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A couple of weeks ago, I blogged about apple cider vinegar and its many benefits (Read: Faux Product Review 7: Apple Cider Vinegar).

About a week or so ago, I did my first apple cider vinegar (ACV) rinse. An ACV rinse balances pH in hair, exfoliates the scalp, removes buildup, closes hair cuticles, elimates flakes and itchiness, and improves the appearance of hair. I used a small spray bottle and filled it with half water and half apple cider vinegar. I recommend organic apple cider vinegar. The most popular brand is Bragg which is pretty much sold at every grocery store.

WARNING: It will smells like you are spraying pee that has been basking in the rays of sunshine. I thought it smelled disgusting while bathing but it’s waaaaay worse on your head. I cringe as I type this.

After, my hair felt super clean, no shrinkage, and a bit of shine (once it dried). No drastic results… It’s probably because my hair is already awesome. Anywho, I’m going to continue doing this just once a month.

Last night, I did an ACV rinse on husband. He has kind of a dry scalp. I warned him about the smell but apparently it wasn’t a sufficient warning. He turned into the biggest drama queen and just looked at me like this:


It was a struggle getting him to leave it in for a grand total of *drum roll* 3 minutes. After rinsing, I dried with a shirt and added Tea Tree Oil (also helpful for dry scalp) and recommended by a friend (Hey Ercilla). Husband when his hair dried:


I told him, I’ll probably make it a weekly habit for him. He is not pleased. Interestingly, I’ve been using more and more of my products on him. Isn’t it my job to make him be the best that he can be? You’re he’s welcome.

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Apple Cider Vinegar eliminates body odor, dandruff, acne, skin irritations and heartburn, soothes a sore throat, clears a stuffy nose, balances pH levels, suppresses appetite, controls blood sugar, lowers cholesterol, and boosts energy.  It can also be used for a detox bath.  An Apple Cider Vinegar Detox Bath draws uric acid out of the body, eases aches and pains, and restores skin.

Disclaimer: Apple Cider Vinegar smells like Bourbon Street.

I added two cups of organic Apple Cider Vinegar to a hot bath, I like my water scorching. Maybe that’s why I’m so…never mind.  When I stepped into the bathtub, I thought it would start bubbling but it didn’t. After, I thought I would start seeing stuff ooze out of my body but that didn’t happen either.

It is recommended that you stay in the bathtub until the water cools.  I’m pretty sure I did not. Anything that’s not hot is cold; plus, I was pruney. There was a slight stench of vinegar on my skin but I got rid of that by spraying  rosewater.  Besides my skin being softer, I don’t know if I experienced any of the other listed benefits ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ But, I’m going to continue doing this detox once a week.

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