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How to Clean Hair With White Distilled Vinegar

by
author image Tricia Ross
Tricia Ross is a full-time journalist who studied English at the University of California-Los Angeles. She has run a marathon and three half-marathons and has training in sports massage therapy.
How to Clean Hair With White Distilled Vinegar
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White distilled vinegar is created by the fermentation of ethanol. A major ingredient created during this process is acetic acid, a weak acid used by cosmetics companies in many clarifying shampoos. An economical alternative to buying these shampoos is to use a white vinegar rinse you make at home.

Step 1

How to Clean Hair With White Distilled Vinegar
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Make a mixture of 2 cups water and 1/2 cup distilled white vinegar. Pour it into a spray bottle for easy application.

Step 2

How to Clean Hair With White Distilled Vinegar
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Shampoo your hair as usual. Rinse thoroughly.

Step 3

How to Clean Hair With White Distilled Vinegar
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Spray the water and vinegar solution on damp hair, being sure to thoroughly coat all of the strands.

Step 4

How to Clean Hair With White Distilled Vinegar
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Allow the solution to sit on your hair for one to two minutes. Rinse thoroughly with water.

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