Apple Cider Vinegar for Hair: All the Benefits, Plus How to Use It

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Written By Paklay Zablay

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Maintains pH balance

“Research proves that human skin (including the scalp) is more acidic than human hair, but at the same time, many hair-care products are too alkaline—meaning they have too high of a pH,” says Adam Bennett, a certified trichologist at IHS Hair Replacement in London. “The great news is that adding a lower pH (higher acidity) product like apple cider vinegar to the scalp can help tone the scalp in other words, it helps maintain the scalp’s proper pH.”

Removes build-up without drying

“ACV’s clarifying properties gently cleanse the hair, purging residues from styling products and environmental pollutants,” Bennett continues. Plus, it does so without drying your hair or skin out. “ACV can remove build-up without stripping the hair of natural oil, which can prevent moisturizing products from penetrating the shaft of the hair,” adds Federico.

Clarifies and cleanses

“Applying this solution effectively eliminates environmental and product residue buildup, leaving your hair exceptionally clean and shiny,” says Bacchi.

Soothes scalp itchiness

Because ACV has anti-inflammatory benefits, it can improve the overall health of the scalp while also helping to reduce itching, says Dr. Garshick. “ACV boasts natural acidity that balances the scalp’s pH levels, creating an optimal environment for healthy hair growth while warding off dandruff and itchiness,” Bennett adds.

Reduces flaking

On that note, Haygood tells Glamour that dandruff sufferers can benefit from using ACV too. “It clarifies the scalp to help achieve proper pH balance therefore reducing flakes,” he says.

Promotes shine

“ACV removes buildup and closes the hairs cuticles, which makes hair more light reflective and shiny,” Haygood explains. “The cleansing capabilities of apple cider vinegar not only get our hair and scalp super squeaky clean: they help restore luster and shine to dull locks, too,” Bennett says.

Combats greasy hair

Since apple cider vinegar works to balance the pH of the hair and scalp, it leaves it it primed for functioning optimally, notes Federico. “When the scalp functions optimally, it produces less oil,” he says.

Boosts volume

“ACV is ideal for anyone who has fine, limp, lifeless hair that tends to get oily, says Haygood. “This type of hair can benefit immensely from ACV because it helps rid the hair of oil and product buildup to give volume and lift.”

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