Due to its low pH level, using carbonated/spring water for your final rinse, ensures that the hair stays within its ideal moisture levels, which aids the reduction of frizz. Hair that is perfectly balanced has a pH level between 4.5 – 5.0. You can test the pH levels of your hair products at home by purchasing a pack of pH strips online for less than £10.00.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Another miracle product. Apple Cider vinegar works, because of its low acidic nature, with a pH level near that of human hair. It works in much the same way as the carbonated water balancing the hair, locking moisture in and keeping the cuticle’s flat. Use as a final rinse before conditioning the hair, and be sure to dilute the ACV, in water first.
Beer is great because not only does it balance the all important pH levels, its adds moisture too! Use as a final rinse but let it sit on your hair for a few minutes, so that the ingredients within the beer, have a chance to nourish and moisturise the hair. The darker the beer, the better the moisturising properties.
And for the weirdo’s among us….
Apparently, good old mother nature knows best. Breast milk, is a natural deep conditioner, full of vitamins and minerals to nourish and strengthen. It also has, just the right amount of protein and fat to condition hair and reduce frizz. If you dare, fill a spray bottle with the stuff and use as a pre-poo anti-frizz treatment.
Yep you heard right. Eeeeer…but really, that stuff ‘our parents’ use to use, is a gel like any other gel. Use on wet or dry hair, mixed with other products then smoothed and applied to curls. Apparently its guaranteed to leave your hair soft, silky and frizz free….oooooh no!!!
**P.S Sorry…couldn’t find a dynamic, frizzy enough picture of a women of colour 😦