Get It or Forget It?: ACV by dpHUE Haircare

Hello there, Beauties! In today’s Get It or Forget It, we are going to be taking a look at a haircare line that is fairly new to me. I’ve been testing these products for a while now, and definitely have some thoughts to share with you about them. 

dpHUE is a brand that’s fairly new to Ulta, I believe. I discovered them during one of my bi-weekly trips to my local store. Listen, the Ulta is literally a ten minute walk from my house. I should work there I’m there so much, but I digress. I’ve been testing their ACV, Apple Cider Vinegar, range for about a month now, and wanted to share with you what I think you should pick up, as well as how I’ve found the products work for me.

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The first item I tried from the ACV range is the Apple Cider Vinegar Scalp Scrub, $38. It claims to exfoliate and cleanse the scalp without stripping the hair. I purchased this because, as I’ve said before, I have a really dry scalp that tends to get flakey while getting product buildup at the same time, so I was interested in finding something to cleanse my scalp without being too aggressive. This item is tricky because you have to use it on dry hair. I didn’t know that initially and almost returned it after my first use. Once I figured out how to work with it, I found that it did cleanse my scalp without causing excess drying and flaking. Now, I will let you guys know right now that this stuff has a STRONG vinegar smell. It doesn’t linger in the hair, but it will definitely kick you in the face when you first open the jar. If you can get passed the smell, I think you’ll enjoy this product. I did find that it makes my hair a little bit crunchy when I first rinse it out, but once I shampoo and condition my hair, that feeling goes away.

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The Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse, $35, is marketed as a rinse that will cleanse the scalp and hair without stripping or drying it out. For this product, you’re supposed to wet your hair and then use the pointed nozzle to part your hair and apply the product. You massage it in and let it sit for 1-3 minutes and then rinse. I tried this first by using the scrub and then this product, skipping shampoo entirely. My scalp definitely felt clean afterwards, but I found my hair to feel a little crunchy. The next time I used it, I applied the rinse and then shampooed with my Pantene Gold Series shampoo that I love and, man, what a difference that made! The ACV rinse cleansed my scalp and then the Pantene replenished the moisture my dry hair and scalp needed. So, for this, I would say to try it without shampooing if you don’t have super dry hair like I do and see how it works for you.

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The range also has a leave-in product, the Apple Cider Vinegar Leave-In Hair Therapy, $30. This is supposed to close the cuticle of the hair to make it easier to detangle and comb after washing while restoring nutrients and shine. I typically prefer a leave-in that is a little bit more rich than this one is, but did enjoy it in conjunction with the rest of the line. I love that it provides UV coverage to my hair, because I never even think about how the sun can damage our hair. Since I found that it didn’t give me the level of conditioning I typically go for, I use it with a hair oil to get that little bit extra. It definitely detangles the hair well, so I don’t mind having to add a little something extra to get my desired results. I’d recommend this for people, once again, that don’t have super duper dry hair.

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The final item in the range that I’ve tried is the Apple Cider Vinegar Dry Shampoo, $23. As someone with dark brown, almost black hair, my struggle has been too real with dry shampoos. They either work well but leave my hair ashy from the whitecast they add, or they don’t work at all and still leave me with ashy, flat hair. This one, however, gave me everything I’ve been looking for. This absorbs the oils in my hair that come from the styling products I use regularly without drying my hair out and making me look like I’m wearing a powdered wig. It cleansed my hair without making it too poofy or too flat. This might be my favorite product from the range. I recommend this for anyone that is looking for a good dry shampoo that will absorb oil without making you look crazy.

As a whole, I would recommend the dpHUE ACV range. It’s great for pretty much every hair type and is also color-safe for those of you that dye your hair. My favorite products from the range are the dry shampoo and the scalp scrub. Like I said throughout the post, if you have really dry hair like me, I would recommend using these in conjunction with your more hydrating haircare products. If your hair is more normal or oily, I think this range would be perfect for you. Oh, and remember that the vinegar smell from the scrub and hair rinse does NOT linger, so don’t let that stop you from using it. So, in closing, I think that you should GET IT when it comes to this range if the products sound like they’ll work well with your hair type and texture.

Have you guys tried anything from this range before? Let me know in the comments below.

Until next time, Beauties!! xoxo

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