Apple cider vinegar(ACV) is a type of vinegar made by the fermentation of apple cider which reduces itching of the scalp and dandruff by destroying the bacteria and/or fungi that clog hair follicles. The fermentation provides alcoholic apple cider that is combined with oxygen to produce acetic acid. The pH of ACV (apple cider vinegar) is very beneficial for treating dry and frizzy hair esp due to hard water , hairloss and dandruff,as well as for reducing acne and blemishes….Apple cider vinegar is an extremely rich source of minerals (particularly potassium), vitamins, enzymes and amino acids.It is cleansing, gives the hair more body and luster,reduces hair-loss,and removes deposits of minerals from hard water and residue of shampoos,styling products.
1. For itchy scalp and dandruff: Apply undiluted apple cider vinegar to the scalp with a cottonball. You could add 5-6 drops of rosemary oil (Rosmarinus officinalis) to the apple cider vinegar. Rosemary increases peripheral circulation, stimulates circulation and metabolism of skin layers and is commonly used to treat dandruff and other scalp disorders as well as hair loss and baldness.Wrap the head with a towel or a showercap for an hour.Wash the hair with a natural, herbal shampoo that is suitable for your hair type. Finish with an apple cider vinegar rinse to flush out soap residue leaving the hair soft and lustrous .
2. ACV rinse to remove deposits of minerals from hard water and residue styling products. Method of use:Mix 1/3 cup of apple cider vinegar in 1 ltr of softened or distilled water and use as a final rinse after shampooing and conditioning.You could either spray it as a final rinse,or pour it over your hair bending over a sink.This removes all the build up of deposits and residues of styling products as well.Towel dry,and your hair will be softer and shinier .Do not rinse with the regular hard water after this rinse as it can cause redeposits of the minerals.
3. Reduces Acne and Clears blemishes :Apply diluted ACV (5 tbsp in a glass of water) with a cottonball to reduce acne and blemishes.Wash off after 15 minutes.
4. ACV used internally to reduce heartburn,gout,and for weight loss:
An energizing drink to clear your skin :2 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar,A squeeze of lime1 tbsp of honey,8 oz. of mineral water…..It is a natural remedy for heartburn,gout,helps clear up skin conditions and blemishes; gives a smoother texture and complexion, helps with joint pain and stiffness, helps to break down fats so that your body can use them rather than store them, helps reduce levels of glucose,reduces sugar cravings and lose weight.Ideally should be had before food as it serves as a natural appetite suppressant as well..It is generally believed that the nutrients, enzymes, and organic acids in apple cider vinegar causes weight reduction by acting as an appetite suppressant, by increasing your body’s metabolic rate, reducing water retention, and by helping you maintain a feeling of well being.
A blend of baking soda and vinegar has also been reported to do wonders for your hair.Check it out here
Truly like the proverbial apple,Apple cider vinegar too helps keep the doctor away!!! 🙂