Hair feels hard after starting ACV rinses. What's wrong?!

I have thick, low porosity 2b hair. My scalp is itchy, oily, and prone to dandruff. I started using an ACV rinse to see if the ph balance would help with the oil and itching. 

For the first rinse, I used 2 cups water, 2 Tbsp ACV, and a few drops tea tree oil. After it, my hair felt soft and moisturized. 

For the second rinse, i used 1 cup green tea, 1 Tbsp ACV, and a few drops of tea tree oil. Afterward my hair felt hard but not dry. 

The third time, i noticed that my hair felt hard after the cold water rinse, even before the ACV rinse.        

Do i need to tweak the rinse formula or is something else the problem?  Or does the hardness mean that my hair is stronger? 

1 Answer


The ACV helps with cleansing and clarifying the scalp, but its ingredients can sometimes be too harsh on the actual hair, especially fine waves like yours.

Immediately condition & moisture your hair after an ACV rinse, and only do the rinse maybe every 6 weeks or so if needed.

Try these (they restore moisture):

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