11-17-2012, 08:24 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
Clarifying: ACV rinses, Suave Professional Men Deep Clean Peppermint
Low Poo: Renpure Luxurious Argan Oil
Co-washes: VO5 Kiwi Lime Squeeze or Strawberries & Cream, Cure Care
RO: VO5 KLS or S&C or Shea Cashmere, Cure Care
LI (if needed): VO5 S&C or Renpure Luxurious Argan Oil (old formula)
PT: IAGirl's (every 2 weeks or as needed)