Restore your Hair’s Natural PH

In order to remove the soap build up and restore the PH you might wish to try a vinegar rinse. This rinse covers and protects the shaft of the hair giving it a much smoother line. As a result the hair is shinier and much easier to manage.

One of the reasons that popular hair care products bought from the supermarket are not good for your hair is that your hair is slightly acidic with a PH level of about 5 and the synthetic products are strongly alkaline. If you are not about to throw out all your favourite lotions and potion then you may at least want to try a herbal rinse that can clean, condition and restore your hair’s natural PH level.

In order to remove the soap build up and restore the PH you might wish to try a vinegar rinse. This rinse covers and protects the shaft of the hair giving it a much smoother line. As a result the hair is shinier and much easier to manage.

*Do not worry about the vinegar smell, it will disappear when your hair dries.

I like using apple cider vinegar. Other vinegars have similar PH levels but I have found that apple cider vinegar has a lot of different health applications, has a gentler odour and taste, and I tend to always have it in the cupboard. Work with what you have – although I probably would not use the vintage bottle of Modena balsamic vinegar you got in the gourmet Christmas hamper.

To make your own restorative hair rinse – read Herbal Hair Care to find which herbs may be right for your type of hair – then

  • Place 2 tablespoons of the dried herb (singular or a combination of herbs) into a muslin bag or tea ball and put in a warmed tea pot.
  • Pour 500 ml of almost boiling water over the herbs and infuse for 2 hours.

(Read Perfect Brew to find out when water is at ALMOST boiling point.)

  • Allow the liquid to cool then pour it into a 1 liter glass jar or bottle
  • Add 500 ml of apple cider vinegar and mix well.

If you like to add extra fragrance to the herbal rinse, try adding a few drops of lavender or lemon or rose essential oils. I personally do not add fragrance to the rinse – I leave the smelly stuff for my shampoo and conditioner instead.

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