Kathymack- Ah, that makes sense. I guess it wasn't that much more effort to prepare and use the rinse. Definitely easier than applying conditioner. Thank you for your input!

Yossarian- Thank you for all your recommendations! I've got lots of experimenting to do for now, but maybe in the future I'll add in other herbs to my ACV rinses. How do you like your henna bar?

Wavy_Girl- Interesting! I very hard water, though, so I don't know if it would help as much as a rinse. If I have success with the bars, I'll definitely give it a try. Thanks for the info!
-2b waist-length hair (ringlets in the front and canopy, straighter under-layer)
-Dense head of med-coarse strands
-Low porosity