Can Apple Cider Vinegar Stop Hair Loss?

Apple cider vinegar will give you beautiful, healthy hair.
Apple cider vinegar will give you beautiful, healthy hair.

Reverse Hair Loss with Apple Cider Vinegar

I’ve been taking apple cider vinegar (ACV) for years to help me lose weight and to improve my skin. But I only learned recently that it can help you with hair loss. I've lost more hair in two years than I’d like to admit. When I heard from a friend that cider vinegar can improve hair quality and stop hair loss, I had to try it for myself.

I’ve been using an apple cider vinegar hair rinse about twice a week for almost a year now. I’ve stopped losing so much hair and the hair that remains is healthier, shinier, and stronger. If you’re interested in reversing or stopping your own hair loss, or even just in repairing damaged hair, then this article will show you how apple cider vinegar can help.

I will first discuss how apple cider vinegar can benefit your hair and then will give you some tips for how to use it based on my personal experience.

How Apple Cider Vinegar Helps Your Hair.

Apple cider vinegar nourishes hair and create a healthy scalp in a number of different ways:

  • Nutrients. ACV provides a number of much-needed nutrients, such as potassium, which is essential for hair growth. It also helps smooth your hair, reducing the incidence of split ends.
  • Protective Layer, Apple cider vinegar also repairs damaged hair by restoring the hair’s protective layer. Excess shampooing, UV rays, and air pollutants all weaken this protective layer.
  • pH balance. Shampooing typically increases pH factor. Human hair is acidic, with a pH factor of 4 to 6. Apple cider vinegar has a pH factor of about 4. Using ACV helps restore your hair’s natural pH balance, which also helps maintain your hair’s protective layer.
  • A healthy scalp. Finally, apple cider vinegar eliminates any nasty chemicals and dead cells from your scalp. This allows the skin to breathe naturally and opens the pores in the skin. A healthy scalp prevents dandruff build-up. ACV also has anti-fungal and antibacterial qualities that can eliminate any itchiness.
  • Cleaning your hair: Mixing ACV rinse with 1 teaspoon of baking soda helps remove nasty chemicals from your hair. If you are adding baking soda to the ACV rinse, then you don't even need to use commercial shampoo.

How to Make Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse

Making the apple cider vinegar hair rinse is easy.

Simply take one part warm water and mix it with one part organic apple cider vinegar. That's it.

Don't use cold or hot water. Hot water can damage your hair, while cold water may not be able to get rid of the chemicals and dandruff on your scalp.

Did You Know?

The malic acid in ACV treats fungal and bacterial infections.

How to Use the ACV Rinse

Wash your hair with normal shampoo as usual. While your hair is wet, apply the apple cider vinegar rinse to your hair.

If you have time, leave the ACV in your hair for 15 to 20 minutes before rinsing off. This will maximize the benefits of apple cider vinegar by making sure all the nutrients and enzymes get absorbed. Then rinse your hair as usual.

Some people use ACV hair rinse without diluting it, which makes the treatment even stronger and more effective. However, first-time users should dilute ACV with water just to make sure there’s no adverse reaction.

If you add a bit of baking soda to the ACV rinse, you don't even need to use a shampoo.

Try to avoid getting any of the ACV in your eyes, as it can sting pretty badly.

What Kind of Apple Cider Vinegar Should I Buy?

Many commercial ACV products are not good for hair loss treatment.

While buying apple cider vinegar, make sure it is organic. Organic ACV is made from organic apples and does not contain harmful chemicals, fertilizers and pesticides.

Also, look for a raw and unpasteurized brand of ACV. Only unpasteurized cider vinegar contains the "mother" of ACV, which is the essential enzyme providing all the health benefits of apple cider vinegar.

You can choose between powder ACV and liquid ACV. I have used liquid ACV and found it very effective as a hair product.

Notice how cloudy the organic ACV is compared to the non-organic.
Notice how cloudy the organic ACV is compared to the non-organic.

Start Seeing Results With the Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse

Apple cider vinegar is not a quick fix for hair loss. You will need to give it some time.

The other benefits start to show a bit more immediately. Your hair will look and feel a lot better after just a few rinses. I don’t even need to use conditioner anymore! Your results may depend on your natural disposition, the quality of water, and the environment.

Finally, ACV is good for the environment since it is a natural product, and you won't be pouring chemicals down your drain and into the environment as you would with commercial hair products.

Read this article on how to use ACV for hair loss.

Did You Know?

Apple cider vinegar contains potassium, an essential mineral for healthy hair.

Apple Cider Vinegar Diet

Apple cider vinegar has a number of other health benefits in addition to helping give you silky, smooth, and shiny hair.

It can also be used for skincare, giving you smooth, young-looking skin while also eliminating acne and other skin blemishes.

But the most popular use of apple cider vinegar is for weight loss. It improves your metabolism, helping you burn fat more quickly, and makes you feel fuller so you end up eating less.

Because of all its health benefits, have made apple cider vinegar a part of my diet. When mixed with honey, it tastes amazing.

