If you use chemical hair products every day or maybe every week, that can really harm your hair. Even the conditioners, which main characteristic is to protect the hair from damages, can upset the hair follicle and scalp if is used too often.
Shampoos and soaps strip the natural oil from the skin and hair, and they leave a feeling of dryness. The bad weather and hair drying can worsen the condition.
In the search for the perfect products to protect the hair, we reach for many expensive hair products, but we don’t know that the most important product for healthy and vital hair can be found in the kitchen.
The use of apple cider vinegar for the body can be tracked back to the Romans and was very popular during the 19th century as vinegar de toilette. Also, they mixed the vinegar with essential oils or plants for a better effect.
If you want to treat something, you should know something more about it. The cuticle, which is the outer layer of the hair, coves the hair shaft and also protects the hair. This cuticle is formed of many overlapping layers of long scales place along the surface of the hair. The condition of your cuticle scales decides if you are going to have a good or bad hair day.
When the cuticle is in good shape and is not broken, the hair has a very smooth look. The light reflects off the cuticle, and when the layers of the cuticle are knit together, which makes the hair shine bright. When the layers of cuticle are open and not knitted, the hair will feel coarse, rough and brittle. The hair, instead of reflecting the light it absorbs the light and that gives the look of lifeless and dull hair.
The apple cider vinegar removes gunk and clumpy residue in hair from product buildup. Also, it closes the cuticles and makes it reflect light, or makes it shiny. Also, it detangles it and leaves it smooth and soft.
Here is a list of all the health benefits using the apple cider vinegar:
- Improves porosity
- Conditions naturally
- Treats hair loss
- Clarifies the scalp
- Removes the dandruff
- Reduces frizz
- Balances the pH of the scalp
- Prevents split ends
- Treats itchy and dry scalps
Now is the time to try to apple cider vinegar. Here we will present you a recipe which is 100% effective and will give you positive results after the first wash. But we suggest a long term use for vital and healthy hair, because this ingredient is not harmful for the scalp and the hair.
Vinegar + Herb hair rinse
To add the right herbs for the type of your hair is very essential. If you have dark hair, use parsley and rosemary. To darken the gray hair, use sage. Chamomile highlights light brown hair and blond hair, lavender and lemon verbena add fragrance, Calendula conditions, linden is great for frequent hair shampooing, and the nettle controls the dandruff.
- 2 cups of boiling water
- 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
- Herbs of choice
First boil the water and then add the herbs and vinegar. Allow it to cool down for 30 minutes. After that, refrigerate the mixture for later. You can use the mixture after you have finished with rinsing the shampoo. Just pour the mixture and massage the scalp, and then rinse with fresh water, or you can leave it in and towel dry for extra conditioning benefits.