Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse

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i've done acv rinses in the past with no problems but i did one as a final rinse before applying conditioner (as styler) and my hair hasn't felt right since. i tried to co-wash it yesterday but it's still very straw-like. i don't think i'll do it again for awhile or at least not as a final rinse - maybe before a DT. i'm not due to wash it until friday but a-dub (my hair) is not acting right. so i may have to do a low-poo and DT before then.
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Unfortunately this seems to be very drying to my hair although it does smooth the cuticle and remove buildup
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Hi ladies, I add honey to my ACV rinse; about a tablespoon or more (my hair loves honey)
and I also use Braggs acv with "the mother". I find this combo to add shine and remove build up without being harsh.

I workout 5 days a week and do my ACV rinses after every 2 workout days. Follow with a conditioner (giovanni DL or devacare one c to style or herbal essences or suave coco)

I also clarify with baking soda once a month and use my ACV rinse after....find that this is a must

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I use my acv as a final rinse once a week, alternating with Roux Porosity Control. The first time I used it I found it drying, so I added hemp seed and wheat germ oil to it, and my hair has never been better. The difference is really amazing. The smell of the acv dissipates as the hair dries so I don't really worry about it. Believe me, my BF would tell me if otherwise were the case!! It has really helped improve the condition of my hair. I use it after cowashing and DTing, and I don't rinse after I use it (that's why I alternate with the PC, for days when I know my hair will be wet for a long time).
After I take out my weave I'd like to do a super clarifying wash to make sure all the build-up is gone. I'd also like to do a super conditioning type thing.

So could I...

Baking Soda wash
ACV rinse
Deep Condition
Leave-in Conditioner

in that order? I'm not a fan of deep conditioning before clarifying which is why I'd Baking soda wash first no matter what. Would it make sense to do both BS and ACV? The website says to condition after the ACV rinse, but should I deep condition, acv, leave-in condition?
Originally Posted by pulchri2dinous
Yeah unless that order is working for you I would change it to
shampoo (to raise cuticles and clean under them, which baking soda works well for) and
clean off residue,
deep condition,
THEN ACV rinse,
then leave in conditioner.

Becuase everything I have read says deep conditioner is meant to penetrate the raised cuticle and ACV is meant to close down the hair cuticle. So ACV then deep condition isn't good becuase ACV has closed down hair strands so DC can't get in. But the opposite (DC then ACV) is perfect becuase you are sealing in the moisture from the DC. BUT since ACV also has shampooing properties as well as that conditioning property (don't know how that works but is does) it also strips hair of product on the surface. So some leave in conditioner after an ACV rinse is even better.
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I'm now three or four weeks in and i love my ACV rinse.

Once a week I just co wash with Oyin's honey hemp conditioner.

About 3-4 days after that I go through a huge routine:
- white vinegar rinse (about half and half) with tea tree oil to help with flakes
- baking soda (about 2 tsp in 2 cups of water)
- Oyin's honey hemp conditioner (leave in while I do my other shower stuff and then comb my hair with it in).
- ACV rinse (about 1/4 ACV, 3/4 water).

With the ACV, I start to rinse out with shower temperature water, and then slowly turn the water down to as cold as I can stand. The cold water helps close the hair cuticle too.

I've not had a problem with the smell of the ACV as long as I used a lot of water to rinse it out. I then do either 100% coconut oil or Oyin's whipped pudding on my hair and then go about my business.

No dryness, no flakes, and hair is much softer than it's every been....
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Thanks for this thread, I just went to the store today and got some ACV and Baking soda, Im going to finally give myself a ACV rinse. I hope my hair likes it and has all of the benefits I hear a lot of women mention esspecially the shine and less frizz/tangles. Thanks again


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I finally did a ACV rinse and I can say that my hair was much more shiner and it just looked cleaner. This was just my 1st time so I think I'll do this maybe every other month when I feel my hair needs a clairfier

Thanks for this thread, I just went to the store today and got some ACV and Baking soda, Im going to finally give myself a ACV rinse. I hope my hair likes it and has all of the benefits I hear a lot of women mention esspecially the shine and less frizz/tangles. Thanks again


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...unless that order is working for you I would change it to

shampoo (to raise cuticles and clean under them, which baking soda works well for) and
clean off residue,
deep condition
THEN ACV rinse,
then leave in conditioner.
Originally Posted by KinkyKeeper;1027266 [/b
Reviving this thread and hoping someone can help me...

