One of the most common reasons for bad hair days can be easily remedied at home. Over time, our styling products can leave a film on our hair that can weigh it down and cause it to appear dull, limp and lifeless. Even our favorite shampoos and conditioners can add to the problem by leaving small amounts behind on our hair and scalp. After several shampoos, we notice that our shampoo and conditioner have seemed to “stop working”. Usually this isn’t the whole story. Your shampoo and conditioner simply were not formulated to wash older layers of itself away. Rather than change brands temporarily (a common solution), why not create your own vinegar-based clarifying rinse? Apple cider vinegar has a multitude of uses. One of them is to provide you with shinier, softer and more manageable hair. Read the simple steps below and improve your hair’s condition today.

Things You'll Need


Mix ¼ to ½ cup of apple cider vinegar to 8 to 10 ounces of warm water. Place in an empty shampoo bottle (or other bottle with a squeeze-top cap).

Shampoo as you normally do. Rinse your hair thoroughly. Squeeze out the excess water from your hair.

Rinse your hair with the vinegar and water solution. Massage your scalp and hair well.

Allow the vinegar rinse to remain on your hair from 1 to 3 minutes. Rinse.

Apply conditioner to your hair and rinse with warm water. Dry and style your hair. You should be able to immediately notice that your hair feels softer and cleaner, looks shinier and is more manageable.

Tips

  • Rinsing the vinegar and water solution from your hair with cooler water will cause the outer cuticle layer of your hair to be smoother, resulting in more shine.
    Using this post-shampoo vinegar rinse 1 to 3 times per week will cause your hair and scalp to become less oily and less prone to dandruff and itching.