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Apple cider vinegar offers tons of health and beauty benefits. The natural miracle product can now be added to your cleaning regimen to get shiny, clean, healthy hair.

We’ve listed some benefits of washing your hair with apple cider vinegar, but first, an important question: how is it done? Huffington Post suggests simply combining one part apple cider vinegar with one part water. After shampooing, apply this mixture to your hair and massage it into your scalp. From there, let it sit before fully rinsing with water.

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1. Prevents Dandruff

As Medical Daily previously reported, the acidity of apple cider vinegar helps change the pH of your scalp and prevent dandruff.

2. Makes Hair Shiny

Apple cider vinegar closes the cuticle of the hair, according to the Huffington Post, which makes light reflect off of it. Apple cider vinegar is made by adding bacteria and yeast to juice from crushed and squeezed fruits.

3. Detangles

The vinegar’s natural acidity helps to smooth down the cuticle, as reported by Living Natural Ideas. This process makes it easier for knots and tangles to slip out and allows a brush to move through more easily.

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4. Cleans Product Residue and Buildup

Sticky residue left over on your scalp from hair products can result in flat, dull, and lifeless strands. Leaving apple cider vinegar in the hair for at least 3 minutes will break up the molecular structure of the old gunk, according to “The Science of Hair Care.”

5. Stimulates Hair Growth

Apple cider vinegar improves blood circulation to the hair follicles, which promotes hair growth and prevents loss, Natural Living Ideas reported.

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