Hey ladies! You know here at Allwomenstalk that a good many of our writers regularly extol the benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar. The laundry list of benefits of ACV for your health runs from acne prevention to weight loss and everything in between.
Many of us use apple cider vinegar at home for various reasons and generally we take it in water as a weight loss aid or to boost our metabolism in the morning, stave off hunger between meals, and some of us use it topically in our handmade beauty products (big up to you if you make your own!).
ACV is a great rinse for hair. After washing and conditioning it helps keep your locks luscious and shiny. This is easy enough to do but what makes apple cider vinegar good for your hair?
The pH level (here’s the science bit: the dictionary definition of pH is “a figure expressing the acidity or alkalinity of a solution on a logarithmic scale on which 7 is neutral, lower values are more acid and higher values more alkaline”) of apple cider vinegar is similar to that of hair which means it will not alter or tamper with the natural pH balance of your locks. And, because ACV has anti-microbial, anti-fungal, and anti-yeast properties, it can help clean bacteria and other microscopic organisms from your hair. This also applies to your skin, so it’s even good for your scalp, even helping to prevent dandruff.
So, while I don’t mind using apple cider vinegar as a rinse, I was chuffed when I found that there’s shampoo and conditioner where ACV is the main active ingredient. And it’s not just me who loves this idea.
Health.com reported that, “according to Google Trends, searches for Wow Apple Cider Vinegar Shampoo have increased by 750% recently. What's more, the brand's conditioner has reached "breakout" status, meaning searches for it have grown more than 5,000%.”
That’s a pretty amazing reaction to a single brand. It has more than 1,000 reviews on Amazon and is available in the US and the UK. But it’s not the only brand. Do a quick search for apple cider vinegar and you’ll find brands like Aveena, Luseta, Beauty and the Bees, Fekkai, Hair Dance, Natural Hair, and John Masters Organics producing shampoos, conditioners, rinses and other hair treatments based on ACV.
I’m definitely going to try some ACV shampoo and conditioner to control my frizz!
(p.s. I am not affiliated with any of the brands mentioned in this article – just passing on information I know you’ll find useful.)