It's a great detangler!!!

by Lekeisha
(Atlanta, Georgia)

French translation


Hello! I've got extremely thick and kinky curly hair.
I am African American with natural hair and many have told me they don't know how I keep a natural look and how I deal with combing.
Well I've discovered that After shampooing and conditioning and then rinsing with an apple cider vinegar solution, just blot dry your hair and then comb from end to root and you will notice how much easier it is to get the comb to go through without any pain at all.
It is a life saver for all my natural sistahs who complain about combing and who are tender headed like myself.
Peace!

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Aug 30, 2016
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IT REALLY WORKS!! THANK GOD!!!
by: Anonymous

I am black and transitioning with natural hair. The 50% ACV with water mix works magic on my thick, kinky, tangled hair.

I didn't believe it but gave it a try. It is a great detangler!!! I used it before I washed my hair and it was so much easier to comb my hair.

Thanks solo much for sharing this valuable and cheap detangler alternative. God bless you.

Jun 26, 2016
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Happy lady now
by: Alice

I tried it and it works, thanks everyone.

I just like to know how long do I do this rinse and how often do I do it weekly.

Thank you ladies.
Alice.

Jun 17, 2016
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Miracle!
by: Elainna

My 12 year old has all natural, never relaxed, thick and tight, shoulder length hair tight curls.

She is very tender headed and we have struggled for years to keep the knots under control, but they always return.

I just tried the 50/50 solution on some terrible, (after the water park) knots and they melted away!

After all the money I have spent over the years, the answer was in my kitchen cabinet!
Thank you for sharing!!!!

Mar 27, 2016
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Apple Cider vinegar before washing
by: Lisa

I actually spray my hair with a bottle mixed with apple cider vinegar and water prior to washing and conditioning my hair.

My hair is usually knotted up and I want it detangled before I wash it.

I usually have no problem combing through it after washing and conditioning. I also avoid the smell!

Mar 20, 2016
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Smells bad, works better than anything else we have tried
by: Anonymous

Tried this on my 12 year old son's hair. He is mixed with curly extremely thick, very long hair.

He hated the smell but we actually got half of the knots out.

Feb 16, 2016
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I wish I new before
by: Xtine

I am speachless! Just tryed with my 4yr afro boy. I am happily speachless

Nov 24, 2015
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Awesome stuff
by: Paris Biscuit

Wooow ! This is AMAZING. AMAZING. Please try it !
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I never post comments on anything. Plus I'm French, so I have to do this in English to be understood here xD

I have kinky hair, lots of volume and knots... was almost crying at each detangling session because of the damn knots which lead to breakage (and it's so painful too !)

And I tried 50% water and 50 ACV. My knots were like melting away so easily ! I was so pleased !!!
And the hair was very soft too.

I think you can hide the smell with some essential oils.

I really recommend this ACV recipe, the results were very encouraging on my 4B/C hair.

Sep 12, 2015
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ACV detangler mix
by: Anonymous

My 11 year old daughter's hair was so matted. She even named one of her matts "The wrecking ball".

So I decided to google "the best detangler for african american hair" and found the ACV MIX. OMG....YAAASSSS. IT REALLY WORKS!!!

NO MORE TEARS OR A SORE SCALP :)

Sep 01, 2015
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Why Oh Why did I not try this sooner!!!
by: Jannet S.

I have been reading about ACV on Pintrest for a while now, but just have not given it a go till tonight! I want to smack myself for not trying it earlier!! Three years of fussing and fighting with my little one.... shoot, I am getting in the shower and using this on myself! Darn the smell. So I will smell like a pickle for about 4 hours... but after that no one will tell! I ran across this because I was looking for a natural alternative to conditioners. Being that conditioners have so many cancerous chemicals and make you have hair loss over time. I personally have had both. Cancer 16 years ago... and now the hair loss. Its like my hair is just loosing its strength from the root and just falls out by the ton at every wash. So I am estatic that this really does the trick for detangling and is completely natural!!!

