Inside: How to do an ACV rinse on your curly hair.
If you are doing The Curly Girl Method then you may be finding that your hair is getting greasy and bogged down by all of the product that you are putting in your hair. This tends to happen more to wavy hair as curlies have such thirsty hair that they soak it all in.
If this is the case, you may need to do an Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) rinse. Now, this all sounded very complicated for me and after a lot of Googling, I managed to work out what it meant. Basically, you literally use apple cider vinegar and water to rinse your hair down.
How to do an ACV rinse
If you are a visual person, I have done a YouTube video explaining the whole process. If not, scroll down for written instructions…
As far as I can tell, any apple cider vinegar will do – I got mine from the supermarket where the ketchups etc are.
The recipe uses measuring cups, which I find so much easier for measuring liquids. 1 cup is the same as 236ml if you prefer to use a measuring jug.
– Mix 1 cup of warm water with 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar (or scale up as I did with 2 cups to 4 tbsp)
– Wash your hair with baby shampoo to strip all of the build-up off your hair and rinse as normal.
– Pour the ACV mix over your hair and gently squeeze into the hair. Leave on for a few minutes.
– Condition and style as normal.
You should notice that your hair is much lighter and bouncier afterwards, not to heavy with build-up. You can use the ACV rinse as often as you like (probably leaving out the baby shampoo stage from now on) to maintain a healthy shine.
Let me know how you get on!