Although it might seem harsh to treat your hair with something as acidic as vinegar, the truth is that hair really appreciates it due to its slightly acidic nature. Our hair’s pH varies from acidic 3.5 to neutral 5.5, which means that our alkaline hair care products tend to throw it off balance. Vinegar, on the other hand, helps hair restore its optimal pH value. It seals the cuticles, making each strand shinier, stronger, and less prone to breakage, plus it removes product buildup that literally suffocates the scalp and slows down normal hair growth. So, in order to help your hair really give its 100% in terms of both growth and quality, vinegar makes an excellent treatment. mix 1 part of vinegar and 2 parts of water and use this mixture as a final rinse.

Recipe: Mix 1 part vinegar (apple cider vinegar is the hair care favorite, since it leaves less of an odor; white vinegar works just fine; and wine-based vinegar is best for dry hair) with 2 parts water. To minimize odor, add a few drops of your favorite essential oil. Use as a final rinse after you shampoo.

How Often: Begin by rinsing with the vinegar treatment 1-2 times a week; over time, you'll be able to use it 1-2 times a month while maintaining ample shine, health, and growth.

Where to Buy: Whatever vinegar you choose, you'll easily be able to find it at your local grocery store, drugstore, or retailer.

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