Here's how you can do that:
- After conditioning your hair follow with a lemon rinse or an Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) rinse.
- After conditioning your hair rinse with cold water. You can either do this after the ACV/lemon rinse or even if you're not doing an ACV/lemon rinse.
- Ensure your products are pH balanced. The conditioner should always be more acidic than the shampoo. If you are using products within the same line (i.e. not just the same brand but actually the same line of that brand) this pH balance should have been accounted for.
If you are not using products of the same brand or line just get pH paper and ensure the conditioner you use is more acidic than the shampoo. The pH scale runs from 0 to 14; if the conditioner has a lower pH number than the shampoo, it's compatible.
What if the conditioner has a higher pH than the shampoo?
- Change conditioner or
- Always follow with an ACV or lemon rinse
Remember, more moisture retention means your hair doesn't get dry and brittle. If your hair is not dry and brittle it is much less likely to break and you will retain more length.
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