During my non-working time, I spend my time researching natural ingredient for the skin and hair. I came across an article that talked about using apple cider vinegar on your hair. I thought that sounded it a little strange because I cook with apple cider vinegar. I’m always up for a challenge and I never recommend anything that I haven’t tried.
I went out and bought a fresh bottle of apple cider vinegar and I went into our lab and took a bottle of pure vanilla extract. In a bowl I mixed up 16 ounces of apple cider vinegar and 2 ounces of vanilla extract. I washed my hair and then applied the concoction to my clean wet hair. I covered my hair with a shower cap for 20 minutes to let everything soak in. After 20 minutes I rinsed my hair and it was so soft to the touch and my scalp felt squeaky clean. I dried my hair and styled as usual.
About a week later I was washing my hair and noticed there was new growth at my scalp. I am an African American woman with relaxed hair, so it very easy to see when new hair is growing from my scalp. It’s easy to see because the new hair isn’t straight due to it not being processed. The next week when I washed my hair I noticed the same thing. At the end of three weeks I had almost 3 inches of newly grown hair.
The only thing I did differently during this time was use the apple cider vinegar, so I can only credit the apple cider vinegar for the results.
The apple cider vinegar worked so well I intend to add it to the product line when we introduce shampoo in 2017.