It’s now hat season for me…summer is over and the cold weather is upon us. Hats are a must for me in the winter to keep warm, however the fabric can absorb the moisture in your hair, leaving it dry and frizzy.
I like wearing beanies but the fabric rubs on my hair and constantly snags on my hair which is annoying. At the end of the day, my hair would be extremely dry, frizzy and breaking. I would have to cover my hair with a silk scarf before putting on a hat which isn’t ideal.
Over the summer I was contacted by Zainab from Skatsz hats. We had a lovely chat over Skype and she sent me one of their hats to try out.
Skatsz Hats is a US based company who create stylish and affordable satin lined beanies. It was created by sisters Zainab and Kozy and…
Okay, so I took my sister’s braids down last weekend and she had it in for too long like 8 weeks (yikes, I know) but that’s not the point of this post hahah, I’ll judge my sister later.. So because she kept her single braids in for a while, she had some build up especially because she’s so active, (gym: which equals sweat) plus she oils/moisturizes her scalp every other day (which equals product build up) & a bunch of random lint from scarf etc. All of those factors into what I call Braid Gunk. You know the sticky build up you get after wearing braids or any protective style for too long? This:
Yeah, she had quite a bit of that. Well, instead of fighting through what seems like a losing battle by trying to finger detangle through that mess. I used Apple Cider Vinegar & water mixture as a detangler. Which made getting rid of that gunk a breeze!
Here are the simple items I used to make the ACV water detangler mixture:
I was so impressed at how much easier the process was using the ACV detangler that I actually recorded a whole vid, because you know, I just had to share the gem! Here it is below:
*Bonus* = The ACV basically cleaned her scalp like a shampoo would, so after we were done, we just deep conditioned using my homemade hair mask, here’s the link for that ===> DIY Deep Conditioner
Lemme know what you guys think below. Will you be trying the ACV & water mixture as a detangler? What do you typically do to get rid of your braid gunk?
I’m working on my ACV post (which should be finished soon) & I saw this hilarious meme & just had to share! This is an ode to the holy grail of natural hair products before all the fancy stuff we have now. For me, it was Ultra Sheen, Doo Gro & Super Gro.