Although vinegar is mostly used for culinary purposes, in salad dressings, for instance, it has very versatile use. Ever since I was a little girl I remember my granny washed her hair with apple cider vinegar, and, what hair that was – luscious, shiny, dandruff-free. Given the fact she belonged to an older generation, back in times when cosmetic industry and advertising weren’t as strong as nowadays, she used only 100% natural products for body care and hair care as well. As I was on my way to embrace a new, healthier lifestyle, I’ve decided to give a try to this rather unusual and cheap cooking ingredient and ditched some expensive regenerators I used before. I need to mention that my hair is really long and in order to make it more vibrant, I’m willing to accept any sacrifice, so I’ve made a decision to, at least for some time, kiss goodbye to commercial cosmetic products and turn to completely natural ones. I have to admit, though, I was a little bit sceptical at first because I was afraid that the smell of vinegar will linger in my hair even after I dry it, but luckily, that didn’t happen because the alcohol evaporates. The result was fabulous – shiny hair, full of life. Regular use of vinegar helped my hair in other aspects too – it became stronger and I’ve also noticed that I lose much less hair than before, especially during seasonal changes.
USE OF VINEGAR
In almost any supermarket or a similar store you can find a small spray bottle, the one used to water flowers. Mix an equal amount of vinegar and water and put it in the spray bottle. Your miraculous vinegar conditioner is ready for use! Wash your hair as you normally do, but remember, the more natural your shampoo is, the less likely is it will foam, so be careful about the amount of the shampoo you’re using because it’s important to thoroughly rinse hair before applying a conditioner. Following that, spray vinegar conditioner along your hairline and leave it to work for some time, approximately 10 minutes will be enough for the hair to absorb all the valuable elements from vinegar. Rinse hair afterwards and there’ll be no need to use your old conditioner.
Once you dry your hair, you’ll notice it became shinier and cleaner than ever, and if you have problems with oily hair, vinegar will help solve that problem also! It needs to be stressed that greasy hair is a result of sebum secretion which leads to clogged pores, thinning of the hair, even hair loss. Vinegar conditioner will effectively remove excess sebum, but unlike many commercial products, it will not irritate the skin or make it dry, i.e. aggravate the problem.
All in all, it took me some to time to realize that sometimes the best solutions are right in front of you, but we easily become blinded by seductive, glamorous commercials, featured by unrealistic women, that promise us wonders which not even these women “achieved” on their own. Realizing that, I remember my granny and her tip for affordable, simple and super easy way to achieve voluptuous hair. Try it for yourself!
Translation: G. Dujmović