Coconut Vinegar Hair Rinse: Scalp Clarifying + Packed with Minerals

//Coconut Vinegar Hair Rinse: Scalp Clarifying + Packed with Minerals

Coconut Vinegar I’m so excited to share with you all my first new natural beauty find of the year: coconut vinegar! I discovered this little tincture at a health tradeshow – and it caught my eye because of my love of all things coconut. I use coconut oil in my face oils for its anti-inflammatory and moisturizing properties, in my cooking for its low steaming temperature and cholesterol lowering properties, and coconut sugar as a natural sweetener because its low on the glycemic index. So, while the sales person spent time chatting me up about its benefits and features, I was already converted and snapped it up. And what do I do? Not what any normal person would – try it on salads, or in a veggie stir fry (like it is often used in south Asian cuisine). No, I took the bottle right into the shower to test it out as a hair rinse.

Yes, I’ve used apple cider vinegar many a-time as a hair rinse and it clarifies the scalp so well that you actually get a squeaky clean feeling on your hair and in your follicles. I figured that vinegars are vinegars and that they’d work similarly. So, I applied about a cup and a half of it into dry hair, massaging it into my scalp. Then I worked any excess on my hands into my hair and down its ends. If you try this at home – one note: be careful to tip your head back while doing this. Don’t let it seep into your eyes like I did because Yowyzas! it stings. Then I let it sit as I did all my other washing up before rinsing it out of my hair (not shampooing it out).

Well, my hair felt amazing! First its great for clearing out flakes and build up. This is important for those of you with flakiness or dandruff because while you may think you need less cleaning and more moisture, its can be the opposite You need to keep your scalp as clear as possible so that the bacteria from dandruff that feeds on dead skin cells are kept at bay (trust me, its worked for many of my clients). Secondly its fantastic for softening. Coconut vinegar is packed with minerals from the coconut water or coconut sap it is derived from and contains zinc, iron, manganese, potassium, copper and magnesium. Coconut sap also possesses all nine amino acids and these proteins are a wonderful treatment for our hair.

So if you are looking for a quick and simple head and hair revitalizer, try a coconut vinegar rinse. Its a nice holistic vanity debut for the new year!

2012-01-13T10:10:54+00:00 By |Natural Beautycare|10 Comments

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  1. Kelly June 4, 2012 at 5:16 am - Reply

    Thanks a lot for this !!! I was wondering whether to use coconut vinegar instead of apple cider and BAM !!! I found your article ! 😀 😀 I’ll def give this a try. 😀

    • kristen June 4, 2012 at 6:47 pm - Reply

      Great! Im so glad you found this post Kelly – as you can see, I’m a fan of coconut vinegar as a rinse.

      • Hilipel June 5, 2012 at 1:42 am - Reply

        Wow!~ Thank you so much, Kristen!!! I am thinking about using the coconut vinegar for my hair. We always have it in our kichen but its smell really puts the idea off my mind. Now i’ll definitely try using it. 😀 😀

        • kristen June 5, 2012 at 9:47 am - Reply

          I love when you can use kitchen stuffs in multiple ways!

  2. Von June 19, 2012 at 9:01 pm - Reply

    So glad you have this post. I just saw this in the store did not buy, but want to go back. Will be my first time using vinegar for hair and purchase acv. My skin is sensitive and hair very tangly when washing. Scared to use coconut milk since so many are allergic, but the combo will probably do well on my tight curls. Will try this in a week on wash day. Thanks

    • kristen June 22, 2012 at 5:35 pm - Reply

      Amazing! I’m so glad to hear about this on curly hair!

  3. Angela July 2, 2012 at 12:58 pm - Reply

    Thank you for posting this. Like you, I am a big fan of all things coconut. I use coconut oil in my hair and I love how it makes my hair look and feel. I placed an order for two bottles of coconut vinegar after reading your article and I can’t wait to try it! I’m very excited to see what it can do for my hair. One question, can you use the coconut vinegar along with shampoo – like shampoo first and then the coconut vinegar rinse?

    • kristen July 3, 2012 at 9:26 am - Reply

      Thank Angela! Yes, you can def use the coconut vinegar with shampoo. I have actually shampooed it out when I want to get the smell out of my hair and the effects are still good!

  4. Risa October 6, 2013 at 6:35 pm - Reply

    Did you dilute the coconut vinegar rinse? I got your book, love it and found that I’m a VATA but need to try something for immediate dandruff relief!!

    • kristen October 8, 2013 at 11:14 am - Reply

      I’ve done it straight but also diluted it. The more concentrated the more of a clarifying rinse it is. Start with a 1:1 ratio. Vata can cause dry flakes but dandruff can actually stem from a build up bacteria (not necessarily Vata). This is very common – my husband had it really badly. What we found worked was shampooing everyday with an SLS-free shampoo and occasional rinses like this one. Then he would rub a serum into his scalp (not oil, but watery moisturizer. We alternate between my hyslurinoc lotion and our P+S algae serum) after shampooing. This was only for a bit of time before his scalp balanced out. You may not need the serum. Now his dandruff is gone and he only puts the serum in when he feels like he is getting dry. The clarifying is key to remove the bacteria.

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