Tuesday, January 19, 2010
A funk-less ACV rinse!
I did it! Since apple cider vinegar (ACV) rinses are obviously going to be a part of my washes, it is imperative that I find a way to get the smell to not be as.....stank. Some folx say that the ACV smell dissipates after a few moments. Er uh...that was never the case with me. And I've tried using just a tiny bit and I still endured pickle smellin' locs. Which does nothing for my social life. HA!
Anyway---this time around I made a rinse instead of just pouring a cup of ACV and water over my head. I used about 2 oz of ACV in about 4-5 cups of water. I then added about 4 drops of peppermint essential oil. I wanted to add rosemary, but couldn't find it.
The result...clarified locs with no lingering smell. It worked! However, my locs seemed to be drier than usual. I ended up putting some conditioner and water in a spray bottle and spritzing it over the locs. It gave me the softness I was looking for but it wasn't enough.
Still working on the perfect wash/conditioning regimen. I'm almost there, y'all!