BS/ACV...harmful to hair?

I stumbled across this article and would like to know your thoughts. It's pretty biased, but it brings up some good arguments.

http://www.futurederm.com/2012/06/20/3-reasons-why-baking-soda-and-apple-cider-vinegar-destroy-your-hair-and-what-to-use-instead/

I've been using BS/ACV weekly for a little over a month now and my hair is thick and strong; however, time might prove me wrong on this one.

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  • jsuzkelleyjsuzkelley Registered Users Posts: 610 Curl Neophyte
    Interesting article - I'm going to ignore the chemical vs. natural argument (I think that's a matter of preference and what works best for the individual), and just respond to the question of BS and ACV as a daily routine. I'm no chemist, but I think the arguments re: ph level and lack of moisturizing ingredients in this routine are valid points. To me, a baking soda wash is like a clarifying shampoo - okay occasionally, but probably can be very drying/stripping if used too often or at too high a concentration. The ACV is supposed to be good at closing the cuticle, but I would think some kind of moisture is needed before that step. I don't personally use BS/ACV, but if you want to do this as a daily routine you might want to use a moisturizing conditioner between the BS and the ACV. I would just be careful.


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