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.
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.
Vinegar acts like a tonic which promotes good circulation to the capillaries on the scalp.
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
Have you tried an apple cider vinegar rinse for your hair? What did you think? Please share in the comments!