Homemade Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse Recipe for Healthy Hair

Ariba Pervaiz
by Ariba Pervaiz
6 Materials
$10
15 Minutes
Easy

If your hair has been tangling more than usual, you suffer from an itchy scalp even after shampooing, hair masks don’t work and your hair feels sticky or oily, the culprit is probably build-up.


Follow along to learn how to make a homemade apple cider vinegar hair rinse that’s going to work wonders on your build-up prone hair!


I scraped at my hair and you can actually see the white build-up. Let’s remedy this!

Tools and materials:

  • Apple cider vinegar with “the mother” included
  • Baking soda
  • Liquid measuring cup
  • Plastic squeeze bottle
  • Container
  • Shampoo
Applying apple cider vinegar solution to hair

1. Combine water and apple cider vinegar

Pour 2 parts water to 1 part apple cider vinegar in a liquid measuring cup.


This is not going to smell good, but trust me, it’ll be worth it!

Combining water and apple cider vinegar

Pour this into a bottle.

Bottling

2. Measure baking soda and add your liquid mixture

Pour about ⅓ cup of baking soda into a container. 

Adding baking soda

Then add in the water/apple cider vinegar mixture to create a paste. It’s going to fizz so pour slowly!

Mixing

3. Shampoo

Hop in the shower and shampoo your hair. Treatments always absorb better on clean hair. 

Shampooing hair

4. Apply the paste to your scalp

Apply the paste to your scalp while in the shower (it’s going to get messy!)


The paste is a natural exfoliant that will balance pH levels, cooling the scalp down and neutralizing any irritation. 

Applying paste to hair

5. Apply the apple cider vinegar and water mixture

Completely drench your “mids” and ends with the apple cider vinegar and water mixture.


You can just use this from your roots to your ends, but the baking soda just takes your scalp care to the next level. 

Applying apple cider vinegar and water mixture

5. Clean your hair

Thoroughly rinse off the paste and apple cider vinegar rinse from your hair. You might want to condition the ends too, but avoid your scalp. 


Homemade apple cider vinegar hair rinse

There are many hair care products on the market that claim to solve these common hair discomforts but they can be pricey and they might not work for your hair.


Try out this homemade apple cider vinegar hair rinse that I’ve found to work well at relieving my scalp and removing build-up.


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Suggested materials:
  • Apple cider vinegar with “the mother” included
  • Baking soda
  • Liquid measuring cup
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