Apple Cider Vinegar and Tuna Shampoo Recipe

This shampoo will give you suds if you are a sud-happy person.


  • 1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp warm water
  • 3 tuna leaves cut in halves (6 pieces)
  • 1 tbsp lavender oil in 3 cups of hot water. Let it cool.


Wet hair thoroughly. To make the apple cider shampoo combine the apple cider vinegar and water; use more water if you need to. Finger part your hair into six sections. Slice the tuna leaves length wise and cut out the gel inside, rub the inner part of the tuna on your scalp. Keep rubbing until all your scalp gets a tuna rub. It should be slightly suddy and slippery. Let it sit on your hair for fifteen minutes and massage it into your scalp properly with your fingers. Rinse hair thoroughly with water. Use the lavender water for a final rinse and a nice smelling finish.

How the Ingredients Benefit Hair

Apple Cider Vinegar- As already mentioned in other hair care recipes, it matches the hair’s pH closely and so creates an alkalinic effect on the hair. It smooths hair cuticles and makes hair soft and more manageable. It is additionally a great germ killer and it gives hair a nice shine.

Tuna Leaves aka. Prickly Pears – Not to be confused with aloe vera, tuna is one of those cacti that you can find in any tropical or sub-tropical country. It is a rugged plant that contains something called a penka gel. This gel is an emollient (moisturizer) and is especially beneficial for hair and skin. It is one of the premium additions to hair recipes for hair growth.

Lavender Oil – The word lavender is derived from a Latin word which means to wash and in the time of the Romans was used to add a pleasant aroma to water. Extracts from the lavender plant is a very powerful natural remedy; its benefits range from disinfecting the scalp and skin to enhancing blood circulation and relieving stress and tension.

It can also be used as a remedy for insect bites, burns, insomnia, skin problems and migraine. As far as hair care is concerned, lavender is very good for blood circulation which is essential for hair growth and it is proven to be especially effective against lice and nits. Apart from that it smells wonderful and is a good final rinse to make your hair feel beautiful.

Disclaimer: BlackHair101  does not guarantee that you will achieve the same results as we have by using this recipe on your particular hair.