Home Hair Treatments: How to Use Apple Cider Vinegar for Hair

If your hair has lost its shine, it might be time for an at-home hair treatment. We look at how to use apple cider vinegar for hair treatments at home.

According to study results, 68% of women aren’t happy with their hair. What’s more, 80% of the study participants said that the condition of their hair can influence their confidence and general outlook.

Are you feeling like your hair needs a pick-me-up?  Has it lost its shine, softness, or condition?

If so, you might want to try an apple cider hair rinse. A lot of hair care products, treatments, and styling methods are harsh on our hair and can cause a lot of damage and build-up over time. Doing an apple cider vinegar hair treatment can help to boost shine, condition your scalp, and strip chemical build-up.

If you’re wondering how to use apple cider vinegar for hair, keep reading to find out a few different methods.

Do an Apple Cider Hair Rinse Hair Treatment

One of the ways you can use apple cider vinegar on your hair is by making an ACV hair rinse.

Making apple cider vinegar hair rinse is super easy, all you have to do is combine 3 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar with 1 3/4 cups of water. After you have washed your hair, simply pour the apple cider vinegar hair rinse over your hair. Let it sit for a couple of minutes and then rinse out with water.

Once your hair dries it should be left softer and silkier.

Try an Apple Cider Hair Mask

Another way you can use apple cider vinegar in a hair treatment is via a hair mask. If you already have a natural hair mask product and want to supercharge it with apple cider vinegar, you can add a couple of teaspoons of ACV to it. 

On the other hand, if you’d like to make your own hair mask from scratch, here is a very quick recipe.

Combine 1 1/2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar with 2 tablespoons of honey, and 1 1/2 teaspoons of olive oil. Mix well, and apply to freshly rinsed, damp hair, taking care to work the mask in from the roots to the ends. 

Leave in for 10-15 minutes, and then rinse. 

If you find that your hair feels oily after the mask, you can give it a shampoo. 

Make an Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Spray

Are you wondering how to use apple cider vinegar for hair while on the go, or without having to go through washing it?

If your hair is looking a little dull and lackluster while you are getting ready for the day, you can also try out using a light apple cider vinegar hairspray to help hydrate and add some shine.

One of the benefits of apple cider vinegar is that it can help restore the right pH balance to your hair. The cuticle of hair strands flatten in acid conditions and opens up in alkaline conditions. The reason why ACV can make hair silky and shiny is that it causes the hair cuticle to seal (because it is an acid), instead of opening it up and making your hair feel rough. 

Simply mix a couple of teaspoons of apple cider vinegar with some water in a spray bottle, shake it up, and lightly mist your hair. After this, brush the spray through for even coverage. 

If you like, you can also add a few drops of an essential oil of your choice to infuse the spray with a lovely smell and disguise the smell of the ACV. 

Now You Know How to Use Apple Cider Vinegar for Hair

Now that you know how to use apple cider vinegar for hair, all that’s left is to try out one of these hair treatments.

Not only is apple cider vinegar an effective, natural way to boost shine, strip buildup, and seal your hair shaft for extra silkiness—but it’s also super cheap. Almost nothing could be more affordable than a DIY apple cider vinegar hair treatment!

Looking for more helpful hair hacks or lifestyle content? Browse the blog for a plethora of guides. 

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