My New Year's Baking Soda Wash went so very well. My hair looked Incredible this entire holiday weekend. I do need to work on protecting my ends though and that is definetely a New Hair's Resolution for 2011.  I recently did a ACV Wash so I skipped it this go round but expect I will do it again in a couple of weeks.

I've needed to do ACV rinses because I could not leave conditioning behind and at this baby stage of my sisterlocks heavy conditioners are actually the LAST thing my hair needs.  But later I will be giving my sister's fro a deep conditioner then we will be sealing in the conditioner with natural oils.

Here is the Baking Soda cleanser and ACV Rinse recipie for those unfamiliar with it:

Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse
2 cups of water
1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar


Combine the water and ACV into a bowl or cup. Slowly pour over hair, scrubbing scalp and hair to remove buildup. To smooth the cuticles and restore PH balance, you can also use this rinse as your final step after washing, conditioning and detangling.

A good ACV rinse can remove product buildup, restore the pH balance of the scalp and hair, promote blood circulation in the scalp--which can stimulate new hair growth--and give the hair a soft, healthy sheen.

Baking Soda Rinse
2 cups warm water
½ cup baking soda

Allow to dissolve, and apply to scalp and hair. Massage. Can be used after regular shampooing or in place of it. The consistency shouldn't be gritty, it should be smooth and easy to apply.