Removes Scaly Buildup
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
- 1 part raw, unpasteurized apple cider vinegar (like Bragg’s)
- 4 parts filtered water
- Mix the apple cider vinegar with the water in a container. You might want to use a squeeze bottle or something you can use to easily distribute the mixture onto your hair. I just put it in a liquid measuring cup with a spout.
- After your normal shampoo, apply the ACV mixture to your hair, gently using your fingers to coat the strands. Leave in for about 1 minute. Rinse your hair with cool water.
- You’re done! Optionally, you can use your conditioner after the ACV rinse, but if you’re wanting to remove build-up on the scalp, I would skip it. The hair will come out shiny and soft anyways!
- Use this rinse when you feel your hair and scalp is getting built-up with product, or as a regular routine, anywhere from once per week to once per month.