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Is apple cider vinegar good for my hair?
Apple cider vinegar (diluted) is good as an occasional rinse if you feel you need to get rid of buildup. It should only be used occasionally because it is an acid, and can eat your hair away if you use it full strength, and very often.

Maybe once every few months, put a tablespoon in a cup of water and rinse your hair with it if you feel you have product build up. Then rinse your hair off with more water. However, if you wanted to use it, it's best not to use it any more often than that.

Many people suggest using something acidic (like apple cider vinegar, lemon juice or citrus) to make our hair shiny. This may work, but it's temporary at best. And more importantly, if the acid is too strong, it corrodes your hair and weakens it. So over time it will get more dull, not less so.

A better prevention is simply to avoid any products that build up on your hair in a bad way. Ingredients I avoid are "sticky" or "film-former" type ingredients such as PVP, Acrylates, and Vinyl. These often persist on your hair and need a strong shampoo to get them out. But if you avoid them, then you probably don't ever need to do a rinse. I don't use them.

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