ACV Cleansing Conditioner
This Apple Cider Vinegar Conditioner is packed with herbs to help create a cleansing co-wash or hair conditioner for any hair type. The ACV works to rebalance the natural pH of the hair, leaving it feeling even cleaner and fresher without stripping it. Made with MARSHMALLOW ROOT, LAVENDER, and HIBISCUS, this conditioner is made to hydrate, cleanse, and restore hair's natural healthy state.
My hair type is between 3A and 3B. I haven't used shampoo in over a year. I've been using a combination of baking soda and apple cider vinegar (not mixed together) to cleanse and moisturize my hair. I made this into a conditioner because the creamier texture helps coat my hair better and I don't feel like most of my rinse was going down the drain. Plus it feels nice to massage the cream into my scalp. When hair is feeling rough and dry, I leave this on for about 10-15 minutes and rinse off. My hair feels BEAUTIFUL!!!!
THE TECHNICAL STUFF:
What is hair pH balance -
Anything between 0 and 6.9 is acidic, 7 is neutral, and anything between 7.1 and 14 is alkaline. Human hair and scalp oil have a pH balance of between 4.5 and 5.5. It is especially important for people with curly hair to return their hair to a slightly acidic pH level since the open cuticle prevents natural acidic sebum to keep the entire hair at a pH balance.
The importance of balancing your hair's pH:
__Your pH has a lot to do with your hair’s ability to hold moisture and maintain its sebum. Sebum is your hair’s natural conditioner, a protective shield that is responsible for maintaining moisture.
__Natural hair acidity prevents fungi and bacteria in the hair and scalp, keeping the cuticle closed and healthy.
__Using shampoos, conditioners, and other products that based substances are high alkali will affect your hair's pH balance. Products that are more alkali, will cause the hair follicles to expand and release much-needed moisture. The loss of moisture stunts your hair growth and causes it to become hard, dry, and frail.
DIRECTIONS: Apply conditioner to freshly cleansed hair, massage in, and rinse with cool water. If using as a co-wash, wait about 5-8 minutes before rinsing.
INGREDIENTS: Distilled Water, Organic Apple Cider Vinegar, Pure Castro Oil, Pure Jojoba Oil, Pure Avocado Oil, Crude Shea Butter, Conditioning Emulsifier, Organic Marshmallow Root Extract, Allantoin, Pure Rose Extract, Dried Hibiscus Flowers, Organic Calendula Flowers, Organic Lavender Buds, Organic Burdock Root, Dried Orange Peels, Whole Hops, Preservative.
DISCLAIMER: I make no claims to treat or cure any diseases. Please check ingredients for any possible allergens. If a reaction occurs, discontinue use and contact a physician. Every product listed has been personally tested by myself or family members. All my ingredients are as pure and organic as I can possibly get them.