Is Apple Cider Vinegar Right for You?

To summarize, hair loss treatments can be tricky, and you may have already tried a number of different options. However, before giving up and trying something extreme and expensive like hair re-plant/transplant, you should give apple cider vinegar a try.

It is a natural and safe hair loss treatment.

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161 comments

Bryn 2 years ago

Very good article. Could you tell me if apple cider vinegar is effective in treating dandruff?


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101Ways2Life 2 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand Author

Yes Bryn, apple cider vinegar is very good in treating dandruff since ACV restores the health of your hair and re-balances pH factor.


aaliyah 2 years ago

The video teach me a lot. The health benefits of apple cider vinegar is very good. I will try it.


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101Ways2Life 2 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand Author

Hi Aaliyah, thank you for your positive feedback. Yes, apple cider vinegar is very effective for hair fall, shiny hair, dandruff removal, and for healthy hair. Please read my other articles for other benefits of apple cider vinegar.


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kgmonline 2 years ago from Czech Republic

Very useful article. This Hub gets my vote! :)


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101Ways2Life 2 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand Author

Thank you KGMOnline.


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Bishop55 2 years ago from USA

Do you use the ACV with mother in it? My hair started to suck when I hit 33. IDKW. I'm days from 35 and it's fragile, dry, thin. At this rate I will be bald by 40. I guess I'm wondering when you say Organic, does the mother for a hair treatment make a huge difference? I've read with other ACV remedies it's better? I'm willing to give it a try.


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101Ways2Life 2 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand Author

All the essence of ACV is in the mother. That's where the enzymes are. So use organic, unpasteurized, unfiltered ACV.


Thankful 2 years ago

My hair began to shed a lot but I didn't know why. I began to do a lot of research and came across acv with the "mother" I decided to give it a try because it was a natural remedy. I had great results. I no longer use conditioners and shampoo once. This has slowed my shedding tremendously.


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101Ways2Life 2 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand Author

Hi Thankful. Thank you for your comment and for sharing your inspiring story about stopping hair fall with apple cider vinegar rinse. I am sure your experience will be very encouraging for the readers of this article.


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KawikaChann 2 years ago from Northwest, Hawaii, Anykine place

Nicely done. Peace. Kawi.


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101Ways2Life 2 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand Author

Thank you Kawika for the positive feedback.


Mythri 2 years ago

does filtered ACV also benefit hair loss, is it harmful v\s organic?


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101Ways2Life 2 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand Author

Hi Mythri, I am not sure about filtered cider vinegar's benefits for hair treatment. It is usually the unpasteurized, unfiltered cider vinegar that's used for stopping hair fall. It contains the 'mother' of vinegar.


Patricia 2 years ago

I have a Down Syndrome daughter who has lost a lot of hair in the front over the past year. None of the doctors creams worked and after researching this condition l found out it is an autoimmune condition associated with D.S. l am interested in trying ACV and would like to know your thoughts please


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101Ways2Life 2 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand Author

Hi Patricia, people with DS often experience many skin-related diseases, including hair fall. After all, our skin reflects our overall health. Doctors usually recommend corticosteroids injections to promote hair growth. However, these injections may not be suitable for children. Another recommendations are topical application of minoxidil and anthralin - with medical advice.

Apple cider vinegar has anti-bacterial properties, and as such can be helpful in treating hair loss caused by bacteria or fungal infection.

Cider vinegar also removes chemical build up on scalp created by shampoo. To this end, cider vinegar use may be helpful for your daughter.

I am not a medical expert, and would highly recommend checking various treatment options with your doctor. This article and comments should not be used as medical advice.


Shabbir 2 years ago

Hi, it is reallyy satisfactory after searching a bunch of sites for solution of hair loss and tightness of scalp. Thanks i will try it as soon as possible. Is it effective only for other causes of hairloss or genetic hair loss as well. Because i think my hair shedding will result to baldness. My father has nearly lost whole set of hair at top. That scares me. I am losing hair. Is that effective for genetic baldness and for male? Thanks a thousand for information.


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101Ways2Life 2 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand Author

Hi Shabbir, thank you for your interest. You will need to understand a few things:

1. A genetic condition doesn't lead to manifestation always. The genes can lie dormant in your body and never become active unless provoked.

2. A genetic condition becomes active because of unhealthy habits and unhealthy environment. For example, brothers who share same genes may not lose hair and become bald.

3. You need to nourish your hair. Use cider vinegar for nourishment. Don't use shampoo at all. Simply wash hair with cider vinegar and baking soda for washing as well as conditioning your hair. Drink cider vinegar mixed in water, every day. Eat healthy food. Avoid junk food. Exercise. Laugh. Don't stress.


Emmie 2 years ago

would love to try it


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101Ways2Life 2 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand Author

Hi Emmie, please try it and leave feedback here. :)


Aqdas 2 years ago

How many times do i use apple cider vinegar rinse? I read just to rinse once a week for my short hair....But If i don't use shampoo and i workout at the gym then what ami going to use for cleaning my hair....I saw on use youtube someone mentioned natural oil soap bars for cleaning......I want to try the ACV but considering my constriants can you suggest something?

