Confession: I Haven’t Washed My Hair in a Month



Have you heard about this little miracle product sitting in the back of your pantry? Apple Cider Vinegar. People are raving about it. My mother has used it to clean the house for years. It smells like salad dressing, but evidently, this stuff works wonders. It can detoxify your home. It can regulate the pH of your skin. It can remove stains from teeth. It can give you shinier, fuller hair. Really? Really. This list goes on.

Segway to the crunchiest thing I’ve ever done: gone shampoo-free for over a month. I know, you’re thinking EWWWW, NO– but hear me out– there’s another way to get these results if making your own toiletries isn’t your thing.


Enter: dpHUE’s amazing ACV product. The package is beautiful, and the application tip makes distributing the product easy and mess-free. This ACV product gently removes impurities from hair, increasing softness and shine, and re-balances natural pH. Apple Cider Vinegar’s vitamins, minerals, amino acids and fatty acids remove build-up without harsh surfactants, restoring the natural pH of your hair and sealing the cuticle for noticeably shiny hair.

dpHue has mixed this ancient ingredient with modern technology, infusing ACV by dpHUE with Argan Oil, Fire Tulip, Lavender Extract, Aloe Vera and more. With proteins that can triple the strength of hair and protect from heat styling and breakage, my hair truly looks great. I’ve even been able to ditch my extra thick conditioner because dpHue’s ACV works through tangles gently. It’s a great product for those who want the benefits from ACV with extra benefits.

Details: ACV by dpHue, $35, available for purchase at

(If $35 is too steep for your budget, mix 3 parts water with 1 part ACV. Use a spray bottle or squeeze bottle with a fine tip to application!)

Image credit: dpHUE

BY Kate Arends - January 20, 2016

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January 20, 2016 9:38 am

Love love love dphue’s ACV!

January 20, 2016 9:44 am

my favorite product!!!! Minnesota made too!

January 20, 2016 9:51 am

Question: so you just use this product? No more shampoo or conditioner?

January 20, 2016 10:58 am

Knew ACV was good for lots of things and have used it before, but haven’t tried this use. Going to attempt your home made version 🙂

January 20, 2016 12:04 pm

Thanks for this post! I’m a homemade toiletries convert after discovering all of the benefits of coconut oil. Do you know if ACV works okay on colored/dyed hair?

January 20, 2016 1:19 pm

may i also recommend drinking ACV? mix just a dash with water, honey and a bitter to make switchel (sometimes called “the Amish Gatorade”). it’s stupidly delicious, healthy and surprisingly energizing!

ps. thanks for the uptick in blog posts lately!

January 20, 2016 6:04 pm

I switched to sulfate-free shampoo about a year ago and never looked back. This sounds amazing – usually my hair doesn’t do very well without SOME wash (hello, fine strands), but I’d love to give this a try.

January 21, 2016 6:12 am

Wow. This is intriguing. I’m keen to give it a go too if it’s available here in Australia!

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January 21, 2016 8:53 am

Not eww at all. I did this for a few months a couple of years ago. I didn’t have ACV as an aid though, just my natural scalp oils (OK, little ew). My mom keeps telling me to do this for my dry scalp. I’m trying it tonight!

January 21, 2016 9:18 am

[…] you put Apple Cider Vinegar in your hair? I take a watered down shot of it every morning and I think I might try this […]

January 21, 2016 9:44 pm

So I’ve been trying this but my hair always looks greasy using this…any ideas??

January 21, 2016 11:00 pm

Thanks for the tip. What do you do in the shower? Rinse or keep your hair dry?

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January 24, 2016 3:17 pm

do you rinse with water each body shower or do you leave it dry until you’re ready to acv shampoo? how often are you acv shampooing?

January 25, 2016 4:01 pm

I’m super confused…how do you use it? In the shower? Sounds really infesting!!!

January 25, 2016 6:06 pm

Has anyone with curly hair tried ACV? I’m curious and have been wanting to switch up my cleansing routine.

February 1, 2016 11:38 pm

FYI, I think it’s “segue”? But yeah. ACV is the bomb.

February 12, 2016 3:41 am

It seemed interesting that product, after reading this post I will test it to see if I like. Thanks for sharing.

August 14, 2016 9:34 am

I have colored hair that tends to get super wirey when my roots start growing in (I’m naturally about 85% white already)… would this keep my hair moisturized or at least not super frizzy? I generally have to wash and condition daily or else…

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