Benefits of ACV rinse for Curly hair
The apple cider vinegar (ACV) rinse has gained a lot of acceptance by the natural hair community. It is now known as one of the best cleaning and purifying mixture that purifies and strengthens the hair.
ACV is made from apples going through a fermentation process which enriches it with acids, live cultures and minerals. ACV rinse for Curly hair helps to cleanse the hair, scalp and heals it from skin conditions such as itchy and flaky scalp, frizzles and split ends and hair breakage, leaving our hair refreshed and healthy.
ACV rinse is packed with raw enzymes and beneficial bacteria that encourages hair growth, detangles curly hair, adds sheen to our hair and a whole lot more.
Doing an ACV rinse for Curly hair doesn’t require you to break the bank as it is very easy to make. To use the ACV wash as part of your hair regimen, you will need tablespoons of apple cider vinegar, water and few drops of essential oil (optional).
- Mix the tablespoon of apple cider with water and essential oil (The oil is optional).
- Wash your hair with a shampoo and condition afterwards.
- Pour in the mixture over your hair evenly and work it into your scalp.
- Allow it sit for few minutes.
- Rinse it out.
Some people choose to mix in few drops of essential oil because of the acidic smell of the mixture but the smell will go away after rinsing from the hair.
The benefits of ACV rinse to our hair are numerous and very convincing that you would want to try if you haven’t.
Balance Hair and Sebum pH
Sebum, the natural oil that comes from our scalp maintains a pH level between 4.5 and 5.5 and when in this level, it ensures the hair is healthy by fighting against fungal and bacteria growth. However, there is chemical containing hair products that disrupt the pH level which affects the condition of the hair and scalp. ACV wash can prevent this from happening as it is naturally high in acetic acid and has a high pH level.
ACV rinse can do wonders in hair detangling. It is used as an alternative to conditioner for those that are part of the no poo rule. Its natural acidity helps to smoothen down the cuticle and loosen knots and tangles, making way for easy combing.
Applying the ACV rinse will make the hair reflect light and giving it a glossy and healthy appearance.
Reduces Hair Porosity
A non-porous hair gives room for moisture to penetrate the outer cuticle but a porous hair absorbs and loses moisture quickly. Porous hair is results of chemical damage from hair products and environmental factors but this can be managed by using the ACV rinse.
Stimulates Hair Growth
ACV wash stimulates the scalp for blood circulation to the hair follicles. Since the blood carries nutrients that are essential for hair growth, ACV rinse thereby makes it faster for blood to get to the hair follicle cells and ensure the roots are strengthened and promotes hair growth.
Prevent Frizz, Split Ends and Breakage
The regular use of ACV rinse will ensure your hair are not tangled, closes the hair cuticles, improves hair porosity and encourage a smooth, strong and healthy hair which in turn puts frizz, split ends and breakage at bay.
Acts as an Antibacterial and Antifungal Properties
The acid contains by the ACV rinse is a strong antimicrobial which kills bacterial and fungal infections that causes hair issues like dandruff and hair loss. Regular use of the ACV rinse will create an unfriendly environment for the fungus and bacterial and make our hair free from them.
Cleanses and Clarifies
The use of multiple hair products causes product build up and this can lead to our hair looking dull, flat and lifeless. Using the ACV rinse breaks the molecular structure of the deposits and allow it to be rinsed away easily leaving our hair and scalp clean and free from product build ups.
Add Natural Body and Define Curls
Using ACV rinse can bring back your curls back to life. Most shampoos and conditioners weigh down the hair but an ACV rinse gives the hair life instead and saves it from damage. Heating and styling tools may not be needed when using the ACV rinse.
The use of ACV rinse is safe and supported by science as its benefits are numerous but however, it may not work for everyone as our hair are different but you can introduce it to your hair care regimen and see if it works for you. But you really need to give this a try!