I gave my hair the gift that I hope keeps giving. Last night I took the time to sit down and give my whole head a good twisting. This took a couple of hours, but it was well worth it. I did all the de-tangling with my fingers and made certain not to be too rough. This morning I gave it an apple cider vinegar rinse that I hope fed my hair’s natural acidity before piling on the conditioner. I was even nice enough to not rinse most of that conditioner out. See how kind I’m being to my crown. I hope it pays off in the long run.
|Cleans hair but doesn’t dry it out!|
According to author Audrey Davis-Sivasothy, “healthy hair and skin both have acid mantles with pHs in the 4 to 5.5 range.” Davis-Sivasothy goes on to describe what acid does for our hair and skin saying, it acts as a barrier to bacteria and other contaminates that try to enter the body. Alkaline are usually the contaminant culprits (i.e. relaxers, ammonia, milk of magnesium).
Davis-Sivasothy suggests “neutralizing shampoos, conditioners, and natural substances such as lemon and apple cider vinegar” to keep our hairs acidity at its proper level.