My baby is mixed and possibly autistic... So on most days I just plain out avoid doing her hair!! Its so traumatic for her... and for me!! I tried it tonight right in the tub, just in case I had any problem I could rinse it right out. But no, I was able to detangle in a matter of min.!!!

I did a solution of 1 part ACV to 4 parts water. I have some already made in a glass jar on my bathroom counter mixed 1/2 and 1/2 that I put on my face as tonic... That works too!!

I started doing that to erase the pregnancy mask or spots/stains on my face that have been there since I got pregnant. I have been doing that for about a month now and they are starting to fade!! But what really surprised me was that it shrunk my pores too!!!

I swear, I am buying this stuff at SAMS from now on. I already use vinegar around the house for all sorts of stuff. Just one more use, I don't know why I doubted this. I should have known better! My conditioner is getting thrown out!!! No more added chemicals for this gal!!

Thank YOU!!

Jul 20, 2015
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This really works...a miracle!
by: Jodie

Hi, My 5 yr old Autistic daughter runs at the sight of the hairbrush and screams the entire time! She has very long hair(end of her butt)it's fine but she has a lot of it! She very often gets what I call "cat head" because of the matted fur- ball like tangles. This really works!! I have tried every detangling spray to no avail! I used 1/4 C ACV, 1 1/2 C water and 1 tsp coconut oil....what a miracle detangler!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!

Jul 09, 2015
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AMAZING!!
by: Anonymous

This works WONDERS!!!

My 6 year old blonde daughter who has hair to her waist is a matted mess every summer with all the swimming. It is a nightmare!

I can NOT believe how fabulous this worked!

Thank you SO much for posting!!

Jun 15, 2015
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IT REALLY WORKS
by: Anonymous

My daughter (6) is black, with very long, thick, dense, beautiful curly hair. She loves to swim, and this causes us great distress when its time to comb her hair. She is also very very tenderheaded. I've tried everything, and thus far, 2 bottles of Knot Today by Kinky Curly ($12 each) was the only thing that would sort of ease those tight coils.

With nothing to lose, I tried this. I did 1/2 cup ACV 1/2 cup Water and maybe a few TSP of 100% Coconut oil. I WAS LITERALLY AMAZED! Sprayed it on the section I was working, and I could use my fingers to unravel most of the tangles. She had a matted twist in the middle of her head, and it too combed out beautifully!

I recommend this home remedy!!! For the first time, combing and restyling her hair didnt come with murderous screams and never-ending tears. This time, she played her WII U while she got her hair done. Simply amazing!

Jun 13, 2015
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Apple Vinegar
by: Anonymous

Thank you!
I wish someone would have told me this years ago. Almost put perm in my daughter's hair!

May 25, 2015
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It really Really worked
by: Anonymous

I normally dread washing and combing my daughter's hair. This time it was a piece of cake. Thanks for posting. None of the products I brought were working, but this did, thank God.

Another Happy Mother!

Apr 27, 2015
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It does work!
by: Anonymous

After reading this blog about using Apple Cider Vinegar as a detangler, I finally used it on my 3 year-old daughter's hair last night.

Usually, the hair combing ritual is filled with screams and tears.

I used 1/2 Apple Cider Vinegar and 1/2 water in a small spray bottle. As I sectioned off her hair and sprayed it with this solution...I lightly brushed her hair and began plaiting her hair (she has afro-curly hair)...and NO TEARS!

It does work!

Sincerely,
"Happy Mother"

Apr 23, 2015
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Yes it works!!
by: Anonymous

My real hair is really long and think almost to the middle of my back. However I never wear it down because I hate dealing with hair on daily basics.

My beautician wraps my hair in a circle with gel. After it dries it be brick hard! She then lays hair weave on top with glue in a circle motion. Finally she pins all the weave up tight and simple! I do this for a protection coat and so that I won't have to deal with my own hair. It last for 3months.

Took it down today, it grew and was very matted & tangled. Tried ACV and every tangle easily came right out,along with the old glue without pulling my hair. It works!

