Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Natural Hair Conditioner

You use hair conditioner don't you? Most people do. We've been conditioned to think our hair needs it.... sorry, I had to ;). Using it is second nature to us. Want silky smooth hair? Use conditioner.

I got rid of my conditioner a few months ago. And now my hair is silkier, smoother and more manageable than it ever has been. How?

It's 100% natural apple cider vinegar. And it's a miracle in a bottle. To use, mix equal parts water and apple cider vinegar in a spray bottle. After shampooing, spray all over hair and leave on for a few minutes before rinsing. Style as usual. You'll notice a difference, I promise.

I don't know why it works, but it just does. Along with conditioning hair, apple cider vinegar is also an amazing detangler. I have extremely tangle-prone hair. When I was little my mother would spend upwards of an hour brushing all the knots out. My head is hurting just thinking about those times! Since switching out my conditioner for the apple cider vinegar I have noticed a huge decrease in the amount of tangles I get. That's been the biggest benefit for me and the reason why I won't ever go back to traditional conditioners.

When I first switched I just bought regular apple cider vinegar. It's brown tinted but clear like regular vinegar. It worked fine, but the organic apple cider vinegar Vitacost sent me works way better. It's kind of cloudy looking and has "mother," a nutrient rich sediment. Since using the organic stuff my hair has been a lot softer. But beware, the organic apple cider vinegar has an even stronger vinegar smell than regular.

Next week I plan on doing a post on a natural alternative to shampoo, so stay tuned!

Disclaimer: The products in this post were given to me free from Vitacost. I received no other compensation. All words, photos and opinions are 100% my own.

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