Thanks


Ripa 2 years ago

Hi I would like to know that water I should use two cup but what about ACV ????? Many thanks


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101Ways2Life 2 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand Author

Hi Aqdas, whenever you wash your hair, you may continue to use shampoo as you normally do. Use ACV rinse once a week. Make sure you keep ACV in your hair for at least 15 minutes.


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101Ways2Life 2 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand Author

Hi Ripa, put 1 or 2 tsp of cider vinegar in one cup of water and drink it on empty stomach - twice a day. Add 1 tsp of honey to make the drink palatable. Make sure you rinse your mouth, or brush your teeth after drinking cider vinegar, to avoid damage to teeth.


SFL 2 years ago

ACV can be used to treat seborrheic dermatitis? If so, what is the best, most quickly effective & lasting way to use it (portions/frequency)? Thank you!


SFL 2 years ago

Sorry.. forgot to mention, just need it for my scalp & I get color treatment every 6 weeks and Keratin treatment 3 times a year. - In case that impacts portions/frequency. Thanks again!


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101Ways2Life 2 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand Author

HI SFL, seborrheic dermatitis is also known as dandruff, seborrheic psoriasis, or eczema. The causes of seborrheic dermatitis are not yet known, but it is assumed to be caused by fungal infection (known as malassezia) or yeast. To manage dermatitis, you need a clean scalp. Because cider vinegar has anti-bacterial, anti-fungal properties, it may be effective in curing or at least controlling the symptoms of dermatitis. Weakened immune system could be a cause of dermatitis. For long term cure, please take vitamin supplements, and exercise regularly. For instruction on how to use cider vinegar for treating dermatitis or psoriasis, see my other article: http://hub.me/agvLF

Your color treatment or keratin treatment shouldn't affect cider vinegar. In fact, rinsing hair with ACV rinse after coloring the hair may help remove remaining traces of color chemicals from the scalp.


SFL 2 years ago

Thanks so much!!! I'll check out the other article.


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101Ways2Life 2 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand Author

You're welcome SFL.


rubia 2 years ago

I am facing severe hairfall after rebouding,should i got for acv rinse??? Worried


GilliG 2 years ago

I have stopped using shampoo, have tried baking soda and ACV but feel the baking soda is a little harsh for me. Am thinking of using just ACV( maybe with some rosemary) I have seen varying accounts of how long to leave the rinse on - I have fine hair which is medium length and about 70 % grey - should I leave it on for few minutes or rinse straight out? Thank you.


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101Ways2Life 2 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand Author

Hi Rubia, yes use apple cider vinegar rinse to stop hair fall. ACV removes chemicals, dandruff and other material from the scalp, and creates a healthy environment for hair to grow. It also removes any fungal infection from the scalp. Also, cider vinegar's pH factor is close to the pH factor of our hair, and as such ACV helps in restoring pH balance of hair. After I started using ACV rinse, the itchiness in my scalp has gone, and I haven't seen any dandruff on my shoulders since.


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101Ways2Life 2 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand Author

Hi GilliG, thank you for your questions. 1. Baking soda: yes, baking soda could make your hair a bit too dry. You could apply some oil after washing your hair with baking soda. Alternatively, reduce the frequency - use baking soda only once a month, or once in two months. I have dry hair so I avoid baking soda, as I believe that I get enough cleansing benefits from apple cider vinegar. 2. How long should you leave the cider vinegar rinse in your hair. Dr Patricia Bragg, in her book, recommends leaving ACV in your hair for 15 minutes. I have sometimes washed my hair straight after putting ACV rinse, which I found to be too short a duration to be useful. Sometimes, I have left it on, and then forgot to wash it off until after a couple of hours, and that gave me the best results. See what works for you.


GilliG 2 years ago

Thank you so much for your quick reply! Will try your recommendations and see how it works


naheed imran 2 years ago

if we are not use baking soda as for shampoo,only wash with water or a use any kind of shampoo


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101Ways2Life 2 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand Author

Hi Naheed, use of baking soda is optional. You can use cider vinegar without baking soda. Simply shampoo your hair as normal, and then apply cider vinegar rinse instead of conditioner. Leave it for 15 minutes, and then wash hair.


Snowflakes28 2 years ago

Can you specify how many ACV do I need to use to rinse my hair? and level of water?


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101Ways2Life 2 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand Author

Hi Snowflakes28, dilute ACV with water in 1:1 ratio, that is one part ACV and one part water. Make enough ACV toner to wet your hair and scalp thoroughly. Leave ACV in your hair for about 15 minutes and then wash it off.


Aliza 2 years ago

I've got a severe dandruff problem and a very oily scalp. My hair is dry but the scalp gets oily very quick. I've been losing a lot of hair lately due to this dandruff. I've almost gone bald at the front. Will ACV help ? And how often should I use it ? And should I use it diluted or undiluted ?

