I know the use of silicones in hair care is controversial. I went through a phase of strictly using none, but am back on the silicone train quite some time now, just because they leave my hair feeling soft and de-frizzed and looking a whole lot better. I know that silicones don´t actually do anything beneficial for your hair, they just prevent you from seeing all the damage that is there.
But in my case it was hide the damage or chop it all off, so I went for the silicone veil.
If you stick to high end products, you get the water-soluble silicones, which will, as the name suggests, go down the drain with your next wash. They give you the look and feel without weighing your hair down to much.
At least, this is what my hairdresser tells me. And what world would we live in if a girl could no longer trust her hairdresser?
To really remove those silicones and the build-up other styling products tend to leave in your hair, regular use of a cleansing shampoo is recommended.
Today I will introduce you to the DIY spray version.
What you need:
– – One cup of water
– – A teaspoon Apple Cider Vinegar
– – A Spray Bottle
Make sure your spray bottle is empty and clean. Mine used to contain a travel-size leave-in conditioner I tested and absolutely disliked, but kept the bottle after pouring it in the sink (which hurt a little, it had not been cheap.)
|Add three teaspoons apple cider vinegar to your water.
|Give it a stir.
|Pour it into a spray bottle
See, if it is a DIY I do, it will most likely be easy, budget friendly and impossible to mess up.
I use it once or twice a month, depending on how my hair feels. After shampooing and rinsing, spray your whole head and let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes.
Rinse again, condition if you want to, and enjoy clean hair that still is soft and shiny. The smell won´t linger, promised.
If you give it a go, make sure to leave me a
comment or tweet me a picture (twitter: @LindaLibraLoca)
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