View Full Version : Question about ACV rinse
February 4th, 2009, 06:22 AM
I've been rinsing with ACV after my washes (diluted of course!) but I was wondering -- when rinsing in the shower, are you supposed to save the ACV for very last, and not follow it with another water rinse? I've been letting it sit on my head for a couple of minutes and then rinsing.
In other news, I'm still switching between CO and CWC, and oiling with sweet almond oil, which seems to keep my hair pretty happy. I'm really hoping to see a decrease in grease as I try and stretch washes over the next few months! :cheese:
February 4th, 2009, 06:30 AM
some people rinse after ACV and some dont. Its a personal preference thing.
Personally, I dont I save it for last and pour it on, let it drip out, and then wrap up in a towel like normal.
the smell dissipates as it dries.
February 4th, 2009, 06:56 AM
I put it on, 1/2 diluted with water, as a second-last rinse. My final rinse is cold water as cold as I can stand it. I left it on without rinsing out once and it stained my towels and made my back smell bad later that day when I was sweating in yoga class!! *blush
February 4th, 2009, 07:50 AM
It's good to know that the smell dissipates as it dries, but I can see how it'd easily revive during physical activity! Btw, what kind of stain did it leave?
Thanks for the input ladies!
February 4th, 2009, 09:02 AM
Personal preference as determined by which way produces better results.
Some perform ACV rinse between shampoo and conditioner. Some folks do it as the last, or final action in their hair washing routine.
HOWEVER, do not leave ACV rinse in the hair UNRINSED out. Do rinse this 'rinse' out. That's the point of rinses -- they're a brief application that is washed out with mere water.
The point of the ACV rinse follows:
1. The primary and highest benefit is to pH balance the acid mantle, that is, the scalp skin to something a little more acidic v. alkali on the pH spectrum.
2. Binds the cuticle -- that is helps the cuticle to lie closer and tighter together WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF ONE'S HAIR TYPE -- this results in a usually imperceptible improvement in softness and sheen. (This is why straight hair types v. curly hair types -- straighter tends to show more shine and tends to feel softer... this hair type has pretty tightly knit cuticles compared to curly, for example--this explains then what I mean by 'within the context of one's hair type')
3. Can remove product not rinsed out from that specific hair wash. However, once whatever has dried on the hair's surface, this rinse will not remove it. For example, it is not a clarifier as it usually does not succeed at removing build up.
4. Helps remove minerals off the hair's surface that get there from one's water (in that specific hair wash)-- usually this is an issue of hard water. Not as big an issue with softened or purified water, typically.
As for the 'greasies' up top, v the length, I recommend scalp washing. I did a specific instruction on washing too frequently thread that ran within the month of Jan 09 on the Mane Forum. This might help solve your problem. ACV rinse may or may not help with this issue. Usually not a whole lot.
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