I typically have dry skin and my scalp is no exception! A few months ago I decided to try an Apple Cider Vinegar rinse thinking it may get rid of any residue build up.
I tried it after my regular shampoo and used it in place of conditioner about once a week for a couple of weeks and then went back to my normal shampoo and conditioner routine.
A few weeks later I noticed my dry, flaky scalp was getting worse with every single shampoo. My scalp was flaking off and it was frightening! I was a little hesitant to try the rinse as a substitute and as my lone hair cleansing product thinking maybe my hair would smell like vinegar or would just not smell good. I decided I would try the rinse as the bottle states, as a shampoo and conditioner substitute. After all, what's the worst thing that could happen since my scalp was already flaking off!
After the first time I used only the Apple Cider Vinegar rinse I noticed there seemed to be a bit less flakiness but could not make a determination yet, maybe I was imagining it! I continued using the rest of the bottle for the next couple of weeks until the bottle ran out. After about the first week I noticed the dry, flaky scalp was becoming a distant memory (and no, my hair was not smelling like vinegar or weird at all)! When the bottle was all gone I went back to the regular shampoo and conditioner routine and unfortunately the dry, flaky scalp quickly returned. I would like to get back to the Apple Cider Vinegar rinse routine as soon as possible!
The product I used is dpHUE Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse. The only reason I have not re-purchased is due to its pretty high price tag. It's a great product and has color loving technology so it won't strip your hair of hair color. I do not know if this is true since I have not colored my hair in a while but I have read a lot of their reviews and I didn't see any reviews with complaints of hair color being stripped. This is a very gentle product and does not have a strong vinegar smell. At $35 per 8.5 oz bottle it will probably last me about a month if I'm lucky. Before I decide to spend that amount of money, I would like to try a DIY version, see how I like it, and if I can live with that substitute.
How about you? Have you tried an Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse? Have you tried a DIY recipe? I'd love to hear your story so please comment below!
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