Thanks.


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101Ways2Life 2 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand Author

Hi Aliza, I have successfully used apple cider vinegar to control handruff in my hair. You can use it as often as you wish. I use it once a week. Dilute it with water in 1:1 ratio. Shampoo your hair as normal. Lightly dry them. Then apply ACV hair rinse. Leave it in hair for about half an hour and then rinse off.


Hus 2 years ago

Hey i am a 15 years old male , and have been suffering from dandruff since like a year or so but it has increased even though i used nizoral , i have been also noticing more hairs shedding and my hair kinda thinning but my parents don't agree so , could Acv actually help me to get rid of dandruff and strengthen hair .

Thank you


Hus 2 years ago

Also should you wash off the shampoo first then apply ACV , or you should apply it with the shampoo ?


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101Ways2Life 2 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand Author

Hi Hus, yes ACV will help you with your dandruff problem. It certainly has helped me. I shampoo my hair as usual. After washing off shampoo, I towel dry hair lightly, and then apply ACV hair rinse. I let ACV work for half an hour and then rinse off ACV. Sometimes I wash my hair twice a week. At other times, once a week. I also use baking soda to clean my hair once in two months. Hope this helps.


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101Ways2Life 2 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand Author

Hi Hus, wash off the shampoo first, and then apply ACV.


Hus 2 years ago

Thank you so much


sukrat 2 years ago

my hair fall in last 1 year and hair is very thin , tell me what i do,

can i apply apple cider vinegar,what you suggest.

skt_tatapant@rediffmail.com


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101Ways2Life 2 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand Author

HI Sukrat, please use ACV to stop hair loss as described in this article.


hashamoto 2 years ago

I have hashamoto thyroidits. I am on thyroid medicine and have been for years. My hair had gotten do thin and falls something terrible. Do u think acv could help me?


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101Ways2Life 2 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand Author

HI Hashamoto. Yes, ACV could help. If you are on thyroid medication, please talk to your doctor first.


junayeh 2 years ago

is it ok or safe to use coconut virgin oil after using ACV?


aby 2 years ago

Ive notice i have hairfall after giving birth , i want to try this acv how often i should use acv?


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101Ways2Life 2 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand Author

Hi, you can use ACV every time you wash your hair.


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101Ways2Life 2 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand Author

Junayeh, yes you can use Coconut oil after ACV.


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101Ways2Life 2 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand Author

Junayeh, yes you can use Coconut oil after ACV.


philadelphia born 23 months ago

Hi I'm a 30 year young black male whom recently been suffering from hair loss but this hair loss is coming From my hairline it's receding will ACV help with this issue Thank you


Giraffe 23 months ago

Hello. The other day, I accidentally cut my hair a little too short, and I need to grow the sides back out to match with my back sides. (I have rather short hair.) How much hair would grow back in about a week while uaing this. (I know you said it takes time, but I am currently on Christmas break and I get off of break on January 5th, and my hair looks rather hideous right now! The back looks rather scraggly and bends everywhere, not to mention the sides of my hair are shorter and don't match. I know hair takes a bit to grow back, but I am rather stuck at this point and I am desperate to make it look better. I can't cut the back anymore, because that will make matters work. Any way you could help? Thanks :)


Rahul 23 months ago

Is ACV effective for hair fall due to hard water?


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101Ways2Life 23 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand Author

Hi philadelphia born. Yes, apple cider vinegar can help in arresting hair fall, even if it is caused by hereditary factors. One thing to remember though - hair loss is caused by a multiple of factors including lifestyle and stress. It is important to lead a healthy lifestyle and manage stress well.


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101Ways2Life 23 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand Author

Hi Giraffe, I wish I could say that ACV will help. But that may be too ambitious. ACV is not a quick fix. It will take time for hair to grow.


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101Ways2Life 23 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand Author

Hi Rahul, ACV will help in restoring the pH factor of your hair which may have been changed because of hard water. Other than that, hard water causes other damage to hair. Your best solution will be to use shower filters that are fitted to shower heads so that you don't harm your hair and skin with hard water shower. These are available on Amazon.


Yun 23 months ago

Hi,, currently my hair start to fall and become thin for my long hair sometimes It's scared me bc the hair fall too much.. maybe bc of food with msg.. also my hair will become oily and dry.. Does ACV can make my hair grow back?? And I want to know,, use AVC after shampoo right?? But how to use AVC after shampoo?? Spray it or what?? Thank you.. Hope u get it what I trying to tell u.. I really hope u reply me.. Thanks.


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101Ways2Life 23 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand Author

Hi Yun, please use ACV as described in the article above.


ROG50 23 months ago

Hi 101, after the ACV mixture is applied and on hold for 15-30 minutes, does it need to remain wet? My hair is short and very fine (like when I get a cut, my barber has to wet down a lot during the process) so it will definitely be pretty dry in that time frame...

Thanks!


