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Patrina
02-27-2004, 05:27 PM
OK, I know, I know we have talked this to death. I couldn't find anything in the Commercial hair products section on it and the only one I found in this section was about adding rosemary water to the rinse to cut the vinegar smell. So at least I tried to search before broaching the topic.

Well I have never used it and now I would like to incorporate it into my wash and retwist. Is this bought or made? If bought, where? And if made, where do you get supplies? What are the benefits? Thanks in advance. My bad for a repeat topic....

Peace and Napptural hair grease :rainfro
Patrina

Clarity36
02-27-2004, 05:51 PM
If I am going to use it ACV rinse what I normally do is wet my hair, use the ACV rinse, scrub my scalp, rinse it out and shampoo.

Patrina
02-27-2004, 06:18 PM
that's cool but where can you get it? Is it something you get from a health foods store or from like Wally's world (walmart :razz)? Thanks

Patrina

marissasensei
02-27-2004, 07:16 PM
You can get apple cider vinegar at any grocery store in the section with the salad dressing. It usually costs a couple of bucks for about a quart-sized bottle.

blacque_gurl
02-27-2004, 07:23 PM
Patrina,
ACV = Apple Cider Vinegar so u can get it in any grocery store. You just need to dilute it at least 4 parts (cold) water to 1 part ACV. It is great for calming the scalp. I have always had severely dry/flaky scalp and noticed a HUGE difference using the ACV after only a few weeks. I think it has something to do with the ph of it and also that it gets rid of build up. I always use after shampooing (or no-pooing) as my final rinse - so if u condition, then use it after that. This is because the cold water and the ACV work to smooth the hair cuticle as opposed to the "scales" being raised, which leaves you with a nice shine/sheen.

As u mentioned, some people add different herbs to add extra benefit. For instance, the added rosemary would have a dual role - it cuts the smell (which eventually goes away) and it promotes hair growth. HTH :)

FoxyLox
02-27-2004, 08:48 PM
ACV is cool if you get it in the grocery store, but most times you'll only find the refined ACV. To get the unfiltered ACV with "the mother", go to your local health food store. It's still pretty inexpensive, plus you get all the added nutrients not present in the regular store bought kind. A popular brand with 'the mother"(shake it up first) is Bragg's. They have a website too Bragg's Organic ACV (http://www.bragg.com/products/applecidervinegar.html)

Patrina
02-27-2004, 09:38 PM
Thanks ladies!! I will go get some today and try it with my wash tonight.

FoxyLox- How do you know if it the unfiltered ACV with "the mother"? I was going to try the grocery store tonight so just in case they have that kind I would try it. Thanks in advance.

Peace and Napptural hair grease :rainfro
Patrina

ini
02-27-2004, 10:10 PM
i get my ACV from the grocery store. i do 1 part ACV to 5 parts cold water and a few drops of peppermint EO

Patrina
02-27-2004, 10:46 PM
Last Q- Can this be used as a spritz or is it mainly for rinse purposes only? Thanks

P :rainfro

Beryl
02-27-2004, 10:57 PM
I'm like ini -- grocery store ACV works fine for me. I add an EO depending on my mood.

Yes, you can use it in a spritz or alone. I spritz some directly to my scalp and rub it in when I need a concentrated dose to get rid of flakes. Once every month or so I need to do that.

PrincessDrRe
02-28-2004, 03:30 AM
I will swear by ACV! I normally rinse with it and then lightly rinse my hair for retwisting. This last time I forgot. I pay now with my life. My head is itching all day....e'ry day. I don't have the time right now to rewash and ACV rinse and "touch-up" twist. Won't have the time for another two weeks. You can best believe that I will not forget to ACV rinse again. Mark my words....YOU CAN TELL THE DIFFERENCE! **I use a stronger solution of 3 parts water to 1 part ACV-as my flakes and itchies can act the straight fool.......**

Patrina
02-28-2004, 03:39 AM
OK I got the grocery brand. Sowwy FoxyLox, you just can't beat $0.66 and I will be washing my hair tonight. When you say 1 part of ACV, is that like a measurement or something? :duh Or you just wing it. Thanks in advance.

