Just for fun this week, I thought I’d post a fun and frugal beauty tip. I had a friend tell me about this, then I did some research. This is all over Pinterest, and very popular. I still wasn’t totally convinced. My hair is slightly coarse, mostly curly, and oft-times frizzy. I use conditioner every day! But, I thought it wasn’t going to cost me anything to try. So…a new beauty adventure!
Here is what you will need:
1 part apple cider vinegar (If you have blond or silver/white hair, use white vinegar)
1 part water
I think you are supposed to use fancy organic vinegar, but since I was experimenting, and feeling highly doubtful that it would work, I just used my plain old off-brand kitchen stuff! I mixed it together in a old soy sauce bottle (don’t worry, I washed it!!) and put it in my shower. After shampooing, pour apple cider vinegar in hair and allow to sit for about 3 minutes or so. No need to use conditioner.
Amazingly, it really did work. I didn’t use conditioner, and I was able to comb through my hair! It was soft and shiny. Frankly, I was surprised!
There were a few things I was worried about – first was that cold shot of water pouring over me! Unless you add warm water to the vinegar in the shower, that simply is unavoidable. Second was the smell. So I tried it on my children. 🙂 Don’t worry, there was no animal testing! I tried it on one, and used conditioner on the other. Even while their hair was still wet, I couldn’t smell the vinegar. No nasty vinegar smell. Hooray!!
So, I use this about one time a week. I still can’t totally give up my conditioner!!!
For other uses of apple cider vinegar see these posts: Apple Cider Vinegar for Beautiful Hair and Skin, 10 Ways to Use Apple Cider Vinegar for Hair, 28 Uses for Apple Cider Vinegar by Jillee, and 15 Reasons to Use Apple Cider Vinegar Every Day.