I’ve got a great little quickie, DIY, at home, easy, cheap, readily available tip for you that I have tried and it works. I like to use a ton of dry shampoo for volume and because I try to not wash my hair too often. The problem is that once I finally do wash my hair I have so much product in it and it’s so dirty that it’s hard to get clean. In the past I have tried shampooing my hair twice, using a clarifying shampoo, and making my own clarifying shampoo by adding baking soda to shampoo, but none of those worked. I could just wash my hair more often, but ladies you know ain’t no one got time for that! So here’s my secret:
Apple cider vinegar rinse! You may have scrolled past this tip on Pinterest or have heard about it from an older female relative, but now I highly recommend you actually try it! Here’s how I use it:
1. Take a shampoo bottle out of the shampoo graveyard in the corner of your shower and rinse it out. Fill it 1/3rd of the way with apple cider vinegar (you can buy this at the grocery store for under $1). Fill it up the rest of the way with water and shake it up.
2. Wash your hair with your normal shampoo, but take time really massaging your scalp with the pads of your fingers for a solid 90+ seconds like they do at the hair salon. Keep massaging while it is rinsing as well.
3. Apply conditioner to the ends of your hair and rinse like you normally would.
4. Lean your head back and take your watered down apple cider vinegar and pour it all over your scalp. Use as much as you feel like making sure you especially hit the places that tend to get the dirtiest. Rinse well. You should feel a difference already.
5. Rinse well. Get out of the shower and blow dry your hair (I think blow drying it cuts down on the smell). Yes, you will smell like the tiniest whiff of salt & vinegar potato chips, but no one will notice because dat hair!
6. Repeat about 1-2 times per week or as needed.
I’m a super skeptical person that is very mistrusting of any type of product or at home remedy until it has proven itself to be effective, but I really feel like this made a big difference in my hair. I got the inspiration for this from Tati on Youtube who claims that it’s her “shiny hair secret” and while it didn’t make my hair shinier per-say, it did make it feel cleaner so it was less dull at least. I actually went to the store immediately after watching the video I wanted to try it so bad haha! Apple cider vinegar has many many other uses that I have not tried it for (yet). Have you tried apple cider vinegar? What did you use it for? How did it work? Here’s Tati’s video I was talking about:
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