Apple Cider Vinegar RinsesThursday, April 17, 2008
Apple Cider Vinegar rinses (ACV) are great for hair that has raised cuticles. The acidic nature of the ACV helps tighten and close those raised cuticles allowing your hair to retain more moisture.
Sometimes, I would notice that my hair would look very dry and dull because my cuticle wasn't closed and all the moisture was just leaving my hair as quickly as I was trying to put it in. After a ACV rinse, I notice that my hair holds moisture better, its smoother to the touch and has amazing shine.
Apple Cider Vinegar also stimulates hair follicles to encourage healthier hair growth. The high acidity and powerful enzymes in Apple Cider Vinegar also supports a healthy scalp.
Use 1/4 cup of Apple Cider Vinegar and 2 cups of water. Mix that up and pour it over the hair in the shower as a final rinse after deep conditioning. The rinse will help lock in all the benefits from the Deep Conditioner, into your hair, by closing the cuticles. Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm/cool water.
- stimulates hair follicles
- hair takes longer to dry (It has been said that this indicates healthier hair)
- holds moisture better
- hair is smoother since cuticles are now tighter and laying flat
- more shine
- you may smell like vinegar if you don't use something in your hair afterward (your leave-ins should take away the smell)
- stiff, hard hair IF you don't use the right amount of ACV and water. The ACV has to be diluted.
TIP : If you suffer from porous hair try looking for shampoo's with a pH below 6. So around 4.5-5.5 range. Elasta QP Creme Conditioning Shampoo has a low ph, Joico and Roux makes a porosity control shampoo and conditioner.
Hairlicious Rating: (5/5) Excellent!