So as a girl with natural curly hair, I’ve been looking for a good way to clarify my hair for a while. Using oils can sometimes cause build-up in your hair and that can be difficult to get out of your hair without using a shampoo containing damaging sulfates.
After doing some research, I found Baking Soda and Vinegar. The most commonly used vinegar is Apple Cider, but Distilled White Vinegar may also be used.
Won’t using vinegar leave my hair smelling funny?
No, in my experience, once your hair is completely dry you shouldn’t experience any smell. If you do, you could dilute the recipe more. I actually noticed my hair smelled really nice and clean
Won’t vinegar dry out my hair?
No, this recipe is dilute enough to not harm the hair. My hair actually looked more moisturized and defined without any product in it whatsoever. Do this at night, not when you’re planning to go in direct sunlight.
This rinse can take the place of expensive shampoos and work twice as well.
How does it work?
It reduces frizz by smoothing the cuticle of the hair shaft. This adds shine and manageability. It also adjusts the pH of your hair as it is mildly acidic, as is your hair; whilst normal hair products are alkaline, and also strip your hair of moisture CAUSING FRIZZ.
– 1 cup of warm water
– 1 teaspoon of baking soda
– 2 teaspoons of vinegar ( distilled white if you are blond, or apple cider)
– 1 cup of warm water
* You can do them as separate steps or you can do as I did and mix them together in a bottle at one time and apply to the hair.
Thoroughly saturate the hair, and then just tie in a pineapple, leave it for 5-10 minutes.
Rinse out with warm water, and use conditioner towards the ends of your hair (from ear down) if necessary.
I would recommend doing this once every week or fortnight, depending on your hair regime.
Here are the pics of my hair after using this and letting my hair air dry for around 2 hrs.
Apple Cider Vinegar can also be used to:
- Give energy
- Treat the skin
- Treat Warts
- Whiten Teeth
- Lose Weight
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