Several people have asked me, "what are the benefits of using Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) on your hair?" Well, the acetic acid in ACV will remove residue from product buildup, add shine and prevent split ends. ACV is also a natural remedy for treating itchy scalp and dandruff. Now the first time I did this rinse, the vinegar was a bit harsh for my skin and caused some irritation. To prevent skin irritation, consider adding more water to your rinse.
My choice of vinegar was Bragg’s because it’s 100% organic, raw and unfiltered. The next time I decided to do this rinse, I only used 1 ¼ tbsp of vinegar and I didn’t have any issues. For some, the smell of ACV can be a bit much, but your “smell good” conditioner will overpower the strong scent.
I must say, I was very pleased with my results and hope that you will be too. Don’t forget to comment and let me know how this DIY Hair Manna worked for you.
I struggled trying to figure out what to write for this month’s blog. I searched the web for different DIY hair conditioning ideas that I thought you all would want to try. I couldn’t come up with anything, but as I pondered, it hit me… “HONEY!” Add a little honey in your store bought conditioner. Now, this isn’t uncommon but maybe you’ve never thought about trying it. Honey is a humectant, meaning it attracts moisture, so it moisturizes your hair while leaving it soft and with a beautiful shine. Feel free to add an oil of your choice, such as argan oil for extra conditioning. I recommend using this process as a deep conditioner by leaving it on your hair for 15 - 30 minutes and rinsing with warm water. Results “should” produce soft, shiny and moist hair. Unfortunately, if your hair is already damaged, this DIY will not repair it overnight as I suspect no product will. There are no miracle growth oils, serums, creams, soufflés or grease of the sort to give you long and flowing hair in one day (chuckles). So please, Be Patient with your hair. Natural hair gents and relaxed ladies…this is for you too. This DIY is recommended for all hair types.
Honeychild, I sure hope that you’ll give this a try. As always, we welcome your feedback. You may leave your comments in the contact section. Hope you like your results!
This DIY was actually a lot of fun. I didn't need to purchase any ingredients because I had all of these items on hand at home. But one thing that you don't want to do is rinse your hair in hot water - unless you want hair food! Yes, the hot water WILL COOK THE EGG!!!
The honey added luster to my hair. You may alter the recipe to meet your unique hair care needs. For example, If you think your hair will need more oil, mayonnaise or honey, just add another 1/2 tsp of your desired ingredient. Be sure to try this protein treatment and let me know how it worked for you.