We all know the many benefits of apple cider vinegar for our body. It can be used for multiple purposes and one of the well-known benefits it to use it as a hair rinse (diluted in water as last step after shampoo). I have done this trick many times and can vouch for its efficiency but due to the fact that it’s a hassle I don’t do it very often. When I saw this product on Sephora, I picked it up to give it a try. Read on to know more about dpHUE Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse.
A hair rinse enriched with apple cider vinegar to gently yet thoroughly cleanse the hair and scalp.
What it is formulated to do: Put your hair on a cleanse with Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse. It gently removes impurities from your hair and scalp without stripping the natural oils essential to the hair’s health. Infused with ingredients like argan oil, fire tulip, lavender extract, and aloe vera, it leaves hair noticeably softer and shiner. The unique formula features a color locking technology and proteins that can triple the strength of each strand. Whether you wash your hair everyday or just once a week, it works great as a shampoo and conditioner substitute—and will leave strands looking healthy, vibrant, and restored. It is formulated without parabens, sulfates, phthalates.
My Experience with ACV by dpHUE Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse:
Packaging: This product comes in a simple plastic bottle. You do have to puncture the top when you get it to disperse the product. You can make the hole as big or small as you like as per the flow of of product you need.
Texture and Usage: When I initially got this product, I thought it was supposed to be used as a last step in shampoo routine (like I usually do with my DIY version), but by reading the instructions, I found that this was supposed to be used on its own. Shampoo and conditioning is optional. This product seems to cater more towards a user-friendly approach to no-poo method (without the baking soda).
This product is runny like water. It does take some time to figure out how to use it correctly. You wet your hair and wring out the excess and then part your hair in sections and pour this on. The problem here is that since your hair is already wet you cannot see or feel how much of the product you are pouring onto your scalp. Like me, you may end up using a whole lot of product in one go.
Also due to its watery consistency, it is difficult to get this product all the way to the ends of your hair to clean the bottom parts of your hair as well (no point in just cleaning the scalp and not the hair too). Once you have put sufficient product onto your hair, you massage it in. It does not create any lather or foam hence you do not get the feeling like you are actually washing your hair. It has a little bit more of a slippery feel compared to water, but for the most part, it just feels like water. You keep it on for a few minutes and rinse it out.
Results: During the first few weeks of use, my hair hardly felt clean. It felt heavy and greasy and I was tempted to go back to my regular shampoo routine in between uses. Also, the fact that this product does not produce any lather, for those who have oily or greasy hair or those who do champi/oil treatment on their hair, this product is of no use to clean that out. Also, for those who use tons of hair styling products like hair sprays on their full hair, particularly on the ends of hair, this maybe ineffective in cleaning everything out as it does a great job on the scalp but on the ends it can be difficult to judge.
I do not use tons of styling products on my hair nor do I chemically treat it. For most part, my hair is pretty healthy and free of any damage except the fact that my hair is naturally dry and fine. After using this for more than a month, I did start to notice a change in my hair. My hair felt smoother, softer, and didn’t feel as greasy. In order to not go back to using shampoo, I had to completely eliminate the champi-oil massage from my routine and even then, my hair does not feel dry or brittle. It has a natural balance. I have noticed it looking notably healthier and breakage is far less. A note-worth mentioning is that it did little to eliminate frizz from my hair.
Fragrance: It does have a toned town but a very apparent scent of vinegar. I don’t mind it since I am used to the scent (as I use vinegar as a non-toxic cleaner around my home). But for sensitive noses, it might be a bit strong.
Overall, this is a good product but it does have its drawbacks. Firstly, it is not easy to integrate it in your routine. It will take some time for your hair to adjust and for this to work efficiently, you may have to eliminate other products from your routine. It is also a bit difficult to use as you really cannot judge how much to put and hence end up using too much and will need to repurchase often. Also, for those who use tons of hair styling products in their routine, this might not be the best product to get your hair squeaky clean. For my hair, I do like the results, but I am better off using a DIY version of this instead of spending so much for the store bought version.
Pros of ACV by dpHUE Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse:
- Leaves hair soft and smooth in the long run.
- Naturally balances you hair, leaving it neither to too oily nor too dry.
Cons of ACV by dpHUE Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse:
- Not easy to use.
- Difficult to clean the end half of your hair, better for those with shorter hair.
- You end up using too much in one go.
- Does not lather hence does not give your hair the squeaky clean feeling.
- Does take time for your hair to adjust so be prepared to have bad hair days initially.