Marigold - Light hair
4. Henna - Red hair
Some additional herbs which can be used in an Apple Cider Vinegar rinse are:
1. Lavender, Thyme, Witch Hazel, Yarrow - Oily hair
2. Marigold - Dry hair
3. Horsetail - Brittle hair
4. Calendula - General conditioning
5. Lavender, Lemon Verbena, Rose - Adds fragrance
6. Linden - Good conditioner for frequently shampooed or co- washed hair.
7. Nettles, Southernwood, Goosegrass, Plantain, Burdock Root, TeaTree Oil - Control dandruff
Enjoy the benefits of a natural Apple Cider Vinegar hair rinse. You will find yourself with shinier, healthier hair without the use of chemicals and with a lower cost!


ChocolateOrchid said...

I love it! Great info!
Hope you don't mind if I link to this on my Tuesday post.


zainab1 said...

Hey , Chocolate orchid, Yes I found this information to be quite beneficial as well. Glad you found it to be useful also. Of course I dont mind, go right a head, that will be fine to link it for your post. Take care ( smiles)

Naturi Beauty said...

I found this via Chocolate orchid and this is extremely helpful, because I was doing research for a hair client today on Apple Cider Vinegar :) Thanks for providing the rinse recipes and their uses.

zainab1 said...

Naturi Beauty : No problem at all. I hope this post was of benefit to you. And Thanks for stopping by. Take care