This is just some basic information for Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) hair rinse. I’ve included usage information as well as some very basic recipes. As with all hair and skin products, you will have to experiment to find the perfect combination that works for you.
Hair is on the mildly acidic side of the pH scale and has an ideal pH of 4.5 to 5.5, which is close to that of an apple cider vinegar rinse (pH 2.9).
Rinsing with apple cider vinegar will help balance the pH of your hair and remove the buildup that can result from the use of alkaline styling products and inexpensive shampoos. An ACV rinse can also help to close your hair cuticles, enhance shine, and to (temporarily) reduce the porosity in the hair. (http://www.apple-cider-vinegar-benefits.com/natural-hair-care-product.html)
You can use ACV as a final rinse after completing your wash and condition and deep condition OR you can use ACV as a rinse before washing to clarify your hair. You will have to experiment to find the perfect combination that works for you.
Start with once or twice a month. From there you can experiment to see what works best for you.
Simple ACV Rinse Recipes
¼ cup ACV
2 cups cool water
After washing or co-washing, combine Apple cider vinegar with cool water. Poor this mixture over the hair. Rinse hair thoroughly in cool water.
20 ox. Bottle
1/3 cup ACV
After washing or co-washing, pour ACV into bottle and fill the rest of bottle with cool water. Pour the ACV/water mix over hair section by section, making sure entire head is saturated. Massage mixture into hair and scalp for 2-3 minutes and then rinse with cool water.
½ cup ACV
1 ½ cup water
1 teaspoon honey
After washing or co-washing, combine ACV with water and honey. Poor this mixture over the hair. Massage hair and scalp for 2-3 minutes. Rinse hair thoroughly in cool water.