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Q: Nikki, does rinsing with cold water really help? What is it good for?

CurlyNikki: Girl, yes! It's painful, but beneficial. After detangling and conditioning your hair under warm (not hot) water, turn the dial to cold and complete your final rinse before gently wringing the hair and styling. Cold water seals the cuticle to keep the moisture in, and makes your hair easier to finger comb during the styling process. Once it's dry, your hair should be shinier, and more defined!

This is something I used to do faithfully, but just like my weekly DTs and bi-weekly henna treatments, it too has gone to the wayside. In Tracee Ellis Ross' hair interview (for Essence), she mentioned that she does an icy final rinse too. If Tracee does, it must be good, lol.

Who here does the final cold water rinse, and what are your thoughts? Let me know below, in the comments are!

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I just started to do the cold rinse and I do notice a difference. Hair is a lot more shinier. It is painful, but worth it.
I always final rinse with cold water to close the cuticles.
Hey Ladies! I feel like doing an ACV gives me the same benefits (sealing the cuticle, shininess, easier combing) without the pain. The only drawback is the smell, which does go away once my hair is dry, but I have found comes back temporarily if I re-wet my hair.

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