Mar 29, 2015
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OMG!!! I'm floored!!!
by: Anonymous

I NEVER leave comments, even positive ones, but I had to this time.

I'm always skeptical about things I read on the internet... even when I read positive comments. In the back of my mind I always think the people commenting are paid or friends of the author.

But, I can truly say this works!!! And, I have no clue who wrote this and I'm not making a dime.

The detangling process at my house usually consists of tears and yelling of pain. This time it was tears and yelling for joy. My daughter and I were truly floored!! All of these years and products, and the best was sitting in my kitchen!

When you spray it on the smell is strong, but honestly by the next day I nor anyone else smelled it on her. If you have a kinky-haired, tender-headed child like mine this will be a life safer!!

As crazy as it sounds, try it, you will be amazed!!!!

Mar 24, 2015
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omg the best!!!!
by: Simplilee

I literally just tried this on my kinky mixed daughters hair and almost cried its so easy now. Only thing is the smell.

Thank you cause I was so at my wits end.

Mar 15, 2015
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IT ROCKS!!
by: Anonymous

I DID 1/2 CUP & 2 CUPS OF WATER..NOW NORMALLY MY SON CRIES..HAS LONG HAIR...I FINISHED HIS HAIR..IN LESS THAN 10 MINUTES..NO CRYING..NOTHING..I AM STOKED

This Stuff..REALLY WORKS!!!

Mar 04, 2015
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Awesome detangler
by: Ashley from Columbus, GA

I decided to give this a try after researching detangling products that actually work and came upon this.

I was approaching 8 weeks after my last relaxer and my hair was slowly getting harder to detangler (since I try to go 3 mths between relaxers).
So I bought some ACV at my local grocery store for $1.50 (can't beat that).

I mixed it about 1/4 ACV and 3/4 water. I shampooed first, then I applied the ACV mix and rinsed and applied my conditioner. I repeated this step once more to be sure I was getting the detangling stimulation but also the conditioning. And also b/c I was leary of what my hair would smell like.

5 minutes later my hair was free of tangles after combing with usually take triple the time.

I'm going to try this again in another week to be sure it worked but I'm sure it did. It will last a while and it really works.

No more paying $10 for a piece of crap hair detangler from the beauty store, ACV for me now! Thank you!

Feb 17, 2015
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Thank you
by: AP

This worked wonders for me! Thank you

Oct 02, 2014
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Anxious To Try This!!!!
by: Anonymous

It's a major ordeal for my 4yr old grand baby to get her hair combed. It justs breaks my heart to hear and see her get so upset!!

After a recent traumatic hair combing, I decided to see what I could find online that will not only do the job in detangling her hair but will also aleviate the stress and the pain she experiences....

After reading all the positive feedback I will be heading to the store in the morning to get the apple cider vinegar to give the solution a try!!!

Thank You In Advance For Sharing The Info!!

May 24, 2012
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AVC Solution
by: Anonymous

2 cups water to 1/6 cup ACV seems to be what the solution is for those who have not seen the very first post on the page.

Apr 05, 2012
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ABSOLUTELY the BEST!
by: Anonymous

My step-daughter is African American. I am white and have zero experience with her type of hair...need I say more??

I have paid $100s of dollars for ANYTHING that will help me comb through her hair and the ACV solution (2 cups water to 1/6 cup ACV) is the ONLY thing I have ever used that does the trick. It was AMAZING.

Took me less then 3 minutes to comb through her hair, that normally takes me 30-40 minutes of screaming and crying on both our parts!!

AMAZING!!!

Jan 24, 2012
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Acv
by: Anonymous

Thank you for sharing this wonderful detangler.

Dec 25, 2011
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hair detangler
by: Anonymous

My daughter has very long fine hair which mats very easily. I used glycerin mixed with a tsp of sweet almond oil and a tsp of aloe vera gel. I did not add water as her hair was wet. It worked much better than conditioner.

Didn't have any apple cider vinegar, but maybe will add that another time.

