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ACV rinse, what is your routine?

etosetos Posts: 221Registered Users
hi curlies,

I read so many different opinions about how to do an ACV rinse. What is your routine? How much ACV and how much water do you use? And do you do the ACV after or before your rinse-out conditioner?
highlighted 3a hair. Fine strands, medium to high density. Probably high porosity. Growing uit bad layering and aiming for waist lenght!

Pre-poo: coconut oil
wash: CJ Daily fix or SheaMoisture Coconut&Hibiscus
RO + LI: different every time
Styler: CJ Pattern Pusha, CJ CIAB

dislikes: glycerin in low dews, scissor happy stylists, magnesium sulfate

(modified) CG since june 25, 2012
Hiarfinity + extra MSM since March 5., 2014

SL - APL - BSBL- BSL - MBL - WL (stretched)


  • SayoonSayoon Posts: 432Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Once a week after detanging with conditioner , I rinse 2 tea spoons on half liter if water . It gives a great slip softness and shine :)
  • sakiohmasakiohma Posts: 104Registered Users
    I use it once a month before I co-wash. I don't use any particular measurements. Just half and half of both water and ACV in a bottle and spray it into my hair. Leave it on for a bit then rinse. Best invention ever.
    TRANSITIONED: Since Dec 23, 2010 (I think...)
    BC DATE: July 23, 2013 (about 31 months)
    7/23/13 :: SL
    1/9/14 :: CBL
    5/13/14 :: APL

    I :love1:Shea Moisture, Nubian Heritage, Camille Rose!
  • Geek_ChicGeek_Chic Posts: 1,269Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I use the recipe listed here, and when I did it more regularly, could ACV rinse once a week with no adverse effects on my hair. (I've incorporated a low poo into my routine since then, so I ACV rinse less often now). When I ACV rinsed, I would cowash and rinse, apply ACV rinse and leave it in, apply my RO, rinse, and then proceed with the rest of my normal routine.
    CG since 11/2011
    2c /3a F /Mii, low porosity

    Go To Products /Routine:
    Clarifying: Suave Essentials Strawberry
    Low Poo: Renpure Luxurious Argan Oil
    CO: Suave Essentials Strawberry, V05 Kiwi Lime
    RO /LI: Tresemme Perfectly (un)Done, Cure Care, V05 Kiwi Lime Squeeze, Suave Essentials Strawberry, Renpure Brazilian Keratin (old formula)
    Stylers: LALSG, AIF, HETT, Suave Professionals Firm Control
    PT: IAGirl's as needed
  • FmasuhrFmasuhr Posts: 1,354Registered Users
    i do a herbal acv rinse. i boil water, about 300ml water and pour it over a large glass of herbs. depending whats in season or what i have, marshmallow root, sage, lavender, peppermint, stinging nettle, rosemary, hibiscus, comfry or just black tea. i just use a mixture of what ever i have or whats in season. then i leave it till its cold then i strain it and squeeze the herbs to get the last few drops. then i add a splash of acv. i dont measure anything i just eye ball the amounts.
    i use it as a final rinse. normaly after a treatment. after low poo'ing i gently squeeze my hair to get same water out. i wait a few minutes then i pour the mixture over my head. i message my scalp and make sure that i coat every hair from the roots and my scalp till my ends. then i plop. i dont rinse it out i leave it. the smell goes away as it dry's.

    my hair: 3b, high porosity, high density and coarse hair (i think i finally figured that all out)
    my hair loves conditioner only styling!
    Oils and my own procuts are my hairs best friend
    my hair goal length is bra strap length when curly.
  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 19,646Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Virtuoso
    I use a vinegar rinse about once a month. I condition wash and detangle my hair, then pour vinegar rinse over hair (1/4 cup of any kind of vinegar mixed with hot water in a big mug). Massage scalp and rinse well. Add gel, etc as usual.
    --I'm located in Western PA.
    --I found NC in late 2004, CG since February 2005, joined the forums in May 2005, started going grey in late 2005.
    --My hair is 3B with some 3A, currently at mid back length when dry,  texture-medium/fine, porosity-top is low, middle is medium, ends are porous, elasticity-normal.
    --My long time favorite products are Suave & VO5 conditioners, LA Looks Sport Gel, coconut oil, honey, vinegar.
    --My CG and grey hair progress -- http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/going-gray/179328-jeepys-grey-hair-progress.html
    --My article at NaturallyCurly about going grey. Yes, it's in the senior section. : / -- https://www.naturallycurly.com/curlreading/seniors/how-i-went-completely-gray-and-loved-it

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