Acv expiriences

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Hi guys! I wanted to start using acv after I wash my hair every other week because it is meant to be good for people with scalp problems and for healthy hair. Has anyone used it yet if so how often and what do you do about the smell? Thanks guys!! X

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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.
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I have been doing vinegar rinses about once a month for 40 years or so. I've used all kinds of vinegar - cider, white, wine, rice - and they all work the same for me.
I mix about 1/4 cup vinegar in a big mug of warm water and pour it over wet hair. Massage scalp, add a good detangling conditioner and run fingers through hair to detangle and remove loose hair (the conditioner and vinegar together really help with detangling). Rinse well, add styling products, etc as usual.

I like the smell of vinegar but even so, it goes away as soon as you rinse it out.
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i try to do acv rinses once a week, but by the time i get around to it, its more like once every 3 weeks or so. i mix lots of herbs with mine. right now im using marshmallow root, sage and green/black/peppermint tea. i just add a splash of vinegar. i dont rinse it out, the smell goes away as it drys. it gives me wonderful shine and definition so i really like doing it. i also message it in my scalp while im pouring it over my hair. it helps untanlge as well and clean my scalp with out stipping it.

my hair: 3c, high porosity, high density and coarse hair (i think i finally figured that all out)
my hair loves conditioner only styling!
my hair goal length is bra strap length when curly.

I also blog about my hair journey, please feel free to read and comment/ask questions http://www.naturallycurly.com/blogs/...air-blogs/2494
I mix about 1/4 cup vinegar in a big mug of warm water and pour it over wet hair. Massage scalp, add a good detangling conditioner and run fingers through hair to detangle and remove loose hair (the conditioner and vinegar together really help with detangling). Rinse well, add styling products, etc as usual.

I like the smell of vinegar but even so, it goes away as soon as you rinse it out.
Originally Posted by jeepcurlygurl
Jeepy, thanks for posting that tip about prerinse with ACV and then condish. I tried it yesterday and what a breeze! Lol! Normally it takes me ten mins to detangle and I was done in about 3 mins. I was pleasantly shocked!
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