How often should you ACV?

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Hey everyone, How often should you ACV and can this be done before or after a deep conditioner?
Live Curly Live Free recommends an ACV rinse no more often than 1-2 times a month, as ACV can be drying. I do one weekly with 0 dryness issues though, and have heard of isolated people whose hair tolerates an ACV rinse every time they wash.

ACV closes the cuticle, so I'd think you'd want to do it after a deep conditioner to seal in the good moisture you've just added. Doing it before would make it harder for your dt to penetrate.
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Geek_Chic, ive heard that as well. i do herbal rinses and mix a bit of ACV into the tea i use it after my DT. Gives me much better results then when i would just mix a bit of ACV and water

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isolated people whose hair tolerates an ACV rinse every time they wash.
I'm one of these whose hair loves ACV or even white vinegar(less smell) every time I wash. No dryness either.
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You can use a vinegar rinse every day if it's dilute enough. Live curly live free's recipe is pretty strong, so I'd use it no more often than she suggests. However if you mix less than 1 tsp vinegar per cup of water, the pH isn't too strong and you can use it every day.

Hair needs a pH of 4.5 to 5. 1 tsp vinegar per cup water has a pH of 4.5. Using more vinegar per cup of water will be more acidic and should be used more sparingly.

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Last edited by earthnut; 07-01-2012 at 09:22 PM.
I love acv and I have a spray bottle with a 1:1 ratio of acv and water that I use on may hair and scalp almost everyday. I use it like water. My hair and scalp has never felt cleaner or healthier. I don't rinse it out either.

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I do wish there is a way to subdue the vinegar smell tho. No matter how dilute my solution is, somebody always comments on "a strange smell" when I do a vinegar rinse.

I can't smell it but it seems others can. Lavendar EO doesn't seem to do the trick either.
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I used to use it about 2-3 times a week, I loved it, it made my hair soft and shiny. I was using it mainly when i was cowashing, because I have hard water. I took a regular sized water bottle, poured enough in to just cover the bottom, and filled the rest with water, definitely not strong. I did mine as a last step, after my washing and conditioning.
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I wouldn't use it at all. Acv can damage the hair. I used it once & after my hair was shedding, was hard/crunchy, & it looked red. (My hair is black) if you need to clarify, use a clarifying shampoo. Giovanni & suave have them.
I only do it when I want to clean some product buildup out of my hair. Roughly 2 times a month


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I used to use it a few times a week (everytime I washed) to help with itchiness. It works very well for that. I didn't notice any problems. But my hair was pretty shiny etc
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Normal porosity/ Medium density
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Poo: Pureology hydrate
RO: Pureology hydrate
LI: HSH Tri-wheat spray
DT: Coconut oil
PT: Henna/Cassia
Styler: AG recoil/mousse-gel
I did ACV wash once a week for a month but I hated the smell. I honestly don't know how people do it. I loved the way my hair looked afterward though (not oily and it sat naturally, not like I just washed it). I've actually been on the hunt for natural hair products that incorporate it. I don't know if anyone has any suggestions but I did find one company called Healthy Skin for a Happy Life that uses it. Any companies similar to that? I know Lush exists but they don't really use all natural ingredients like they lead on.
I love this stuff because my hair reacts to it just like ACV rinse but without the smell.

I also use it as a LI sometimes.

Its an all natural vegan product.
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I noticed that sea breeze astringent can loosen product build up so you can cowash it out. I used it recently to help my itchy scalp. while massaging it in the film the cantu curling custard left behind the film became a liquid & it was easier to cowash it out.
I use ACV once every other week following the baking soda wash.
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Wash: BS/ACV, KC Come Clean
Conditioner: SM SB Restorative, Yucca & Baobab

Pre-Poo: Oils & Honey Mix
DC: SM Manuka Honey Masque, SM Yucca Masque
PT:
Super Mayo Deep Conditioning Treatment
Styler:
AVG, Oyin Burnt Sugar Pomade
Leave-In: KCKT, SM Yucca Milk
Oil/Sealant: Jojoba,
Avocado, EVCO, EVOO, JBCO
I use ACV once every other week following the baking soda wash.
Originally Posted by pinkwolf
I was looking for someone that does the baking soda / ACV. Do you pre-poo before the baking soda?
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