First apple cider vinegar rinse

curlicious13curlicious13 Posts: 1,632Registered Users Curl Neophyte
So...I did my first acv rinse. OMG now my ends are DRY and my hair is hard. Does anyone else experience this after an acv rinse? I'd hate to see what baking soda would do to my hair.

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  • awelcomeawelcome Posts: 167Registered Users
    I have only done a couple, but I have really liked the results. How did you do it? I like to mix 1 T. acv with a Cup of warm water. I shake them up in a bottle and then after my RO I squirt it all onto my hair/scalp, scrunch it around for just a few seconds, and then follow with a cold rinse. It could be that you used too much vinegar, or that you left it too long.
    My Hair:
    2c
    Fine, low porosity, med/high density
    BSL - going for mid back to waist

    HG: currently
    just washing with a low poo that contains protein (Alba Naturals Coconut) and using Suave Naturals Coconut as both a RO and LI. No stylers right now, but this gives me pretty good curl, definition, low-ish frizz, and it feels and looks good. Also an occasional PT (liking the Palmer's Coconut Oil Formula which has cones) seems to be key for me.

    Modified CG since February 2013

  • curlicious13curlicious13 Posts: 1,632Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I used less than a tablespoon of acv with just enough water in the sink to cover the bottom if the sink. & rinsed immediately. Spent 10 - 15 minutes rinsing to make sure it was all out. My hair is dry & still coming out. the water was warm. My hair won't move & its hard as a rock.
  • curlicious13curlicious13 Posts: 1,632Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    To get this result I didn't need acv & water. I could've used a sulfate shampoo. So not happy.
  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 20,448Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Virtuoso
    Sorry you are having trouble with your hair. I've been doing vinegar rinses for about 40 years and have never had a problem with it drying my hair. And I use a much stronger solution than many folks use. Hopefully a deep treatment will get your hair back to normal.
    --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 - https://www.naturallycurly.com/curlreading/seniors/how-i-went-completely-gray-and-loved-it
  • curlicious13curlicious13 Posts: 1,632Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    One thing I know is that my hair is VERY sensitive. I was not expecting the results I got. Honestly, I wasn't sure what to expect since I haven't used it before. It was a dire emergency that I needed it, but things are on the mend. I should have gorgeous hair by the weekend.
  • Blazianbeauty26Blazianbeauty26 Posts: 9Registered Users
    What's a acv Rinse?
  • mermaidwavesmermaidwaves Posts: 41Registered Users
    So...I did my first acv rinse. OMG now my ends are DRY and my hair is hard. Does anyone else experience this after an acv rinse? I'd hate to see what baking soda would do to my hair.

    My hair reacts the same way to ACV, I'm not sure why, but it just doesn't work, and baking soda (for me) is the WORST. It absolutely wrecks my hair. I'm curious as to why my hair reacts like this too, I mean I'm not surprised about the baking soda, but I didn't think my hair would react like that to a *lower* ph.
    Just starting CG! 5-13

    2A, fine, dense, high porosity, highlighted

    low-poo: Leonor Greyl bain vitalisant b*
    co-wash: CJ smoothing*
    RO: ^, SS Caitlin's*
    DT: CJ rehab
    LI: CJ rehab
    stylers: CJ CCCC*
    oils: coconut


    *experimenting
    HG

    loves: aloe, oils, esp. coconut :love10:
    hates: acv, baking soda
    on the fence about polyquats
  • curlicious13curlicious13 Posts: 1,632Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Acv is VERY strong. My daft hair didn't react well to it but I was told that dryness is normal. Luckily, I won't be doing that again.
  • yossarianyossarian Posts: 967Registered Users
    What's a acv Rinse?

    ACV = Apple Cider Vinegar

    There are a few threads on this topic:

    http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/4/37474-apple-cider-vinegar-rinse.html

    Do a Hair Rinse With Apple Cider & Vinegar

    http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/newbies-info-introductions/101426-ton-useful-information-new-curlies-=.html

    Natural Vinegar Hair Rinse

    A lot of curlies (including me!) add herbs, oils, and/or honey to their rinse for added benefits. Some good herbs are marshmallow root, hibiscus, horsetail, nettle, and chamomile.

    You could also try adding it to your RO, as per Yoshimi's great idea:

    http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/general-discussion-about-curly-hair/158116-vinegar-my-conditioner-wow.html

    HTH! :D
    When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace. - Jimi
    2c/3a, BSL, medium, low porosity
    Low-poo: Bobeam and CV poo bars; Acure Argan Oil & Stem Cell
    Conditioner: Acure Argan Oil & Stem Cell; Desert Essence Shea
    Stylers: Sweet Curls Elixir Curl Cream; SM CES
    PT: BASK Whiskey Soak
  • Blazianbeauty26Blazianbeauty26 Posts: 9Registered Users
    yossarian wrote: »
    What's a acv Rinse?

    ACV = Apple Cider Vinegar

    There are a few threads on this topic:

    http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/4/37474-apple-cider-vinegar-rinse.html

    Do a Hair Rinse With Apple Cider & Vinegar

    http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/newbies-info-introductions/101426-ton-useful-information-new-curlies-=.html

    Natural Vinegar Hair Rinse

    A lot of curlies (including me!) add herbs, oils, and/or honey to their rinse for added benefits. Some good herbs are marshmallow root, hibiscus, horsetail, nettle, and chamomile.

    You could also try adding it to your RO, as per Yoshimi's great idea:

    http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/general-discussion-about-curly-hair/158116-vinegar-my-conditioner-wow.html

    HTH! :D




    Thank you so much! I'm kinda scared doing the ACV but I guess I should do it once a month my hair is to dry for me to do every week but when I do clarify I going to try the ACV afterwards. Thanks again!

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