I first encountered hair rinsing vinegar in 2014, when I was just starting to explore hair care beyond the usual shampoo and conditioner combo. Back then, I suffered from having a greasy and itchy scalp. The salesperson told me that adding a hair rinsing vinegar in my routine will solve my concerns. She said that I just had to apply the liquid on the scalp + tresses before the final rinse every time I wash my hair. I was skeptical at first but I was also curious. It seemed easy to use, so I didn't need to adjust my routine drastically. I've heard about the benefits of doing an apple cider vinegar rinse, and I figured this could be a more fragrant alternative. I took home a bottle and the rest, as they say, is history. I've become a fan of hair rinsing vinegars.
Let me tell you the reasons it will change your life:
1. It removes buildup from the scalp.
If you're a fan of dry shampoo, gels, serums, and masks, you may be a victim of product buildup on the scalp. Using a rinsing vinegar every time you wash your locks dislodges layers of grease, dirt, and product that have accumulated on the scalp. This is a great alternative if you find that clarifying shampoos dry out your tresses.
2. It boosts shine and hair growth.
Distributing the rinsing vinegar on the scalp calls for a massage. This motion stimulates blood circulation and releases the hair's natural oils. Regular use of rinsing vinegar will result in healthy, shiny locks.
YVES ROCHER Rinsing Vinegar, P495, SM Aura
3. It makes the hair feel lighter.
Since the scalp and locks are free of any leftover product or excess sebum, your tresses feel lighter and bouncier. You'll notice that your hair looks more volumized and the sticky feeling (even in hot, humid weather) is gone!
4. It leaves a fresh scent.
Consider rinsing vinegar as a deodorant for your scalp! The formula works to neutralize the condition of the scalp—that unwanted scalp smell is kept under control. Plus, its fruity scent lasts a long time.
A'PIEU Rinsing Hair Vinegar, P425, SM Megamall
* This story originally appeared on Cosmo.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Preview.ph editors.