So why is a cold water rinse so good for us?
In micro-biological terms, cold water is said to close the cuticles along the hair shafts so that they lay flat almost like tiles on a slate roof. Logically this will help seal in more of the H2O our hair needs. It is also said that because the cuticles are flat, hair will look less frizzy and allow more light to reflect off making the hair appear shinier.
In the spur of the moment I attempted a cold water rinse during my most recent wash and was rather happy with the results. My hair looked fresh and took on a rich black tonality instead of a dull matt grey. I rinsed for about a minute in water that was cold but not icy. Have a look at the after picture here.
Is this a vital hair care tip? My opinion, at present, would lean toward no. You see, although beneficial, the flatterned cuticles are quite temporary and hair can retain moisture through other means However for those with very dry, very frizzy hair and of course for anyone who wants extra oomph it is indeed a worthwhile course of action. And with that said. . .
Will I continue with this method in future? Perhaps. I may just be converted yet.
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