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    Default ACV and Catnip, which first?

    I've used catnip soaks a lot in the past after washes as they make my hair wonderfully soft and silky and help prevent splits. I usually soak my hair in catnip for 20 minutes or so, then leave it to air dry without rinsing out the catnip.

    I've now been able to get Apple Cider Vinegar rinses to work with my hair. In the past they left my hair lank and greasy, but now I've moved from a soft water area to a hard water area all of a sudden ACV rinses work wonderfully leaving me with shiny silky hair. I rinse my hair with diluted ACV then rinse it out.

    I've debated alternating ACV and Catnip each wash, but I'd quite like to use both. If this possible, and in what order should I use them? Will it make any difference or will they undo the other's benefits?

    I'd be very grateful of any advice or experiences.
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    Default Re: ACV and Catnip, which first?

    In the past I mixed vinegar with catnip, while experimenting. I never liked it.

    I do not think you need both. I use catnip alone after shampoo and the water is hard where I live. It is not a problem.

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    Default Re: ACV and Catnip, which first?

    Cheers for that

    ACV rinses are much easier than catnip so I'll probably won't forget to do them. I'll probably just use ACV for the times when I've forgotten to prepare my catnip before washing.
    I guess doing both in the same routine would be extra hassle for probably little to no gain.
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    Default Re: ACV and Catnip, which first?

    Quote Originally Posted by BelleBot View Post
    Cheers for that

    ACV rinses are much easier than catnip so I'll probably won't forget to do them. I'll probably just use ACV for the times when I've forgotten to prepare my catnip before washing.
    I guess doing both in the same routine would be extra hassle for probably little to no gain.
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    Default Re: ACV and Catnip, which first?

    I get best results doing both. I CO, do an ACV rinse, then do the catnip rinse. However, I don't leave the catnip on my hair quite so long, maybe 5 minutes. My hair is happier than it has ever been. If I leave either out, I notice it immediately.
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    My routine has changed since starting to use Rogaine regularly to try to regain some thickness. I still cleanse every other day, but I use T/Sal shampoo, followed by my beloved Suave Wild Cherry conditioner. A vinegar rinse and catnip leave in follow.

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    Default Re: ACV and Catnip, which first?

    Quote Originally Posted by ravenreed View Post
    I get best results doing both. I CO, do an ACV rinse, then do the catnip rinse. However, I don't leave the catnip on my hair quite to long, maybe 5 minutes. My hair is happier than it has ever been. If I leave either out, I notice it immediately.
    You are using it very differently to the way I do and that is fine. You are happy with it.

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    Default Re: ACV and Catnip, which first?

    I infused my Catnip into some ACV, works great every time.

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    Default Re: ACV and Catnip, which first?

    I now do a catnip rinse as a leave in, without the extra conditioner. My ACV rinse is too strong to leave it in, it needs to be rinsed out. Right after it is all rinsed out, and just before getting out of the shower, I pour the catnip in my hair, squeeze it out, and then hop out.
    My routine has changed since starting to use Rogaine regularly to try to regain some thickness. I still cleanse every other day, but I use T/Sal shampoo, followed by my beloved Suave Wild Cherry conditioner. A vinegar rinse and catnip leave in follow.

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