My Love For Apple Cider Vinegar and now dpHue?

Photo By Thandiwe-Kesi Robins

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Alright, so story time!

For as long as I can remember, my scalp has fully hated me. And while the skin on my body will have psoriasis or eczema flare-ups from time to time, my scalp tends to not let me catch a break. There have been instances where my scalp felt like it was completely on fire, I had to change my eating habits, and I couldn’t wear certain hairstyles (goodbye box braids and sew-ins). And as a black woman who loves protective styling her 3c/4a hair, those moments were difficult. And were compounded upon when I went to a dermatologist that told me to “wash your hair more”. (This is one of the reasons I co-founded Skinterest.) Luckily, I found something that worked for me after that experience. Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) rinses every week. This meant that every Friday night, I would go to the kitchen, mix 5 parts water to 1 part Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar into a bottle, then go back into the bathroom to begin washing my hair. Shampoo, Rinse, ACV Mixture, Rinse, Conditioner, Wait 5 mins, Rinse. That was my routine every Friday. Until I found dpHUE and decided to spend my money to try something new – not knowing if it would work.

When trying something new, I like to test out the travel-size products before making a full-on commitment. And I will say it hasn’t disappointed me.

So, from the dpHUE ACV line, I have their Hair Rinse, Hair Masque, Scalp Scrub, and Dry Shampoo. I’ll be honest, I haven’t used the dry shampoo, and the scalp scrub is not my favorite. I have long, thick 3c/4a hair, and getting the scrub to my scalp is way too much work for me. It would constantly end up on my hair way too much for me to enjoy, but the dpHUE ACV Hair Rinse and Hair Masque are my favorite. Not only do they both smell delicious (if you like the smell of argan oil), but I can report that even when I use them and not the Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar mixture – my scalp is fine.

The cost is a bit steep to get the full size of all of the products I have. It would run you about 140 USD – $35 for the dpHUE ACV Hair Rinse, $42 for the Hair Masque, $38 for the Scalp Scrub, and $26 for the Dry Shampoo. But their products can be found online on their website, at Sephora (collect those points) or at your local Ulta.

So, if you have similar scalp problems, I would, of course, suggest visiting a licensed professional or dermatologist. I did. And if you’re just looking for a clarifying shampoo or something easy on hair color. I would suggest trying the dpHUE ACV line, as it is formulated to be gentle on your scalp and hair instead of going down the DIY route. Trust me, you do not want to get ACV in your eyes.

Talk to you soon.

XOXO, Thandi

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