So the last time I used Apple Cider Vinegar I was an ACV virgin. I’m definitely not an expert now but my second attempt was a massive success.
This time I mixed it with the Palmer’s Olive Oil Formula Smoothing Shampoo. The initial plan going into wash day was to put the shampoo, vinegar and some water into a spray bottle and mist myself. However when I got into the shower it was just taking too long to get from bottle to follicle. Instead I ended up taking the sprayer off and dousing myself with it. Massaged it in, went about my business and washed it out about 5 minutes later.
I could tell you the amounts I used but it was a very improvised little potion. A splash of ACV in the bottom of the spray bottle, a squirt of shampoo and a big splash of water. Very precise indeed!
My hair felt, and surprisingly to me, looked great afterwards and this is before I added my oils and butters. My curls, the little I have, looked defined and shiny. As I was washing it out I noticed that my hair felt clean, not squeaky clean and stripped of all its moisture like the first time but just clean and free of build up. I always thought squeaky clean was the standard but that just means you’ve gone too far in cleansing and are depriving your hair of all the goodness you spend day and night trying to give to your hair. My locks are now ready for another couple of weeks of L.O.C-ing it up.
I’ve decided to alternate fortnightly between an ACV cleanse and just using shampoo which seems to be working out well so far. I’m still not confident enough in co-washing for months without introducing some sort of cleanser and since the shampoo I’m using seems to be quite moisturising I don’t think I’m being a massive co-washing rebel by clarifying fortnightly.
The lesson I learned with ACV is moderation is your friend. It definitely doesn’t take a lot for it to do its thing!
Let’s keep growing together!
xx Lee xx
Comments welcome below. How do you use ACV on wash day? How else do you use it in your hair?
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