Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse for Hair Loss | The Hormone Diva

Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse for Hair Loss

As you may know from my myriad of posts on the topic of hair loss, it’s something very near and dear to my heart. My PCOS causes my hair to fall out more than the average woman. There’s many other causes of hair loss in women, but this hair rinse could potentially be beneficial for most causes.
Here’s Why:

Removes Scaly Buildup 

The acidic nature of apple cider vinegar helps to restore pH and remove product and dirt buildup on the scalp. Apple cider vinegar also contains something called alpha-hydroxy acid. This acid gently exfoliates the scalp, removing buildup. Clogged hair follicles also promote bacterial issues on the scalp, which can halt or slow hair growth. 

Promotes Circulation

Vinegar acts like a tonic which promotes good circulation to the capillaries on the scalp.

Protects Follicles

There is a thin acidic protective layer on the scalp, with a pH of about 5 (slightly acidic). Many shampoos and other hair care products are very alkaline, with a pH closer to 7 (slightly alkaline). Apple cider vinegar has a pH of 3, so when this is diluted in water, helps to balance out the alkalinity. This acidity hardens the outer layer of the hair and flattens the cuticle so hair is shiny, healthier and more manageable. 

Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse for Hair Loss 

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Have you tried an apple cider vinegar rinse for your hair? What did you think? Please share in the comments! 


  1. Kim

    I just started using ACV for itchy scalp and hair loss. How long does it take to see less hair falling out? Using it 1-2 times a week 1 part vinegar to 3 parts water. Also started using Suave clarifying daily shampoo…

    1. Hey Kim,

      How long it takes depends on a lot of factors. For example, a woman eating a proper diet, exercising regularly and healthfully managing stress will see improvement with a hair treatment such as this much faster than someone who isn’t working on internal factors for hair loss at all.

      But generally speaking starting to see improvements in hair loss can take a few months.

      1. Kim

        Actually I eat pretty healthy and exercise 6days a week, don’t smoke and rarely drink. Ive noticed that when i use the ACV I get ALOT of hair in my brush when combing out my hair after the shower, I mean ALOT. is this normal??

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