Washing Natural Hair with Apple Cider Vinegar + Bonus Recipe

Washing Natural Hair with

Apple Cider Vinegar



If you are part of the natural hair community, you have probably heard of rinsing or washing natural hair with apple cider vinegar. I know that some of you may wonder why and how, so I’m going to share with you some of the natural hair benefits and personal experience with washing natural hair with apple cider vinegar.

The health benefits of using apple cider vinegar include:

*    Balances hair pH
*    Helps to remove product buildup
*     Helps with dandruff and hair loss
*    Improves hair porosity
*    Reduces frizz
*    Helps to detangle
*    Prevents split ends

Naturally Me has written about it in a previous post, you can check out here. I’m going to describe my personal process and results from washing my natural hair with apple cider vinegar.


Tools Used:

Wide Tooth Comb

4 Mini Hair Clips

1 Cup of Water

1 Cup of Bragg Organic Raw& Unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar

8 oz Salon Care Leak Proof Applicator


Step 1-Part my hair into 4 parts and clip with mini hair clips, co-wash regularly with a conditioner

Step 2- Mix the apple cider vinegar with water into the applicator (You can use a spritz bottle or any other container you wish to use, it won’t affect the effects of the product in your hair)

Step 3- Use the applicator to spread the apple cider vinegar throughout your hair and scalp Use generously throughout the hair

Step 4- Massage mixture gently with the pads of your fingertips

Step 5- Rinse thoroughly to remove apple cider vinegar mix

Step 6- Air dry or towel (pat) dry your hair and style as usual


I chose to use an applicator because my scalp tends be very dry and I have been feeling like my hair wasn’t getting all the way clean after co-washing. The applicator allows me to get close to my roots and evenly distribute the product over my hair at the same time.

I’m really glad that I decided to use apple cider vinegar on my natural hair because it has really helped me clarify it. My natural hair has been feeling very weighed down by product, and I just realized it was because I haven’t clarified it in any way for the past 6 months. I would recommend washing natural hair with apple cider vinegar for any health enthusiasts, organic lovers and natural hair women. I’m adding it to my regimen along with Tea Tree Oil Conditioner for clarification.

 You can buy the Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar in the your local grocery store or organic grocery store. I found mine at my local grocery store for less than $5 for a 32 oz bottle. Very inexpensive and well worth the cost.



Tell Me…

Have you tried washing your natural hair with apple cider vinegar? Did you like your results?





Apple Cider Vinegar Pre-Poo Recipe

Avocado (Half -Smashed)

Coconut Oil (2 Tbsp)

Apple Cider Vinegar (2 Tbsp)

Mayo (1 Tbsp)

Honey (2 Tbsp)

Mix all of the above ingredients together. Make sure the mixture is a smooth consistency and there aren’t any lumps. Place all over hair, distributing evenly. Massage gently into hair and scalp. Let recipe sit for 30-45 minutes. Rinse thoroughly and shampoo or condition as usual.

Your hair will be left soft and clarified after washing. You will have shine and your hair will be left moisturized.

Enjoy the recipe!


 Disclaimer: This post was not sponsored , nor was I paid to review the product.






  1. Yes, I’ve cleansed my hair with ACV and I love the results. I especially like to use it when I have twists or braids in so that I can get a good deep clean. My scalp feels refreshed without stripping the moisture from my hair.


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