Kiianah of Rockin’ It Napptural writes…
Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) is full of nutrients that are beneficial for the hair such as potassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, chlorine, sodium, sulfur, copper, iron, silicon and fluorine. It also helps to balance the natural pH of your scalp and hair. Some have seen significant changes to the hair such as more body, thicker hair and the prevention of dandruff when using ACV on the hair.
Hair itself is mildly acidic, having a pH balance of about 4.5 to 5.5 and typically averages about 5. The pH scale ranges from 0 to 14 with 7 being a neutral solution.
All natural, organic ACV or any high quality ACV would usually have a pH level of about 2.8 to 3.0, which is seemingly close to that of your natural hair’s pH(source). Bragg’s ACV is one of my favorites because it is raw, organic and non-filtered.
ACV also works as a clarifying agent and removes buildup from the hair while closing the cuticles for a smoother hair shaft. ACV is also said to prevent hair loss and breakage. Yes, the ACV odor may seem a little potent at first however but once it dries, the odor is gone!
Rinsing the hair with ACV will benefit the hair in so many ways and can be mixed simply with water or with various herbs and essential oils for extra conditioning, healing or growth properties.
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 cup warm water
Pour the mixture over the hair after cleansing (do not rinse out), then condition as usual. Any lingering smell will dissipate as the hair dries.