How often can I ACV rinse without over doing it?

My hair looks awesome after a baking soda wash and ACV rinse. Can I incorporate the rinse into an everyday routine? And if so, when? Normally I do it after the wash but before the conditioner.

Since I don't wash my hair everyday,can I do the rinse before every conditioning? Use it has a final rinse after the conditioner? Spritz in on my hair before/after gel/LI?

So many choices.
Thanks to my Live Curly Live Free Hair Analysis, I can confidently list my properties.

Hair Texture: Medium
Hair Porosity: Low (Not what I was expecting at all!)
Hair Elasticity: Normal
I would not do a baking soda wash and acv rinse daily. It's just too much for the hair to handle. I do an ACV rinse once every 2-3 weeks at the most.
Are you CG?
What are you using to cleanse?
Condition rinse out?
Condition leave in?
Stylers?
Maybe check your products labels again. You may have something that is building up and that's why you're hair looks so good after the baking soda/acv rinse.


I follow Struttswife's info.
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Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse
There is some debate on whether or not an apple cider vinegar (ACV) rinse alone can clarify the hair; however, it is helpful to bring the hair back into balance after an alkaline solution has come into contact with the hair and will shut the cuticle back down. Repeated use of ACV rinses can be drying, so limit use to once per month at most:
Combine:
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 cup warm water
Pour the mixture over the hair after cleansing (do not rinse out), then condition as usual. Any lingering smell will dissipate as the hair dries.

Baking Soda Clarification

With some silicone-based products, clarification must be done to remove the product that builds up over time on the hair shaft. Rather than resort to sulfate-based shampoos to remove this build-up, which can damage and dry the hair, a baking soda cleanse is preferable:
Combine:
1 tablespoon baking soda
3 tablespoons curly-friendly conditioner

Apply mixture to the scalp and massage firmly, then continue to massage the mixture down the hair shaft to the ends. Work into hair well. Rinse thoroughly with warm water and follow immediately with an apple cider vinegar rinse.

Note: you must follow any baking soda cleanse with an apple cider vinegar rinse. Baking soda is alkalineómeaning it will raise your cuticle and open up your hair shaft. The apple cider vinegar is acidic and will close your cuticle back down. If you don't follow the cleanse with an ACV rinse, you'll be leaving your hair shaft open and setting yourself up for more frizz than you'd probably like.
Are you CG? Yes, although I will use a sulfate shampoo mixed with a conditioner every other month or as needed

What are you using to cleanse? I co-wash about once a week and BS/ACV once a week

Condition rinse out? Tresemme Naturals radiant volume

Condition leave in? Suave naturals pomegranate (sometimes Suave coconut)

Stylers? LA Looks Curl and hebal essence totally twisted hair spray

Maybe check your products labels again. You may have something that is building up and that's why you're hair looks so good after the baking soda/acv rinse. This has always been tricky for me, but everything appears GC friendly.


I follow Struttswife's info. Me too. I have the e-book. It is probably the most helpful one I've read
Originally Posted by crimsonshedemon
I would not use the BS everyday, just wondering if there would be a damaging effect to ACV rinse everyday. My hair has come so far, I'd hate to dry it out now.

Thanks for your input
Thanks to my Live Curly Live Free Hair Analysis, I can confidently list my properties.

Hair Texture: Medium
Hair Porosity: Low (Not what I was expecting at all!)
Hair Elasticity: Normal
I actually do ACV after every wash
And, i wash every other day. I do it after shampoo but before conditioner. My hair looks much better than it did before this routine, and my hair isnt dried out.
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I was doing an avc rinse twice a week with great results this summer.. now I wash once a week and still do it once a week with awesome results still.
I do believe a [properly diluted] acv rinse serves to restore the ph and seal the cuticle more than it does "clarify" .. my hair never feels dry or stripped or clean-er after doing one. I think the baking soda too often might dry the hair out though, Id limit that to maybe once a month or so.

I personally, shampoo.. saturate my hair with the acv (in a spray bottle), let it sit a couple mins and rinse out then apply my conditioner. No problems. I co-wash in between shampoo days, I dont find it necessary to do a rinse then though.

& my hair has been behaving very well lately!
dense, fine & porous curls |

Poo/Cowash| Bobeam, V05 Shea Cashmere
DC| AOGPB, CJ Repair Me, BrownButterBeauty
RinseOut| Mill Creek Keratin Conditioner, Ology Moisturizing Conditioner
Leave In| Curl Rehab, Bee Mine Luscious Balanced Moisturizer, CJ Smoothing Lotion
Moisturize|Oyin Hair Dew, CR Moisture Milk
Gel| Kiss My Face UMG, Trader Joes Aloe Vera, KCCC
Sealants| Aloe Juice, Whipped Shea, Cocoa & Mango Butters, Castor, & my Peanut Oil Blend =)

I do about the same. A properly diluted ACV about once a week, my hair loves it. I low poo, ACV, let that sit for about 5 minutes, rinse out, condition, let that sit for about 5 minutes or so, and then rinse out (upside down) with cool water.
I don't do baking soda washes, but only because I low poo more often than once a week, and don't feel my hair needs the BS to clarify/get buildup out. The low poo does that well enough for me. I just love how my curls respond to the ACV. My hair loves it, and always curls beautifully after I do one.
I feel like if I only ACV'd once a month, my curls would lose a bit of their spring. They like gettiing their ACV pick-me-up. I've done an ACV more than once a week and not had a problem, but I don't know if I'd make a habit of it.
That's me with FSG as my styler!!

