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I have been wanting to try a deep cleanse on my 5 year old locs for a while. While locs can be very clean and washed often with shampoo, it is known that many shampoos are thick and do not penetrate locs and easily, leaving products to build up within the locs. So using something as thin as Apple Cider Vinegar, for its stripping capabilities, was an option. I have used a white vinegar rinse before, but didn’t even pay attention to whether or not it made a big difference.


So I was watching the Bronzegoddess01  and she tried this cleanse on her locs. Originally, she has used just the ACV on her hair to deep clean her locs. But for this deep cleanse,  she used:
• Baking Soda
• Apple Cider Vinegar
• VO5 Herbal Essences Shampoo

She mixed the ACV with the baking soda, then applied it onto her hair. She didn’t specify how long she left it on her hair, but she did mention that she washed her hair 3 times in the bath tub before the water came clean. She said she would try this wash every 2-4 weeks.


Then fellow Youtuber,  Chescalocs  tried this deep cleanse on her locs.  She used a specific recipe that was modified in the description from her original narration on the video:

  • 1/4 cup of baking soda
  • 2tsp of lemon juice
  • 1tsp of sea salt
  • 3/4 cup of apple cider vinegar

Stir until all is well dissolved

She then dipped her hair in the sink, leaving it in for several minutes and massaging her hair and scalp. She then rinsed her hair 3 or 4 times until the water ran clear. Later, she conditioned her hair and washed it well in the shower, making sure the water was clear.


Then I watched Pecadora99’s video about how she did the deep clean. She, too, used plain ACV and other mixes of ACV before, but had  not tried this combination of ingredients after watching The Bronzegoddess01.

Pecadora99 used:

  • ACV
  • Baking Soda

No specific recipe was given)
She mixed it in a bowl, making a paste, the consistency of a smoothie (not too runny). Next, she applied it to dry hair, leaving it on for 30 minutes. She rinsed with warm water, followed by Dr. Bronner’s Tea Tree shampoo and Shea Moisture’s Black Soap Shampoo. She did not use a conditioner afterwards.

All three of the ladies (whose channels, I follow) had the same results, clean feeling, rich looking locs that were also darker as if their hair was dyed.

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