I've been keeping my eye open for any apple cider vinegar while at my local stores but haven't seen any. I am wanting to do a deep clean since I've been out in nature a lot this summer and have gotten a lot of mud everywhere. Since I can't find the apple cider vinegar I see people using on here, I was thinking I could use normal vinegar but I don't want to accidently ruin my dreads. Thank you for any info
I don't see why it would necessarily hurt your hair. But I don't know if you would get the same benifits or not. Maybe someone else knows for sure. Does your grocery store have an organic section? If so look there. If not I know my kroger has acv that has been filtered next to the white vinegar. Of course every store is different and not everyone has kroger. But if you do they will also special order items for you at no charge if you ask. Unfiltered is better all around in my opinion in general. Goodluck
Post by willowbranches on Jul 30, 2017 13:41:53 GMT
Any kind of vinegar is fine, though Cas is right in stating unfiltered is better--pretty much any vinegar you get off a grocery store shelf that doesn't specify 'unfiltered' or 'organic' or something to that effect is going to have the good bits killed off (vinegar is basically a culture, and will keep producing slimy culture stuff if it isn't treated to stop it--i.e. had the culture killed), but that makes it no less effective for hair treatment, just not necessarily as good as it could be.
I've used white, acv, and kombucha vinegar I made myself on my dreads. the primary benefits are anti-bacterial, anti-dandruff and scalp soothing if itchy, and it balances the pH and helps minimize frizzies. it does nothing to clean (remove dirt) beyond what water would do, but we really go overboard with the products typically used for that anyway--in fact vinegar is the only thing I've used to wash my hair for probably 6 months, as I have incredibly irritable skin that gets more pissed off with soaps the older I get and vinegar doesn't bother me, and I've seen no evidence to suggest my hair isn't just as clean as when I was using soap. It should definitely be diluted however, at a 3 or 4 parts water to 1 part vinegar ratio at the strongest, since it can cause chemical burn depending on how sensitive your skin is.
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