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Hair care and maintenance is an essential part of beauty. Good hair boosts your self-esteem and leaves you feeling refreshed after a proper treatment. At some point, you might have experienced damaged hair from tight braids and other factors that reverse your progress. You might have also encountered some common scalp conditions such as dandruff and bacterial infections that can kill your confidence and ruin your hair.
One of the most popular home remedy to some of these conditions is apple cider vinegar. It can be used in the form of a rinse along with your other haircare products to give wonderful results for your hair. ACV might not be a miracle product but it can definitely get you closer to your hair goals.
Below are some of the benefits of using apple cider vinegar on your hair and scalp.
1. Protects your scalp from infections
Apple cider vinegar has been recommended by hair gurus for bacterial and fungal infections. This is because, the vinegar has disinfecting properties that keeps these infections and keep your scalp protected. It can ward off many conditions such as psoriasis, yeast, dandruff among others. Add the rinse to your routine to keep your hair and scalp healthy.
2. PH balance boost
This home remedy is very essential for your hair’s pH balance. The vinegar’s pH is very similar to our own skin because of its acetic acids. When your scalps is too alkaline or too acidic, your hair might start breaking off and your scalp will be irritated. Get some ACV and use it often in order to keep your pH levels balanced.
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3. Reduces split ends
ACV has properties that mend spilt ends in your hair. The components in the vinegar are able to close cuticles and strengthen your ends which will eventually benefit your hair. Experts suggest that you use it moderately to achieve best results. Do not go overboard with it because that too will weaken your hair.
Our hair care routines often involve different creams, oils and sprays that we use to achieve various styles. Sometimes, these products end up building up on your follicles, causing some degree of damage if not properly dealt with. That compounded with the fact that, our hair is in constant contact with the harsh environment that cause dust particles and other debris to build up on the scalp. Because of this build up, ACV has become one of the most popular exfoliators in the market. It’s natural with no additives and works best as an exfoliator for all hair types. It is also able to remove dead skin and restore your hair’s texture, leaving it looking healthy and shiny.
5. Promotes hair growth
ACV may not cure hair loss, but it thickens thinning hair. It contains tons of vitamins such as vitamin C and potassium which boost hair growth. It’s a great remedy for brittle hair because it adds volume to you hair and keeps it healthy. Include it in your routine on a regular basis and you’ll soon have some amazing results.
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