Apple Cider Vinegar Treatment for Dandruff

34 User Reviews

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Posted by Jessica (Tempe, AZ) on 07/09/2008
5 out of 5 stars

I've had mild-moderate dandruff all my life and nothing ever really worked. I've been applying ACV before shampooing about 3xs/week and it's pretty much all cleared up. Still a little itchy sometimes but no more flakes! :) Thanks for sharing all the great remedies!

Replied by Joyce
(Joelton, Tn)
07/09/2008
509 posts

To Jessica from Tempe, Az. The ACV better using it half water and half ACV as a final rinse after shampooing your hair. Of course you smell strong of vinegar until your hair dries. After it dries the smell goes away.


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Posted by Victor (San Diego/Tijuana, US/MEX) on 03/18/2008
5 out of 5 stars

I struggled with dandruff and related skin problems all my life. They were present on my scalp, face, ears, nostrils, chest, and pubic area. I was constantly using different medications. Doctors were prescribing me corticosteroids, even in injections. During the nineties I started realizing that all my skin problems were fungus related. Nizoral shampoo was helping to some extend, but not all the way, and I was becoming more and more allergic to it. Other dandruff shampoos never worked at all. I tried many herbal remedies, with very mixed effects. Finally, a couple of years ago, I found information about using vinegar to treat dandruff. It took a couple of weeks, and some adjusting, but finally my skin started clearing up. I finally use it 3 times a week 5 min before shower (you can spray it, use an eye dropper, and your hand to massage it in). Careful with eyes, teeth, and lungs! Ever since I've been dandruff/exema free. Vinegar is my best friend! At the beginning I was using Apple Cider Vinegar, but my partner couldn't stand the smell of it. He advised me to switch to white sugar cane vinegar, popular in Mexico, where we live - it works as well as ACV for me. Take care everyone!

Replied by Jessica
(TC, US)
05/25/2008
5 out of 5 stars

hey!! i tried this and it really works tanks alot!!! and if you have any q's or comments you can email me!!! I tried the appple cider vinegar


Replied by Joyce
(Joelton, Tn)
11/15/2007
509 posts

To Teekup 11/14/07 from Metrowest, Ma. Half & half ACV/water is best hair conditioner you can use - leaves hair silky soft & shiny & dandruff free ( I think it works by acid vinegar taking alkali shampoo off hair) but best of all it leaves the hair in place (unlike H & S dandruff shampoo Or any other dandruff shampoo with same active ingredients) every time I see someone that looks too young to be losing hair naturally I always ask them if they are using head and shoulders shampoo- a few of them had already figured out what was causing their hair loss and stopped - It works real good for controling dandruff, but then I don't think I've ever seen a bald person with dandruff


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Posted by Suze (Gold Coast, Australia) on 08/07/2007
5 out of 5 stars

Apple Cider Vinegar cured severe dandruff. I have had a case of dandruff that just kept getting worse over the last few years - I figured it must have been caused by an alergic reaction to hair dye over time. Even though I stopped dying my hair 2 years back, the dandruff never stopped. I tried all dandruff shampoos (which made the condition worse and gave me huge red lesions all along my hairline and forehead) then switched to natural shampoos only - which stopped it from getting worse, but not any better. I then finally tried the ACV on my scalp, left it on for about 15 minutes, then washed my hair with a frangrance free natural shampoo ( I added a few drops of tea tree into it) and rinsed with a 50/50 solution of ACV and water. I have been doing this for 2 weeks and everything has just about cleared up, apart from some tiny flakes here and there - no itching at all! Every wash it keeps getting better - and my hair is shinier! Yay!


