By now, you've probably heard about the wonders of Apple Cider Vinegar. More and more people are using this all natural ingredient in their daily lives, from washing their hair to helping manage heartburn. Seriously, this product is that much of a unicorn. However, one of the best uses for this all-natural product is right in your curls.
If you're noticing your strands are a bit dry, dull, and lifeless, it might be due to product build up. Over time, products coat your curls, and can become more difficult for your shampoo to remove. Additionally, cowashes can hasten this process since they are primarily comprised of conditioner. When this happens, you might notice your curls are heavier and more difficult to style. Additionally, your scalp might struggle to breathe, creating more issues for you in the long run. Enter ACV! Here's how to use ACV in your curls. Give these very easy tutorial a try, and don't forget to let us know in the comment if you love it.
How to use ACV in your curls
Take 2-4 tablespoons of ACV (organic is best, but regular will be fine, too). Mix it with 8 oz of fresh water. If you have longer, thicker, fuller curls, you may need to increase the amount of water and ACV accordingly. Mix until completely combined.
Shampoo your curls with a low poo or gentle cleansing shampoo. Rinse out all the shampoo, and allow your curls to stay completely wet. Take your mixture to the shower with you, and pour it through your wet curls. Make sure it covers your entire head, and all of your curls. This is why if you have a lot of hair you might need a tad more of the mixture. Scrunch so it's completely absorbed into your curls, and allow it to sit for 5 minutes. If your scalp is particularly dry, or you have dandruff, you can gently massage it into your scalp with the pads of your fingers.
Rinse with cool water. Then, follow with your favorite conditioner, and style as usual. Your curls will be healthier, shinier, and have less frizz. Enjoy and repeat as necessary.