On my last wash day I implemented something new, an ACV rinse. For those that don’t know about it, an ACV rinse is pouring diluted Apple Cidar vinegar all over your hair to mildly saturate it, leaving it in for a few minutes then rinsing it out with water.
The theory behind ACV rinses is that it helps to alleviate an itchy scalp, exfoliates the scalp and gives the hair shine. My main reason for doing this is because I have an itchy scalp half of the time in the middle of my head and it can be really annoying because I have checked and I don’t have dandruff or lice or the other popular reasons so I decided to do an ACV rinse my last wash day which is a natural remedy for “unidentified” cause itchiness.
- Apple Cidar vinegar
- Water (to dilute)
- Essential oil (optional)
After shampooing my hair I saturated my hair with my diluted Apple cidar vinegar, massaged it into my scalp a bit, let it sit for a few minutes then rinsed it out with water.
Almost immediately my scalp felt relieved and I was half surprised but then that’s the expected result so I was really happy. I would definitely do this again.
The effect wore out like a week or two after or maybe it wore out earlier and I didn’t know because my scalp didn’t itch then.
- Dry hair generally does better with less ACV than oily hair or those with scalp issues.
- A recommended volume of ACV to use is 2 table spoons and if the result isn’t enough then you can push to 4 table spoons.
- Depending on your hair needs you can do an ACV rinse once a week or more or less.
- It’ll be easy saturating your hair with the ACV by putting it in a spray bottle and spritzing your hair with the diluted ACV.
- Rinse it off using water then you can apply your conditioner or decide not to because ACV has a conditioning property.
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