Sep 26, 2011
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relaxed/ transitioning hair
by: Anonymous

I found that this doesn't work well for transitioning hair.

I have more relaxed ends than new growth right now & the relaxed ends are usually difficult to deal with but I was unable to detangle period and had to go straight to the blow dryer and start from the ends working my way up to the roots. I couldn't even section the hair off.

I'm looking forward to seeing how it works for the natural hair when all the relaxed ends are cut off.

Sep 16, 2011
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Apple cider vinegar mix as a detangler
by: Kat

What is the solution mix?

Jul 25, 2011
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Thank you, thank you
by: j.pacheco

My seven year old has mixed hair ; afro/mexican and her hair is very thick and matted.

Every time I combed her hair, she would cry. Now her hair is so much more easier to comb. Thank you!!!!!

Jul 06, 2011
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This mom needs a curl cure for her daughter
by: Ella's Mom

My 2 year old has tight kinky tangled matted dry curls.

I have yet to find a conditioner that will help me comb through her hair.

What is the "solution"? Is it just the vinegar? How is it applied exactly? Spray bottle? Please help.

May 28, 2011
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Will Try It!
by: Sandra

My 8 year old daughter has thick/ coarse hair.

She had a kiddie perm. We are letting it grow out. I came to the realization that it was bad for her hair.

I have been endlessly searching for a detangler. After reading the testimonials, we will be trying Apple Cider Vinegar TODAY!

May 21, 2011
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Apple Cider Vinegar Detangler
by: Anonymous

OMG!!! You ladies are life savers.

I have been using apple cider vinegar for years as a tonic for blood pressure and 101 other cures, but never dreamed I could use it on my tangle, matted hair.

I haven't tried it yet, but I have a huge bottle and I'm headed for the sink!!

Feb 02, 2011
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Desperate mother in Ohio
by: Anonymous

I have a 4 year old daughter that has really long think hair. She is very tenderheaded, she screams and cries every time she gets her hair comb and or washed.
I have read what you ladies are saying but I have to know what is the solution. It says the apple cider vinegar solution.

PLEASE HELP US!!!
Thank you in advance for your help,
Desperate mother in Ohio

Feb 01, 2011
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Believe or Not
by: Anonymous

I just tried ACV as a rinse to test after shampooing.

Well after my next shampoo, yes I noticed the detangling affect - I just started growing out my relaxer so I have unrelaxed roots and a lot more relaxed hair, so I noticed when I could comb through the roots easier. I thought maybe my conditioner was working better (probably was now after the ACV) - but after finding this site, I now know better.

ACV will be a regular routine for me after shampooing now and yes it also took care of my itchy scalp.

Don't know why none of the 50 million hairdressers I've seen couldn't providing this information; like they are so eager to explain to me about cutting or coloring my hair.

Dec 09, 2010
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Definitely going to try this
by: Anonymous

I have been searching for some kind of detangler for so long.

I too am African-American and I have had natural hair for more then 10 years. I use Kinky Curly on my hair after shampoo and conditioner to hold the curls, but the combing through of my hair with conditioner is a mission. It takes so long to get all the tangles out and I feel like I am loosing so much hair!

I am going to try the ACV tomorrow and see it that works. Thanks for the tip : )

Oct 27, 2010
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Blond hair ..???
by: Anonymous

well... I read all your encouraging comments BUT does this work on long natural blond hair..?

I guess I will find out tomorrow morning in the shower. I remember as a kid my mother would use ACV on my then thick hair. Since ACV is Acidic, wouldn't this dry my hair out ???

Mar 14, 2010
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INCREDIBLE JUST INCREDIBLE!!
by: Anonymous

I went natural five years ago and it has been an ordeal. I'm tender headed and even though my hair thanked me for stopping the relaxers, it paid me back by being an unruly tangled mess.

My routine was grow it out, put it under a hat, don't comb (cuz it hurt) and cut back the tangles on and on.

I stumbled on this site a couple of months back and decided today to put the solution to use.

