11 Reasons To Add Apple Cider Vinegar To Your Hair Regimen

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Get Rid Of Dandruff
Have you ever suffered from large dandruff flakes that seem like you can actually lift off of your scalp? Chances are it’s not dry skin, but a bacterial or fungal issue. Apple cider vinegar is a strong antimicrobial and antifungal that can kill the underlying cause. Simply spray an equal mix of water and ACV onto scalp for up to two hours Rinse and style as usual. Reduce to once a week once flakes are at bay. And, don’t worry, the smell goes away once it’s rinsed out and dry.

Balance Your Hair’s Natural pH
Apple cider vinegar is a great way to help balance out our hair and sebum pH levels that can be affected by our hair products and diets. With its acetic acid content, ACV’s pH level is close to human hair. Not only does it help get your balance back, it helps keep other hair issues at bay — especially if you have oily hair.

After Neutralizing Shampoo Rinse
You can also help your hair return to its pH balance after chemically relaxing it. Just make sure to use after using the neutralizing shampoo.

Reduce Hair Porosity
Sorry, you can’t really change your hair’s natural porosity, but you can manage high porosity caused from styling and chemical damage. High porosity hair tends to have cuticle gaps and absorbs and loses moisture very quickly. Apple cider vinegar’s cuticle-smoothing properties can help minimize those gaps.

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