Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse ♥

Have your curls been lifeless and dull? Apple cider vinegar rinses are one of the best tools to bring your curls back to life. But why is it so good for the hair? By nature our hair thrives in an acidic environment with pH ranges from 4.5 to 5.5. This is due to the acidic nature of sebum oil that is naturally secreted from our scalps. When diluted properly apple cider vinegar's pH falls between that range, making it ideal to incorporate in to your hair care regimen.

Apple cider vinegar is more alkali than white vinegar, making it easier to dilute to the hair's pH. It is composed of the cider of whole apples, which is where its name stems from. Apple cider vinegar can be purchased at any grocery store. It is important to understand that by nature, apple cider vinegar is extremely acidic and should not be used undiluted. Apple cider vinegar also has a very unpleasant smell, but will not linger after the rinse.

DIY: ACV Rinse ♥

After your routine shampoo and deep condition, thoroughly rinse the hair with water ensuring no product remains.  Dilute one CAPFUL of apple cider vinegar with four to five cups of distilled water. Mix the two ingredients and evenly pour the mix throughout the hair. Once the AVC rinse is poured throughout the hair, DO NOT rinse the hair with water afterwards. This  rinse can be done once a month to enhance your curls and cleanse the scalp.

Apple cider vinegar is also used in many other aspects of health and beauty:

Health and Detox: Adding two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to one to two liters of water can help pH balance, cleanse the body and the kidneys through out the day.

Skin: Apple cider vinegar can help regulate the sebum oil production of the skin. Apply a 50:50 mix of distilled water and apple cider vinegar to the face. Follow up with a moisturizer to ensure that the overproduction of sebum does not occur.

Enjoy ...♥

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