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    Default White vinegar=hair color change?

    I remember noticing color difference before, but I seldom use vinegar because it makes my hair so light and fly-away and floaty. However, my scalp has been itching a lot, and in contrast to the other vinegar thread, I thought that vinegar might help. I put about 2 tbsp of white vinegar into about 2 cups of water and slowly poured it over my head while massaging my scalp last night. Then I rinsed a lot. This morning my hair looks so light in color and sparkly.

    I use white vinegar because I've noticed that apple cider vinegar adds red tones. Does white vinegar add white tones?

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    Default Re: White vinegar=hair color change?

    Hi Spidermom

    I use white vinegar every time I wash my hair and haven't noticed any color change... though it might make it shinier - or "sparkly", as you would say. Whatever it is, I like it. I usually put a bit more than a 1/4 cup into about a quart of water and use it in between shampooing and conditioning.



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    I've been thinking about using white vinegar as a rinse for a while now but I wasn't sure of the lightening effect. In a recent thread on how not to tan there was a discussion about using vinegar to lighten the skin, but that was with apple cider vinegar. I only have white vinegar available to me so I tried it and over a week it has all but removed my tiny amount of tan.

    So I suppose it could lighten hair if it's lightened my skin.
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    Default Re: White vinegar=hair color change?

    Quote Originally Posted by Avrilon View Post
    Hi Spidermom

    I use white vinegar every time I wash my hair and haven't noticed any color change... though it might make it shinier - or "sparkly", as you would say. Whatever it is, I like it. I usually put a bit more than a 1/4 cup into about a quart of water and use it in between shampooing and conditioning.



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    Oh - good point - maybe it's the incredible shine that is making it look so light in color. Too bad it's so fly-away and floaty that I have to contain it in a bun today.

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    Default Re: White vinegar=hair color change?

    What do you do with the vinegar to lighten your skin? I've never heard of that and I'd love to try it.

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    Default Re: White vinegar=hair color change?

    spidermom, does your hair do well with honey? If so, try adding some honey to your vinegar rinse. Both honey and vinegar rinses, separately, make my hair so flyaway, but the combination of the two gives my hair quite nice body. Because of our soft water, I make the rinse very weak - 1 tsp. each ACV and honey in 1 pint of warm water.
    Last edited by Flaxen; August 18th, 2008 at 05:22 PM. Reason: typo

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    Default Re: White vinegar=hair color change?

    Quote Originally Posted by lirael View Post
    What do you do with the vinegar to lighten your skin? I've never heard of that and I'd love to try it.
    Ditto - would love to know more! Lirael, I'll let you know if/when I manage to find this thread

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    Default Re: White vinegar=hair color change?

    http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/...hlight=vinegar

    This is the thread on "how not to tan". It's quite long, so you need to run a search for vinegar within the thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flaxen View Post
    spidermom, does your hair do well with honey? If so, try adding some honey to your vinegar rinse. Both honey and vinegar rinses, separately, make my hair so flyaway, but the combination of the two give my hair quite nice body. Because of our soft water, I make the rinse very weak - 1 tsp. each ACV and honey in 1 pint of warm water.
    Thank you. I've only had honey in SMT; haven't tried this.

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    I just get some vinegar in my hands and rub on my face, being careful of my eyes, it's helping keeping spots away too hurrah!!
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