Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Detangler

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10 Minutes

No matter how much conditioner I use on my daughter’s hair she still gets very tangled hair. She has beautiful silky long hair but after her shower or swimming it is a giant tangled mess! This easy recipe will help detangle even the most difficult knots and mats.

Check out this quick video with the before and after.

Before her hair is tangled despite my best efforts to use conditioner and keep it brushed out.

Make a vinegar/ water solution using 1 part vinegar to 4 parts water. I used 1/4 apple cider vinegar mixed with 1 cup of water.

Mix the vinegar and water together and add it to a spray bottle.

Spray onto the hair liberally and then gently comb through the knots. They will detangle and the hair will look sleek and smooth.

You can use other types of vinegar. It doesn’t have to be apple cider. White vinegar works just as well but it tends to be a little stinkier. You can add 2 drops of essential oils to help mask the smell.

After the hair shines and look super healthy and tangle free. You can run your fingers from root to tip without catching them on a knot.

Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Detangler
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup
  • water
  • 1 cup
Detangle Spray Instructions
Measure 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar with 1 cup of water.
Use a funnel to pour it into a spray bottle
spray on hair tangles
Gently brush hair to remove knots and tangles.
Suggested materials:
  • Apple cider vinegar   (Grocery store)
  • Spray bottle   (Amazon)
  • Measuring cup   (Grocery store)
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  • Robi Robi on Jan 18, 2023

    Do you use it when the hair is dry or just wet?

    • Darrell Franke Darrell Franke on Jan 19, 2023

      Best to spray on wet hair. Or add a bit to conditioner. That is what I do, then rinse

  • Janie Janie on Feb 20, 2023

    Growing up I always used vinegar to rinse the soap out of my hair…