P :rainfro

FreedomPlease
02-28-2004, 06:48 AM
OK, I have a question...I tried the ACV rinse and it was great. But, I exercise, and I sweat in the head so when I sweat I begin to smell like vinegar. What do I do? I noticed the benefits but when I was working out regularly, it was very....unpleasant. :huh

concrete
02-28-2004, 02:01 PM
Originally posted by FreedomPlease@Feb 28 2004, 06:48 AM
OK, I have a question...I tried the ACV rinse and it was great. But, I exercise, and I sweat in the head so when I sweat I begin to smell like vinegar. What do I do? I noticed the benefits but when I was working out regularly, it was very....unpleasant. :huh
ME TOO!!!!! :(


I've caught soft smells of vinegar somedays also, I used the 1 cup vinegar to 3 cups water


will i get the same effect from using the ACV rinse and then rinsing the excess vinegar with regular water?

Beryl
02-28-2004, 03:59 PM
@freedomplease
Does adding EO to the rinse help?

marissasensei
02-28-2004, 07:38 PM
Originally posted by concrete@Feb 28 2004, 06:01 AM
I've caught soft smells of vinegar somedays also, I used the 1 cup vinegar to 3 cups water

Try diluting the vinegar more. I use about a tbsp of vinegar per cup of water, and get the benefits without the long-lasting smell.

concrete
02-28-2004, 09:48 PM
Originally posted by marissasensei+Feb 28 2004, 07:38 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (marissasensei @ Feb 28 2004, 07:38 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-concrete@Feb 28 2004, 06:01 AM
I&#39;ve caught soft smells of vinegar somedays also, I used the 1 cup vinegar to 3 cups water

Try diluting the vinegar more. I use about a tbsp of vinegar per cup of water, and get the benefits without the long-lasting smell. [/b][/quote]
that&#39;s a big difference, 1 teaspoon from 1/4 of a cup per cup of water.

I&#39;ll try that, i also add Sage EO

Beryl
02-28-2004, 10:22 PM
I also about 1/2 cup to a quart or more of water with a little EO. I&#39;ve never noticed a vinegar smell except for the times I use a little straight on my scalp.

PrincessDrRe
02-29-2004, 12:16 AM
I too sometimes get the "pickle-like" smell, but as soon as my hair dries, it disappears. I have also heard that adding EO will cut the smell. I just have to use it strong, because my flakes are somewhat bad in the winter.

As for the question concerning "parts"--for example one part vinegar to 3 parts water will = one cup vinegar to 3 cups water. Or one ounce vinegar to three ounces water; whatever you are using for measurment is used through-out. one 1/4 cup to .....three 1/4 cups......I hope that made it easier to understand.

Patrina
02-29-2004, 03:21 AM
Thanks PrincessDrRe! I didn&#39;t measure but I think I did a pretty good job.

I put a small amount of ACV into a used water bottle and then I filled it the rest of the way up with water. I still had to use my sage EO to cut the smell but it seemed to disappear fairly quickly anyway.

I saved a little from that bottle and I put it in a spritz bottle filling with more water so that if need be I could use that as a spritz. I added sage EO and jojoba oil.

My bf said that it had a mediciny smell (b/c of sage EO) but I prefer mediciny to vinegar. I don&#39;t want to feed the ignorance that locs smell. My hair feels good and I will continue to use this in my wash regimen. Thanks ladies for you boundless help.

P :rainfro

SwissMocha
02-29-2004, 07:05 AM
Hmmm, I think I&#39;m gonna try this ACV rinse :razz

marissasensei
02-29-2004, 06:05 PM
Originally posted by concrete+Feb 28 2004, 01:48 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (concrete @ Feb 28 2004, 01:48 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'>
Originally posted by marissasensei@Feb 28 2004, 07:38 PM
<!--QuoteBegin-concrete@Feb 28 2004, 06:01 AM
I&#39;ve caught soft smells of vinegar somedays also, I used the 1 cup vinegar to 3 cups water

Try diluting the vinegar more. I use about a tbsp of vinegar per cup of water, and get the benefits without the long-lasting smell.
that&#39;s a big difference, 1 teaspoon from 1/4 of a cup per cup of water.

