Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse

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Celiac has been hard. End of story. Hands down the hardest thing for me has been hair loss. Call me vain, but even over the physical pain involved when I get “glutenized” the hair loss is the hardest emotionally to deal with. For everyone it’s different, but for me after I get “glutenized” a few days later my hair always begins to fall out and lasts a couple weeks. Talk about freak out when this first would happen! Now (unfortunately) this isn’t my first rodeo, so I know the drill and it will stop falling.

My mom recommended I try a vinegar hair rinse when this first started happening. No joke it is a life saver! It doesn’t actually stop the hair loss (since mine is medical and is when gluten is in my system), but it helps make my hair healthy again! It brings life back to my dull, limp hair.

Seriously, you have to give this a try!!

Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar for Hair:

-Makes hair shine
-Prevents split ends
-Soothes itchy, dry scalp
-Restores pH
-Eliminates dandruff
-Removes chemical buildup
-Helps detangle hair
-Seals the hair cuticle (helps maintain moisture)

Benefits of Rosemary for Hair:

-Stimulates follicles (makes hair grow)
-Slows down premature hair loss and graying
-Nourishes the scalp and removes dandruff


¼ cup Apple Cider Vinegar (Raw & Unfiltered)
¾ cup water
5 drops Rosemary Essential Oil

How to Use:

You can keep the rinse in a spray bottle or just in a jar. I use it 3 times a week.

1. Shampoo hair as normal
2. You can use conditioner (it’s not necessary with the vinegar rinse though)
3. Spray or pour rinse on a little at a time.
4. Massage scalp between each spray or pour.
5. You can leave the rinse on and be done OR quickly rinse it off with water (not getting it all off).

When your hair it wet it will stink of vinegar… but I promise as soon as it dries the smell with go away! This literally has been a life saver for my dull, falling out hair.

I hope you love it as much as I do!

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  1. Jillian says:

    Hi Kristina! Thank you so much for this post – I experience major hair loss when gluten is in my system and used to feel so isolated. It really helps knowing I’m not alone – the part where you talk about how vain it might seem caring more about hair loss than actual physical pain really resonated with me (I’m so happy someone gets it!). I’m definitely going to try this vinegar wash – thank you so much!

    • msmodify says:

      Hi Jillian! I’m sorry you experienc hair loss too, but glad you can relate to how I feel. For me, I know every time I get glutened my hair will fall out but it never gets easier handling or seeing it. Thank you so much for sharing your experience!

    • msmodify says:

      I typically pour it all on my hair at once. If you don’t want to use it all, I don’t see why you can’t keep the remaining in a jar in your shower for a day or two.

  2. Joan says:

    Natural shampoo like baby shampoo, this is ur base, then add rosemary, lemon essential oil, & vitamin E caplets
    In shampoo add 10 drops of rosemary,10 drops of lemon,add 2capsules of vit E. Shake well, apply to hair massage & leave on for 10 mind.&rinse it off with warm water, this will decrease hair loss Majorly!

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