When I do my ACV rinse I do it the same way Curly_Diva does. I do it about every other week, and if I don't use shampoo I use cond. and baking soda. You would think that since the ACV before the cond. is backwards, but the cond. I use after the ACV is almost all natural, so I don't have to worry about buildup. But I can really tell the difference, my products are absorbed in my hair better and seems much easier to work with.