DIY Clarifying Shampoo // The Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse

Adding an apple cider vinegar (ACV) rinse to your hair care regimen is ideal for those of us who want to remove product build up and get rid of some itchy-flakies. Mixing up this quick and easy rinse, and using it after shampooing or on its own before conditioner once a month or every two weeks can really make a world of difference, especially if you’re like me and tend to go a few days between washes when it comes to your hair (if we’re being honest, I only shampoo my naturally curly hair about once a week – this helps me to keep my hair from becoming too dry, and/or experiencing a lot of breakage due to constant wear and tear from washing and combing and styling, plus I don’t go through product so quickly).

apple cider vinear rinse

Benefits of ACV:

  • Balances hair and scalp pH
  • Removes product buildup
  • Soothes itchy, dry scalp
  • It’s an inexpensive alternative to clarifying shampoo (plus no parabens or sulfates, naturally!)

To make and use the rinse: Mix one part organic ACV with 3 parts water. I like to mix mine into a small plastic applicator bottle. Apply the ACV to your scalp and roots, then distribute throughout¬† you rhair to the ends. Massage your scalp for a few minutes, then rinse. Follow up your cleansing ACV rinse with conditioner and continue on to style as usual.¬† If you don’t use the entire rinse in one application, just leave in the shower for next time. Easy Peasy.