Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse Experience
You know how you get in a mood? When you want to try things…but happen to be a little unsure? Welp, that was me last week contemplating whether or not do an ACV hair rinse, in the name of science (hehe). I was tearing between some people who said their natural curls were restored and some people who said they smelled rancid. The one factor that freaked me the most, before I finally took the plunge, is someone saying ACV tinted their hair. After deciphering they MUST have had fresh hair dye on their head for a chemical reaction to occur, or super dark hair for brassiness to occur I said to myself, “you know what…Let’s DO THIS!” Below is a series of my Twitter Tweets which document my experience, hour by hour. Does an ACV rinse really work?
Hair we go…
I DO NOT put a lot of product in my hair Just tried an ACV hair rinse…i’ll let you #jeaniez know how it goes!! — Lillee Jean (@RealLilleeJean) May 27, 2018
Update: Hair smells like sour apple..EEEEK! I have rinsed 2 times already and still the smell lingers. Fingers crossed in the morning my hair is free of scent! — Lillee Jean (@RealLilleeJean) May 27, 2018
NOTE: I did not dilute the ACV properly…I just dumped half a bottle on my hair, and let me tell you, I had to open a window the vinegar scent was SO strong! The only upside is I took a bath, so my skin did feel soft after stepping out.
EEEEK! Thunder darn you.
Update: Just woke up from #nyc thunder, but my hair is still damp (I roll it into a bun w/ a clip, not a rubberband). Seem’s to smell fine when I got a whisp of scent from re-putting up my hair. #pineappleaffect — Lillee Jean (@RealLilleeJean) May 27, 2018
NOTE: In a rush from the smell I added lavender & orange essential oil’s to my hair, rinsed it out, then reapplied to mask the ACV scent!
Can you hold my hair Pheepy?
Update: Hair smells like my #mauimoisture shampoo & conditioner, smell SEEMS to have left the building. Hair still is damp, so I’ll have to wait when it comes to seeing shine & bounce of my curls! #greenbeauty — Lillee Jean (@RealLilleeJean) May 27, 2018
HOLY SHINE! Still a little damp, but the #applecidervinegae even helped strip previous color I put in my hair from last Summer. My curls even are more defined, rather relaxed! #lilleejean #curls (blog post will be up tomorrow) pic.twitter.com/OFfP0jxkXQ — Lillee Jean (@RealLilleeJean) May 27, 2018
Benefits of ACV Hair Rinse:
Shinier Hair (removes build-up)
Helps w/ dandruff
Bouncy curls/restores hair texture
POSSIBLE help w/ hair growth
In The End
I want to make it CLEAR that an ACV rinse should not be done every day, but rather once or twice a month! ACV is acidic, and basically no different than putting lemon juice on your hair daily for a lightened effect! This is PERFECT if you use a lot of hair care products, hairspray included, or have damaged strands that need a helping hand. I actually do love the way my hair has turned out as it’s bouncy and VERY shiny! The smell has also gone away…but in part, this is my error as I did not dilute the ACV correctly, which more than likely is why my hair smelled terribly bad.
Check out my ACV Laundry Detergent experiment here: http://thaeyeballqueen.com/lillees-corner/my-natural-laundry-detergent-experiment/