The use of Apple cider vinegar for various cosmetic purposes can be traced back to the Roman times. Today we are using it for the hair as a treatment. I was really skeptical about this but wow, it really works and there are many benefits besides making your hair soft, smooth and voluminous! It also simulates scalp to promote hair growth, cleanses the hair without stripping natural oils, removes build up from chemical products, helps hair retain moisture for future conditioning, antibacterial and antifungal properties to help with flaky and itchy scalps and closes the hair cuticle allowing for shine and fewer tangles.
Here are the simple steps to the treatment :
Bring 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar in a cup or any kind of container with you when you shower (A plastic container is safer in case you drop it). If your hair is dry use a little less vinegar. If your hair is oily use a little more. First wash your hair & then rinse. Then take the vinegar and pour over all of your hair and scalp making sure it’s all saturated. Leave it in for a few minutes, rinse and voila! Your hair will feel very squeaky and clean and you may think oh my I need to add conditioner but don’t. Just dry your hair and you’ll be amazed at how soft, smooth and especially voluminous your hair is!! I have no volume in my hair and hate adding volumizing products because they always leave my hair feeling weighed down or grimy so this was really amazing. My hair was left feeling light, soft and had the most volume I’ve ever had naturally.
This isn’t a treatment for every wash but I’m definitely going to add this into my routine once every month or two. It really does get rid of any product build up and my hair felt so healthy after. It’s a must try!!
For the regular weekly washes I like to use Davines and Kevin Murphy which are paraben, sulphate & cruelty free and use a lot of natural ingredients.
The new repair me line has natural pineapple extract, smells like a dream and leaves your hair feeling so soft yet not weighed down. Love, love, love. The blonde angel is also amazing for keeping the blonde looking nice and ashy ( I’m not a fan of brassy blonde ) and the young again infused treatment oil is awesome to apply on the ends of your hair when it’s wet. You won’t be left with any oil feeling in your locks & your hair will feel nourished. Great for little fly aways too.
My hair routine steps : first wash with repair me wash, second wash with blonde angel wash & leave on for a few mins ( I have to wash twice as my hair is very oily ). Rinse, then condition with repair me rinse. Towel dry, then I spray in the oi all in one milk, add a few pumps of the young again oil to the ends and then a quick blow dry. After it’s dry I add a bit of the Kevin Murphy fresh hair to the roots as even after I wash & dry I have no volume and this adds amazing volume without feeling like I have product in my hair. It also absorbs oil throughout the day which is a big thing for me.
Please note – after the apple cider vinegar treatment I did not add any styling products as there was so much volume and softness so there was no need!
I hope this inspires you to try a very simple, yet effective at home beauty treatment that I think you will love!
Namaste. My muse and I.
Select photographs by Iulia Agnew, of Vancouver, BC.