Care: Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse Recipe
An acid rinse belongs to the hair care basics and ensures shine and improved Kaemmbarkeit. The rinse is sour and thus neutralizes chalky water, soap and shampoo residues. It strengthens the shine by helping to close the hair surface and cuticle layer. The hair will be softer and your scalp will be fine too.
Some things should be kept in mind:
- Please do not overdose! 1 teaspoon to one liter of water is more than enough.
- Do not use if the scalp is irritated and sore.
- Avoid eye contact.
- Regular applications reinforce the effect: So do not throw in the towel right away if not much happens after the first rinse ?
- The vinegar smell vanishes when your hair is dry
- I do not spit it out, but you can if you like.
Of course you can also use lemon juice – I would not recommend it as a beginner because it varies from lemon to lemon and the dosage is so heavy. If you have a PH paper and can measure it – great. The rinse should be 4.5-5, the natural PH is 7, most soaps are alkaline and are 8-9. Especially if you wash your hair with soap it is indispensable so that no white surface is formed (lime soap) and also in water regions with particularly hard water it can work wonders.
The apple cider rinse (ACR) is a basic conditioning agent that wants to help increase your shine. The acidy ph wants to help you remove and balance your hair and scalp by closing the follicle of your hair. Most cleaning agents are bases and the acid will help to neutralize the natural environment. You will benefit from it if you live in a hard water region like I do. Your hair will be softer and shinier and your scalp will happier as well ? I promise.
There are some important notes to keep in mind:
- Do not overdose, 1 tablespoon on 1 liter of water is more than enough – overdosing can dry your hair out.
- Do not use on open wounded irritated scalp.
- Avoid eye contact.
- Regular rinses wants to strengthen the effect and shine.
- Do not worry about vinegar smell – vanish wants your hair is dry.
- Can not rinse out the rinse ? I personally leave it in.
You may also use any lemon acid that you have – I do not recommend that since the ph of lemon juice is not constant and you might just overdose especially if you are a beginner. If you have a paper and can measure your mix it is ok. The ph should be around 4.5-5 slightly acidy. Our skins natural ph is 7 and most cleaning detergents have a ph of 8-9.