We're sure you've heard many times of people raving about the benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar, but you never paid much attention to it.
Well, let us make it know that despite very little published research on it, the amount of success Apple Cider Vinegar users have had over the years make it very hard to ignore it. You could potentially be missing out on the key that will unleash your hair growth to its full potential.
What is Apple Cider Vinegar?
This holy grail is made out of crushed apples to which yeast and bacteria is added, causing it to ferment. The sugars are broken down and turned into alcohol, then bacteria turn the alcohol into acetic acid.
Why should I add ACV to my regimen?
The reported benefits are countless, but we will focus on four. That should be more than enough no?
Combats dandruff - ACV is a potent antimicrobial which once applied to the scalp can help destroy bacteria and fungus, which are one of the biggest culprits behind dandruff and other scalp conditions that hinder hair growth and, in severe cases, lead to hair loss.
Reinstates the pH level of your scalp - Hair usually has a pH level between 4 and 5. Constant use of commercial shampoos can seriously disrupt this ph level, deteriorating your scalp condition and causing dryness, breakage and growth of bacteria. ACV, due to its naturally high level of acetic acid and close pH level to that of your hair, can help your scalp restore its balance, ensuring healthy hair growth is resumed.
Removes build up - dirt, sebum, styling products or shampoo can lead to product build-up. You'll know if that's the case because suddenly your hair will feel limp, you'll struggle to style it, your scalp will feel itchy and it will flake. Build up is awful to hair growth as it clogs the follicles.
Reduces frizz - not only does ACV remove build up but it also leaves the hair moisturised and smoothes down the hair cuticle, leaving an overall shinier and frizz-free mane. Things you wouldn't get with your normal shampoo.
How should I use ACV?
Organic raw Apple Cider Vinegar with 'The Mother' is the way to go. These have a sediment at the bottom which contains the good bacteria and enzymes that will revitalise your scalp. But make sure you don't apply it straight to your scalp as it's an acidic product that may seriously irritate your scalp.
Follow these instructions:
- dilute 1 cup of ACV to 3 cups of water;
- spray or pour mixture into your scalp and hair;
- massage and leave it in for 3 minutes;
- rinse thoroughly and condition your hair as usual.
This should be done once a week as part of your hair care regimen to notice results. It's a great tool for those who dread shampoos and would like to find a more natural and cost-effective product to use in between washes.
Why not try it for a month and let us know how you get on the comment section?
*Information on this website is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for the advice provided by your physician or other healthcare professional. You should not use the information on this website for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disease, or prescribing any medication or other treatment.*