Apple cider vinegar, or ACV, is having a serious moment. While it's been used for thousands of years for its medicinal and beauty enhancing properties, it's seeing a resurgence in popularity. It's especially popular in the natural curl care community. Here's how to make apple cider vinegar masks for curls. Give these treatments a try, and you're sure to love your strands!
Apple Cider Vinegar Masks For Curls
ACV is loaded with Vitamin C, which helps curls grow faster, and detoxifies. It also has B vitamins, which increase blood flow and circulation. This means strands will grow faster. The ascetic acid destroys any fungus and will kill lice. Finally, the probiotics infuse your scalp with friendly bacteria to minimize odor.
2 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon ACV
2 tablespoons raw, organic honey
1 tablespoon olive oil
Combine the ingredients together and mix until smooth. You can also opt to add in essential oils as necessary or to address various scalp issues you might be experiencing. Apply throughout freshly washed hair, and massage into the scalp. Allow to sit for 15 minutes, and then rinse out with cold water.
3 tablespoons baking soda
2 cups filtered water
1/4 cup ACV
1 cup filtered water
6 drops essential oils.
Sometimes, your curls need some detoxing. Mix the baking soda until it's fully dissolved into the water. Pour it throughout wet curls, making sure all parts of your strands are completely covered. Allow it to soak for 5 minutes before rinsing out with cool water.
Follow up with the ACV rinse. Combine the ingredients and mix until smooth. Use it to rinse your curls with. Use your fingers to spread the product throughout your curls, focusing on rubbing it into your scalp. Allow it to sit for 2 minutes, then rinse out with cool water. Enjoy refreshed, smooth, and frizz free curls.