This conditioner works very well and is safe for all hair types. Make it with confidence, an open mind, and an adventurous heart. Did I mention it will save you boat loads of money over the years?
You will need:
- 1 Tbsp (apple cider vinegar) – I suggest always using the raw kind “with the mother.”
- 1 cup water – Like I said, one of the ingredients is free. Use whatever kind of water you wish – we use tap which is English for “out of the sink.”
I suggest combining ingredients in a clean repurposed squirt bottle for your conditioner. Double up on ingredients until you fill your bottle – the recipe above makes 8 ounces.
How to use
Simply shake the bottle before each use and gently massage into the hair and scalp for a minute or two and rinse. After drying, your hair will not smell like vinegar. Trust me.
This conditioner is the best option for use after a homemade shampoo. Whether you are making a castile soap-based shampoo, or a baking soda-based shampoo, the vinegar rinse will smooth the hair and eliminate the greasy, sticky feeling some of these homemade shampoos may leave.
Safe for all hair types
The ACV in this conditioner soothes the hair cuticle and balances the pH of your scalp and hair. This conditioner is safe for all hair types and gently conditions without coating your hair and scalp with waxy chemicals, unlike most commercial conditioners. Always question the safety of store-bought personal products, never assume they’re safe, and always understand the ingredients.
A few twists on homemade conditioner
You can benefit your specific hair type and add lovely fragrance to your homemade conditioner by using herbs or essential oils.
For greasy or oily hair/scalp, add 6-8 drops of an essential oil such as bergamot, lavender, lemon, rosemary, sandalwood, tea tree, or ylang ylang
For dry scalp and dandruff, you can add 6-8 drops of essential oils like tea tree, peppermint, eucalyptus, lemon, sage, or rosemary.
Rosemary is a wonderful herb for all hair types. Infuse your vinegar by steeping several fresh rosemary sprigs in a few cups of apple cider vinegar for 1-2 weeks. Strain out the rosemary, and use the vinegar to make your conditioner, storing leftovers for future batches. The rosemary will impart a lovely smell along with all the benefits of this herb. If you have rosemary essential oil and don’t want to wait 1-2 weeks for an infused vinegar, just add 6-8 drops of rosemary essential oil to your conditioner and it’s ready for immediate use!