3b. fine & thick, coarse, dry, medium porosity. Sucks up product and loves ACVs! FSG is my HG!

Currently using:
Low Poo: TJ's Refresh No Poo: CoWash w/VO-5; Sonoma Soap Company sulfate-free poo
RO: Yes to Cuc; SSC Lavender Condish; Sally GVP LI: Donna Marie Miracle D&C
Style: FSG w/Aussie Instant Freeze & CIAB
I was doing an avc rinse twice a week with great results this summer.. now I wash once a week and still do it once a week with awesome results still.
I do believe a [properly diluted] acv rinse serves to restore the ph and seal the cuticle more than it does "clarify" .. my hair never feels dry or stripped or clean-er after doing one. I think the baking soda too often might dry the hair out though, Id limit that to maybe once a month or so.

I personally, shampoo.. saturate my hair with the acv (in a spray bottle), let it sit a couple mins and rinse out then apply my conditioner. No problems. I co-wash in between shampoo days, I dont find it necessary to do a rinse then though.

& my hair has been behaving very well lately!
Originally Posted by Reeky
When you say shampoo does that mean your CV Poo bars? Do you ACV every time you use the bars?
2B waves/ fine-med texture/normal porosity( I think?) trying to figure out my protein needs

AOGPB, SS Caitlins, Garnier Body Boost Condish
CJ Daily Fix or KC Come Clean
CJ Curl Fix is true LOVE
Love all SS products
Donna Marie Miragelly & my own FSG
AG MousseGel
BRHG
I was doing an avc rinse twice a week with great results this summer.. now I wash once a week and still do it once a week with awesome results still.
I do believe a [properly diluted] acv rinse serves to restore the ph and seal the cuticle more than it does "clarify" .. my hair never feels dry or stripped or clean-er after doing one. I think the baking soda too often might dry the hair out though, Id limit that to maybe once a month or so.

I personally, shampoo.. saturate my hair with the acv (in a spray bottle), let it sit a couple mins and rinse out then apply my conditioner. No problems. I co-wash in between shampoo days, I dont find it necessary to do a rinse then though.

& my hair has been behaving very well lately!
Originally Posted by Reeky
When you say shampoo does that mean your CV Poo bars? Do you ACV every time you use the bars?
Originally Posted by wavysue
Yes and Yes.. the acv instantly softens & smooths my hair after! Although I have tried some other poos in between (experimenting) for the most part I still use the poo bars, mainly herb garden & ayurvedic.. but I figured out the ones with lots of butters in them my hair does not care for.
& lathering was time consuming so I experimented and liquified them (the same way ppl liquify black soap) =X and they work the same.. my hair has been behaving very well these past weeks (staying soft and moisturized in between washes) so im not worried. Ill promptly let you know if it withers up and dies though LoL
I was doing an avc rinse twice a week with great results this summer.. now I wash once a week and still do it once a week with awesome results still.
I do believe a [properly diluted] acv rinse serves to restore the ph and seal the cuticle more than it does "clarify" .. my hair never feels dry or stripped or clean-er after doing one. I think the baking soda too often might dry the hair out though, Id limit that to maybe once a month or so.

I personally, shampoo.. saturate my hair with the acv (in a spray bottle), let it sit a couple mins and rinse out then apply my conditioner. No problems. I co-wash in between shampoo days, I dont find it necessary to do a rinse then though.

& my hair has been behaving very well lately!
Originally Posted by Reeky
When you say shampoo does that mean your CV Poo bars? Do you ACV every time you use the bars?
Originally Posted by wavysue
Yes and Yes.. the acv instantly softens & smooths my hair after! Although I have tried some other poos in between (experimenting) for the most part I still use the poo bars, mainly herb garden & ayurvedic.. but I figured out the ones with lots of butters in them my hair does not care for.
& lathering was time consuming so I experimented and liquified them (the same way ppl liquify black soap) =X and they work the same.. my hair has been behaving very well these past weeks (staying soft and moisturized in between washes) so im not worried. Ill promptly let you know if it withers up and dies though LoL
Originally Posted by Reeky
Thank you Reeky, I was curious if you were still feeling the love cuz I'm not. I posted my experience with both CV and KM bars here. Seems I've had a build up problem with them so gave them up
Are you still using shampoo/soap bars?
2B waves/ fine-med texture/normal porosity( I think?) trying to figure out my protein needs

AOGPB, SS Caitlins, Garnier Body Boost Condish
CJ Daily Fix or KC Come Clean
CJ Curl Fix is true LOVE
Love all SS products
Donna Marie Miragelly & my own FSG
AG MousseGel
BRHG

Thank you Reeky, I was curious if you were still feeling the love cuz I'm not. I posted my experience with both CV and KM bars here. Seems I've had a build up problem with them so gave them up
Are you still using shampoo/soap bars?
Originally Posted by wavysue
Oh mann.. trust me im on the lookout for any negative signs from the bars but so far theyve been pretty consistent. Im still on the fence about if I will repurchase & was looking at some other shampoo options, but liquifying a quarter of the bars yields me about 6 or 7oz of shampoo so I still have enough left to last me a whileeee (i have two halves) & to decide.
Its wierd buildup is the ONE thing I dont suffer from.. but I think its cause I dont use gels or heavy butters on the length of my hair, Or it could be cause ive been consistent with the acv rinses.. either way im hoping I dont start seeing negative results!

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