Actually we are talking about apple cider vinegar. Apple cider vinegar is renowned as a folk remedy, offering host of health benefits. This substance is rich in vitamin and mineral content, as well as enzymes and amino acids. It is no surprise that apple-cider vinegar can naturally protect your hair from hair loss.
Science research keeps finding evidence that a hormone called DHT is responsible for genetic hair loss in both men and women. Genetic hair loss or Andrgenetic alopecia is responsible for 95% of hair loss cases.
Over time, an excess build-up of DHT in the follicle causes it to begin shrinking, which changes the natural resting and growth phases of the hair. DHT builds up around your hair roots like wax. Some of the follicles eventually die and others become incapable of producing or maintaining healthy hair growth, resulting with hair loss.
An apple cider vinegar rinse can help slow hair loss and promote new growth by dissolving excess DHT, unblocking hair follicles and stimulating scalp circulation. Efficient blood circulation is paramount for strong, healthy hair. An article published in 2002 on Alive.com, states apple cider vinegar stimulates better circulation to your hair follicles. As blood circulates through your arteries, essential nutrients are carried to hair follicle cells. The more efficient circulation you have, the more nutrients reach these follicles, strengthening your roots and promoting a healthy head of hair.
In addition to helping you prevent hair loss, a rinse with apple cider vinegar can help improve the overall health of your hair and scalp. Human hair has an ideal concentration on the pH scale fluctuating from 4 to 5. Many hair-care products available are severely alkaline, which can have a detrimental effect on your hair. Using highly alkaline or acidic shampoos may cause hair to become dry, brittle and break off more easily.
An apple cider vinegar rinse for your hair is easy to prepare, easy to use and inexpensive. All you have to do is mix 1/4 of a cup of apple-cider vinegar mixed with 2 cups of warm water. Put the mix in a plastic squeeze bottle (it can be an old shampoo bottle) and take it in the shower. Once you are done shampooing and conditioning your hair, squeeze the apple cider vinegar mixture over your hair. Do it slowly and massage your scalp as you do it. Continue until the mixture is gone. Leave it on your hair for about a minute and then rinse completely. Do this once or twice a week and you will see an incredible difference in your scalp and hair health.