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!


anthia-ofo said...

Do you mean U used to pour a cup of vinegar followed by a cup of water over your head? Girl, that would be a srong vinegary smell! I always dilute well. Maybe 2 tbs in a pint of water.

Expanding Beauty said...

Try using bentonite clay, it really cleans the hair and my hair doesn't feel dry afterwards

B said...

Anthia-ofo---> *hangs head in shame* That's exactly what I dead. I know, I know. If I only I knew then what I know now. HAHA!!!

loloced---> That's right! After seeing your post, I did it and loved it!

dalia said...

dilute dilute! i done tole you two parts water to one part ACV *grumble* LOL

i'm glad you're finding something that works for you! dandruff was such a problem for me in my early days, and it still pops up from time to time.

B said...

Dalia---> I have soooo learned. LOL!