I&#39;ll try that, i also add Sage EO [/b][/quote]
Just to clarify, I use a tablespoon of ACV per cup of water. Let us know how it works for you.

concrete
02-29-2004, 08:30 PM
Originally posted by marissasensei+Feb 29 2004, 06:05 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (marissasensei @ Feb 29 2004, 06:05 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'>
Originally posted by concrete@Feb 28 2004, 01:48 PM

Originally posted by marissasensei@Feb 28 2004, 07:38 PM
<!--QuoteBegin-concrete@Feb 28 2004, 06:01 AM
I&#39;ve caught soft smells of vinegar somedays also, I used the 1 cup vinegar to 3 cups water

Try diluting the vinegar more. I use about a tbsp of vinegar per cup of water, and get the benefits without the long-lasting smell.
that&#39;s a big difference, 1 teaspoon from 1/4 of a cup per cup of water.

I&#39;ll try that, i also add Sage EO
Just to clarify, I use a tablespoon of ACV per cup of water. Let us know how it works for you. [/b][/quote]
yeah, I thought a teaspoon would be too small ,lol.

I just got back running and did the rinse, once i added the sage couldn&#39;t detect any ACV smell even in the solution. So we&#39;ll see how the after effects turn out.

PrincessDrRe
02-29-2004, 09:07 PM
I am going to add a tablespoon of ACV to my Rosemary spritz- maybe this will assist in cuttin&#39; that pickle and the flakes at the same time.....

*slash, slash, cut, cut, cut the dandruff*

concrete
02-29-2004, 10:02 PM
Originally posted by PrincessDrRe@Feb 29 2004, 09:07 PM
I am going to add a tablespoon of ACV to my Rosemary spritz- maybe this will assist in cuttin&#39; that pickle and the flakes at the same time.....

*slash, slash, cut, cut, cut the dandruff*
let us know how that turns out

SwissMocha
03-01-2004, 03:25 PM
Umm just how much of the EO is needed for the ACV or spritz? :huh

concrete
03-01-2004, 08:42 PM
I just used 7 drops of Sage and it seemed to be fine, I could smell the sage but it wasn&#39;t over bearing.

I rinse into a bowl and keep rinsing over and over again...not sure if thats good or not?

ini
03-01-2004, 10:33 PM
i like a lot of rinse...i say, if the vinegar smell is too much dilute the rinse even more.

i&#39;ll put about 7 drops of peppermint EO in up to 64 oz. of rinse.

my boyfriend says my hair smells minty.

blacque_gurl
03-02-2004, 01:31 AM
Originally posted by concrete@Mar 1 2004, 03:42 PM
I rinse into a bowl and keep rinsing over and over again...not sure if thats good or not?
i do this on my daughter&#39;s head.. she loves the smell of vinegar

ValleyOfDecision
03-02-2004, 04:57 AM
For my rinse, I don&#39;t really measure, I just use common sense. I was told to use 1 part ACV to 4 parts water. I also add sage EO to mine - maybe 4 or 5 drops. It does the trick. I like this stuff. I no longer have dandruff. I don&#39;t know if it&#39;s because of this or what, but I wouldn&#39;t be surprised.

FreedomPlease
03-02-2004, 10:57 AM
Originally posted by Beryl@Feb 28 2004, 09:59 AM
@freedomplease
Does adding EO to the rinse help?
I will have to try, because I love the way my hair looks and feels afterwards. But I can&#39;t stand the smell if I sweat or while I work out... :smug

concrete
03-02-2004, 03:14 PM
Originally posted by FreedomPlease+Mar 2 2004, 10:57 AM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (FreedomPlease @ Mar 2 2004, 10:57 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-Beryl@Feb 28 2004, 09:59 AM
@freedomplease
Does adding EO to the rinse help?
I will have to try, because I love the way my hair looks and feels afterwards. But I can&#39;t stand the smell if I sweat or while I work out... :smug [/b][/quote]
i decreased the amount of vinegar and haven&#39;t had the vinegar smell at all when i went running the last few days.

