Monday, July 7, 2014

Clarifying Natural Hair with Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)  is a wonderful way to cleanse and clarify natural hair. Since the acidity of ACV is similar to natural hair, it’s an effective germ killer, conditioner, and cleansing agent.
Apple Cider Vinegar benefits:
Treats hair loss naturally
Head lice remedy
Relief from itchy scalp and dandruff
One good thing to remember is that hair is on the pH range of 4.5 to 5.5, almost similar to (ACV) which is pH 2.9.
Now, take into consideration that most of our hair care products we utilize are alkaline. These can be soap-based shampoos containing sulfates, hair dyes, bleaches, perms, and relaxers.
Rinsing with ACV every four to six weeks helps to balance the pH level in our hair while removing buildup from the styling products and cheap shampoos we may be using. Another great thing about using ACV is it closes the cuticles, provides shinier, smoother hair that is easy to maintain. It will also make your curls pop!
After shampooing hair you have the option to mix 1/3 cup of ACV into 1 liter of water. Usually I’ll take a large plastic cup and use 1 part apple cider and 1 part water and it’s worked like a charm.
Applying apple cider vinegar after shampooing or let it set on your hair when deep conditioning. I usually use this method, but you have to find what works for your hair. After 10 minutes, rinse hair completely. I do not recommend using ACV daily or even weekly. Remember, it is acidic and may not be for everyone. Pay attention to your strands and how they react afterwards.

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