Vinegar can be used for cooking, health ailments, skin problems, home cleaning and pickling. It's a versatile and very inexpensive product. Another common use for vinegar is as a natural haircare remedy. The type of vinegar used most often for haircare is apple cider vinegar.
Vinegar Hair Rinse
Combine 1 1/2 cups of warm water and 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in a plastic cup to prepare a vinegar rinse to restore shine and luster to hair. The amount you prepare depends on your hair length. For long hair, increase the amounts of vinegar and water accordingly.
Wash your hair. Place a towel around your shoulders. Stand over a sink and pour the mixture into your hair.
Massage the water-vinegar solution into your scalp and leave it in for five minutes. You can either rinse out the mixture or leave it in. This is a basic vinegar hair rinse for shine, suggests Brigitte Mars author of “Beauty by Nature.”
Vinegar Remedy for Dandruff Problems
Pour 3 tablepoons of undiluted apple cider vinegar into a spray bottle. Spray the vinegar into your hair and scalp prior to washing it.
Massage your scalp with your fingers using circular movements. Put the shower cap on.
Allow the vinegar to remain on your hair and scalp for approximately one to three hours. then proceed to shampoo, rinse and dry your hair. Use this vinegar treatment once a week.
Vinegar Remedy for Hair Loss
Pour 1/2 pint of boiling water into the pot; add the rosemary and allow it to steep in the water for about 1 1/2 hours. Let the solution cool, and strain it.
Pour the rosemary infusion from the pot into the glass jar and add 1/2 pint of apple cider vinegar. Shake the bottle to combine all the ingredients.
Transfer some of the vinegar-rosemary mixture into a spray bottle. Spray the solution onto your scalp and rub it in gently with your fingers. Leave on this prewash treatment for up to one hour before washing and conditioning your hair. In traditional folk medicine, the herb rosemary has uses that include promoting hair growth, although there is no evidence to support this claim.
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