Ways and Benefits of Using Vinegar for Hair Growth

There are many reasons our hair lose the volume and lustre and become thin and brittle. Improper diet, stress, genetic predisposition, ill health and lack of care can result in hair loss. Excessive usage of chemical dyes, styling products and styling tools can also be very harmful for hair. Most of these damaging factors can be controlled and with good care and usage of natural products you can restore your hair and get a healthy mane.

How to Use Vinegar for Hair Growth

The use of vinegar for hair is not only effective it is environmentally friendly and not so expensive. Follow these steps to use vinegar:

Make the Rinse

  • It is extremely easy to make vinegar rinse, just mix equal amount of lukewarm water and apple cider vinegar and the rinse is ready to use.
  • Never use very hot or very cold water to wash or rinse your hair. Hot water will make your hair dry and cold water cannot cleanse your scalp effectively.

How to Apply

  • Start with washing your hair the usual way. You can use any shampoo of your choice and preference. After washing your hair, apply the apple cider vinegar rinse to wet hair.
  • To have maximum benefits and to make sure that all the enzymes and nutrients of vinegar are absorbed by the hair, leave it for fifteen to twenty minutes. After that, rinse your hair with water.
  • If you are using vinegar rinse for the first time it is better to use it in diluted form. Some people do use apple cider vinegar as a hair rinse without diluting it, this method is more powerful but it can irritate the skin. To avoid any side effects use it in diluted form.
  • You can add some baking soda to the mixture. This will thoroughly clean your hair and you would not need any shampoo.
  • Make sure that the rinse does not get into your eyes. It can irritate the eyes and can lead to a burning sensation.

Other Ways to Apply Apple Cider Vinegar for Hair Growth

  • Another way to use apple cider vinegar is to rinse your hair with the mixture of apple cider and water before washing your hair. This will balance your scalp pH, remove the dead skin from your scalp and will provide many essential nutrients like vitamins necessary for hair growth.
  • Mix a cup of apple cider vinegar and a cup of water and massage the mixture in dry hair. Leave it for some time and then wash your hair with a mild shampoo. You can use it two to three times a week for healthy and shiny hair. 

Choose the Right Apple Cider Vinegar

For best results it is very important to choose the right type of apple cider vinegar. Apple cider vinegar is made from apples and before you buy it make sure that you buy the variety made from organic apples and does not contain any toxins or chemicals. 

The unpasteurized form is preferable because it contains a lot of enzymes and other nutrients. This type of apple cider vinegar is cloudy in appearance and contains the "mother" (a gelatinous material containing all the enzymes and vitamins).

The apple cider vinegar is available in powder and liquid form. You can use the liquid form of vinegar for hair growth with great results.

In addition to apple cider vinegar, you can also try essential oils and eat some vegetables for hair growth.

Benefits of Using Apple Cider Vinegar on Hair

The major benefits of using apple cider vinegar hair rinse are:

1.      Smooth, Frizz Free Hair

The outer most layer of hair is known as cuticle. When this is rough, the hairs tend to tangle and become frizzy. The application of apple cider vinegar rinse can smooth out this cuticle layer and will make your hair look smooth and silky.

2.      Get the Shine Back

The hair appears rough and dull when the cuticle is damaged. With the use of vinegar rinse, this layer gets smooth and hair reflects more light and appears shiny.

3.      Reduced Build Up

Due to a lot of pollutants in the environment, residue builds up on the scalp and around the hair. There are dead skin cells as well which add to the problem. The use of vinegar clears the debris and makes hair and scalp clean and dirt free. 

4.      More Body and Volume

The conditioners normally used can leave the hair limp because they leave a layer on hair making them heavy. Vinegar does not leave any coating over the hair strands. It smoothens the cuticle and the hair has less frizz and more body. It also makes the hair more bouncy and enhances the natural curls.

5.      Scalp Stimulation

The effectiveness of vinegar for hair growth is due to the fact that it stimulates the tiny blood vessels in the scalp and there is increased blood flow. This leads to better supply of nutrients to hair follicles and they get strong and lead to healthy hair.

6.      Less Flaking and Dandruff

Dandruff can cause itching and there can be fungal or bacterial growth on the scalp. The dead skin cells which get collected on the scalp can harbor these germs. Apple cider vinegar is antibacterial and antifungal. It can clear the scalp and can reduce itching and dandruff.

7.      Split End Solution

When the hairs are smooth they tangle less and you don't need to brush them harshly. This prevents hair breakage and there is less hair fall. In addition, by using apple cider vinegar rinse regularly your hair will become more manageable and will break less, as a result there will be fewer split ends and broken hair.

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