Apple Cider Vinegar Treatment for Dandruff

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Rhonda (Orange County, NJ) on 11/05/2014
1 out of 5 stars

Apple Cider Vinegar has worsened my condition.... I went from having a few thick flakes to having the full top of my head to flake consistently.... I'm going to try coconut oil next :/


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Courtney (Lewisville, Tx) on 08/11/2011
1 out of 5 stars

Ok so I have been keeping up with my treatment of the ACV and water for my scalp, and although the mixture feels really good on my scalp.... My flakes and dandruff have increased a lot! Before the flakes would be somewhat visible but mostly just to me.... Now when I brush my hair my shirt/shoulders are covered! I think this is great for people that it works for, but I just don't think that I am one of those people. I do like how soft my hair is, but the flakes getting worse I just can't handle. I did a spin class at the gym today and when I began to sweat I smelled like vinegar :( Oh well, I guess I am on to another product.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Rachel (Toronto, Ontario) on 05/11/2009
1 out of 5 stars

Please help! I am sure that apple cider vinegar actually made my scalp much worse and gave me horrible dandruff. I recently stopped using shampoo and instead tried cleaning with baking soda and rinsing with apple cider vinegar diluted with water. Dandruff worsened.

So I added tea tree oil and lavendar and still my scalp got worse. Also, I noticed my thick head of hair getting thinner because of hair loss.

I have stopped using baking soda and ACV - and now have to deal with a dry, itchy scalp. At least my hair has stopped falling out.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Daryl (Eugene, OR) on 10/27/2008
1 out of 5 stars

I tried, and failed, to alleviate my dandruff using apple cider vinegar. I mixed a solution of 1/2 ACV with 1/2 water in a squirt bottle. I then applied this directly to my scalp while in the shower and let it sit for about 5 minutes. I did this about 3 times a week for 3 weeks. My dandruff has not improved and the skin on my forehead and back has begun to itch severely after I get out of the shower. Needless to stay, I have ceased using this treatment.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by MN (Bombay, India) on 01/25/2007
1 out of 5 stars

I've tried ACV for over a month now & I can now surely confirm that it does not prevent nor cure Dandruff. We need to find another alternative. By the way, I've tried other natural cures as well: such as lime juice, neem oil, aloe vera etc...nothing seems to work.