Shh… I have a secret to tell you. Your hair conditioner can be as simple as TWO ingredients! Okay, it might not be my secret to tell, but if you didn’t know it before, you’re going to want to try it now!
When you see a conditioner bottle, you normally see a long list of ingredients that you can’t pronounce. But it leaves my hair feeling so silky soft! Trust me, you can get the same soft feeling without all the yucky chemicals.
The two ingredients are simple: distilled water + apple cider vinegar (ACV).
We’re using distilled water because you’re going to make a batch at a time, and you don’t want the ACV to spoil. *Make sure to get the ACV that has “The Mother”, aka-all the good stuff you need!
ACV has literally been my new best friend this past year. I can’t get enough of it! Here are just some of the benefits when you use it on your hair:
- Balance pH: Remember the sebaceous glands? Well, they actually work best at a slightly acidic pH level of 4.5-5.5. ACV’s pH level is around 3.0 so after you shampoo (alkaline), the ACV will help lower your scalp’s pH level so that it doesn’t overproduce sebum.
- Natural detangler and bouncer: Unlike store-bought conditioners, ACV won’t weigh your hair down and prevents tangles. So if you’ve got curly hair, they’ll bounce. If you’ve got straight or wavy hair, you’ll notice more volume.
- Prevent split ends and breakage: I have long hair, so I am prone to split ends. But ever since switching to ACV, I’ve noticed a considerable decrease in the number of split ends I have! Even my hairdresser is amazed! Bonus!
So are you ready to try this awesome new conditioner that will cost pennies an ounce?
Simple 2-Ingredient Hair Conditioner
Never buy hair conditioner again!
- Pour ACV and distilled water into amber glass spray bottle (or other clean bottle). Leave a little room at the top.
- Shake before each use.
- To use: Shake, and spray all over hair working at the scalp to the ends. Leave in for 2-3 minutes. Rinse thoroughly.
- Refill bottle as needed.
You may notice a vinegar smell in your hair even after you rinse. That is normal. The smell will go away once your hair is dry.
As always, please follow safety guidelines when making DIY recipes. Also see my disclosure page. What works for me may not necessarily work for you. Please consult your doctor if you have any concerns.
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