When do you do apple cider vinegar rinse?

I was wondering when do people use this?

Is it after washing/conditioning hair? or before?

I saw a lot say they do it after washing/conditioning, but these women did not have curly hair at all. Though their reasoning made since so i was thinking of doing it that way. I'd rather hear from this section because i am 4b
I do it as the last step as the ACV rinse closes the cuticle. Then I apply leave-in,curl cream,etc. Some folks do it different I guess.
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I do ACV rinses after shampooing and before applying my leave-in (I don't use rinse out conditioner).
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I also do my acv rinse as the last step. I typically do it every other wk after I co-wash, detangle, rinse out conditioner, apply acv rinse, let sit for 15 to 20 mins & rinse w/cool to cold water.

As someone stated, acv helps close/smooth the hair cuticle so since I am washing w/luke warm water which opens the cuticle to me it only makes sense to do the acv rinse last to close it bk up.
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I haven't did one of those in a min. But I did it as a final rinse after I wash my dc out.

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I was wondering when do people use this?

Is it after washing/conditioning hair? or before?

I saw a lot say they do it after washing/conditioning, but these women did not have curly hair at all. Though their reasoning made since so i was thinking of doing it that way. I'd rather hear from this section because i am 4b
Originally Posted by MIA1487
I use it right after I shampoo my hair with one of my shampoo bars, but before I do any conditioning. I do this when needed, or once every two months.
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Last edited by SaSSyClaSSy; 07-03-2011 at 01:04 AM.
I would think after your conditioner because it is used to close the cuticles and u would want the moisture to be in your hair before you close your cuticles... especially if you use heat with your conditioner which opens up your cuticles, so doing it before your conditioner would defeat it's purpose..
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This is nice to know. I did an acv rinse my last two washes. I put scurl and a cap on. Then rinsed well. I then acv rinsed and then DC with no heat. The first time I did some hours and my hair was very soft. The second time I did maybe thirty minutes and it wasn't as soft. I will try as a last step next time though.

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