Friday, October 7, 2011
Apple Cider Or White: Vinegar Rinses Are Good For Healthy Hair
Maybe your grandmother or great-grandmother used to do vinegar rinses after shampooing the hair.
With so many hair conditioning treatments out there today, you probably haven't tried a cold blast of vinegar in the shower. And if you have, then you might know what it's like when the sting of vinegar hits your eyes accidentally.
And yes, vinegar STINKS, but when you rinse the hair, the strong odor leaves the building, and you are left with a super clean scalp, no itchiness, and healthy, shiny strands of hair, free of the gunk and build-up from tons of styling product usage.
Apple cider vinegar appears to be most popular for rinsing hair following a shampoo. Users says it gives locks lots of body and bounce. And some swear, that a vinegar rinse helps hair GROW faster!
We prefer a white vinegar rinse, because we have learned that it also helps keep hair dye in longer. Yes, it DOES work, not perfectly, but better than not doing the rinse.
And it's so easy to do:
1.One-to-one ratio. That's the perfect vinegar cocktail to use after shampooing hair. Blend water and apple cider vinegar into a spray bottle. Apply to wet hair and rinse. The vinegar de-tangles hair nicely, too and closes the hair cuticle for bigger shine.
Do a vinegar rinse about once or twice a week.
Vinegar will balance the pH level in your scalp and effectively unclog the hair follicles.
To lock in hair color a little longer, do this:
1. AFTER coloring---Rinse out your newly-colored hair with lukewarm water until the water runs clear. Then mix equal amounts of white vinegar and water in a cup (about half a cup of each) and pour over your hair. Rinse thoroughly with cool-ish water.
This raises the pH level of the hair color and gives it more staying power.
Either way, give your tired hair a invigorating vinegar rinse. If that doesn't wake you up, we don't know what will.