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A cheap-as-chips Apple-Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse that removes product build up like nothing else.
Wed, 16 November 2011 11:00AM
I’m about to let you in on another family beauty secret here Primpettes, many moons ago I was at my Nan’s flicking through old family photos of my mum and her sisters when they were kidlets when I couldn’t get over how ridiculously shiny there hair was. I’m talking so-glossy-it-hurt-my-eyes shiny. Considering they were a family of women who grew up cleansing their faces with Sorbolene Cream, I wasn’t expecting my Nan to confess to using anything too fancy or expensive. Straight up Apple-Cider Vinegar wasn’t exactly the answer I was expecting either, but as always, the frustrated hippie inside of me was feeling so giddy at the idea of using something so simple and natural that I couldn’t wait to get home and give it a go.
Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse
I like to use the rinse straight after shampooing. To make the rinse, you’ll need: 1 cup of vinegar, mixed with 2 cups of water.
For convenience, I prefer to combine the vinegar and water into a spray bottle so I can spritz the product through from the roots to the ends before combing. Leave it to work its magic for 5 minutes before rinsing with cold water, then follow with conditioner.
Clever tip: towel-drying your hair after shampooing will help the vinegar to absorb that much more effectively into the hair cuticles.
How it works? The pH level in vinegar is ideal for restoring the acidity in hair and also has a knack for removing product build-up that’s responsible for causing hair to look dull.
You can pick up a bottle of Apple Cider Vinegar at your local supermarket, or at health foods store. I like Melrose Organic Apple Cider Vinegar which will set you back around $6.60. You can buy it online here are Melrose Health.
You may be a sour old bugger but by goodness do you make for a refreshingly inexpensive, incredibly effective product-build-up remover.
Thanks for having such rad hidden talents,
Want more natural beauty remedies?
Head over hear to read all about the Manuka-Honey facial I swear by.
Or jump over here to see how vinegar can help hide a chipped nail.
What do you think Primpettes…
Is my Nan a genius or what?
Have you ever tried a vinegar rinse?
Have you got a favourite product for removing product build up?
Posted by: Eliza Ashe