WHAT!?! After not combing my hair for two months, my hair detangled WITH EASE! NO LIE! I put a section up in two strand twists and went after the rest of my head. Then went back to the first braid to see if it retangled. IT DID NOT!

It's crazy. A $2.99 hair solution that my $13.99 conditioner cannot hold a candle to.

I AM COMPLETELY SOLD.


Mar 02, 2010
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Great detangler and shine
by: Anonymous

I have been using ACV for about 4 years now.

I have 4 girls and all of our hair comes to the middle of our back. We are African American and it is the best and only detangler for our hair. It also adds extreme shine.

However if you wear your hair curly you will not notice it, but if you blow dry and curl your hair with flat irons people will stop you and ask " how do you get your hair so shiny?"

I am not a hair stylist but I have gained several clientele just from the health of our hair.

Finally it reduces the split ends and breakage. I can go several months (about 6) without getting my ends clipped and when I go to get them clipped, I'm always told I don't need it.

Nov 12, 2009
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OMG!
by: Anonymous

Ladies I am not being dramatic when I say that using that solution has literally changed my life.

I have had natural hair the last 7 years and I rarely EVER allow anyone to comb it but me because I am SUPER tender headed and my hair is normally super TANGLED.

I have contemplated going back to a relaxer on MANY occasions but did not go through with it because my husband loves natural hair.

Well thanks to the information from Lakesha I can FINALLY comb my hair without frustration and believe it or not TEARS! LOL I read her information and ran to try it and just about died when it actually worked!

Thank you so much Lakesha for passing on this information..I will be calling all my natural hair friends in the morning!

I had to hold myself back from doing it tonight because it is one plus in the morning.

Eternally grateful,
Sah

Jul 08, 2009
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Yes, It really is a great Detangler!!!!!
by: Elle

I was very skeptical about using ACV in my hair. I am an African-American woman, currently transitioning from the traditional relaxer to using the japanese straightening relaxer.

However, I have to grow several inches of new growth before I can get this new relaxer done.

I had forgotten how difficult and overwhelming my natural hair can be to manage. After reading the blog by Lekeisha, I decided to do some further research and just recently purchased a book by Bragg, ACV Miracle Health System.

I tried the Hair rinse mixture on page 26. This is a leave-in treatment for adding shine and body, but I found it was also great for detangling my hair and leaving my hair feeling soft and manageable.

In the book they recommend using 1/3 cup ACV to 1 quart of water mixture in a handy plastic bottle and I suppose you spray the mixture into your hair as needed. However, when I used this "leave in treatment", I diluted the mixture (I was still skeptical) by using 1/4 cup to 1 quart and I used the entire mixture; I did not towel dry my hair (trying to avoid further tangles) instead I twisted my hair and used a plastic shower cap to catch the excess water. Before combing, I twisted out the excess water and using a long/large teeth comb, I began combing my hair starting from tip and working up towards the root.

I was truly amazed that my hair was easier to comb through and that my hair did not smell like acv. Which was my biggest concern.

My hair had a lot of body, but the shine was dull. I plan to do this treatment again using Bragg's mixture. Hopefully, I will get the shine.

Nov 08, 2008
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Would like more info. please!
by: Girl6

Hi there!

As an African-American woman with hypothyroidism (part of my problem includes loss of hair) I'd appreciate any information on how to use ACV to stimulate hair growth or even as a detangler for myself and my daughter's natural hair.

I do have a relaxer and my hair is quite short. I 'd like to know are vinegar rinses good for relaxed hair as well? How much ACV should be used or mixed in how much water? And how often?

Any feedback would be appreciated!

Thanks in advance!

Dec 02, 2007
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Lets give it a go
by: Anonymous

I have a 5 year old son who is extremely tender headed. He gives us a hard time when we try to comb his long hair. We want to try acv. I guess you diluted a few teaspoon fulls it in water?

Oct 28, 2007
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I can relate.
by: Ramona


I use ACV on my 8 year old daughter's head at least monthly. You speak truth and it's good to read about other Af-Am women with positive experiences like myself. Thank you.

Ramona

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