Topic: Apple Cider Vinegar??

Anthony would you please tell me how to use ACV for my hair. I have a bottle of Braggs--is this good to use? I wonder how much to use, how long to let it stay on, massage in or not, only on scalp or through hair ends, and how to get the smell out post use. Anything at all you can tell me about proper usage would be appreciated.
Also, what exactly are the benefits of using ACV and how often is it recommended.
Thanks very much.
Blessed New Year!

Re: Apple Cider Vinegar??

Braggs is good
it has very good ph and alkaline balances for hair and scalp and skin.
it can be used daily as a rinse
or as a alternative for shampoing.

Blessed New Year 2008
Anthony

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hi tbones,
i used to use braggs, but you have to dilute it, i would say approximately a table spoon per an 8 oz glass?? it wasn't an exact science.  but it was very watered down.  it was soothing for my scalp irritation, but i haven't been having trouble with that lately which is why i haven't used it in a while, but it can bring out some shine.
that was my experience with it, i used to put it in a little squirt bottle and bring it to work with me daily(we had to shower at work)  and yes, sometimes i wouldn't shampoo but just wet my hair and massage that in a little then rinse it out.  Yes, do rinse it out at the end, I don't think it's good to leave it on the hair.
bye,
Kathy:)

4 (edited by simplired 2007-12-30 22:34:17)

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Hey tbonesrx!
I too have just started using acv by bragg....I use it has a final rinse after I shampoo and condition with favorite conditioner, rinse that out and then I use 1tbl in 1 cp water (pure water) and squirt thru my hair as the final rinse...then I spray a quick splash of clear water...if you do not want to rinse out of hair....the smell will go away.....that is a natural thing about it.  I do the quick splash of water, becuase I hear acv can be drying to the hair.  However, I then rub a small amount of virgin coconut oil thru my hair to hold the moisutre....My hair is extremely soft ( I have afro american grade of hair)

I am also using a cap full in a basin of water to rinse my face and then I use Virgin coconut oil as a moiturizer, cant keep my hands from touching my skin.  SO SOFT

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I wish I knew how everyone else seems to get that awful smell of ACV out of their hair so easily. I have had no such luck with getting the smell out, even after rinsing very well. I guess I will have to try lemon juice, which is much more pleasing to my nostrils. Has anyone else out there had this problem? I kind of feel like I am alone with this issue.


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That is a great idea, superbonbon! Thanks for thinking of me...I feel special! I do have plenty of herbal tea, so I think I will try that, too. I also tried the lemon juice mixed with water, and that was an excellent conditioner after washing it with the CV shampoo bar. It really detangled my hair, and made it shiny with lots of body. It didn't seem to help my flakes, though. Oh, well. I am not sure of the PH of lemon juice, though, and whether it is a good substitute for ACV. Thanks again, super!

8 (edited by superbonbon 2008-03-13 06:48:53)

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oh I hope my suggestion works for you! ACV is very helpful for the scalp flakes....the Vitamin Shoppe has some great 'medicinal' teas (or any health food store for that matter)....the nettle or rosemary might be beneficial in the 'scalp issue' department....;-P

be well!