Detoxifying Hair and Scalp with Apple Cider Vinegar

If you see apple cider vinegar as a mere salad dressing for your favorite greens, you’re not maximizing what this popular kitchen staple can do. Apple cider vinegar can be used in many different ways to keep the scalp and hair healthy.

Apple Cider Vinegar or ACV is great for treating dandruff. It acts as a hair exfoliator that eliminates dead skin cells from the scalp and residues from hair products that are made with silicones or polymer plastic. ACV is infused with enzymes and malic acid that effectively combats the topical bacteria called “bottle bacillus” which causes a number of hair and scalp ailments. These bacteria react negatively with silica and polymer, ingredients found in commercial shampoos and conditioner, which result to clogged hair follicles. When hair follicles are clogged, they form small elevated pustules on the scalp that are itchy and flaky – hence the formation of dandruff and scalp zits. When ACV is applied to affected areas, it breaks down these irritating deposits from the scalp and balances its pH levels to control dandruff.

What You Need To Know About Synthetic Silica and Polymers?

Commercially produces shampoos and conditioners have synthetic silica and polymers. These ingredients help hair products to achieve viscosity and thickness in their formulas so that they can be rubbed and applied easily to hair. With regular exposure to synthetic silica and polymers, they coat the hair and block hair follicles leading to various skin irritations. They also weigh the hair down making it look limp and lifeless.

Hair shampoos that have SLS or SLES (sodium lauryl sulfate and sodium lauryl ether sulfate) and ALS or ALES (ammonium lauryl sulfate and ammonium lauryl ether sulfate) can eliminate the nasty build up left behind by Synthetic Silica and Polymers but overuse can leave both hair and scalp too dry. Here are some of our DIY home remedies that will free the hair from these unhealthy deposits using apple cider vinegar.

Recipe 1: Use undiluted raw ACV to get rid of dandruff flakes and to alleviate itchiness of the scalp.Unscented Babassu Shampoo Bars

  1. Massage raw apple cider vinegar to hair and scalp. Let it sit for about 15 minutes before rinsing with warm water. ACV will remove all the residues from synthetic silica and polymer based shampoo and conditioners.
  2. Caress Anita Grant’s Babassu shampoo bar onto the hair until it creates a luxurious lather. This all natural shampoo bar will provide additional assistance in removing other impurities and toxins from the hair.

Recipe 2: Use diluted raw ACV as a final rinse to hair to purify both scalp and hair.Coconut Rosewood Dry Oil Spray

  1. Mix 3 parts of water with 1 part of raw apple cider vinegar.
  2. Pour this mixture all over the hair while massaging scalp for 3 to 5 minutes then rinse off with warm water infused with a few drops of Coconut Rosewood Dry Oil to combat the distinctive scent of ACV.


Additional Tips:

Anita Grant’s Rhassoul Deep Condishes help in bolstering hair and scalp health when used at least once a month. It purifies each hair strand to add sheen making it soft to touch by smoothening the hair cuticles. Additionally, it removes impurities from the scalp and prevents dandruff from developing.Raspberry Rhassoul Deep Condish Block


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