Frizz after ACV rinse! What did i do?

Ok so I did a baking soda wash to clarify, then I conditioned with my Suave coconut with a dab of honey, rinsed, then did the ACV rinse (2 tbsp in 2 C water).

I feel that the baking soda did a good job of getting rid of buildup but my hair was kinda dry & frizzy on the top of my head and on one side. Did I do something wrong? Was I supposed to do the ACV rinse right after the baking soda? Or do you think the ACV was too strong? Or maybe adding the honey was a bit much for the whole process?

Idk...any thoughts? Now I'm afraid to attempt the ACV rinse again!
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Let's see if we can figure this out. I think it might be as simple as no product was in your hair after the ACV rinse. Everything I have read about ACV is that is can be used as clarifier to remove build up so yes, you are supposed to use ACV after a baking soda rinse (baking soda lifts cuticles and ACV closes them again, since you want cuticles closed you wouldn't want to do it in the opposite order) but after teh ACV I find you want to put some more conditioner on top of it, a styler, something.

I would have done it
1. Baking soda
2. Deep condition (why waste those open clean cuticles, use a conditioner that will penetrate your hair and strengthen the cortex, should specifically state deep conditioner on it)
3. THEN ACV rinse
4. Then finally some type of instant leave in conditioner and then a styler over it all.

Now that order should work to fix the frizzy hair. But you should be somewhat afraid of ACV, it is an acid and shoould be respected as such. Too much can cuase frizzy hair becuase it's eating away at strands. BUT from what you describe (you haven't been using ACV often, you diluted it properly) I doubt that's the case here. An ACV rinse now and again (two weeks at most, but every month or so is better) can do the hair and scalp good in my experience.


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Actually that's exactly what I did. I conditioned before the ACV rinse & I forgot to mention in my original post that I did put in some leave-in right after, and plopped & scrunched as I usually do.
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*Suave Tropical Coconut
*Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Conditioner
*GVP Conditioning Balm
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*Elasta QP Feels Like Silk gel
*Coconut Oil
*EVOO

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I had a similar experience last weekend. My hair was awful--I feel like I have PTSD from using that ACV!

I also couldn't figure out why that happened to my hair--mine turned straw like and was very dry and flyaway and tangled. I decided not to do them anymore.

I never figured what caused mine either. The baking soda worked well for me and my hair felt very clean after it (and soft) but the ACV seemed to fry my hair. I only used 1 tbsp in a cup of warm water.
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When I do mine, it's in this order...

baking soda claification
acv rinse
deep conditioning
followed by usual routine

Now in all fairness, I have only done this once (actually yesterday) since going CG. I didn't have any problems. I sure hope someone can help!!
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I'm having a math day today.

alkalyne + acidic = neutral (this technique)

neutral + acidic = acidic (the goal)

It would seem like the alkalyne pH of baking soda then the acidic pH of ACV would be just like lifting the cuticle to color (ie damage) your hair then using the ACV's acidic pH to close it down. Your hair wouldn't end up acidic but just neutral after having been damaged/cuticle lifted.

But maybe I'm way off. My DH isn't agreeing with any of my math today.
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I combined my BS with conditioner and massaged the paste into my hair - left it for a minute or 2 only, then rinsed out with water and finished wtih an ACV rinse. (The BS & conditioner frothed a bit when mixed together but thankfully my hair didn't!)
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Actually that's exactly what I did. I conditioned before the ACV rinse & I forgot to mention in my original post that I did put in some leave-in right after, and plopped & scrunched as I usually do.
Originally Posted by jamaicacurl
Hmm, well unfortunately I am out of ideas if you did condition after using ACV. Hopefully someone more knowledgeable about ACV can help.

It could come down to your hair not liking ACV, like any other product, our hair is going to like some, and hate others. For instance, I won't ever do another baking soda. It stripped my hair badly, my hair felt scary weak after I clarified with a BS soda rinse. And my hair and scalp feels great after an ACV rinse (shinier, more defined curls, it feels clean, and it really helped my dandruff, I had such an itchy scalp before ACV). So for me ACV is magic product and BS is horrible, but it might be the other way around for someone else.


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