The acid your hair needs!
The acid your hair needs!
Z, are you sure? This doesn’t sound like a good idea.
Let me assure you, it most definitely is.
Our bodies are complex vessels. It takes care of us even though we don’t always take care of our bodies. Our skin is the largest organ of our body with hair being the derivative subcategory. To maintain the best functionality, our body must be balanced at a pH level of 7. the healthiest pH level for our hair is 4-5 on the scale.
Z, how do I adjust my hair’s pH?
Acid wash. No, I do not mean the flesh-eating acid. I am referring to an apple cider vinegar (ACV) rinse.
Z, why ACV?
Many of the hair products we use on our hair can adjust our pH level due to buildup and not properly clarifying (gently and safely stripping) the products from our hair. ACV has a pH level of 3 which aides in lowering the alkalinity we developed in our hair over time reducing our pH. By reducing the pH of your hair and scalp, you will close and flatten the cuticle causing your hair to be less frizzy and reflect more light. In turn, your hair will sparkle like a diamond. A flatter cuticle also means less tangles therefore less breakage.
Okay…I am listening…
ACV is antibacterial and antifungal and a gentle exfoliant. It’s the most organic, chemical-free substance to use for reversing dandruff and scalp irritations due to scalp bacterial and/or fungal growth! It is also a great solution for the oily scalps.
When you use ACV to balance the pH and gently exfoliate your scalp, you promote a healthy and balanced scalp. A healthy and balanced scalp promotes healthy hair growth.
You convinced me. Tell me, how do I do this ACV rinse?
There are three ways to mix your ACV rinse. I would use a cylinder plastic squeeze bottle (can be purchased at Sally’s. Link attached below.) or a spray bottle.
For the first timers or sensitive skin, mix 1:5 ratio. One-part ACV to five parts water. Remember, ACV is acidic. if you are not as sensitive, mix 1:3 ratio. One-part ACV to three parts water. If you adhere to a regimen, eventually you can mix 1:1 ratio.
Mixed. Now what?
Shampoo your hair. Rinse. Apply the ACV rinse to your scalp and hair. Gently massage your scalp and allow the solution to sit for three to five minutes. Don’t worry, the smell will be worth it, and you will not smell like a salad once your hair is dry. Rinse, and follow up with an application of a lightweight conditioner. Rinse.
Congratulations! You have completed your first ACV rinse! Now go on with your beautiful self and dry your hair!
What do you think?
-Do not use ACV undiluted on the skin. You may have a slight reaction because it is acidic.
-Do not leave on the hair for more than 15 minutes. It will have adverse effects and may dry your hair causing brittleness and breakage.