Using the 1 cup to 4 cup water ACV rinse with 7 drops of sage left the vinegar smell so i went to like 4 tablespoons of vinegar. Worked for me.

SwissMocha
03-02-2004, 04:27 PM
Thank u guys for ur help :)

Patrina
03-02-2004, 04:31 PM
I think I too might have to go to tablespoons instead of cups. I guesstimated about a cup level and I filled the rest of the bottle up with water. Vinegar smell still there. Even with the sage oil. Otherwise I am liking how my hair feels. Thanks again for all the advice.

P :rainfro

concrete
03-02-2004, 07:33 PM
Originally posted by marissasensei+Feb 28 2004, 07:38 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (marissasensei @ Feb 28 2004, 07:38 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-concrete@Feb 28 2004, 06:01 AM
I&#39;ve caught soft smells of vinegar somedays also, I used the 1 cup vinegar to 3 cups water

Try diluting the vinegar more. I use about a tbsp of vinegar per cup of water, and get the benefits without the long-lasting smell. [/b][/quote]
big up marissa for her tablespoon idea

niknik
03-03-2004, 12:27 AM
I tried it on my boyfriend&#39;s head because it was itching like crazy and it really helped. My hair doesn&#39;t itch too much but now I know what to do.

marissasensei
03-03-2004, 12:50 AM
@ concrete,

Glad that the new ratio worked for you. The ACV rinse is so wonderful, I&#39;d hate for anyone to miss out on the benefits b/c of the smell. :)

PrincessDrRe
03-03-2004, 06:17 AM
I got a big head yall....I wish I could use just a tablespoon when I wash......*sigh*

Well I added a bit of ACV to my spritz....Let&#39;s see if this helps with the itchies instead of drenching my entire head at the pickle factory.

To Be Continued.............

SwissMocha
03-04-2004, 09:15 AM
I bought Braggs ACV the other day...I added about 2 tablespoons to 4 parts water and about 8 drops of Rosemary...it&#39;s workin quite well for me...thanks again guys :)

PrincessDrRe
03-10-2004, 06:18 PM
Okay, I&#39;m back.....

The little bit of ACV that I added to my Rosemary Spritz hasn&#39;t did a dang thang.....I&#39;m gonna go straight to the pickle factory this evening....with a bit of Sage EO (ups to Concrete)--

I did just realize this. I probably have had dandruff this bad even when I was perming....the difference was then I was loading my hair with product, like grease, that may have been covering up the problem......*sigh*--

FreedomPlease
03-11-2004, 11:31 AM
Originally posted by PrincessDrRe@Mar 10 2004, 12:18 PM
Okay, I&#39;m back.....

The little bit of ACV that I added to my Rosemary Spritz hasn&#39;t did a dang thang.....I&#39;m gonna go straight to the pickle factory this evening....
:lol :lol :lol


...to the "Pickle Factory"....

natitwists
03-12-2004, 03:18 AM
Thanks for the info guys!! I was looking for something to help with my daughter&#39;s itchies! :-)

Wise1
03-12-2004, 10:31 PM
I&#39;m trying this rinse tonight!!!

brwndot
03-13-2004, 11:03 PM
I just did an ACV rinse about half an hour ago. My hair has shrunk a LOT and I do smell the vinegar a little bit, but I&#39;m willing to overlook all of that if I get some shine and loose the flakes :rainfro

natitwists
03-14-2004, 03:10 AM
I tried the ACV rinse on my daughter&#39;s locs the other day and it really revitalized her hair!! No itches and it helped get rid of the flakes and I like the result. The smell was horrid but it disappated after awhile. I kept rinsing with cold water afterward to help get rid of the smell.

sonshinescoils
06-06-2004, 07:34 AM
bump

ladylocs30
06-08-2004, 03:52 PM
Thanx for the helpful additions to the ACV rinse. I did one last week and I smelled like I had been playing in the pickle factory, but it stopped my hair from itching. I am going to get some eos to incorporate into my rinse. :bis :thumbsup :)

All-Natural
08-27-2004, 05:17 PM
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