Apple Cider Vinegar is truly one of the best natural products ever! I’m sure you have all heard of apple cider vinegar before but what you may or may not know is how it can transform your hair and skin! Apple cider vinegar is different from distilled vinegar because it is not filtered and never goes through the pasteurization process. Therefore, it retains the light-brown wispy color along with many enzymes, vitamins and healthy bacteria that makes it so beneficial. Not only can you use it for cooking, but it can be a great addition to your beauty routine! It has completely transformed my skin and hair and I’m so excited to share my experience with everyone. Keep reading and let me know what you think!!
Apple Cider Vinegar: Hair Health
- Detangling hair
- Adding shine
- Getting rid of frizz!
- Reducing hair fall
- Preventing breakage
1-2 tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar
1 cup of water
1/2 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
1/2 cup of water
Apple cider vinegar is a natural DHT blocker which fights hair loss, reduces breakages and eliminates dandruff. The antimicrobial properties of apple cider vinegar balance the pH levels of the scalp which can easily be disrupted by the use of normal shampoos and conditioners. Using this mixture once a week can work wonders for your hair! It also works great to moisturizer, condition and detangles your locks. For me personally, I use a mixture that contains one part apple cider vinegar and one part water. I have seen recipes that call for as little as 1-2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and 8 ounces (1 cup) of water.
How To Use
I would recommend starting off with the lower concentration of apple cider vinegar and working your way up if you feel you need more. For many people 1-2 tablespoons should work perfectly depending on the hair type. Since I have thick curly hair, I find that a more concentrated solution works better for me. I also don’t mind the odor so that is something else to consider. It will all depend on you and your hair type and what you feel comfortable with so feel free to experiment with the ratios.
I always recommend amounts for beginners who may never have tried it but feel free to change as needed. I know that most people who use apple cider vinegar for the hair prefer to use it in the shower so that they can rinse it out, which is perfectly fine. If using the rinse-out method, I would recommend allowing the mixture to sit in the hair for 2-3 minutes before rinsing. I think this is great to do if you like to leave your hair down during the day. This way you don’t have to worry about absorbing the odor of apple cider vinegar which tends to linger a bit.
Since I typically wear my hair in a bun, I actually prefer to spray it in my hair after I finish showering, and leaving it in all day. I have tried both the leave-in and the rinse-out methods and I feel that they both work very well. Again, it all comes down to preference. Either method will work great to detangle your hair, reduce frizz and make your locks shiny and lustrous!
Apple Cider Vinegar: Facial Toner
1-2 tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar
1-2 tablespoons of water
Option 2 (dry skin only):
1-2 tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar contains alpha-hydroxy acids which is act as natural exfoliants. The glycolic acid and lactic acid found in apple cider vinegar promote cell turnover, which help to fade acne scars and hyperpigmentation. Apple cider vinegar so contains malic acid which is a natural antibacterial. This can help to prevent future breakouts in addition to fading dark spots! You guys, this stuff is great to use on your skin as a toner!
I typically apply it after cleansing my face just before bedtime. Since I have been using this for a while I like to take a couple of cotton balls and dip them in my apple cider vinegar and apply all over my face and neck. However, if you’re just starting out, I would definitely recommend that you dilute it with water. Simply mix equal parts of apple cider vinegar and water and apply to the face, neck, back, and shoulders.
My Final Thoughts
Remember that vinegar is very acidic so it can cause a slight burning sensation on the skin and around the eyes if not used with caution. Diluting it with water is the perfect way to avoid any discomfort. If you have particularly sensitive skin, I would even suggest using two parts water and one part apple cider vinegar for your very first use, and then working your way up from there. Since I have dry skin, another trick I use sometimes is adding rose water to apple cider vinegar.
Rose water increases oil production in the skin so I would only suggest this for those who have dry skin. Rose water also has healing properties and is known to prevent breakouts. Now the smell of these two combined is a bit funky, so I must warn you, but it is TOTALLY worth it! Since I use this toner only before bedtime, I don’t mind the smell. Plus, once it dries on your face, you barely notice it. But feel free to use however you please! Every person is different so you just have to start out slow until you find the right combination that works for your particular skin.
You guys can pick up this amazing product in most local grocery stores, but you can click here to buy online as well! I hope you all can find time to try out these quick tips using apple cider vinegar—I promise you won’t regret it! I would love to know how they worked out for you so please comment down below and let me know what you think. If you have any suggestions for future posts, I would love to hear them.
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