Yesterday, I got my hair cut. The 3C/4A curls were halfway down my back when stretched, but are now at about shoulder-length. (It shrinks up to a little 'fro.)

The cut itself is great! I love it, however....

The lady asked if I wanted a shampoo first. I told her, "Whatever's easiest for you," because I don't normally have a problem with the occasional sulfate-wash. (I haven't done it months, but it does make the curls bouncier when I do it at home.)

I don't know what happened this time!
- It could be that my dandruff has been acting up lately (as it normally does in winter)...
- It could be that it has been raining for the last couple of days...

This morning I found my hair really dry and frizzy, and my head is itching like crazy! I don't know what she used, but I've never had this problem with her before. (She does an amazing cut on my hair, but I'll definitely have to point this out to her next time.)

Anyway... assuming she used sulfates and 'cones in my hair, do you think it might be a good idea to
- do a low-poo
- a deep-condition
- an ACV rinse (maybe adding honey)
- then the leave-in?

Whaddya ladies think? I appreciate any and all suggestions.

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That sounds good to me! If your scalp is itchy, maybe massaging some oil (jojoba, especially) on it pre-shampoo might help.

I just did my second ever ACV rinse and I'm definitely liking the results.
I did this today and worked fine with a coconut oil treatment
1. cococnut oil on scalp and roots
2.shampoo
3. AVC rinse not to acidic
4. let it dry
5. Detangler

awesome!
Umm just a couple questions:

1. Do you use it as a final rinse or do you wash it out?

2. Is it drying or conditioning? For no-pooers I heard that people use baking soda as a shampoo and vinegar rinses as a conditioner. While some say that it can be drying. In my personal experience, the first time I used it it left my hair greasy.. Then another time, I used it in oiled hair and it felt clean.. So which is it?

3. Do you still seal with oil when you do an ACV rinse? Because they both seal moisture in right?

4. If you do seal with oil, do you apply it before or after a vinegar rinse?

5. Most of the time when I read about it, people use it after baking soda? What if you don't?

6. Has anyone tried using vinegar rinses as the main way to wash hair? I've been doing vinegar rinses lately and cowashes once in a while and I was wondering if this was ok.. I haven't had a problem yet and I like it.

Also, for the smell, I've made infused vinegar and it smells great. You guys should try it.
I love acv rinse i use it as final rinse it works wonders for my hair

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I recently started applying ACV as a final rinse and I noticed a difference for the BEST. My hair looks shiny and my hair feels softer.

I didn't have vinegar this last time so used aloe vera juice instead and that worked fine.
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I am new to all of this. What is DT? Thanks!
Originally Posted by cocoayoko
DT = deep treatment

All these abbreviattions can be very confusing! This link is very helpful:

Acronyms/Abbreviations/Definitions!

The Newbies info/Introduction section is a great overview of hair typing (VERY important!!), techniques, products etc.

Also, for the smell, I've made infused vinegar and it smells great. You guys should try it.
Originally Posted by Keihs
What do you put in your mixture?
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I am new to all of this. What is DT? Thanks!
Originally Posted by cocoayoko
DT = deep treatment

All these abbreviattions can be very confusing! This link is very helpful:

Acronyms/Abbreviations/Definitions!

The Newbies info/Introduction section is a great overview of hair typing (VERY important!!), techniques, products etc.

Also, for the smell, I've made infused vinegar and it smells great. You guys should try it.
Originally Posted by Keihs
What do you put in your mixture?
Originally Posted by yossarian
Well for the smell, I put dried orange rinds and some lemon rinds for a citrusy smell. I also added dried chamomile and dried hibiscus for a flowery smell. Thats all I remember but I remember adding anything I can think of...
I just purchased ACV capsules. Worth a try.

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If one uses butters (i make whipped shea at home) and only co-washes, is an ACV rinse sufficient for clarifying?
Baking soda can be very damaging to hair and scalp. I wouldn't use that on my hair at all.

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