I have known for ages that apple cider vinegar is good to add to your hair care routine. It is recommended that you use it mixed with water between shampooing and conditioning to help remove product build up. But apple cider vinegar stinks. This coming from someone who enjoys malt vinegar thanks to my UK upbringing. I end up shampooing again after it just to help remove the smell of vinegar from my hair. Since my hair is always frizzy and gets damaged from constant straightening, extra shampooing is not something it benefits from. So when Phillip Adam told me about their green apple scented apple cider vinegar shampoo and conditioner, I was excited to try it.
This is going to be a tale of two hair washes, because my experience with Phillip Adam Apple Cider Vinegar shampoo was very different each time. The conditioner less so. But I want to share my thoughts on the first wash in case you have the same experience and give up on it.
Phillip Adam Apple Cider Vinegar Shampoo & Conditioner Review – The First Wash
So when this arrived, I was on day 3 between washes. I was my hair at night because I just don’t have the patience for drying and straightening in the morning. So we are talking 3 full days, with dry shampoo in my roots on a hot week where my hair was sweaty. I think the state of my hair had a lot to do with my experience the first time using Phillip Adam Apple Cider Vinegar Shampoo. So let me take you through this hair wash.
I open the bottle and am pleasantly surprised that there is no scent of the vinegar and it really does smell like green apple. I love green apple scented stuff. So crisp and fresh. Anyway. I use a little too much because I have been doing the low-poo thing and this stuff lathers like crazy. This is a good thing as it is a little pricey, but it is made in Canada so I am willing to spend a little more. So far so good. Until I rinse my hair and suddenly I understand what people mean when they say their hair feels like straw. I had more hair come out in that wash than usual and my hair felt crunchy.
So I applied the conditioner, and heavy on the conditioner because at this point I am freaking out a little. The conditioner is great and my hair was silky soft once rinsed. It styled easier than usual and felt cleaner afterwards. So I was willing to give it another go despite the shampoo freak out.
Phillip Adam Apple Cider Vinegar Shampoo & Conditioner Review – Washes 2+
So, a little scared that I would lose a load of hair again but loving the silky soft results, I gave Phillip Adam Apple Cider Vinegar Shampoo & Conditioner a second chance. I didn’t get any of the crunchy feeling to my hair after using the shampoo. None of the extra hair falling out. My hair did feel a little dry after shampooing, but I am comparing to a low-poo shampoo. It also wasn’t so dry that it would put me off using it again and the conditioner made it feel amazing. No issues since that first wash, but I am also not washing it with 2 days of dry shampoo in the roots either.
I wish I could air dry my hair but sadly, that doesn’t happen. My hair even on a good day is reminiscent of a cross between Medusa and Hermoine in the earlier Harry Potter movies. So I didn’t expect to be able to air dry it with Phillip Adam Apple Cider Vinegar hair products. But after I got out of the shower from the second wash, I had to go out unexpectedly. I stuck it back in a braid wet and went to bed with it still like that. The next morning, it wasn’t go out ready, but not the usual bird’s nest I wake up with if I have not styled it. I just ran my Conair Heated Brush over it and it looked good. Game Changer! I mean, I will still straighten. My hair needs to decide if it wants to be curly or straight because this frizzy in between sucks. But if I don’t have anywhere I need to be styled for, it is passable as air dry.
Buy Philip Adam Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Care
So overall, I really liked Phillip Adam Shampoo and Conditioner. You can buy them from well.ca or direct from Phillip Adam’s website. If you are unsure, you can get these little bottles for around $5 to try them out. Obviously, bigger bottles are more economical though. They have a conditioner for “thirsty” hair that I might try next to counter any drying effects of the shampoo.
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