Apple cider vinegar (ACV) – some people love it (including me) some people might never heard of it. I found out about ACV over a year ago when my digestion problems got pretty bad and I was looking for some natural remedies.
I do drink ACV time to time, with warm cup of water, first thing in the morning, to kick in my digestion. However, I also noticed that a lot of people use ACV for hair!
First, I was slightly sceptical, but then I thought I am a scientist and I should embrace this and give it a try! So,if you follow me on Instagram, you might seen my little Insta-stories where I shared my experience preparing and washing my hair with ACV conditioner. Obviously I thought that deserves a blog post!
ACV has pH between 2.8-3.0, which is acidic, while our scalp pH is 5.5 and hair pH 3.76, so I think you can guess that our hair enjoys acidic pH. If you google ACV and hair you will find a lot information saying that ACV can work as anti-dandruff compound and it is sort of true, because yeast that causes dandruffs loves more alkaline pH and not acidic pH, so ACV could bring pH a bit down and kill that nasty yeast and dandruffs. Also, ACV can be used for detangling hair and removing buildup that can be sometimes caused by constant washing or styling. True and true, because some cosmetic products can cause more alkaline environment and hair can become more dry, frizzy and damaged. This means that ACV could help to bring pH a bit down , remove all the buildup and make hair more manageable and soft. Sounds good?
I thought it was the right time to use my kitchen as a mini lab and prepare ACV conditioner.
Overall, I was pretty impressed and honestly you cannot smell any ACV on your hair. It was very easy to brush my wet hair and when I dried my hair it certainly felt soft , so I have to admit I was impressed! I don’t think it is something I would use every time I wash my hair but time to time I think it is a good self-made product at home, especially if hair feels very dry or has too much of product buildup.
Have you tried Apple Cider Vinegar on your hair? Please let me know!
Have a wonderful day xx
I am Laura, 26 Lithuanian living in Manchester. I spend my days in the lab working on hair follicles and in the evening I share my love about hair cosmetics and how to have beautiful hair!