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101Ways2Life 23 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand Author

Hi ROG50, my hair is also dry. And ACV dries up within 10 minutes of applying. This is perfectly alright.


Jennifer 23 months ago

Started acv yesterday, what do u think about applying topical clear iodine on hair? I heard and researched it has same benefits. Maybe better.


yegette 22 months ago

i recently started wasing my hair with baking soda and ACV, but i find it leaves my hair feeling "chalky". i started with 2 tbsp BS and 250 ml water, then rinse with 2 tbsp AVC and 250ml water. ive reduced both to 1 tbsp but still have the chalky feel. any suggestions?


yegette 22 months ago

i recently started wasing my hair with baking soda and ACV, but i find it leaves my hair feeling "chalky". i started with 2 tbsp BS and 250 ml water, then rinse with 2 tbsp AVC and 250ml water. ive reduced both to 1 tbsp but still have the chalky feel. any suggestions?


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101Ways2Life 22 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand Author

Hi yegette, use baking soda only monthly while using ACV weekly, or similar frequency, for example.


healthnut81 22 months ago

Hey I been having hair loss last couple years if I use just the acv without no shampoo would I still get the best results?


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101Ways2Life 22 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand Author

Hi Healthnut81, it is advisable to clean the hair with shampoo first, so that ACV is able to penetrate properly.


Jia 22 months ago

I have had severe dandruff since 3 years now. My doctor gave me an antidandruff shampoo containing Ciclopirox Olamine and I've been using it since. If I keep using it, my dandruff severity lessens otherwise it keeps coming back and I'm going bald, especially at the front of my head due to severe hair loss because of this dandruff. My hair is very dry and scalp is very oily.

Will using ACV rinse help ? If yes, can I use it with my antidandruff shampoo ? Or do I have to switch to a normal shampoo when doing ACV rinse ?


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101Ways2Life 22 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand Author

Hi Jia, hopefully, you may not need anti-dandruff shampoo once you start using ACV. What you need to do is shampoo your hair with normal shampoo, and then apply ACV like a conditioner. Leave it in the hair for 15-30 min and then rinse off. This should remove the dandruff problem completely.


Aisha 22 months ago

I have started acv ... And happy with the result ... I had sever hair fall for the last five years and i had lost 60% of my hair ... I tried so many lotion spary oil in fact ever thing but uselesss ... I was just giving up the hope but finally read your article and thought to give a try .... Finally staisfied with the result .. Though its hard for me to get bragg apple cider vinegar here in japan .. I purshased online but its bit expensive .

Lastly i must say thanks to you .. U have really done a great job by writing this article .... Respect ... Keep helipng humanity ...


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101Ways2Life 22 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand Author

Thank you Aisha. Am glad my article was of help to you. :)


Aisha 22 months ago

Today it was my third ACV wash .. Its really amazing and miraculous remedy for hair loss... Highly recommended to the people who have sever hair loss


mohammed 22 months ago

I have hair. Lose in. 5 years my age is. 31.if i use vinegar loss. Hair will re grow tell me.can. i use vinegar. Daily or once in a week


riffat 22 months ago

hi... i read your article.... honestly it give me hope...i m losing my hairs... for many years on n off. ....i tried so many thing,lotion spray even laser treatment...but its useless.....after reading ur article...now i m gona try this.... please tell me the ratio of vinger and water ........im bit confuse on this.... thanks


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101Ways2Life 22 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand Author

Hi Mohammed, you could use ACV once a week.


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101Ways2Life 22 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand Author

HI Riffat, please put half a cup water in half a cup ACV and use it as conditioner. Some people use it undiluted, which is fine, but it is best to start with diluted ACV.


Star 22 months ago

Hey. I have pretty sensitive skin. I tried acv on the skin of my hand. Nothing seems to have happened. So is it ok now if i use it on my face? Or is it possible that the skin on my face will react defferently?


Ben 22 months ago

If I use the ACV treatment once a week, but I NEVER rinse it out. What can I expect? Thanks


Mamk 22 months ago

Any apple cider vinegar can i use .. Or it must be organis raw with mother unfiltered unpasteurise .. Kindly advice


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101Ways2Life 22 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand Author

Hi Star, yes the facial skin is more sensitive. Please test it on a small part on your face first.


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101Ways2Life 22 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand Author

Hi Ben, if your scalp is not sensitive, it is OK to never rinse it. However, you may find your hair getting a bit too dry.


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101Ways2Life 22 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand Author

Hi Mamk, please use unfiltered and unpasteurized ACV. If it is also organic, that's preferred. Hope this helps.


Alvin 21 months ago

will my hair turn grey if i use apple cider vinegar to my scalp and hair?


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101Ways2Life 21 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand Author

Hi Alvin, thanks for the question. To my knowledge, ACV does not turn hair grey.


