Cranberry Juice on hair??

Infinity12Infinity12 Posts: 34Registered Users
I saw a segment on Dr. OZ that said to get shiny hair, use Cranberry juice (not oif you're a blond, you might get orange). So, I put some watered down Cranberry Juice in my spritz bottle. It made my hair extremely stickY What results have you guys had? Perhaps it was more intended for straights as oppossed to curlies.
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  • 2poodles2poodles Posts: 2,485Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Never heard of doing that. I would think spritzing it on might not be the best way to use it. Perhaps using it as a rinse might be better? My hair's too light to try that anyway.... no need to risk an orange tint!
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]2Poodles :flower: Southeast PA
    fine, med porosity, normal elasticity
    Currently using the following 2 - 3 x/week:
    Living Proof Perfect Hair Day suphate-free Poo, cone-free CO and styling treatment, plus KCCC

  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Posts: 31,259Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Sounds like nonsense. Cranberries are a VERY tart fruit, so most cranberry juice drinks would be very high in wonder your hair was sticky.

    I tend to keep food out of my hair.
  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 20,727Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Virtuoso
    I could see using it as a rinse (like vinegar to seal the cuticle or herbal rinses to add color). If I did want to use it I would be sure and buy the kind without added sugar.
    --I'm located in Western PA.   --I found NC in late 2004, CG since February 2005, joined the forums in May 2005, started going grey in late 2005.   --My hair is 3B with some 3A, currently at mid back length when dry,  texture-medium/fine, porosity-top is low, middle is medium, ends are porous, elasticity-normal.   --My long time favorite products are Suave & VO5 conditioners, LA Looks Sport Gel, coconut oil, honey, vinegar.   
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  • Robin-in-FLRobin-in-FL Posts: 1,731Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Sounds like a very expensive alternative to vinegar as a hair rinse. Pure cranberry juice is really acidic. It's good for your kidneys, though.
    2c / C / iii (FIA)
    Med-Coarse, LowPorosity, NormalElast (LCLF)

    Shoulder-Length now.

    Wash: DevaCare Low Poo
    Detangle & Rinseout: Walgreens or Sally's Conditioning Balm (always)
    Leave-in: DevaCare OneC (budget choice is GFTN)
    Style: ReCoil & DevaCare Arc Angel (budget choices are HESMU or Got2BSpikedUp)

  • wild~hairwild~hair Posts: 9,890Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Yes, vinegar rinses make hair shiny because of the PH levels of vinegar. I'm sure a pure cranberry juice rinse would have the same effect, but at many times the cost.

    I'd stick with a vinegar rinse — 1 part white or apple cider vinegar to 5 parts water is how I do it, after cleansing, before conditioning.

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