In this homemade hair mask, apple-cider vinegar cleanses the scalp and removes excess oil, even as honey balances the skin and nourishes the hair shaft. A touch of olive oil restores any lost moisture.

Lily Diamond
Source:, July 2018


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Place vinegar and honey in a small bowl. Add oil depending on hair type. (Use less for fine, oily hair types, more for thicker, dryer hair. Very oily hair types may omit the oil.) Mix until smooth.

  • Apply to damp hair from ends to scalp, combing through to integrate. Pull hair back and let the mask work its magic for 10-15 minutes. Rinse out completely. No shampoo or conditioner is necessary, but if any oily residue remains, shampoo to remove.


To make ahead: Store in a cool, dark place for up to 2 weeks.

Nutrition Facts

153.4 calories; protein 0.1g; carbohydrates 34.8g 12% DV; dietary fiber 0.1g; soluble fiberg; insoluble fiberg; sugars 34.6g; monosaccharides 33.6g; disaccharides 1g; other carbs 0.2g; fat 2.4g 4% DV; saturated fat 0.3g 2% DV; mono fat 1.7g; poly fat 0.3g; trans fatty acidg; cholesterolmg; water 28.2g; ash 0.2g; vitamin a iuIU; vitamin a reRE; vitamin a carotenoidRE; vitamin a retinolRE; vitamin a carotenemcg; vitamin b1 thiaminmg; vitamin b2 riboflavinmg; vitamin b3 niacin 0.1mg; niacin equivalents 0.1mg; vitamin b6mg 1% DV; vitamin b12mcg; vitamin c 0.2mg; vitamin e alpha equivalents 0.3mg; vitamin e iu 0.5IU 2% DV; vitamin e mg 0.3mg; folate 0.8mcg; vitamin k 1.4mcg 2% DV; pantothenic acidmg; calcium 4.1mg; chromium 0.6mcg; coppermg 1% DV; iron 0.2mg 1% DV; magnesium 2mg; manganese 0.1mg 4% DV; phosphorus 3.5mg; potassium 38.2mg 1% DV; selenium 0.4mcg 1% DV; sodium 2.8mg; zinc 0.1mg 1% DV; 40 butyricg; 60 capriocg; 80 caprylicg; 100 capricg; 120 lauricg; 140 myristicg; 160 palmitic 0.3g; 180 stearic 0.1g; 161 palmitolg; 181 oleic 1.7g; 201 eicoseng; 221 erucicg; 182 linoleic 0.2g; 183 linolenicg; 184 stearidong; 204 arachidong; 205 epag; 225 dpag; 226 dhag; omega 3 fatty acidg; omega 6 fatty acid 0.2g; alanineg; arginineg; cystineg; glycineg; histidineg; isoleucineg; leucineg; lysineg; methionineg; phenylalanineg; prolineg; serineg; threonineg; tryptophang; tyrosineg; valineg; alcoholg; caffeinemg; energy 151.9kcal; aspartic acidg; glutamic acidg; phytosterols 5.3mg; thiaminmg; riboflavinmg 1% DV; boron 254mg; fluoride 2.9mg; pyramid fat; exchange other carbs; exchange fat.