By Winnie The Fashionista | May 15, 2018
Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) is a type of vinegar made from apples and is usually in amber colour. The best ACV is the Raw (or unfiltered) one that contains ‘’The mother’’ which means the ACV is unpasteurized(organic) and contains all the beneficial nutrients that are usually lost by pasteurizing it.
Doing an ACV rinse does a whole world of good for your hair. So, what are the benefits of an ACV rinse?
If you’re like me, you probably use tons of styling creams, oils, gels and conditioners to cleanse and style your hair and maintain the style throughout the week. Using these products can cause product to build up on your hair and scalp. Doing an ACV rinse will clarify your hair and scalp, meaning all this product build-up will be removed; leaving your hair and scalp ready to absorb your next batch of products.
The day I used ACV for the first time ever, is the day that my dandruff disappeared. ACV has anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties which provide relief if you have dryness, fungal or bacterial scalp conditions that cause dandruff.
ACV contains natural alpha-hydroxy acid, which will exfoliate the scalp and hair, thereby removing dead cells. This improves the appearance of the hair, adding a gorgeous shine and bounce. It also lays the cuticles flat, which makes the hair less prone to tangling.
Natural pH of hair is between 4.5 and 5.5. Many hair products we use such as shampoos and conditioners tend to increase hair pH levels which creates imbalance and problems such as open cuticles and suitable environment for bacteria and fungi. ACV has pH of around 3 and when mixed with water can move up to pH 4. Therefore, an ACV rise helps to balance the pH of the hair,
Everyone. Whether you have relaxed, texturized, relaxed or natural hair you can definitely do an ACV rinse.
If you use a lot of product on your hair, do a rinse at least once a week as you’re cleansing your hair. If you have dry, brittle hair or if you rarely use much product, once or twice a month is ideal. If you’re trying to get rid of dandruff, twice a week is ideal.
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