A very good afternoon to you all!
Saturday was wash day so I decided to try the ACV on my hair.
Also, I’d link two videos that helped out.
I use the CG method in washing my hair, meaning I don’t use shampoos except when necessary.
Steps for the CG method
- Separate hair into manageable sections, I separated mine into about 9 sections because, short hair.
- Take about a dollop size of detangling conditioner (I used Gentelle Hair Fruits Conditioner) and apply to each section; it’s better to work with one section at a time.
- Spritz water onto hair generously.
Finger detangle or use a wide tooth comb or denman brush (weavon brush) to remove knots, tangles and shed hair; I finger detangled.
Deep condition; I mixed my Vitale Olive Oil Hair Mayonnaise which has moderate amount of protein by the way so it isn’t a heavy conditioner, with honey and coconut oil.
Rinse and you’re all done.
What you need to know about Apple Cider Vinegar (Benefits)
- It has a pH level of 5 which is acidic and great for sealing hair cuticles.
Promotes shinier hair.
Promotes softer hair.
Great for weight loss.
Acts as a skin toner.
Restores balance to the pH level of the hair.
Restores balance to the pH level of the scalp.
Helps with diabetes.
Helps with acne.
Helps with sore-throat.
and so on and so forth. To read more on ACV, click on this.
N.B – I’m using ACV to seal my cuticles, restore the pH level of my scalp & hair and also for softer hair. Also, I’m using the ACV with the ‘mother’. It’s best to buy an ACV that has the mother in it, that way it is unfiltered, unpasteurized and you’d get the worth of your money. ACV also has this strong, dominating, quite horrendous and almost nauseating smell so be warned.
PLEASE ALWAYS DILUTE THE ACV BEFORE USING. INGESTION OR USE WITHOUT DILUTING MAY LEAD TO SKIN IRRITATION, SCARRING ETC.
- Separate hair into manageable sections.
Incase you didn’t know…
2 tablespoons = 1 oz
4 tablespoons = 2 oz
6 tablespoons = 3 oz
and so on.
- I kept this solution in a spray bottle and not an applicator bottle because it will drip.
Rub the scalp with finger pads to ensure better penetration.
Finger detangle as you smooth the ACV solution onto the hair strands.
Put on a plastic cap, shower cap, cling film, nylon and let it sit for 5 – 10 minutes.
Rinse and you’re all done.
My hair was softer, no lie. I couldn’t tell if there was a shine to it because I did this at night, my wash day is always the whole day :(. My hair was easy to detangle as I was prepping for a twist out.
Next time however, I’d use this as a pre-poo treatment and also after washing my hair. I want to try using it as a toner as well.
Have you tried using ACV in your hair regimen? Let’s talk.