Since I began my loc journey, I've been really cautious about what I'm putting in my hair. I don't want to cause unnecessary buildup on my scalp or locs.
I've only washed my hair a handful of times since starting my journey, but after my first 2 washes, the same problem persisted - my scalp, in certain places, was dry and flaky. This was problematic! After doing some research, I updated my wash day routine.
My new wash day routine starts with a hot oil treatment. The oils help to loosen up dirt and build-up while providing my hair and scalp with nutrients. Next, I wash with a dandruff shampoo. This step provides my hair with a really deep clean. Finally, I follow-up with an ACV rinse. This rinse is M A G I C A L !
Here's why I've added ACV to my routine:
Our hair and scalp has a pH of 4.5-5.5. Although shampoos clean and get rid of build up, they also change pH levels. Additionally, many styling products change our pH too. Since ACV has a pH that's similar to our hair, using it after shampooing helps to restore balance. It keeps our hair and scalp from being irritated.
I know what you're thinking..."I've been washing my hair for years without using ACV, why should I start now?" The truth is, you don't have to use it. However, if you struggle with dry scalp, dandruff or other scalp conditions, ACV rinses are a natural remedy. Not to mention, ACV reduces frizz, adds shine and promotes hair growth.
Apple Cider Vinegar can be purchased at any supermarket or health food store. However, it's important to purchase a brand that's organic and unfiltered. This type of AVC is not stripped of its nutrients.
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