September 14, 2012

Friday Failure {Apple Cider Vinegar}

Wow! What a week.

Between a 2 year old with nasty {seasonal} allergies, a one year old who has been fussy {teething?} crying and not sleeping AT ALL, and two busy big girls, this week has gotten away from me.

Top that off with computer and sewing machine problems, and well...{you get it}.

I thought that sharing a "tried it" Friday failure would be a good post to sum up the week...

The other day I noticed I was getting low on hair conditioner.  Moments later I saw this in the cupboard...

And recalled once reading about how Apple Cider Vinegar is an awesome hair conditioner...

Some of the claims:
      *soft and shiny hair
      *leaves hair manageable
      *easier to detangle

I Googled it and found a number of variations on how to use it as a hair conditioner.  So I decided to try three different "recipes".

First, I chose a method {the one that used the least amount of vinegar in a mixture with water}, and gave it a try...

The next time I washed my hair, I decided to give a different "recipe" a shot {using a little more of the vinegar this time in a 1:3 ratio}...

Trial three...straight up Apple Cider Vinegar worked into my hair starting at the ends...

My results...
      *nearly vomiting in the shower from the smell!
      *hair was not soft 
      *maybe it was the lighting, but I didn't notice any added luster
      *hair was more tangled than ever and looked more like I had tried to fix it with an egg beater!

Have you tried ACV as a hair conditioner?  Did you have any luck?  I can at least say I gave it a try!

Have a beautiful weekend!

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8 comments:

  1. NOTHING would work on my pathetic hair,but I always thought vinegar was good for removing excess product use, or something like that. You could always try a series of food products, and report back. Isn't mayo supposed to good?

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    1. Haha...you might be on to something! I like it!

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  2. welp, here's to trying! hahaha. at least we can learn from others mistakes...we should post more "tried it and failed" posts more often! ha.

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  3. I know that things with an acidic pH are better for hair than those with an alkaline pH...but I can't imagine how apple cider vinegar could even work to make hair soft and shiny? besides...that stuff smells horrible, you're right about that. I'll make sure never to try that one...

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    1. Some people claim that it works...I seriously could not get past the smell!

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  4. Haha! This made me giggle a little bit! Sorry for your bad experience!!

    Thanks for linking up at the CHQ Blog Hop this week :) I'm your newest Linky follower!!

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  5. I had to laugh too, because I have wondered how it would work. Your experience is kind of what I thought it would be like. Well I wont be giving that one a go. Thanks for letting us know.:)

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    1. No problem...Happy to test it out! I would love to see pics of the people who say it worked wonders.

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