Apple Cider Vinegar for Hair


124 reviews

89% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.7

Price: $

Package Quality: 3.7

Price: $


on 8/22/2015 9:30:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Oily, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Black

I really wanted to love this but I can't.It just doesn't work for me,did nothing to improve my hair,even if it did I wouldn't use it because I can't stand that smell.

on 8/16/2015 5:09:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Other, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Black

I tried this today. Today is day 3 post hair wash. My hair was slightly itchy and oily on my scalp (I usually wash my hair every 3 days but my hair tip becomes dry so I want to hold off). I decided to do ACV rinse instead. I mixed 100 ml water and 1/2 to 3/4 tablespoon of ACV. I wetted my hair, then poured the solution all over my scalp and the rest of my hair. Put on shower cap and waited for 5 mins. I rinsed it and my scalp was still a bit oily but I still didn't use shampoo. However, my hair was soft after rinsing the ACV. I still put in my usual conditioner (although didn't need to). After my hair dries, it's not itchy anymore, and the oil on my scalp decreases (not completely gone). I guess it doesn't strip hair's natural oil, unlike regular shampoos. I also put on leave in conditioner on my damp hair and happy with the results so far. Will update again!

PS. my hair is chemically dyed permanent. It's lightened to brown. Did not notice colour run or anything.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

on 8/4/2015 12:52:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Black, Wavy, Other

Eyes: Brown

I have been using ACV for my hair off and on for a few years now and have recently started using it again. I unfortunately developed an itchy scalp; I tried switching shampoos, and nothing worked. I then did some research and found ACV helps with that. After I am done shampooing and conditioning, I pour some ACV onto my scalp, rub it in, and let it set. It is a miracle worker. I do this every few days, and it gets rid of the itches. This saved me from scratching out my hair.

This is also great for a facial toner. I let the AV run down my face and body when I rinse. Makes everything soft. :)

on 6/17/2015 12:37:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Straight, Coarse

Eyes: Green

Sorry, this did not work for me! I wish I'd never tried it, I'm supposed to go out in the next hour and I'm embarrassed to because it made my hair smell like sour farts. And as for the benefits to my hair, I barely noticed any, maybe this would work on already healthy virgin hair from the 1800s but not on my blonde overprocessed hair! Never again! Now I stink, and my hair feels dry and a weird texture, like rope or wood, I hope it goes back to normal after I wash it again! :(

on 5/17/2015 11:28:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I use this and baking soda about once a week on my hair. The solution that works best for my 2b thick hair is 2 tbsps of ACV with 1 cup water. This leaves my hair soft, shiny, and tangle-free. It's especially awesome because while the baking soda definitely deep cleans my hair, it dries it out a lot, too. So following it with ACV rinse is perfect because it gets that moisture back right away. You can't get much cheaper for such good quality!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

on 5/13/2015 9:37:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Tan, Warm

Hair: Black, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

Long story short I suffer from scalp psoriasis, I have thyroid issues and all the meds and imbalances gives me a very dry, irritated scalp that actually peels sometimes. Needless to say my hair isn't always very shiny or manageable and it sheds a lot.. I read about the benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar for hair a while ago and in my local health food store I found a bottle and used it that night and I have never gotten better results from any other product in my life. If you're using it for your hair/skin remember it needs to be RAW ORGANIC and UNFILTERED. It needs to contain what's called "the mother" which is basically the nutrients that is filtered out in other apple cider vinegars. I apply it by mixing half the vinegar, half water into a spray bottle and I spritz it all through my scalp and whatever is left I put on my hair and ends. I leave it in for 15 mins top, remember it is very acidic so you don't want to leave this on too long. Then I get into the shower and I like to shampoo twice, the scent is very strong and shampooing twice seems to do the trick of getting out any smell. Sometimes I use a conditioner but most of the time it isn't necessary because the vinegar does such a great job of detangling and conditioning itself. This is also great for removing product buildup that can happen in the scalp from using oils, styling products, heavy conditioners ect. Really gets the scalp clean without dehydrating it. I did this routine once a week for about a month and my scalp has changed dramatically! No more itchiness, no more redness, no more flakes and my hair hasn't been shedding as much. I take my showers at night and the next morning my hair is so shiny and soft! As smooth as my satin sheets. It's so easy to brush through and I just want to touch it all day. My friends started telling me how shiny it was all through the week. I've tried so many shampoos for scalp problems and this is the only thing that has ever worked for me. I found mine at Whole Foods for about 6 dollars I got 16 oz worth of product. All in all, I will be using this forever, its saved my scalp and saved my hair. The price you can't beat, I'd pay 16 dollars for this stuff considering the results. So impressed!

