Final Rinse: Closing the Hair Cuticle

Final Rinse: Closing the Hair Cuticle


After shampooing and conditioning your hair, it is time for the final rinse. This step is important because it closes the cuticle (the outermost layer of the hair shaft) of your hair. 

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Have you ever wondered how to get your hair shiny and smooth? The key is in the final rinse! Adding a dilute solution of apple cider vinegar to your final rinse will help to close the hair cuticle, resulting in shinier, healthier looking hair. Apple cider vinegar (ACV) is a natural acid, which helps to neutralize the alkaline residue left behind by shampoos and conditioners.  

To use ACV as a final rinse, add 1/4 cup of vinegar to a cup of water. 

After rinsing the conditioner from your hair with cool water, spray the ACV solution from roots to ends and then rinse out with cool water. You can do this after each shampoo and conditioning session. So, if you're looking for shinier, healthier hair, try using apple cider vinegar as a final rinse!


Tip: ACV is made from fermented apples and has a high concentration of acetic acid, which is what gives it its characteristic sour taste.


The healing power of apple cider vinegar is centuries old. A century ago, the “mother” — the cloudy sediment at the bottom of the bottle — was thrown away. But a modern-day revival has filtered the murky stuff into cosmetics, beverages, and condiments. Apple cider vinegar has been touted as a skin-cleansing elixir, household cleaner, or a wellness treatment.  

In conclusion, ACV neutralizes the pH of your hair, sealing in moisture and giving your locks a glossy boost.   The pH of your hair and scalp is important to maintain because it affects the health of your hair. When the pH is off, it can cause your hair to become dry, brittle, and more susceptible to damage. Using a pH-balanced shampoo, conditioner and/or ACV rinse can help to restore the natural balance of your hair and scalp, and make your hair healthier and stronger.

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