Wednesday, January 30, 2013

The Health & Beauty benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

If you do not have a bottle of organic apple cider vinegar in your kitchen cabinet, you should purchase a bottle on your next trip to the grocery store. I have used apple cider vinegar for years in my beauty regimen and health care regimen.

Dry Hair

Having an issue with dry hair? Does your hair become dry easily? Do you find yourself needing to reapply conditioner on a daily basis

It is possible your hair is overly porous and the cuticle is opened and consistently losing moisture. Here is an easy quick solution, make an ACV rinse for your hair. Mix 1/4 cup of ACV with 2 cups of filtered water. After you shampoo and deep condition your hair this will be your final step before applying your leave in conditioner. Pour ACV rinse over your hair thoroughly saturating all your hair strands. Leave on for 3 minutes, then rinse for 3 minutes,using cool water. Then rinse your hair under cool water for another minute. Towel blot dry and feel your hair. It should feel amazing and have great sheen. Proceed with your leave in conditioner and style. You should notice your hair retaining moisture for a longer period of time. During the first 30 days you can do ACV rinses once per week, after 30 days you can do them once or twice per month. Your goal is to get your hair to retain moisture for 3 days without needing to apply more moisturizer. 

Remember porosity changes with conditions so even if you have low porosity you can still benefit from ACV rinses, if your hair is not retaining moisture.

Product Buildup

Do you feel like your hair has product build up? Not happy with harsh clarifying shampoos?  Add a tablespoon of ACV to 1/8 or 1/4 cup of your shampoo, and rub through your hair thoroughly. This will remove build up and create wonderful shine. ACV does not strip the hair nor throw the PH out of balance. 

This is not an ACV rinse


Tis the season to beware of colds! Do you feel like a cold is coming on? When you first feel the signs of a cold, drink one tablespoon of ACV mixed with one cup of warm water 3 times a day. This will lesson the duration of the cold. Do not take on an empty stomach and brush your teeth after each cocktail.

You can add honey to help with the taste. Always use organic ACV.


Instead of buying costly toners and astringents. Mix up a solution of ACV and use as your toner or astringent. Work with different solutions to get the right one for your skin type. My skin is not sensitive I can apply ACV straight to the cotton ball without diluting it. It makes my skin beautiful. 

Start with 8 ounces of bottled water and 1/2 cup of organic ACV.

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