Why Compare, we'd Rather Combine the Benefits of



We've done some research and decided to finally get to the bottom line of a popular debate. In this blog post, we’ll pinpoint the natural hair health benefits of using apple cider vinegar (ACV) rinse and rice water rinse. Yep! You read that right. This is a two for one deal! So, whether you wanted to know which one is the better option for your curly, kinky or natural hair or you were simply curious about the advantages of using ACV rinse and/or rice water rinse and how to use it, we've got you covered. Let's jump right in...


First, let’s explore the benefits of using apple cider vinegar.

Red apples placed around a bowl with apple cider vinegar

As for your scalp, apple cider vinegar soothes irritation and itchiness while preventing the over growth of yeast and bacteria. According to accredited medical studies, apple cider vinegar has natural anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. That means it is an effective option for dandruff and itchy scalp. Additionally, apple cider vinegar has been found to be an economical and safe alternative that will not strip your curls of much needed moisture. 

If your hair is looking a little duller or feeling a little more brittle, the pH balance of your scalp is probably thrown off due to the amount of different products being used in your natural hair care regimen. Fortunately, apple cider vinegar clears product build up. Apple cider vinegar  is acidic enough to restore balance to your naturally acidic scalp and gentle enough to encourage healthier strands. Safe to say, we vote "Yes, please!" for apple cider vinegar rinse.


Next, let's explore the benefits of rice water.

Rice and rice water in a wooden bowl on a wooden table

Rice water was identified as one of the main components of ‘Chinghi’ a traditional natural herbal shampoo used by the women of the Meitei community. Rice water contains inositol, which according to numerous studies, has the ability to strengthen, maintain elasticity and reduce surface friction in hair. Anecdotally, rice water is also known to aid natural hair growth. Perhaps, this last benefit of rice water is the reason for increased comparison to apple cider vinegar rinse.


As a conclusion, both apple cider vinegar and rice water rinse have amazing hair health benefits, but why compare when ALL the benefits of apple cider vinegar and rice water can be combined.

Fortunately for us, we have all the resources we need to formulate the perfect product for natural curly or kinky hair. Our Founder, Dr. Camille Verovic, who’s a dermatologist in training, has specially designed a product to include apple cider vinegar AND rice water providing the best of both ingredients for your kinky, curly or natural hair.

After all, don't we all love to have our cake and eat it too!? She has even included castor oil, tea tree oil and shea butter for added benefits. And of course, the CLEAR+ ACV rinse is sulfate, paraben, and alcohol free!

So all the benefits you read about above have been COMBINED and dermatologist designed with your ultimate hair health in mind.

GIRL+HAIR CLEAR+ ACV rinse bottle with green apple, rice plants and castor bean plant

Don't just take our word for it....Learn more about CLEAR+ ACV rinse and read the reviews here.


How To Use CLEAR+ Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse

  1. You should do the ACV rinse right after shampooing your hair with our CLEANSE+ Sulfate-free Water-To-Foam Shampoo. If you aren’t cleansing your hair first, you should dampen or wet your scalp and hair with lukewarm water before you begin.
  2. Use applicator tip to apply the CLEAR+ ACV rinse directly to your scalp and hair. Distribute evenly from hair roots to ends and massage your scalp gently with your fingertips to stimulate blood circulation and to help with exfoliation.
  3. Let the ACV rinse sit in your hair for about 5-10 minutes and rinse out thoroughly. Repeat as necessary.
Tip: You can do the ACV rinse as often as once a week or just once every other week. We recommend starting out by doing the treatment every two weeks or so, and adjusting the frequency to what feels best for your hair.

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