6 Ways To Use Apple Cider Vinegar On Natural Hair
Apple cider vinegar (ACV) has long been used as a natural hair care product to promote healthy hair in both men and women. The acidity is close to that of natural hair, it’s a good conditioner, cleansing agent and an effective germ killer.
As a result, apple cider vinegar uses and benefits for the hair include:
- Vinegar hair rinse
- Hair Herbal rinse
- Essential oil vinegar hair rinse
- Dandruff and itchy scalp relief
- Natural hair loss treatment
- Home Remedy for head Lice
Find the 6 all-natural rinse recipes here.
Co-Wash & Detangle Routine, Start to Finish, in UNDER 25 Min!
No more dreading wash day, no more wrinkly water-logged fingers, and no more hour long wash routines! I’ve finally figured out a quick cowash and detangle method to get me in and out of the shower with very little effort or fuss! This method utilizes a few simple products you probably already own in your home! It’s perfect for every natural, whether you have very little time to spare, you work out and exercise, or if you’re just sick of washing your natural hair! If I can cowash and detangle my thick long 4a natural hair quickly, in under 25 minutes, I know you can too! Give it a try and let me know how it goes! I hope this helps!!
7 Drugstore Shampoos & Conditioners That Are Silicone & Sulfate Free
The Natural Haven writes:
There are now a plethora of hair product lines aimed at naturals but they are mostly online or in select stores. In the future, it will be super easy to get probably any product. However, there are still many of us who do rely on drugstore products either for convenience or simply because they do actually work well.
Most naturals are picky about their products and top of this list is silicone and sulfate free products. Therefore, this list should help you!
Read more here.
DIY Clay Hair Cleanser (Healthy Shampoo Alternative) Recipe
"Here’s my basic recipe to make an all-natural clay hair cleanser. I’ve added just the bare necessities needed to make this amazingly gentle yet clarifying homemade shampoo! Hope it helps!"
Does your hair growth seem stunted no matter what you use? Are you struggling to keep your scalp moisturized and itch-free? Long, shiny and beautiful hair starts at the scalp! This video will show you my All-Natural Hair & Scalp Cleansing Regimen to help keep your scalp healthy and in turn help your hair retain moisture, length, fullness and shine. This 4-step beauty regimen will leave your hair looking lush and amazing almost immediately! You just need Unrefined Coconut Oil, Apple Cider Vinegar, the White Camellia conditioner by Aubrey Organics and the Anti-Breakage Yucca Masque by Shea Moisture. Interested in hearing how and why? Watch the tutorial for more information!
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Finally back home so today was a much needed wash day! Here are the store-bought all-natural options for those of you not into DIY/kitchen beauty projects and those who aren’t fans of online shopping for hair products. I used the Aubrey Organics “White Camellia” set of shampoo (I personally cleanse with apple cider vinegar but this product is a great non-drying option for those who feel they need a shampoo from the store!) and conditioner. Both sold at Target and Whole Foods. I then used the Camille Rose Naturals Algae Renew Deep Conditioner, also sold at Target. Once my hair was cleansed and deep conditioned, I applied the Camille Rose Naturals Curl Love Moisture Milk (Target) followed by a finger-raked layer of Aubrey Organics Pure Aloe Vera Juice (Target, Whole Foods, Vitamin Shoppe) to add some shine, definition and to seal in moisture! All natural and healthy goodness! Don’t forget to keep the Aloe refrigerated. No filter on the pic so you can see my results! Now I’ll let it air dry in pigtails. Sleep on a satin pillowcase to avoid dryness and frizz. Tomorrow I’ll take down the pigtails and puff my hair out. Those were my exact steps to achieve the big hair in my 2 previous STL pics. I do all of this once a week. What are you using to cleanse and style your hair and where do you buy/order?
ACV Dandruff & Hair Clarifying TreatmentThe acetic acid found in the apple cider vinegar helps wash away shampoo/conditioner build-up and vinegar is a natural dandruff fighter. If you do try this, make sure to rinse hair thoroughly after the vinegar rinse.
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes
1 cup apple cider vinegar (you can substitute distilled white vinegar or lemon juice for this rinse).
2 cups distilled water.
A spray bottle.
Mix one cup of apple cider vinegar and 2 cups of water in a spray bottle. Spray on hair after you shampoo and condition. Rinse thoroughly. Do not use more than once or twice a week.
I do this clarifying process once a month! It really clears out all of that product buildup from our daily use of hair products. I use this Bragg brand of Apple Cider Vinegar (also sold at Whole Foods and most healthy markets). After I clarify, I deep condition, to restore the moisture. Here’s a video tutorial I made last year. It helps your hair (and scalp) stay super healthy and beautiful! For all hair types and lengths. It’s also dope if your hair stops responding to your favorite products! It’s like a hair reboot!
Also, a few of you have complained about the after smell. If your hair still smells like ACV, then you used way too much or didn’t rinse it out thoroughly enough!
Amla Oil For Hair Growth, Hair Loss And Premature GrayingAmla oil is a natural substance often used to promote hair health. Some people also use amla oil to fight hair loss and prematurely graying hair. When used as a hair treatment, amla oil is typically applied directly to the scalp.
Amla oil has long been used in ayurvedic medicine. Featuring a number of essential fatty acids, amla oil is thought to strengthen the hair follicles and condition the hair. Proponents also claim that amla oil can help treat dry, itchy scalp. Besides essential fatty acids, amla fruit are high in vitamin C, flavonoids, polyphenols, and also contain water, protein, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals.
How to Use Amla Oil on Hair
Amla oil is often applied after shampooing hair and used in place of a conditioning product. When used in this manner, amla oil is typically massaged into the strands so that it completely covers hair (from the roots to the tips). It can be covered with a shower cap. After sitting for 15 minutes or more, the amla oil is then thoroughly rinsed from the hair with warm water.
According to Ayurvedic practitioners, applying amla oil to the scalp can help with dandruff or soothe a dry, itchy scalp. The oil is massaged into the scalp daily and rinsed out after 15 minutes, or it can be left on the scalp overnight before being washed out. To prevent staining, pillows should be covered with old towels or an old t-shirt or a shower cap can be worn.
Amla oil can have a strong, musky smell, so it may not be suitable as a leave-in conditioner or styling product unless used sparingly.
Amla Shampoos and Hair Powders
Although pure amla oil is commonly used as a hair treatment, amla oil is also featured as an ingredient in shampoos. In addition, amla extract is available in a variety of hair powders.
Some people also create their own hair treatments by combining amla powder with warm water so that the blend achieves a paste-like consistency. When applied to dry, clean hair as a hair treatment, this mixture is thought to increase the hair’s softness and thickness.
Where to Find Amla Oil
Widely available for purchase online, amla oil is sold in many natural-foods stores and in stores specializing in Indian products.