3 Vinegar Uses for the Hair

Aside from being a kitchen essential†and a worker of small miracles in the†bathroom, vinegar is also a dynamo in the beauty department. Applied externally, vinegar has long been used to make hair silky and lustrous. And contrary to intuition, it doesn’t leave a lingering waft of vinegar with each shimmy of your shiny mane.

You can use white distilled vinegar, but unfiltered raw apple cider vinegar contains the “mother” of vinegar. The mother occurs naturally as strand-like enzymes of connected protein molecules and is a rich source of probiotics. Vinegars containing the mother contain enzymes and minerals that other vinegars probably do not contain due to over-processing, filtration and overheating.

Restore Shine

Vinegar works to restore luster by removing build up from other hair products. It leaves hair smooth and silky and is said by many to remove tangles. Depending on your hair type, you may want to use it once weekly, or as often as three times weekly. It may cause minimal dryness to hair, so some people like to condition first, then use a vinegar rinse. To make a vinegar rinse, add 1 cup vinegar to 2 cups warm water, add a a drop of essential oil if you like, and work into hair.

Related: No ‘Poo: Get Beautiful Hair with Just Baking Soda and Vinegar

Hairbrush Cleaning

Remove old hair from brush. Make a mix of half water and half vinegar, add a drop or two of your favorite essential oil, and soak your hairbrush overnight. Rinse and brush.

Scalp Help

To clean your scalp, improve its health and fight dandruff, rinse with a solution of Ĺ cup vinegar mixed with 2 cups of warm water after shampooing. You can add a few drops of sage oil, you can also leave the rinse on for up to 30 minutes. A scalp rinse can be done daily, and should be done at least once a week.

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Maria P
Maria P1 months ago

thanks for sharing

Peggy B
Peggy B5 months ago

Good to know

William C
William C8 months ago

Thank you.

W. C
W. C8 months ago


Ellie M
Ellie M8 months ago


Beryl L
Beryl L8 months ago

Does this have to be the vinegar with the mother for your hair? I think not. For one it is expensive for me and I only use the good vinegar for consumption.
Why waste the mother on your hair. regular apple cider vinegar gives the same results I have been doing this for years. Also, use caution with baking soda if it runs down your face it can burn and also leave a rash on your forehead. I know.

Olivia H
Past Member 9 months ago

Thank you

Bugatti H
Bugatti H10 months ago

Great post!!!
It was new to me this post that vinegar is so effective for our hair. It really helps. Thank you sharing this informative post. As my hair were thin my friend recommend me to us hair extensions . But this blog post ideas helped my hair to get in stronger too. Thanks a lot!!! Try to share some more useful tips.

Carl R
Carl R12 months ago


Telica R
Telica Rabout a year ago

Thanks for sharing