Aisha 21 months ago

ACV is working great for me ... But last time i forgot to wash with water after ACV rinse ... I slept and in the morning my hair was looking like a desert .. So dry .. Any way adivce for those who want to keep ACV ... Plz don't make this mistake .. do wash


Thinninghiar 21 months ago

Hello there. Great article above! I just wanted to ask. Is it ok to wash your hair with baking soda mixed into your own natural shampoo... And then rinse with acv daily? Bcs washing hair with acv after using shampoo/baking soda Will balance the ph right ? Is that ok on a daily or every other day basis ?


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101Ways2Life 21 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand Author

Hi Thinninghiar, thank you for your question. I wouldn't use baking soda to wash hair on a daily basis or even on an alternate day basis. It could cause too much dryness. The best way to use it is once in a fortnight or once a month. Regarding ACV and baking soda being used simultaneously - that's fine. Use baking soda and shampoo to wash hair, and then apply ACV as a conditioner.


Pari 20 months ago

Hi... Thankyou for such a valuable article! Alike others even I am suffering from heavy hair loss and hopefully this treatment will help me out. Now, my only question is, do i need to use warm water after shampooing and applying ACV, or cold water will do? or is it like after shampooing warm water and after ACV cold water? Kindly help me ... Thanks a ton in advance !!


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101Ways2Life 20 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand Author

Usually, it is said that warm water weakens the roots and causes hair fall. If you can, use cold water for shampooing and ACV.


deepti roonwal 20 months ago

Hii i read your article.... honestly it give me hope...i m losing my hairs... for many years on n off. ....i tried so many thing,lotion spray ,oil..but its useless.....after reading ur article...now i m gona try this...... thanks


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eilval 20 months ago from Western Cape , South Africa

Just tried about everything without success - will give the ACV a go . I've always known it for its health benefits but never knew one can use it for hair .


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Hezekiah 20 months ago from Japan

I should introduce this tp the Japanese, they are extremely sensitive about hair loss. The older generation is full of horrible combovers and toupeés.


ravali 20 months ago

i have so much split ends and hair loss.... in a week how many times should i use this?


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101Ways2Life 20 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand Author

Hi Ravali, you probably need to use it once a week, but you can experiment with more or less frequent use and see which suits you the best. I can only tell you from experience and feedback from other users.


patty 20 months ago

Hi, can i apply acv rinse first and then wash it off shampoo? thanks!


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101Ways2Life 20 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand Author

Hi Patty, usually it is ideal to clean your hair with shampoo first, and then apply ACV on clean hair so that it is able to get rid of any residual dandruff, as well as restore the pH balance. Rinse off ACV after 15-30 minutes. Sometimes, I just leave the ACV in my hair and let it dry out.


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MarloByDesign 19 months ago from United States

Great Hub! I use Organic Apple Cider Vinegar (and olive oil) as my full-time salad dressing and will now use it in my hair! Do you think ACV can replace deep cleaning shampoos for removing impurities (which are not cheap)? Thank you.


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101Ways2Life 19 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand Author

Hi Marlo, thank you for the feedback. I always use shampoo first and then ACV rinse, and I have found that he cleanses my hair extremely well.


David 19 months ago

I'm 27 yrs old man, I started losing my 30% of my hair, is it advisable if I left the ACV overnight and rinse it in the morning


Anand 19 months ago

I am from chennai. I had severe dandruff problem for past 6 years and also oily skin, I feel very itchy in scalp even after daily washing hair. I lost many hair in the top portion of head and now I heard about ACV . I bought organic mother . please advise me how to use it for dandruff, hairfall and itchy scalp.


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101Ways2Life 19 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand Author

Hi David, yes you could leave ACV in hair overnight. I would recommend that dilute it in water in 1:1 ratio, and apply. If you don't experience any side-effects, you can apply undiluted ACV in your hair.


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101Ways2Life 19 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand Author

Hi Anand, please use ACV as directed in this article.


Ogechi 19 months ago

Great article, will sure look for it. My front hair have thinned out after giving birth, but my hair is generally full aside from the from hair.I'm just confused on how this could help my front her. do I need to just apply on the affected area or what?


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101Ways2Life 19 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand Author

HI ogechi, since ACV is great for overall health of the hair, you could apply to the entire head.


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FatBoyThin 18 months ago from Kinneff, Scotland

Interesting stuff - I've been losing my hair for years and it would be great if ACV could help. Thanks for posting. Great Hub.


Whitney Rose Wood 18 months ago

I wish I saw this article before I tried non-organic apple cider. It is truly amazing how it cleanses the hair and makes it so soft and shiny! This is one of those tricks that really shouldn't be kept a secret. Voted up.


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lyoness913 18 months ago from Overland Park, KS

This is a great hub. I've used Aveda hair loss stuff for a couple of years and it tends to work well, but this is much, much less expensive. My hubby's at the store and I just told him to pick me up some ACV. Thanks!


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paulajimenez 18 months ago from Zaragoza

Great content thanks ;)


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Deb Dey Ermand 18 months ago

Hi this is a wonderful article. I also wanted to mention that caffeine products tend to cause shedding of hair due to the caffeine slowing our absorption process of nutrients and vitamins. Thanks.


shirley 18 months ago

When I first used ACV it stopped my breakage.My hair is soft and shiny.I use to have long thick hair. I also have lots of new growth. I Prayed for this.Thank GOD and you very much

I,m looking forward to Long Hair again.


