Description This Apple Cider Vinegar Clarifying Herbal Rinse is truly nature working it's magic. Rinsing with apple cider vinegar will help balance the pH of your hair and remove the build up that can result from the use of styling products, lint and unworthy shampoos. Rinsing will also close the cuticle scales which cover and protect the surface of each hair shaft, leaving a smoother surface which reflects more light. As a result your hair is shinier, smoother, and easier to manage.
Directions *After shampoo simply rinse through wet hair. For extra conditioning benefits, leave in and towel dry. The vinegar scent will disappear after hair dries.
*Can be used every other week. Avoid contact with eyes, may cause stinging.
*Can also be used for body
Ingredients Distilled water, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice
The Great 8 Herbs Used In Our Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) Herbal Hair Rinse ACV removes greasy build up and lint, restores ph balance,promotes a healthy clean sheen.
*Burdock: great for thinning hair, dry, irritated scalp, dandruff, and seborrhea
*Catnip: Promotes healthy hair growth
*Chamomile: a healing and soothing herb to soften hair, soothe the scalp, lighten, condition, and stimulate growth
*Lavender: useful for all hair types it stimulates hair growth, and degreases
*Sage: traditionally used to restore color to graying hair, excellent for week hair
*Nettle: conditions, improves color and texture, helps with dandruff, irritated scalp, and dry scalp
*Peppermint: stimulates the scalp
*Rosemary: excellent for all hair types and problems it acts as a tonic and conditioner, one of the herbs to use, gives luster and body, stimulates growth, helps with dandruff
Review Apple cider vinegar is used ro balance the pH of your hair, remove build-up , seal the cuticle, and add shine to make you hair smoother, and easier to manage. This is why I choose to do monthly ACV rinses.
I wash in sections so after I conditioned my hair, I sprayed the product into each section from root to tip. I let it sit for about five minutes. I immediately felt my scalp tingle. As stated, you can leave the product in your hair for extra conditioning benefits but because I prefer to use ACV as a rinse (and that intense tingle (lol)), I rinsed.
Although the product is called "clarifying", I used it as a rinse so I can't say whether or not it works as a clarifier. I didn't rinse it completely out and because my hair was already shampooed and conditioned, I didn't experience any significant cleansing effects.
I'll definitely will continue using the product. Adiva recommends that you use the product once every two weeks so I may move to bi-monthly versus monthly treatments. I will repurchase the product.
Update: On Sunday May 31, 2009 I finally took time to use the product as a clarifier. I always wash my hair in sections unless doing my monthly henna treatment. I loosed each section and sprayed the product into my scalp and hair. I allowed the product to sat on my hair for 3 - 5 minutes prior to rinsing. I definitely felt a thorough cleansing. It's a wonderful way to clarify the hair without it feeling stripped.
My Hairstory - I began my transition to natural hair August 24, 2007.
I transitioned for a little over five and a half months and did the BC (Big Chop) on Sunday February 17, 2008.
My hair is what is defined as type 4a with very little 3C in the front top.
My hair album is located at http://www.fotki.com/new2naptural