clarifying shampoos (or shampoos in general because they are chemical laden) because of how our hair reacts to their drying and stripping properties.
Here are three edible alternatives to using a clarifying shampoo on your tresses:
1. Baking Soda
As a highly alkaline powder, baking soda has the ability to open/lift the cuticle and pull even the most stubborn build-up out of your strands. The down side is that it raises the pH level of the hair too, allowing much needed moisture to escape as well. But all is not lost! Creating a paste using 1/2 cup of baking soda to 1 cup of warm water, you can use it like a mask on pre-wet hair, and then rinse it clean using cool water to help close the hair cuticle back up, and lowering the pH of the strand. The one thing to be very cautious of is that the abrasive nature of baking soda can be
Simply add a shot of vodka to 12oz of water in a spray bottle, shake well and mist onto your hair or use as a rinse after co-washing. For beer, use straight up as a conditioner/rinse. Follow up with a sealing oil such as Almond Oil or Avocado Oil and then your styler for the best results. Your curls should pop and be soft, bouncy and frizz free after using vodka on it.
3. Apple Cider Vinegar
As a rinse, this acidic liquid works wonders for natural hair. Much like vodka, the low pH in ACV make it an excellent candidate to remove hardened build-up on the strands by closing the cuticle and stripping foreign products from the strands. The best ACV to use is natural, and a bit cloudy because it has not been over processes and filtered, therefore retaining much of its natural nutrients and minerals. By pouring it over wet hair and gently massaging the scalp, products
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