What is a Shampoo?
Apple Cider Vinegar is my FAVE!
From helping mi nana to flourish, to weight loss .. This stuff is heaven sent!
But hair is what we're here to talk about.
Why use Apple Cider Vinegar as a Shampoo?
Those with oily hair, you've found your match.
Apple Cider Vinegar is most known for it's pH balancing powers. ACV is high in acetic acid and is relatively close to the pH level of our hair and sebum (the natural oil our body produces), which is between 4.5-5.5. Many of the shampoos we use with high concentrations of chemicals and sulfates can throw off our pH levels within our scalp, which alludes to use having oily hair. With regular use of ACV, you can help restore the balance in your hair and scalp.
2. Great cleansing properties
I suffer from quite a bit of dandruff and an itchy ass scalp and I've tried so many different shampoos but just within a few days later using them I went back to having the same problems.
ACV is a great antimicrobial, which will rid bacteria and fungi. In other words, all that product build up from the gels, sprays and mounds of conditioner used on your hair it will really give your hair a deep clean. The key here is to make sure to allow the ACV to sit in your hair for at least FIVE MINUTES before rinsing it out.
3. Let those curls hannnng.
I've ever experienced such bouncy and loose curls after using any shampoo. Without all of the added chemicals in the shampoos we use, which can weigh down our curly strands Apple Cider Vinegar really came through for the win here. The ACV definitely gave my curls that 'pop' I look for after a good wash day.
4. Shining, shining, shining, shining yeah ...
I know I'm not the only one who notices how dull their hair looks after using shampoo. Almost all of the shampoos we use claim to have no sulfates in them, but as you look at the long list of ingredients that I can't even pronounce, many of them have striping properties just like sulfates. As the ACV is helping build our pH levels back into our hair and scalp, it's only going to work as much as your hair needs it to work. For example, if I have a really oily scalp, the ACV is only going to work to help remove product build up but not work to the point where my scalp is left feeling itchy and dry - It's restoring all the properties in which my hair needs.
5. Reduces breakage & frizz
As we wash our hair, we also detangle, which plays a huge role in the amount of breakage and frizz we get. I've been using ACV for about a month and a half and ever since I've been using it I've experienced less shedding and breakage, which is something I suffer a lot from. This was the number one thing that had me sold with the ACV. It was a drastic difference. (But always. Always keep your ends trimmed!)
Dry hair - Usually needs less ACV
Oily hair - Usually needs more ACV
For every 1-2 tablespoons of ACV, add about a cup or two of water to create an ACV rinse.
If you have a spray bottle that's a plus as it will help better penetrate into the hair strands.
KEEP OUT OF EYES.
If not achieving similar results as I did, try adding a little more ACV to your rinse.
Let ya curly tresses flourish mama - The Natural Way of course!🌸