From Boosting Shine to Beating Grease: Try This Unlikely Hair Product

Amy Lawrenson

I don't know when women started using vinegar for hair purposes. Apple cider vinegar specifically has been used in traditional medicine for centuries, but whoever thought to pour it over their hair is part beauty maverick, part genius. You see, a vinegar rinse eliminates grease from the scalp and removes product build-up, leaving hair super shiny, and it's hairdresser-endorsed. Now we know what you're thinking: Surely, there are less stinky ways of achieving great hair, and there are. The trend in hair vinegar was noted by the R&D team at L'Oréal Paris, and they have created a new Geranium Radiance Remedy Shine Vinegar (£10) as part of its new Botanicals range.

Of course, if you do want to take the tradition route, know this: Apple cider vinegar also has a multitude of uses, from reducing blood-sugar spikes (when you shot it back pre-meal) to making a great topping for salad or chips. Plus, there is a simple hack that ensures you won't end up smelling like your local chippy. Keep scrolling to find out how to use apple cider vinegar for hair and to shop the trend, because who doesn't want shinier hair?

Next up: Yes, you can train your hair to be less greasy, and this is how.

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