- Try it Tuesday: ACV Rinse -
As a curly-haired blonde out of clarifying shampoo, I felt excessively heinous about the state of my hair. There was nothing cute about my hay-like locks (my hair had been difficult since I ran out of Elvive), so I looked to Pinterest for an answer. Apple cider vinegar cut with water as a hair rinse was the general consensus. Here's what I thought:
What I liked -
- My hair was curlier afterwards. I have a habit of leaving conditioner on my ends and I think the ACV helped to strip my locks of any residue. This left it bouncy and happy.
- My blonde was brighter. I've been leaving an excessive amount of time between my coloring appointments to improve hair health. So I am all about anything that naturally makes my hair look lighter.
What I didn't like -
- The smell. This con is so obvious, but needs to be mentioned because it is extreme. My husband definitely took a whiff and was not a happy camper. Sorry, Chris!
- The application. It's suggested to put the ACV in a spray bottle, but I didn't have one readily available...so I alternated between dipping my ends in a cup of ACV and very gingerly pouring ACV on my scalp. I was terrified of getting vinegar in my eyes, so the application process was absolutely frightening. PS: I didn't blind myself. This time.
The results for me were worth trying this rinse again. It sounds like you could do this once a week, which could become doable for me once I get a spray bottle. The vinegar in a cup was not my fave.