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101Ways2Life 18 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand Author

That's a great tip Deb. And energy drinks contain much higher amount of caffeine that regular coffee drinks.


Patrick44 18 months ago

Does Heinz ACV contain all the benefits needed to achieve the hair care benefits you outline or would you recommend another brand name?


Mamkik 18 months ago

Use Bragg apple cider vinegar unpasturised with mother and organic .. It is best


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101Ways2Life 18 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand Author

Hi Patrik44, make sure the brand you pick up contains unfiltered, unpasteurized ACV.


amber 17 months ago

I have scarring alopecia and get scalp shots monthly plus use rogaine daily. I haven't had any hair growth and still experience shedding. This has been going on for 4 years now. Do you think drinking acv with water daily will help? Also what about rinsing after shampooing with the 1:1 acv water ratio? Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.


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101Ways2Life 17 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand Author

Hi Amber, all the things you mentioned should help stop hair fall. At the same time, it is important to eat healthy food, exercise regularly, and sleep well, so that stress is managed well.


Melody 17 months ago

Hi Hub Author.

I'm excited to share my own experiences with you about trying ACV for my skin and my hair. Like you said, i think ACV with the brand Bragg is better than ones are sold in grocery stores. I've used ACV that I bought from Walmart and also I've gotten good results. Before going to sleep, I wash my face with warm water and sea salt ( I have had a bad acne on face and my back). I pat dry and apply ACV+honey+warm water 4:1:4 on my face by a cotton pad. The following morning, my face leaves less oil and pimples were healed. For my hair, I mix ACV with water 1:1 and apply on my hair with massaging in few minutes. I rinse it with water, then with shampoo to take the smell away. After blowing dry, I see my hair looks shiny and really healthy. Dandruff has gone away. Shoud I keep ACV in one of my routine beauty tips? Is it safe for any kind of skin?


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101Ways2Life 17 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand Author

Hi Melody, thanks for sharing your routine. Glad to see that it is helping you with skincare and hair care too. Yes, it is safe to use in diluted form for most skin types.


Connie 17 months ago

Doesn´t putting it on the face stimulate hair growth in the face? I mean, since it is stimulating hair follicle, and many use them for regrowth (also men use them for growing beard).


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GoodsTrumpTell 17 months ago from Isla Vista

Maybe if the vinegar is left on the face for a period of time but asa diluted solution that is rinsed it is probably used as a cleanser in that application.

Each treatment described is adaptive on an individual basis so that you have greatly addressed the use of apple cider vinegar from a personal perspective. I like your article for these reasons and find the information about skin care a great use; thank you!


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catmalone 16 months ago

What a coincidence as I ran across your hub I was sipping on some apple cider vinegar and water reaping its may benefits. Very great hub with useful information. Thanks for sharing!


Belle 16 months ago

hi, last week ago I used this natural vinegar Apple cider (American Garden product) I put 2 tablespoons and 2 cups of water. After shampooing, still my hair are wet I put the mixture into my hair.. But after a minutes of doing that I noticed my hair becomes to fall one by one it's going to my fingers. I suddenly rinse it water and I'm shock that I found too much hair strand down my tub..until now, since last week I've done that rinse I've found too much hair strand going out especially after I finished my bath.. Can u give me an advice about this? By the way my hair was threatened last 2 years ago..

Very much eager too read ur advice to me. Thanks..


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101Ways2Life 16 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand Author

Hi Belle, going by the description of how you applied ACV rinse to your hair, it seems you have followed the correct process. There is no reason for you to lose excess hair. My personal experience is that when I apply ACV hair rinse, it is a transparent mixture and as such, I tend to notice the hair fall more prominently than I would if I was to use the conditioner. However, if you are concerned, please discontinue the use.


Belle 16 months ago

thanks for ur response, very much appreciated! Maybe I bought also the wrong acv which is non organic, this one was orange color not same as the organic which is yellowish color. Would u think I can still cure this one if I used the better one which is BRAGG product with its mother? Lots of thanks! ☺️


Aronaldo 16 months ago

Can it cure hepatitis-C ?


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101Ways2Life 15 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand Author

Hi Belle, it is important to buy a known and trusted brand, for obvious reasons.


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101Ways2Life 15 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand Author

Hi Aronaldo, I am not aware of ACV's usefulness in treating Hepatitis-C.


Gan 15 months ago

Hi 101.. Is it possible to get hair in bald head ,if I use ACV. I am using "Unati" brand . please advice.


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101Ways2Life 15 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand Author

Hi Gan, there's limited research available in this area.


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tillsontitan 13 months ago from New York

Very well done. I have read other pieces about the use of ACV in hair loss, but have to admit I enjoyed the relaxed nature of your video. Guess it's time for me to start using it as my hair has begun falling out. I know my age is a contributing factor, but I'd like to keep as much as I can.


