Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) rinse is a quick, natural, and affordable way to get shiny curly hair Here is everything you need to know about apple cider vinegar for healthy curls!
As the name suggests, Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) made with crushed apples; mixed with yeast and fermented with sugar. Packed with nutrients, ACV rinse nourishes your hair and scalp. Depending o how you use it, this simple rinse can detox away buildup, and hard water residue form your hair too. Here are some other benefits of ACV rinse:
- Stimulates hair growth.
- Detangles curly hair.
- Prevents split ends.
- Reduces frizz.
- Balances you hair’s pH
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ACV Rinse is like a final rinse before you style your hair. This helps to close the cuticles and lower your porosity level.Did you know? Balances the hair’s pH – this is good specifically when you have high porosity. ACV can help you reduce your hair porosity to a medium – this is a good thing! Lower porosity means you don’t have to use many products to maintain moisture and balance in your curly hair.
How I do the ACV Rinse
I do the ACV rinses to refresh my hair. So on third day hair I rinse my hair with warm water first to remove old products then dip my hair into a big bowl of warm water premixed with a tablespoon or two apple cider vinegar (ACV). Keep 3 minutes, massage my scalp with it, rinse, with cold water, deep condition and then style. That’s it!
Note: If you have fine hair or wavy hair you can totally try this before conditioning or styling your hair.
Here’s a quick tutorial.
Does ACV work the same as shampoo?
The articles I found on Google were conflicting about this, and so, I asked @TheMestizaMuse the same question. She says -“I just watched a video about this very question you’re asking where someone did an experiment with ACV vs. Shampoo. They were comparing it to see how it would “clean” oil build up. ACV was able to interrupt some of the oil but not like the shampoo did. The shampoo was able to completely interrupt the oil. So ACV won’t remove the oil like a shampoo & it’s because of the surfactants. ACV is great for balancing out the pH levels but as far as removing certain things like let’s say silicones or polyquats…it’s not strong enough to remove them. I also found this to be true on the Natural Bloom website with their experiment. While I think ACV can remove some, I don’t think it can remove everything. Hope this helps!“
Avoid these rookie mistakes with your ACV Rinse
- Don’t use the filtered ACV version for results may vary. Use apple cider vinegar with “mother” in the bottle
- Don’t leave it on for too long to prevent dryness.
- Avoid overuse – limit to doing this treatment only once a week to avoid over-stripping of moisture.
- For coarse thick hair deep condition after your ACV rinse.
- For finer hair, wavy hair textures style directly after your ACV rinse.
- Rinse it all out!
ACV is all natural, SLS-FREE way to deep clean your hair and scalp. Try it if you suffer from dandruff, psoriasis, eczema, and scalp conditions of that nature. For dull and limp hair that doesn’t seem to like any products or refuses to form curl clumps then it’s time you tried the ACV rinse. Just once or twice a month has countless benefits for dry, lifeless curly hair.
That’s it! No wait. Remember it’s ACV, not AVC ♥️
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