I’ve read and researched about the popular Apple Cider Vinegar rinse, raved and glorified by many naturals. I read about the right way and the wrong way to apply the vinegar rinse to the hair. I tried it twice and I have to admit I can now see what the hype is all about.
The first time I did the rinse I believe I used too much vinegar and my hair suffered. My hair was very hard and dry. I used about 1/3 c of vinegar in 20oz of water. Way too much! I spent the next couple of days trying to restore my moisture balance with plenty of moisturizers throughout the day. I then followed up with an ultra rich deep conditioner(caramel treatment). I was afraid to try it again, but reluctantly I did. Instead of 1/3 c of vinegar, I used 1 TBSP of vinegar in 20 oz as my final rinse. The end result was soft, shiny hair. My scalp no longer itched and I am happy with the results.
This is a great way to clarify your hair and remove impurities from your hair and scalp. You can do it as often as once every 3 days to just once a month. It really depends on your hair and what you feel it needs. Experiment with the rinse to find out what your hair likes and stick with it. The ACV rinse may not be for everyone, but it’s worth a try, and maybe a second one too.
Lastly, do not think just because you are not natural that your hair won’t benefit from this rinse. I highly recommend this rinse to relaxed women as well. Apple Cider Vinegar is acidic, just like our hair. It helps bring the hair back to it’s normal pH balance, which is something women with chemical treated hair really needs. So to all you relaxed divas, try it out as well, I’m sure you’ll love the results!
Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse
1 oz Apple Cider Vinegar
20 oz Purified or Distilled Water
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