Apple Cider Vinegar for Dandruff
Apple cider vinegar can be used in a variety of ways for dandruff relief. Other than dandruff relief, it is also known to have a lot of healthy benefits to a wide variety of skin infections. This is because it stimulates the circulation of blood in the skin. Other than this, it combats viruses, yeast and bacteria which are the known common dandruff causes. Most people who have used apple vinegar for dandruff relief, acv for dandruff, have attested to its effectiveness in preventing dandruff infections
Apple cider vinegar contains acidic alpha-hydroxyl which promotes break down of oily and fatty deposits on ones skin hence lowering the levels of sebum on the skin. This in turn reduces the amount of yeast contained in sebum, which is food for dandruff.
As a home remedy for dandruff, acv for dandruff can be applied both in its undiluted and diluted form. For mild dandruff cases, simply dilute a small amount of apple cedar vinegar with some water. Gently massage the scalp using the solution by rubbing it on the skull using your fingers in a circular motion. Allow the solution to remain on the scalp for about an hour (or more depending on the size of your hair and the severity of the dandruff infection) before rinsing your scalp with non-medicated shampoo, preferably baby shampoo. For severe dandruff cases, use undiluted vinegar on the scalp following the same process as above. However, don’t leave it on your scalp for more than an hour.
Another alternative in using apple cedar vinegar for dandruff, acv for dandruff, is to dilute it with warm water as described above and then spray the solution on your hair using a spay bottle. However, take care not to get the solution into your ears and eye as this might result to complications. Leave it for about an hour and then rinse it off using non-medicated shampoo.
Another alternative way of using apple cider vinegar for dandruff, acv for dandruff, is by mixing a table spoonful of apple cedar vinegar, with 2 table spoonfuls of oatmeal or cornmeal and ½ cup grape seed oil. Stir the solution to achieve a thick and coagulated paste. Gently massage your scalp with the resultant paste and leave it for about an hour and then rinse it off using non-medicated shampoo. This method is beneficial in two ways. First, the vinegar balances the pH level of the scalp which is important in relieving and reducing dandruff infection. On the other hand, the presence of grape seed oil promotes the nourishment of your skin as well as soothes the scalp and exfoliates the dead flakes on the scalp.