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Trying vinegar rinses again.

I'm giving ACV rinses another try and have a few questions.

Does this need to be done just after cowashing and does it need to be done if I soak my hair down in the morning to style without cowashing? Also can it be done everyday? I only do true cowashing a couple days a week but sometimes I rinse really well in the shower without using any conditioner. It helps me feel clean.

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  • curlicious13curlicious13 Posts: 1,632Registered Users
    From what I've heard you do it like a rinse. Just rinse your hair with less than a tablespoon of acv & a full sink of water. Be very careful because it can dry out your hair & make it shed. Be sure to follow it up with a deep condition.
  • anonymous_150263anonymous_150263 Posts: 773Registered Users
    From what I've heard you do it like a rinse. Just rinse your hair with less than a tablespoon of acv & a full sink of water. Be very careful because it can dry out your hair & make it shed. Be sure to follow it up with a deep condition.

    I thought it was supposed to be done after conditioning, to seal the cuticle? I poured about 20 oz of distilled water in a bottle with a tablespoon of ACV. After i get done cowashing and rinsing really well, I lean my head over the tub and pour it in from roots to tips. Then flip over and do the back (underside).

    Then I stared my products, leave in and oil, curl cream, then gels.
  • NeirelleNeirelle Posts: 126Registered Users
    :0 1 tbs!!??? I did half cup acv and half cup water....my hair seems fine....
  • curlicious13curlicious13 Posts: 1,632Registered Users
    I had a horrible experience. It turned my hair a reddish color even. So strange but I won't be doing that again. If I need to clarify, I have a clarifying shampoo that gets the job done.
  • Firefox7275Firefox7275 Posts: 3,750Registered Users
    There are many versions of vinegar rinses, from strong to weak dilutions. The weaker ones can be used each wash, and may be useful for those with hard water to prevent mineral build up. Stronger ones are better for helping the cuticle lay flat or removing light mineral build up or treating the scalp, but can be drying so not ideal for regular use.

    If you want the cuticle to lay flat get some pH strips and test your vinegar rinse and products - start out with pH ~4.5 and adjust from there, your hair might prefer 4 or 5 say, healthy skin is pH ~5.5 but is fine with lower.

    There is no requirement for it to be apple cider vinegar, may use cheap white vinegar successfully. The key active is the acetic acid.
    The Scoop on Vinegar
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