|1BlessedNatural: Can I Use Apple Cider Vinegar to Soften Synthetic Hair?
Happy Wednesday, my blessed naturals!
Many of you have been asking if it is okay to soak synthetic hair in Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) for tangles, so I decided to try it. This post is Part 2 of Apple Cider Vinegar for Wig and Weave Extension Tangles.
2. (1) Cup of ACV
3. (2) Cups of Water
4. (1/2) a pack of Kanekalon (synthetic) braiding hair
What I Did
1. I soaked the Kanekalon hair in the ACV and water for 30 minutes. As soon as I put the hair in the solution, the water turned cloudy, and it got cloudier as time went on.
2. After removing the hair from the bowl, I rinsed the ACV off. The hair was tangled and fragile.
3. Afterward, I let it air dry for 2 1/2 hours on a towel.
|After taking the hair out of the ACV
After the hair was completely dry, it looked like it was back to normal but it was tangled when I ran my fingers through it. This is the opposite of what happened when we did the same experiment with human hair. Plus, I could still smell the ACV on the hair.
I wouldn't suggest using ACV on synthetic hair for tangles, but it is good for removing the alkaline that can cause your scalp to itch. That's why the water was cloudy. BIG shoutout to my natural friend on Twitter who first told me about the method! I wish I could remember her name, but BIG Thanks to her!
If you're like me and need to do an ACV rinse to treat dandruff or seborrheic dermatitis, you might need to use a little bit of mild shampoo or conditioner on the hair itself to get the smell out. Keep the hair straight when applying the shampoo so it won't tangle.
Do you use ACV on your synthetic weave?
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