Vinegar Hair Rinse Vinegar Hair Rinse

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Our hair is made up of three main parts, the medulla, the cortex, and the cuticle.  The hair cuticle is the protective layer made up of overlapping plates like armor that protects the softer inner structure of the hair (the medulla and the cortex).  It is also the condition of the hair cuticle determines your hair condition.  When the cuticles are lifted, your hair looses moisture and stays rough.  When the cuticles are closed, your hair is smooth and shiny. When washing your hair with soap, the hair cuticles are lifted to get the dirt out as well as getting the nutrient in, and after washing, you want to close the cuticles to keep your hair smooth and shiny.

Washing Your Hair With Soap Bar or Natural Liquid Soap

If you are using hard water and you use regular bar soap some people may experience a build up of "soap scum" on your hair.  It occurs because the mineral ions in hard water displace the sodium ions from the soap which results in an insoluble small chunks on the hair.  You may notice that the hair has a squeaky-clean texture much different than conventional bottled shampoos.  However, our experience tells us that everyone is differentsome people may not get soap scum, and feel refreshing.  For those who do get soap scum, we recommend doing a Natural Conditioning Hair Rinse.  I use this method myself as well.  Let me go over the hair wash procedure,

Natural Soap Hair Wash Procedure

  1. Wet your hair.
  2. Run water over your soap bar / Lather the bar in your hands.
  3. Gently smooth the bar along length of hair / Smooth the lather along your hair.
  4. Work with the direction of the hair from front and down to the back.
  5. Scrape off the lather before rinsing.
  6. Rinse soap off with water.
  7. Rinse with natural conditioning hair rinse.
  8. Rinse with water.

Simple Natural Conditioning Hair Rinse

  • Vinegar Water Hair Rinse (1:99 ratio)
  • Apple Cider Vinegar Water Hair Rinse (1:99 ratio)
  • Jojoba Oil & Beer Hair Rinse (1:50 ratio)
  • Citric Acid Water Hair Rinse (1:99 ratio)

Optional 2-5 drops

  • Rosemary - dark hair
  • Chamomile - light hair
  • Thyme - oily hair

The hair rinse removes build-up and closes the cuticles naturally.  Depends on how long is your hair, I make 500ml hair rinse per use.  It is different from person to person, some people may not need a conditioning hair rinse.  Short hair person, like my husband doesn't need a hair rinse.

Conventional Shampoo & Conditioner

Conventional bottled shampoos are actually made from various detergents, foam booster, Sodium Laurel Sulfate (SLS), and, artificial fragrances.  These ingredients are used because they are cheap and easy to mass produce.  Foam booster generates a large amount of foam, thickener gives the feel of being thick & rich, and silicone to seal the hair cuticles to make your hair smooth and shiny.  Silicone (such as dimethicone/DEA) is believed to be harmful to hair.  It sealed the cuticles with film and eventually damage the hair.

References: 1. Cuticle (hair). (2014, March 17). Retrieved August 10, 2014, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuticle_(hair) 2. No poo. (2014, July 7). Retrieved August 10, 2014, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No_poo

Our hair is made up of three main parts, the medulla, the cortex, and the cuticle.  The hair cuticle is the protective layer made up of overlapping plates like armor that protects the softer inner structure of the hair (the medulla and the cortex).  It is also the condition of the hair cuticle determines your hair condition.  When the cuticles are lifted, your hair looses moisture and stays rough.  When the cuticles are closed, your hair is smooth and shiny. When washing your hair with soap, the hair cuticles are lifted to get the dirt out as well as getting the nutrient in, and after washing, you want to close the cuticles to keep your hair smooth and shiny.

Washing Your Hair With Soap Bar or Natural Liquid Soap

If you are using hard water and you use regular bar soap some people may experience a build up of "soap scum" on your hair.  It occurs because the mineral ions in hard water displace the sodium ions from the soap which results in an insoluble small chunks on the hair.  You may notice that the hair has a squeaky-clean texture much different than conventional bottled shampoos.  However, our experience tells us that everyone is differentsome people may not get soap scum, and feel refreshing.  For those who do get soap scum, we recommend doing a Natural Conditioning Hair Rinse.  I use this method myself as well.  Let me go over the hair wash procedure,

Natural Soap Hair Wash Procedure

  1. Wet your hair.
  2. Run water over your soap bar / Lather the bar in your hands.
  3. Gently smooth the bar along length of hair / Smooth the lather along your hair.
  4. Work with the direction of the hair from front and down to the back.
  5. Scrape off the lather before rinsing.
  6. Rinse soap off with water.
  7. Rinse with natural conditioning hair rinse.
  8. Rinse with water.

Simple Natural Conditioning Hair Rinse

  • Vinegar Water Hair Rinse (1:99 ratio)
  • Apple Cider Vinegar Water Hair Rinse (1:99 ratio)
  • Jojoba Oil & Beer Hair Rinse (1:50 ratio)
  • Citric Acid Water Hair Rinse (1:99 ratio)

Optional 2-5 drops

  • Rosemary - dark hair
  • Chamomile - light hair
  • Thyme - oily hair

The hair rinse removes build-up and closes the cuticles naturally.  Depends on how long is your hair, I make 500ml hair rinse per use.  It is different from person to person, some people may not need a conditioning hair rinse.  Short hair person, like my husband doesn't need a hair rinse.

Conventional Shampoo & Conditioner

Conventional bottled shampoos are actually made from various detergents, foam booster, Sodium Laurel Sulfate (SLS), and, artificial fragrances.  These ingredients are used because they are cheap and easy to mass produce.  Foam booster generates a large amount of foam, thickener gives the feel of being thick & rich, and silicone to seal the hair cuticles to make your hair smooth and shiny.  Silicone (such as dimethicone/DEA) is believed to be harmful to hair.  It sealed the cuticles with film and eventually damage the hair.

References: 1. Cuticle (hair). (2014, March 17). Retrieved August 10, 2014, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuticle_(hair) 2. No poo. (2014, July 7). Retrieved August 10, 2014, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No_poo

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