Apple cider vinegar? Big no no or helpful?

So I heard somewhere you can use apple cider vinegar as a shampoo because it gets rid of build up but not oils. Has anybody else heard of this? Sounds strange and Im new the the whole CG thing, so Im not sure how this will effect my hair.

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It definitely works well for removing buildup. It is my clarifier of choice :-) gives me soft, shiny, bouncy, curls every time! Make sure to get the raw and organic kind I use Braggs. I apply it on wet or dry hair with a spray bottle and let it dry without rinsing it out. It works the best that way for me personally and the smell goes away when it dries.
3A Curl Pattern, Low Porosity, High Density, Medium Width, Long Length

Loving my curls/waves!


Product loves: Chagrin Valley Shampoo Bars, ACV rinses, Suave Naturals Conditioner wash on in between days, silk scrunchies, Ouidad Curl refreshing spray, Avocado/olive oil/honey deep treatment, Coconut oil on ends/length

Currently waist length while wet and going for waist length while dry!
ACV is acidic, so it closes the cuticle. However, because it's acidic, it can also be drying, and if used in too high a concentration can actually cause damage. I don't ACV rinse often these days, because I low poo often enough I don't have as much issue with the local hard water. Early on in CG when I was strictly cowashing, I liked to do one every couple of weeks to clarify. I got soft, shiny, tangle free hair when I ACV rinsed, which was awesome. It can help remove mineral deposits from hard water and will remove product buildup too. I used (and liked) the recipe on this page:
Live Curly Live Free - Home Remedies

I've heard that 1/2 tablespoon ACV in 1 cup water is in the "happy" pH range for hair, so could be used as a final rinse, then left in to dry if you find you need to reset pH at the end of your wash day routine. I tried that concentration once and felt it didn't give the results I wanted. Basically felt like I was pouring straight water on my hair, though my conditioner might well have already brought my hair into the happy pH range (so ACV rinse was unnecessary).

Something to consider is that ACV will deal with oils and some mineral deposits, but it won't remove silicones. It's definitely not something I'd use every wash day for cleansing.
CG since 11/2011
2c /3a F /Mii, low porosity

Summer Products /Routine:
Clarifying: ACV rinses, Suave Professional Men Deep Clean Peppermint
Low Poo: Renpure Luxurious Argan Oil
Co-washes: VO5 Kiwi Lime Squeeze or Strawberries & Cream
RO: VO5 KLS or S&C, Cure Care
LI (if needed): VO5 S&C, VO5 SC, Cure Care
Stylers: FSG, AIF,
Tresemme Flawless Curls Bouncy Curls gel
PT: IAGirl's (link) as needed
I agree I only use acv when I really need it. Which isn't very often :-) but it really removed buildup for me and I don't use silicone products so that's not a problem. Acv also helps to detangle when I use it which is awesome!
3A Curl Pattern, Low Porosity, High Density, Medium Width, Long Length

Loving my curls/waves!


Product loves: Chagrin Valley Shampoo Bars, ACV rinses, Suave Naturals Conditioner wash on in between days, silk scrunchies, Ouidad Curl refreshing spray, Avocado/olive oil/honey deep treatment, Coconut oil on ends/length

Currently waist length while wet and going for waist length while dry!
Sounds good, definitely going to try it, but in moderation! Thanks so much ladies!

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talk about it, im doing one tonight! i always add herbs to mine. about 1L water and a splash of ACV, If you want to try it, play with the amounts of ACV and water, everyones different

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
If this is any indication....

I put some leave in conditioner in my spray bottle, and spray my hair a bit in the morning. Well, inevitably, product gets all over my mirror. I clean with a solution of vinegar, water, and tea tree essential oil. Usually this removes just about anything. It DID NOT remove my product. I couldn't tell you exactly the product that I used, but I would never trust vinegar as a clarifier.
2c-3a - coarse - normal-high porosity - high density - growing out to donate

NP/LP: KMF Whenever Conditioner/ YTCucs
RO/LI: Sevi Pumpkin Seed DC / CJ Argan & Olive Oil, KCKT, YTBbs
DT: Coconut Oil + scalp massage
OIL/STYLER: SM Elixir / KCCC
COLOR: henna, amla & indigo

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