We Used Apple Cider Vinegar to Grow Our Hair – and so can you!
Vinegar? In your hair? What are you – crazy?
But really, apple cider vinegar (ACV) has quite the reputation, especially among natural remedy-lovers. It boasts an impressive list of benefits, such as toner to add to your skincare routine, a natural teeth whitener, an ingredient to help you lose weight – even a nifty cleaner for the house.
So maybe putting it in your hair is not so crazy, after all.
You might be worried that ACV will damage the hair, but it’s in fact, the other way around.
1. ACV gets rid of product build-up
You know why your hair looks dull and lifeless? Because it’s probably loaded with residue from shampoo, conditioner, styling cream or just plain old accumulated dirt.
Using apple cider vinegar in your hair-care routine, because of its’ acidic nature, is the best way to get rid of all the build-up and restore your hair’s natural shine (it does this by flattening out your hair’s cuticles – trust us, it’s a mess up there!).
2. Restores your scalp’s pH
You probably don’t pay much attention to this, but pH is a huge factor in your scalp’s overall health. Most hair-care products are alkaline, which disrupts your skin’s natural pH. This is where ACV comes into play – because it’s acidic, it brings balance to your scalp and promotes a healthy growth rate.
3. Prevents hair loss
Struggling with hair loss? Well, it might be a sign that your scalp is under attack. By constantly being exposed to bacteria, not being properly cleansed and having its’ pH going haywire, your scalp’s health suffers and with that, so does your long, thick mane of hair.
By killing bacteria and balancing pH, apple cider vinegar makes sure your scalp is in top shape, which in turn, makes it an ideal place for hair to grow.
4. Treats dandruff
Through its’ anti-bacterial properties, ACV fights off dandruff. But unlike your regular anti-dandruff shampoo, it’s not rough and it doesn’t strip your hair of its’ natural moisture.
5. Great for hydrating curly hair
By nature, curly hair is pretty dry and while most conditioning products tend to weigh your curls down and make them look boring, ACV not only removes that, but it also gently infuses moisture into your starved curls.
Our Choice: Apple Cider Vinegar Moisturizing Shampoo
Aside from the obvious Apple Cider Vinegar, this shampoo also contains wonderful, natural ingredients, such as Hibiscus Flower Extract and White Willow Bark Extract, which is one of the many reasons we love it.
Using raw ACV on your hair can be difficult and if not done right, can do more harm than good. Which is where our Shampoo steps into play. It’s formulated in just such a manner that the ACV ratio is high enough to have all these positive effects on your hair, but also low enough so as not to irritate or damage the hair strands.
It’s a gently moisturizing choice of shampoo that stimulates hair growth, while keeping your scalp free of bacteria.
Tip: Make sure you take the time to really massage it into the scalp. This gets the blood flowing and that stimulates hair growth.