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Old 05-03-2011, 03:18 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by hmkenny View Post
Are you sure you're not using too much ACV? I wanna cry too if it gets in my eyes or anywhere other than my hair. It can really sting. I keep a solution of vinegar and water in a spray bottle in my shower and spritz it on that way. You really don't need to use much at all - just 1/2 tablespoon to a cup of water for long hair - and if the smell bothers you, you can rinse it off. I use white vinegar, BTW. It's just what I have on hand all the time.
I've been using about a whole tablespoon for 1 cup, so yepp it could be too much. I just notice a slight burning on my scalp after a while and then it starts itching. I thought about just rinsing it out, but I wasn't sure if it would be as effective.

Originally Posted by bluesheep View Post
Originally Posted by DaiseeDay View Post
My mom's friend gave me some soap bars she made to try. I want to use them, but I hate the smell of ACV and I think it slightly irritates my scalp. Is there something else that will do the same job?
Excellent question - I've been wondering myself. I'm interested in trying soap bars, but the ACV rinse kind of turns me off, although not for the same reasons. Honestly, it just seems like a hassle and I'm lazy!

hmkenny could be right, and you could try a weaker solution. It might help with the odor issue, too. I also use white vinegar (always have it around), and I find the smell to be slightly less obnoxious. However, having very sensitive skin myself, I know that if you're sensitive, you just are. And if the smell is a deal-breaker, I can relate.

curlyserf, do you know the dilution ratio for a citric acid rinse? Just curious.

Just had a brainstorm: we should ask kathymack if there are other options - she knows everything! Calling kathymack, calling kathymack....
Laziness is part of why I don't really like the ACV rinse too lol.

It would be really cool if there were a conditioner that did the same job.

I wonder if it will work if I just mix some into my regular condishioner.

Off to experiment....
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