The easiest way to keep your hair clean and fresh is probably also the cheapest way to do so. Apple cider vinegar. Not only does it keep your hair soft and luscious, it cleans it out. The acid in the vinegar will clean out the gunk and the buildup in your roots, and the apple cider nourishes your hair. Shampoo and conditioner are also fabulous because it cleans your hair, and then fills it back up with the lost nourishments and hydration that was lost.
The easiest way to keep your hair healthy is by doing an apple cider vinegar rinse every week or two. Pour about a cup, more or less may be needed depending on how much hair you have, onto your head and “scrub” as you would if it were shampoo. If you need, you can follow up with your regular shampoo and conditioner routine, but you do not need to. For some people the smell of vinegar would be appalling to carry around with them all day, but for others they don’t mind at all. Don’t be worried if you lose more hair than you expect to when you do the rinse. It is completely normal. The vinegar removes and gunk and buildup from your scalp, which includes dead skin and dandruff which may dislodge the dead hair that is still hanging on to the dead skin.
If you find just doing this once or twice a week doesn’t do enough for your hair, there are a few options. You can do it every day if you prefer, but following up with shampoo and conditioner may be too much for your hair. The shampoo has already stripped away some parts of your hair, and the conditioner weighs it down. If you want to do the rinse everyday, stick to just doing the rinse every day, and then dusing shampoo and conditioner once a week.
The last option is to mix some apple cider vinegar into your shampoo. Since it lessens the amount of vinegar to shampoo ratio it is healthier for your hair. Although I would advise not doing this one if you have really thin or sensitive hair because it may be too harsh on it.
If you are blond, and not naturally, I would also advise doing this less often. Your hair is already taking a lot of damage due to regular bleaching so you don’t want to strip it anymore. Plus, you have your own special purple shampoo to keep your hair from going brassy so you don’t want to stop using that.