For the first time in my life, I am completely, head over heals, sprung on my hair. And falling in love with my hair has been a journey in acceptance, wonder, and chemistry. I’ve learned what ingredients my hair likes, and how certain things work towards giving me a certain effect.
One thing I have learned is that the scalp like to be slightly acidic. And after a wash, kinky hair detangles really well with one part apple cider vinegar and two parts distilled water.
So why does it work? According to the book, The Science of Black Hair, apple cider vinegar (ACV) is a “highly acidic liquid that helps smooth and contract the hair’s cuticles to greatly improve shine and manageability.
So here’s how I use it: Wash and deep condition, and then BEFORE I put in my leave in conditioner, I spray the ACV and then let it sit in my hair before I manipulate it. I usually cover it with a towel for about 10 minutes. Your hair will be unbelievable soft and manageable thereafter.
What natural products are you using on your hair these days?