Last week, I posted my hair secret on Facebook and really shocked a lot of my friends. There were questions, disbelief, and several people brave enough to try my tip. It started a huge discussion, and I thought maybe this topic belonged over here on the blog!
If you’ve been dealing with dull, lifeless hair, you might want to try adding an apple cider vinegar rinse to your routine! I promise you won’t smell like vinegar all day.
Why an Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse?
There are so many amazing benefits to using apple cider vinegar, from clearer skin to gut health. But, why use it on your hair?
It turns out, there are tons of benefits to using apple cider vinegar in your hair. I’m going to cover my favorite reasons for using it, but a quick search online will tell you everything you need to know.
- Removes product buildup from your hair without stripping it of moisture
- Restores pH levels
- Soothes a dry or itchy scalp
- Prevents split ends
- Makes hair shine
- Promotes hair growth
Pretty cool, right? I started using this treatment for a dry, itchy scalp a few years ago, and noticed how healthy it made my hair. Now, I use it to remove product build up and promote growth!
Related: My Favorite DIY Beauty Hacks
Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse
- 1/2 cup Apple Cider Vinegar (find the kind that says “with the mother” on the bottle)
- 1/2 cup or a little more water
- Your favorite essential oils. I’ll go into my favorites for hair below!
- A glass spray bottle
My favorite essential oils for hair
While you might want to just pick out the essential oils in your spray based on your favorite scents, I’d recommend checking out this list, first! These are my favorite oils for hair:
Rosemary: This oil is amazing for hair growth. If you want thicker or longer hair, go with Rosemary!
Lavender: This oil is very moisturizing, so it’s great if you want to soothe your scalp! It’s also great for helping your hair grow.
Cedarwood: Another great oil for hair growth! In fact, Rosemary, Lavender, and Cedarwood are the three oils I use in my Mermaid hair spray daily!
Tea Tree: It’s great for soothing an itchy scalp.
*A note on using essential oils:
When you’re just getting started with essential oils, it’s tempting to go with the cheapest oils you can find to make sure they work. I get it. I’ve been there. Unfortunately, this is a bad idea for several reasons. 1) Most of the cheap oils you can find are actually “fragrance” oils, and not true essential oils. This means they don’t have any therapeutic qualities. They just smell good. and 2) Many cheap oils you can find in the stores have been adulterated to make a more cost-effective (but less pure and safe) product.
For years, I supported Young Living as a company, and still think they have some great products. Still, I got tired of the unsafe advice and the overpriced products, so I searched until I discovered Plant Therapy. They’re an amazing quality and a company who’s true mission is to educate and share essential oils. And while I don’t think that price should be the only factor, if I can find the same quality for much less, I won’t complain! If you’re looking for a trustworthy brand, check them out and see for yourself!
How to use your rinse:
I like to keep my apple cider vinegar rinse pre-mixed in a glass bottle in my shower. After I wash my hair, I spray this all over my scalp and let it sit for a minute while I wash the rest of my body. Then, I give my scalp a quick rinse before I get out! I don’t find that I need any conditioner when I use this, but we all have different hair types. Try it and see how your hair feels before you decide on whether to condition or not!
Try this out. I know you’ll be happy you did! Don’t forget to check out more of my all natural DIY’s right here!