I’m not sure when it all started, but I’ve had a serious issue that I’ve been fighting. A week or so after I wash my hair, you can see very visible signs of flaking. Not dandruff. You can actually see it all around my hair line. I’d been really happy with the clarifying shampoos that I had been using. But one day, I stumbled across this blog post from Afrobella that talked about the same issue. It was crazy, I wasn’t the only one! Multiple people stated that it was seborrheic dermatitis. As I researched it, I realized that this had to be me.
Last week, I stumbled across Checaloc’s ACV rinse video. I figured it was a good one to try because she has tons more hair than I do, and if the measurements worked for her, they’d work for me. I had a hair appointment the next day, so I figured it was the perfect time to make this happen. She dunked her hair over and over, and when the water became dirty and murky, I knew this was the rinse for me!
I mixed the vinegar and baking soda together to give me this awesome reaction. Oh, chemistry. I added everything until it was all dissolved, then dunked and scrubbed my hair for 5-10 minutes. My scalp was my main focus. I got that same dirty, murky look in the bowl. It was working, I knew it.
My hair genuinely felt clean afterward. It didn’t feel stripped, but it felt cleansed. Naturally, all of that deep cleaning left my hair feeling really dry. I ended up using some light hair moisturizers that I found around the house. I also noticed that my hair was unraveling a bit more than when I usually wash it. i was pretty aggressive when I washed it though. Made sense to me. Whatever buildup I had before is almost completely gone. It’s been three weeks, and my scalp only has a couple of random flakes here and there. Typically, three days after my hair is washed, I can see the dryness around the scalp. This time, I didn’t see it. Weeks later, it’s still gone. I’m astonished. I’m just not used to this! Take a look at the video below and give it a try!