-great for irritated scalps that suffer from dandruff, psoriasis or product buildup.
-conditions, detangles and ads shine and softness to the hair.
-best used once a week for 15 mins, rinse and shampoo twice to get rid of the smell.
-mix together half vinegar and half water so it's not too acidic or too strong.
-available mostly at health food stores; whole foods, fresh market, or where organic foods are sold.
-16oz bottle runs around 6-10 dollars. One bottle lasted me about 4-6 months.
-All around a 10/10 product.

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

on 5/8/2015 10:27:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

i love ACV for hair,
i mix 1/3 ACV with distilled water in a spray bottle
spray my hair with it after shower
it makes hair shiny and easier to comb
the smell goes away in about 5 minutes

Age: 30-35

Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool

Hair: Other, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Green

*NO!* Why? Because it stinks! No, no, no, it doesn't just smell while your hair dries, it smells all day, and into the next day, and other people can smell it, until you shampoo a few more times. If you wet your hair (get caught in the rain or sweat from a workout), the smell returns (if you couldn't smell it before) or it becomes stronger. I have no clue how people are using this and not having stomach cramps from the scent.

Does it work on hair and do all those wonderful things that people talk about: bouncy, shiny, strong hair? YES, it's amazing! No other hair product has ever made my hair look so beautiful. But you'll have to find the ratio and frequency that works for *your* hair.

It needs to be said that I am very sensitive to scent and my hair is very porous. I've tried using this with everything from a 1:5-1:1 ratio, (Bragg's with NYC city water) once a week and just cannot take the lingering vinegar smell. No way.

on 1/12/2015 5:57:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

I recently started using ACV with water to clarify my hair. I didn't want to use clarifying shampoos any more and was looking for a more natural way to remove build up from my hair.

The first few times I used a mixture of 50% ACV and 50% water. My hair hated it and I swore to never try it again. My hair was so dry and brittle. It was not pretty.

A few weeks later I decided to try it again. This time I put only 1/4 cup ACV with 450mL of water. I put it in a spray bottle and sprayed my hair with it making sure to rub my scalp and work it into my hair (to make sure you get almost every strand). I left it on for 15-20 minutes while I washed the rest of me, shaved, etc. I rinsed it out with cool water and towel dried my hair.

This time my hair and scalp felt so clean, but not stripped or dry. It felt much better than when I used clarifying shampoos, plus its cheaper (that's always a bonus).

If you've tried ACV and ended up with dry hair, I suggest using less ACV and more water next time.

* Im going to update when I use it on my face, in a mixture with bentonite clay. *

UPDATE(03/18/2015): I wrote about using this with bentonite clay, in my review for the Aztec bentonite clay. Any ways, I LOVE this in a mixture with clay for my acne prone, oily, clogged skin! Right after doing my mask, my skin is red from the ACV but it calms down a while later. I would HIGHLY recommend trying this rather than using the clay with water.

5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

on 12/7/2014 9:03:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Sensitive, Deep Dark, Neutral

Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Black

I love this for my hair i have very dry unruly curly and very long hair (past my waist) that's very difficult to manage especially since iv stopped using silicones on it my hair doesn't like shampoo it dries it out and causes splits so iv jumped on the co washing band wagon and ACV has been a god send for the flakies,dandruff and build up that conditioner only washing caused me to have it makes my hair so soft and clean and I can go up to four days after co washing without washing my hair.

it also got rid of the crunchy hair Iv had for months now the crunchy hair was so bad I had to cut off 6 inches of it i was devastated My long hair is my crowning glory if id known earlier ACV was the answer I wouldnt have cut it. this would be great for people whose scalp reacts to co washing and also if u get the awful crunchy hair from over use of natural oils and conditioners with protien my hair doesnt like protein or oils by themselves oils mixed in with conditioner or a little bit of shea butter works great though.

I'm only giving it three stars because I tried it on my face and it was an AWFUL DISASTER 3 months later and I'm still recovering from the reaction i broke out all over my face in tiny angry red dots I have very sensitive skin that reacts to everything I should'nt have put vinegar on it. The smell does linger so I mix in some essential oils I add spearmint, tea tree, sweet orange and eucalyptus and the vinegar smell is almost completely gone leaving in its wake wafts of freshness.

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