Updated: Feb 16
So if you're like me then you have been hearing a lot about Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) and how it can do wonders for...damn near anything, really. Like, is it the new coconut oil? I don't know, sis, I don't know. So, tomorrow I'll be trying my first ACV rinse and I wanted to do a little research and see what I was getting myself into. I'm going to be covering the following things:
What is Apple Cider Vinegar?
How can ACV be used?
What are the Benefits of ACV?
Let's get right into it!
What is apple cider vinegar?
It's mostly apple juice. Now before you go grab that Martinelli's out of your refrigerator, ACV also has yeast in it. The yeast is used to help with the fermentation process. Fermentation in simple terms is, turning sugars into alcohol. So basically ACV is apple juice and yeast, the yeast turns the sugar in the apples into alcohol and boom! Apple cider vinegar! That's probably oversimplified but, we’re just here for the basics, fam.
How can ACV be used?
Did I mention it feels like ACV is the new coconut oil? I see people using it for just about anything!
Personally, I’ve only ever used it to cook (I know, no one even does this anymore) and in my face masks. I do plan to use it in a hair mask at some point and tomorrow, I’ll be doing the rinse.
I also plan on continuing to use it on Bae because he suffers with chronic dandruff. Like really bad. I think he might see more results than me because I don’t really have any scalp issues. So far he’s only used it once, but we’ll be tracking his progress.
As some of you know, I’m a brand ambassador for Naturally United Curls So I’ll be using their ACV rinse for the first time. if you’re interested in trying the ACV rinse or anything from this small, Black-owned brand you can check out their website HERE. Use my code ✨NAE10✨ to save 10% on your order.
Now if you’re like me, and you don’t like doing DIY’s then I definitely suggest buying some, for the first time at least. But if you’re all about that DIY life, then I suggest buying the Bragg's ACV. It's said that the one with the mother is best, I’m neither here nor there on that and don’t really know if it matters much, but I use the one with the mother anyway.
What are the benefits of ACV?
Look, google will tell you that ACV can do everything under the sun, but I didn't really get into the health benefits of taking it internally. I'm more interested in using it externally.
It's said to add shine, I’ll be watching to see if I notice a difference or not. ACV is also used as a natural cleanser. It’s acidic so it is said to help exfoliate and remove buildup. Which means, if you’re someone who gets a lot of product buildup, you might want to give it a try!
So, let's recap! Like coconut oil, people use ACV on their skin, hair and relationships (I don’t suggest this one 😂), but people also take it internally, I know people who have an ACV shot everyday! And hey, if they like it, I love it!
I’m a huge advocate for giving products a fair chance at working. Which means, I try to use all products for 3 months before I judge them. Why? Because personally, I feel you can't really see a benefit before that time. Where I have exceptions is for things that irritate you, and your skin. For example, if something causes more dandruff or itchiness, then definitely stop using it. I also know my hair better than I did before so I cam tell if my hair didn’t feel right after using something. All of that being said, typically I try things multiple times before I judge. I said all that, to say this, you can’t do an ACV rinse once and say "nope my hair isn’t shiny," you have to give it a chance.
Bae will be testing it out twice a week until it runs out and we’ll be back with a full review! We're actually REALLY hoping it works for his dandruff so fingers crossed!
Have you done ACV rinses before? What are some of the benefits, you've gotten from it?