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Apple Cider Vinegar for All Hair Types (How to use and list of Benefits)


Unfiltered apple cider vinegar can be used as an excellent treatment for the hair and scalp. When using it on your hair, apple cider vinegar is cleansing, gives the hair more body and luster and reduces hair-loss. It also reduces itching scalp and dandruff by destroying the bacteria and/or fungi that clog hair follicles.

When washing hair with this method, the alpha-hydroxy acid will help remove the build-up from styling hair products, enhancing the healthy and smooth the hair, making proper pH balance,  help hair growth and healthy scalp.

Also, washing your hair with apple cider vinegar will  kill bacteria and it is also an effective method of fighting dandruff . It also promotes blood circulation in small blood capillaries under the skin and is an antiseptic shampoo, anti-yeast, viruses and bacteria which  can cause infection in the scalp and hair.

The Benefits of using ACV Hair Rinse
– Neutralizes the pH levels of your hair follicles
– Removes dead skin cells and promotes healthy growth of hair
– Excellent for relieving itchy, dry and flaky scalp
– Relieves dandruff
– Removes build-up in hair
– Gives hair a nice shine

How To Use ACV for Various Types of Hair

Wave, Curly, Thick or Long Hair — 1/2 cup of ACV mixed with 1 quart of warm water

Straight, Fine, Thin or Short Hair –– 1 tablespoon of ACV mixed with 1 cup of warm water

Chemically straighten or treated hair — 1/2 cup of ACV mixed with 2 cups of warm water

Naturally Kinky or Thick Hair — 1 cup of ACV with 3 cups of water


Wave, Curly, Thick or Long Hair — Use once every 2 weeks
Straight, Fine, Thin or Short Hair — Use once a week
Chemically straighten or treated hair — Use once a month
Naturally Kinky or Thick Hair — Use once every 6 — 8 weeks


11 responses to “Apple Cider Vinegar for All Hair Types (How to use and list of Benefits)

  1. Akilah December 15, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    Thank you for posting this! I’ve tried the ACV rinse on my locs and both my daughters’ locs in the past, but not at the ratio you recommended. I’m about to try it right now *smiles* since I’m due for a wash. I have dry scalp, but only at the front of my head, so I’m really hoping ACV will be my natural cure. Much appreciated.

  2. docakilah December 16, 2011 at 9:44 am

    First let me say that you have a BEAUTIFUL name!!! 🙂

    You will notice that ACV will indeed take care of your dry scalp. It did wonders for mine. ACV is multi-purpose liquid. I love this stuff.

  3. Garima Verma December 20, 2011 at 9:18 am

    Do we have to rinse our hair with the solution after washing, or something else has to be done… i am not clear….. kindly explain…

  4. Kentuck December 29, 2011 at 10:57 am

    Thank You, as Im watching this, sent from my friend who own an allpe orchard, My scalp is driving me crazy. Itchey………..I now finally know what to do,,,,,,,,Thanks…PCR

  5. Jill January 8, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    What if you use conditioner? Where would that step fit in, if, at all?

    • docakilah January 8, 2012 at 3:06 pm

      If you find that you need a conditioner then use the ACV rinse last. So you would go in order, shampoo, conditioner and then apple cider vinegar rinse.

  6. CS January 17, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    does it make your hair smell like vinegar?

  7. Mississippi May 25, 2012 at 11:37 am

    What about using heat on your hair after the ACV rinse? I usually roller set my hair and sit under the dryer.

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