“I often use apple cider vinegar to rinse my hair. Recently I ran out and noticed that I had a new pack of Summer’s Eve Vinegar Douche and used that instead. It’s been about a week now. My hair seems to be alright. Actually it seems shiner than when I use regular apple cider vinegar! But I know what I did was kinda weird. Do you think my natural hair will be okay? It shouldn’t fall out in a month, right?”
Girl! You done gone and did it now! Between the hugely popular Vagisil scalp treatment for hair growth and all the hype over conditioner named after wale semen, we knew it wouldn’t be long before someone found a reason to use something else phallic or vaginal related on their hair. Now, somebody somewhere is going to want vinegar douche rinses to be the new trend in natural hair.
Yes, what you did was kinda weird, but we’ve all done “kinda weird” things. No matter your reason for using your Summer’s Eve Vinegar Douche, let’s tackle the question at hand. Will your natural hair fall out in a month due strictly to the douche? Before we get to that answer, let’s break down what you really put in your head.
The ingredients listed for Summer’s Eve Vinegar Douche are Purified Water, Sodium Chloride, Vinegar and Benzoic Acid. Purified water is filtered tap water. Sodium Chloride, also known as salt or table salt, is often used in beauty products to increase viscosity or reduce odor which would be more applicable in this specific case. It’s essentially a safe ingredient since it’s just salt and unlikely to cause your hair to be stripped of moisture and become overly dry since there was probably not enough salt to do so unlike say, the ocean, after you you spend a day swimming in it. Vinegar is vinegar. Benzoic acid is a very weak preservative and is found in many skin care products. Some people think that benzioc acid is the same thing as benzoyl peroxide but it’s not. It is however a pH adjuster and preservative and is considered less irritating than some other forms of preservatives.
So basically you dumped preservatives, odor neutralizer, water and vinegar on your head and thus your hair and you should be fine. Could your hair fall out in a month? We’re going to say no, less you have some unknown, rare allergy that pops up to either of said ingredients. The shine you’re experiencing is more than likely from your other styling products or just you mind playing tricks on you since you want to douche to have worked as well as or better than regular apple cider vinegar.
We suggest that you stick to using regular apple cider vinegar from here on out and lay off the vaginal douche rinses as well as the douche hair rinses. Your vagina is a self-cleaning organ that needs no help with freshness-a queen if there ever was one-and if and when she does, she’s trying to tell you there is a problem, so see your doctor to get her back to her optimal health.