Abilash 13 months ago

Does apple cider vinegar able to grow already lost hairs...,


Tammy 13 months ago

Can you tell me how many times per week you use this treatment on your hair? Thanks!


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101Ways2Life 13 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand Author

Hi Tammy, it really depends on the current conditon of yoru hair, and your natural disposition. You could use it every alternate time you wash your hair, but not more often than once a week.


TheTruth 12 months ago

Is it possible to revive the dead follicles? using ACV?


Karen 11 months ago

I have been using ACV for about a month, twice a week I have noticed much less hair fall (I was losing a bunch of hair after my regular conditioner). The smell is awful, but it's worth it!


Krista 11 months ago

Thank you for this article! I turned 39 and my hair became dry, fragile and thinner. I have blonde hair. Do you feel ACV is fade for blondes? Also, do you condition after the ACV rinse as well? Thank you!


Karuna 11 months ago

Hi

I have started using acv after readin ur post but im not getting the organic one here can i use the regular one n is it equally effective??pls reply


Victoria 10 months ago

Hi Karuna, Organic is always the best way to go I use BRAGG ORGANIC raw~unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar. You'll see a huge difference in the color and results


Susan 9 months ago

If your hair is colored will the ACV harm the color?


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101Ways2Life 9 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand Author

Hi Susan, I am not too sure about that. It is best to use ACV during the shampooing process.


Anchal 9 months ago

Hey, I use acv as a rinser by adding 1 tablespoon in one mug. So is it necessary to wash with normal water after this because I don't do this. Do it harm on my hair?


Ayman 8 months ago

Hi, i'm a 17 year old boy, i've had dandruff for about 3 years. Lately my hair started to noticeably thin and fall off, and i've lost a big amount of hair from the front. What i can see from the comments is that ACV will treat dandruff but my question is will it help me regrow hair in my bald spots? If yes how do i apply it during a shower? Thanks in advance.


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hair-replacement 8 months ago from London

ACV is a really popular against hair fall but only in the begging. If you already have bald spots vinegar won't help you regrow your hair. But it's a great way not to lose more.


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101Ways2Life 8 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand Author

Hi Ayman, if your hair loss is sudden, please consult a dermatologist.


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gmwilliams 8 months ago from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York

This is very interesting; however, like hair-replacement indicated that bald spots & more severe hair problems need the help of a good trichologist.


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Ranitdas 6 months ago

very good articles


Croberts 5 months ago

I would like to try the Apple cider vinegar for thinning hair just was wondering after the rise can I still condition as usual or do I do the rise after the conditioning.


kian mokhtarian 5 months ago

ive been using this about 2 weeks now and id like to know if i can leave on ,the rinse and let it dry with my hair or should i wash it out? also regarding the type of cider is pastene a good brand of the cider


Fatema 5 months ago

Hi I am type1 diabetic patient and I am taking insulin. I m losing my hair and it is becoming bald from the front side of the head. My question is how to use the Apple cider vinegar on my hair? Should I use it directly or mix with something and how frequent I have to use it.


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Laurinzo Scott 4 months ago from Phoenix, Az.

I have given up my fight with "hair loss" but the article is excellent... great advice !!!!


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MelangeSpace1 4 months ago from Trinidad & Tobago

I know people who have tried this and they all have positive results. Very good hub.


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Alex Hunter 4 months ago from Unites Kingdom

Thanks for this article, I was just thinking about buying a bottle of it but now know that the one I saw was not organic. Will look for a healthier version.


vawana 3 months ago

i was wondering as apple cider vinegar helps to tone the skin and it also helps to grow hair does that make sense if i apply vinegar in my face then i will have hair in my face aswell.... i dont know if i understood wrong but i really want ans my mail id is bhawana19dhakal@gmail.com


bhawana 3 months ago

i was wondering as apple cider vinegar helps to tone the skin and it also helps to grow hair does that make sense if i apply vinegar in my face then i will have hair in my face aswell.... i dont know if i understood wrong but i really want ans my mail id is bhawana19dhakal@gmail.com


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Rangoon House 2 months ago from Australia

Is there anything apple cider vinegar can't do? I didn't know that it was so beneficial for hair loss and hair condition generally.


Jung 8 weeks ago

Do we really have to use 'organic' one?


Drisya 6 weeks ago

I had very curly hairs n recently got it straightened using chemicals.. I m experiencing severe hair fall due to dandruff.. I have tried enough solutions to fight dandruff but it was of no use... Will ACV effect the straightening treatment done to my hairs if i use it for dandruff issue???


Shiveena 5 weeks ago

Hi um living in bording life ...and there is no more filtered water all the harmful chemicals made my hair damaged in tow years and my hair left like one finger size ...and when I saw that ACV kills all the harmfull chemicals ..so I started using it ....but if I continue it for longer time ..did it realy make my hair to grow more thicker ...because my hair scalp is so dry and sensitive ...so should I have to depend on ACV now?? ...pless help me ..

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