Here's Why You Should Include An Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse In Your Hair Care Routine

Don't worry, your strands won't smell at all.
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We all have bad hair days. If you want to prevent your tresses from looking greasy, limp, and dull again in the future, you may want to consider adding a ~*vinegar rinse*~ in your hair care routine. A vinegar rinse involves the use of either apple cider vinegar (diluted with water) or a "hair vinegar" to rejuvenate your scalp and mane. Keep reading for how it can magically change your locks for the better!

  1. It deeply cleanses your scalp.

    Constant use of dry shampoo, hairspray, salt/texturizing spray, hair oil, and leave-in conditioner can lead it to buildup on your scalp. When this happens, it prevents new strands from coming out, causes your hair to become brittle and prone to breaking off, and can lead to dandruff and other scalp problems.

    A vinegar rinse gently, yet thoroughly, gets rid of all the grime and products that got stuck while your hair was in-between washes. 

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  2. It has anti-inflammatory properties.

    Apple cider vinegar is rich in vitamins and minerals, which soothes the scalp, therefore stopping any flakes, itchiness, and irritation from happening.

  3. It can protect your hair color.

    ACV balances the pH levels of your hair and doesn't strip it. What it does is it strengthens the hair and coats the cuticle, leaving it looking shiny and soft.

  4. It leaves hair shiny, bouncy, and soft.

    A vinegar rinse sloughs of product buildup, dirt, and oil from your strands, leaves your mane and scalp balanced, and smooths out frizz. All this leads to manageable, super soft, and shiny hair! 

  5. It detangles strands.

    Rinsing with vinegar softens your hair, preventing knots from forming, which can lead to hair breakage.

How to do a hair vinegar rinse at home:

  1. After shampooing and conditioning your hair—while it's still wet—apply a good amount of hair vinegar to your scalp and locks.

    Yves Rocher Raspberry Rinsing Vinegar, P695, Lazada

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  2. Massage the product well and leave it for at least five minutes before rinsing it off. (Ed's Note: If you're going to use apple cider vinegar instead of a rinsing vinegar, make sure you dilute a few tablespoons with a cup of water. ACV on its own is too strong.)

    Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar, Price available upon request, Robinsons Supermarket

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  3. Do this once a week first, and then you may increase the frequency as your scalp gets used to the solution.

    CP-1 Raspberry Treatment Vinegar, P350, Althea

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Have you tried doing a vinegar rinse on your hair? Join our Cosmo Beauty Group and share your tips for cleansing and treating your hair and scalp!

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