SMOOTH, SILKY, SHINY HAIR!
Did you know that this was good for your hair?
Okay, I am new to this trick and was very skeptical. Over the past eight months, I have tried quite a number of products. Most of which did absolutely nothing for my hair, but leaving dents in my pockets!
I read about this solution in “The Curly Girl” book, as well as online and watched in youtube videos. I’m getting to the point where I am absolutely tired of trying new things that just DON’T WORK. BUT, I had to try this. I actually bought the bottle of Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) about two weeks ago. I knew I would eventually get around to it.
A couple of days ago after one of my 2-hour stints at the gym, my hair needed a wash, so I decided to give it a try. I don’t use shampoo anymore. I simply co-wash (wash with conditioner) or rinse with water. It depends on the day. My hair is very porous so, this works best for me to maintain some sort of moisture control.
So, I co-washed my hair one time. Then, I added more conditioner and let it sit for about 15 minutes for a deeper conditioning. Then, I added 1 oz of ACV to 5 oz of water. After rinsing the conditioner out, with cool water, I poured the ACV/water mixture over my head as my final rinse. I DID NOT rinse it out with water. And, that’s it!
I immediately noticed a difference in how my hair felt. It was very soft. It had actually felt as if I had already applied a cream or oil to my hair. Then, I applied my leave-in conditioner, oil (to seal) and cream (to lock in moisture) – also known as the LOC (leave-in, oil, cream) method and proceeded to style my hair.
For the last couple of days, my hair has remained soft. Usually, once my hair dries and the oil soaks in, my hair gets hard and I have to apply a lot of oil to re-moisturize and get it back to the same level before I washed it. Although I still apply oil daily, I really have not needed to – just a habit. I am pleased with the outcome and had to share!
The reason ACV & H2O works so well, and has for others, is because the acid in ACV helps to restore ph balance in your hair. It also helps to close the cuticles and make the hair smooth, as well as to maintain moisture and give the hair shine.
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9 thoughts on “Apple Cider Vinegar + Water =”
Ok, that’s the 2nd time this week I heard something about apple cider vinegar. I’m going to go buy some today. Thanks for posting!
You are welcome! It has really made a difference in a short amount of time!
This sounds intriguing…Did you have any issues with your hair smelling like ACV after this was done?
I did, but the fragrance in my leave-in conditioner and oil helped to reduce it.
It will smell like ACV while it’s wet, but you can’t smell it after it dries.
This is very true. Thanks cheratomo!
I actually don’t use shampoo or conditioner but do have curly hair. All I do is rinse my hair with ACV once every couple of days. Your hair gets cleaned just by scrubbing in the water, and what I noticed was that washing with only conditioner caused a lot of build-up in my hair, no matter which conditioner I tried (and they all ended up burning holes in my pockets). So I shampooed it for the last time and just never went back. My hair is really soft, smooth, shiny, curly, non-frizzy and it even smells good! It was easily one of the best decisions I’ve made. I’m surprised that after my whole life of trying this, that and the other thing (including the curly girl method) just being natural worked best.
I have noticed this with my hair as well, and find myself moving in that same direction, especially with the amount of time I work out. Thanks!