Natural Hair | ACV Rinse

Hello! Hello! Hello!

When it comes to wash day I tend to hold it of as long as possible. There are so many times I’ve gone weeks without washing ’cause I’m just too lazy. And I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one.

Finding the right products and routine that works for you is key and it took me a while to find it. If you’ve read my previous post here  you’d know it would take me 5 hours from detangling to styling. But I’m proud to say that it now takes me about 2 hours to wash and style (depending on the style though).

I discovered Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse some time early last year, while still newly natural, but the routine I found was to shampoo first then rinse with ACV and I was just not having it. I do enjoy long showers, but that was too much.
Fast forward 6 months later, some time in August, I went back to ACV and how I incorporate it into my routine is to add it as my detangler.

Wash day for me now consists of me detangling and finger detangling my hair as I add the ACV mixture into my hair. I let it sit for about 30 minutes and after that I just condition and deep condition as usual.
Adding this to my routine has shortened my wash day and made my hair much more healthier and better to the point I can go 2 weeks without washing it and it is just as moisturised as day one. (Don’t judge though, I’m still lazy when it comes to wash day hahaha)

ACV Recipe;
* 3 parts water.
* 1 part ACV
* 10 drops essential oil. (I love me some eucalyptus oil)
-Mix it all up in your spray bottle and you are good to go (and again, don’t judge my make shift spray bottle, I did buy a new cute one that I’ll show you)
***I got all products from Nakumatt.

ACV Benefits;

*Balances scalp and hair pH – Our hair has a pH of about 4 to 5 and if you remember your chemistry lessons, that means our hair is acidic. Raw apple cider vinegar is alkaline in nature so it helps balance out our hair (creates an equilibrium/who knew I’d ever use chemistry when it came to hair) and remove build up without striping the hair of it’s natural oils.
*Seals the hair cuticles – ACV helps seal our hair cuticles for that shiny, glossy look. This is achieved when light reflects of the hair when the cuticles are sealed.
*Treats dandruff, dry and itchy scalp – I suffer from an itchy scalp on and off (read as forgetting to oil my scalp) and ACV has actually helped due to it’s antibacterial and anti fungal properties.
*Promotes hair growth – On the same lines as it’s antibacterial properties, ACV helps unclog hair follicles that are clogged by bacterial infection which will inturn promote hair growth. Also massaging it in before you rinse it off, helps stimulate blood flow to the scalp which means hair growth.

Application;

And there you have it, hope this long post helped out. And if you try the ACV rinse, do let me know if it works for you.

Love,
Jo. ♥

 

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