This is hilarious. :D I should rattle this off next time someone comes up to me and is like "So liiiike, how do you dread your hair, derp?"
Oh, if I had a nickel for every time someone walked into my place of work and was like "Imma fix you up with some beeswax, no worries!" Ugh. But honestly, once I tell them that faffing around with my hair would directly contradict the idea behind freeforming, they usually leave me alone. I try to educate before I hate, haha.
How much h2o / ACV do you use? If you mix it correctly, you should barely smell anything afterward...but it does smell pretty strong, so it could take some getting used to. I've been using ACV for so long that I don't even remember if I initially had an issue with its smell, haha.