Apple cider vinegar (ACV) has been used as a natural remedy for dandruff due to its anti-fungal properties. Here are a few ways to use ACV to treat dandruff:
- Scalp rinse: Mix equal parts of ACV and water in a spray bottle and apply it to your scalp after shampooing. Leave it on for a few minutes before rinsing out. Repeat this treatment a couple of times a week.
- ACV hair mask: Mix 1/4 cup of ACV with 1/4 cup of water and apply it to your scalp and hair. Cover your hair with a shower cap and leave it on for 30 minutes before rinsing out. Repeat this treatment once or twice a week.
- Add to your shampoo: Add a few tablespoons of ACV to your shampoo and massage it into your scalp before rinsing out.
- Consume ACV: You can drink a mix of 1-2 tablespoons of ACV with a glass of water to help balance the pH of your body, which may help reduce dandruff.
It’s important to note that ACV can be quite strong for some people, and it may cause irritation if it’s not diluted properly. It’s recommended to do a patch test on your skin before applying it to your scalp. Also, it’s important to rinse your hair well after using it to avoid any irritation or stinging sensation. Consult your doctor if you have severe or persistent dandruff or scalp condition.