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    Question What does ACV do to your hair?

    Hello! I'm sorta kinda new to this whole chemical-free absolutely natural hair care - even though I've been SLS/cone-free for years now - and I'm experimenting with a few new things. One of them is an ACV rinse after washing my hair with shikakai powder.

    The first time I used it (one tablespoon in 250ml of water), I put it on my scalp as well as on my hair and my roots ended up getting greasy earlier than usual. My hair did feel softer and shinier, but the early greasiness messed it up for me

    Is it something I'm doing wrong or does it do that for you as well?

    Thank you!

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    Default Re: What does ACV do to your hair?

    Vinegar tends to make my hair crazy fly-away, although when I mistakenly purchased a shampoo that was soap based, a diluted vinegar rinse made my hair feel much better, like normal.

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    Default Re: What does ACV do to your hair?

    In my case ACV did perfectly nothing, apart from irritating me with it's smell when I was preparing the mixture. No greasiness, though. I'd rather say my hair was dry-ish...

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    Default Re: What does ACV do to your hair?

    It makes it smell bad. That's pretty much it.

    Lemon rinses dry my hair out. What works for me are beer, aloe juice and tea rinses.

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    Default Re: What does ACV do to your hair?

    Made my hair much smoother, though I lost a bit of volume I think. Not good with my fine hair.
    After using Color B4 my hair was temporarily more porous, and scalp irritated.
    ACV helped close the hair cuticle & restore the natural lower ph level in both my scalp& hair.

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    Default Re: What does ACV do to your hair?

    I did it again ... used ACV as a rinse after washing my hair with shikakai powder ... this time I used a tablespoon in 300ml and I just soaked my hair - not my scalp. It made my hair soft and shiny and so far it's feeling remarkably. It does straighten my hair a bit, but I don't mind that at all. Let's see how it goes with the greasiness this time.

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    Default Re: What does ACV do to your hair?

    I have used ACV in my nettle and nettle + rooibos rinse for about 2 months. For that time I've had about 8 tea spoons of ACV in 2 liters of liquid. My hair has been soft and shiny after it.
    However, from what I've read here, it seems to be less than most people have used, so this time I put more in my rinse. I think I put 4 table spoons (aka 12 tea spoons) in 2 liters and my hair did seem to get greasier a lot faster. Usually it stays perfectly fine for about 3 days and after that it starts getting greasy. Now it is quite greasy already and it's only been one and a half days since the wash.
    I think I'll dilute it back to my usual amount.

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    Default Re: What does ACV do to your hair?

    I have started using ACV rinses since I started colouring my hair with Directions, I read that it helps to seal the colour in. I use a very strong dilution compared to the rest of you! A good mug full in 2 litres of cold water. It has a vague vinegary smell as my hair dries, but once dry I can't smell it at all. It leaves my hair shiny & full of body. I don't really suffer from the greasies, I only wash my hair once every 2 - 3 weeks (basically, when I need to do my roots lol) and use a completely organic, sls free shampoo which I dilute, and I only use it on the scalp.
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    When I started experimenting with ACV my hair got *very* greasy unless I put 1tsp or less into 1 liter of water. It made my hair very shiny and silky but had less volume, so I don't use it anymore.

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    Default Re: What does ACV do to your hair?

    I don't use ACV because I don't care for the smell. I use white vinegar.

    I have only used vinegar after baking soda or soap treatments, to restore the pH of my hair. Worked great for that. I haven't used it by itself.
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