One beauty staple you’ll find in all the organic beauty websites and books is apple cider vinegar. Hair that looks dull, britty, or frizzy tends to be more alkaline or higher on the pH scale. A raw, organic apple cider vinegar has pH of around 3, meaning it is acidic enough that it actually helps restore the pH balance of your hair, ridding the scalp of buildup, yet it is gentle enough that it does not strip your strands of essential nutrients. 

For those who experience scalp-related conditions such as itching or dandruff, apple cider vinegar can bring relief because of its anti-fungal, and anti-bacterial properties.

The following recipe is ridiculously simple, and can be used twice a week. 

• Mix 5 parts water to 1 part apple cider vinegar in a plastic spray bottle (1 tbsp in 500 ml water). If the acidic smell is too powerful for you, mix a few drops of your favorite essential oils into the mixture.

• Give it a shake.

• Spray on the roots of the hair and your scalp. Work the mixture into your hair with your fingers.

• Let it sit for 3-5 minutes before washing it out with a mild shampoo that doesn’t include sulfates.

You can dry and style your hair as usual afterwards.


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