Q: Have you ever heard probably the most interesting rumor that if you rinse your hair with Coca Cola it will make your hair perfectly curly? So, what do you think, is it true? Can Coke really curl your hair and how is it possible?
A: Probably you already know that Coca Cola can be used for various things, from cleaning your toilet to increasing your low blood pressure, and it seems that curling your hair can be added to the list of thing Coca Cola can do. Still, the truth is that Coke doesn’t really make your hair curly it just will bring out the natural curl in your hair and will shape it to look prettier.
Here’s the secret
Coca Cola contains phosphoric acid, or in other words it has a very low pH level (Coca Cola Classic has a pH of 2.5). Due to the fact it is acidic, it will contracts the hair follicles when it’s applied to the hair, and makes the hair look shiny and smooth. This also means that the hair (hair prone to curling in particular) will have its natural curl enhanced. What happens when you apply it to your hair is that the follicles tighten, which makes your strands look smoother and your curls look more defined. Some even say that the high levels of sugar it contains makes your hair look more voluminous.
All you should do is to rinse your hair with Coca Cola. It can even be flat because the carbonation doesn’t make any difference. After that leave it on for 5 to 10 minutes and wash your hair as usual. Remember that you should wash your hair with shampoo after the Coca Cola rinse because the high levels of sugar it contains can make your hair all sticky and leave behind a crusty residue.
Well, it you are interested to see what happens after you wash your hair with Coca Cola you can watch the video below: