Can we use apple cider vinegar on our hair?

Can we use apple cider vinegar on our hair?

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.
Time to time I drink ACV with warm cup of water in the morning, to wake up my digestion. However, I also came across information that ACV can be used on hair. 

First, I was slightly sceptical, but then I thought I am a scientist and I give it a try! Therefore, 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. 


ACV has pH between 2.8-3.0, which is acidic, while our scalp pH is 5.5 and hair pH 3.76. 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. 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. Some cosmetic products can cause more alkaline environment and hair can become more dry, frizzy and damaged. Therefore, ACV can reduce pH and sort out hair. 

I thought it was the right time to use my kitchen as a mini lab and DYI ACV conditioner.

  • 1 cup of water
  • Approx. 2 Table spoons of good quality Apple Cider Vinegar (I use Biona)
  • Mix everything well and pour into spray bottle
  • Wash our hair with your regular shampoo
  • Apply ACV conditioner on your hair, gently distribute it (don’t rub your hair fibers into each other that causes more friction!)
  • Leave for a minute or two
  • Wash with water
  • Don’t use any oil or other treatments that you usually use after washing your hair
  • Dry your hair on low temperature

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. 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

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