Healing Hair Tips
- For dull and heavy hair: If your hair has been feeling dull and weighed down, an Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) rinse works wonders as a hair moisturizer and conditioner by removing excess buildup left from styling products and shampoos. Try this tip twice a month after shampooing: while still in the shower, lean your head back, pour one to two cups of ACV directly on your hair. Massage it into your scalp and let it sit for a few minutes before rinsing. This eliminates the product buildup and gives your hair a refreshed feeling. And, don’t worry, the smell won’t stick around!
- For flaky scalps: If a flaky scalp is freaking you out, it’s time to try this natural beauty recipe: Massage your scalp with coconut oil and let it sit for a while before you shower. Now, it’s time to just spray a 50/50 ACV and water combo on scalp, wait for 15 minutes and rinse.
Healing Skin Tips
- Natural skin toner: ACV helps tighten pores, clear up acne and fights future breakouts by helping your skin to find the ideal balance between dry and oil. Simply dilute a tablespoon of ACV with a few drops of water and apply with a cotton ball three to four times a week. If you have extremely sensitive skin, try adding more water to the mixture and use less frequently.
- Also, ACV acts as an astringent on oily complexions. Stir up a half-and-half mixture of water and ACV to use as a toner before your daily moisturizing routine.
- Pimple spot treatment: Q-tip and cotton balls come to the rescue! Dampen them with a bit of AVC. Tap onto the problem area and let it sit overnight. Use it on regular basis as needed.
- Clarifying face mask: This one is so refreshing! Pair this magical liquid with honey to make a great clarifying face mask. Combine honey with AVC, and then put this mask on your skin for 15 minutes and rinse.
- For a healing bath: Mix a little apple cider vinegar in your bath water to let the anti-inflammatory properties soothe your itchy skin.
- To soothe burns: If the thought of rubbing highly ACV on red-hot, tender skin makes you wince, you’re not alone. But, fear not because it doesn’t actually hurt! Amino acids in ACV can help balance hydration in the skin and calm irritation. Massage onto sunburns or razor burns to turn down the heat. You can also take a bath with a couple cups of ACV in the water to help soothe all-over sunburns.
- For weak, yellow fingernails: A weekly soak in ACV and vegetable oil will help brittle nails and improve strength.
- For stubborn calluses: Soak your tootsies in undiluted apple cider vinegar for up to one hour and buff smooth.