11-17-2012, 07:24 AM
Join Date: Nov 2011
I use the ACV rinse recipe on Live Curly Live Free
(1Tbsp ACV to 1 cup water) and usually do one once a week or so to combat any buildup or mineral deposits from the hard water in my area. I cowash, rinse, add the ACV rinse (squish it in and do a mini scalp massage), apply my RO, then rinse everything out and move on with my routine as I normally would. Once rinsed, the vinegar smell is gone, and I only really notice it as I'm applying anyway. Some prefer to use the ACV in a final rinse, sometimes using less ACV in their solution, and they leave it in instead of rinsing. In that case, the scent dissipates as the hair dries and should disappear entirely once dry.
ACV can be drying, and I wouldn't use the LCLF recipe more than once a week at the most. Someone here mentioned that if you use 1 tsp ACV in 1 cup water, the pH of the resulting mixture is in the natural pH range for hair. So, in that case, you could use it every wash as a final rinse to normalize your hair's pH without any harmful effects.
CG since 11/2011
2c /3a F /Mii, low porosity
Spring Products /Routine:
Clarifying: ACV rinses
Low Poo: Renpure Argan Oil
Co-washes: VO5 Kiwi Lime, Suave Naturals Tropical Coconut
RO: VO5 KLS or Shea Cashmere, Renpure Brazilian Keratin or Argan, Cure Care, SNTC
LI (if needed): Renpure Argan, GFBB, RBKSC
Stylers: AIF, HESMU, got2b playful pomade
PT: IAGirl's (every 2 weeks or as needed)
Trying: BTZ Noodle Head mousse