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Posted by SK (Fairfax, Virginia) on 03/23/2007
5 out of 5 stars

For most my life I have suffered from severe dandruff and scalp scaling. Especially in the winter my scalp gets itchy, irritated with large scales. I have tried every dandruff shampoo and cream in the market and nothing worked. I would use a dandruff shampoo and as soon as my scalp dried, you could see the scales again. I finally found apple cider vinegar as a remedy only. I used regular ACV from the grocery store. I put it in a dropper, part my hair in sections and put several drops in the partings. It takes a while, especially to do the back of my head. I let it soak 1 to 2 hours and then wash my hair like normal. It works like MAGIC ! I am now 90% free of dandruff ! I usually do 3 applications (1 every other day). This lasts me 4 - 6 months with almost no dandruff.


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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.

Replied by Ashwin
(AZ, USA)
09/17/2008

MN from bombay. The problem may be in your water. Make sure that the water you use to wash your hair is soft water and not hard water. This is just a guess because it seems like you've tried everything.


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Posted by Jane (Macksville, NSW) on 12/07/2006
5 out of 5 stars

I couldn't believe that something so simple & inexpensive could cure a dandruff problem I have had for over a decade. From the moment the cidar vinegar was applied I had instant relief from an itchy scalp & all the dandruff I had just lifted off. Unless I had tried this remedy, I honestly would of never believed all the feedback I have read on using cidar vinegar. Thank you very much, Jane.


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Posted by Ging de Jesus (Singapore) on 09/04/2006
5 out of 5 stars

Hi to all. I just want to share with you my experience. My husband is having severe dandruff for quite sometime (about 4 years or longer) and we have tried different types of costly dandruff shampoo's but did not work, its so embarrasing specially when you are wearing black colour of shirt, my husband doesnt care at all because he cant do anything as he tried so many types of shampoos, and medicated shampoos and even tried coconut oil. but alas.... still the same, itchy, flaky scalp and hair looks very dry, I'm very much worried about it, as I feel that it reflect to me as a wife and it embarras me as well. I'm quite bothered by what people's might say, as i am very particular when it comes to personal hygiene. I said, I must do something about it, I decided to browse "how to cure dandruff" then your website came out, and I read about ACV, i said to myself, no harm trying. I bought Organic Raw ACV, its sting.....I put a little amount (20ml) to a container and dip the cotton balls and massage to my hubby's scalp, applied all over scalp, massage gently up to 10min, and leave it for about an hour and rinse with your normal shampoo, after I used it for about 4 times (every other day) i noticed the shines in his hair and i checked his scalp, to my surprise the dandruff is 90% gone, and i can see the shines in his scalp as well, now his hair looks healthy it is not dry anymore, i still continue using it as a maintenance (2x a week). My Hubby & I also drinks it 10ml dilute it into 8oz of water upon arising (do not brush your teeth yet, straight away take ACV - i noticed that it eliminates your Bad Breath and improve your bowel movement) mid morning and mid afternoon, I will share again the result after, specially for my husband's who has diabetes if there's an improvement. thanks so much for your sharing and i hope my sharing can help more people too who's suffering the same. more power to this website.


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Posted by Karen (West Point Village) on 04/16/2006
5 out of 5 stars

After having my 3rd child, I developed severe greasy disgusting dandruff and what I deemed to be athletes foot. After EVERYthing short of hari kari.. I tried ACV. It burned-that oh my it hurts/it feels good kind of burn. True I did smell a bit like a salad if I perspired.. but within a week... POOF... it was gone. Ditto with the foot problem. Tonite- we try to cure the DH's strep throat...


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Posted by Cynthia (Dexter, MI) on 04/10/2006
5 out of 5 stars

I was suffering from itchy skin, scalp and embarrassing dandruff for months. I read from the internet and heard at a health food store about apple cider vinegar treatment from dandruff. I was hesistant because I thought that I'd smell like vinegar. But, I had immediate relief when I rinsed my head and hair with it. Also, my hair is now very shiny and soft. I don't even have to use conditioner. My next step is to try it for my acne. Wish me luck and thanks for your informative website.


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Posted by Branden (Tucson, AZ) on 02/21/2006
5 out of 5 stars

I battled with dandruff for the better part of 4 years to varying degrees. Wearing black was embarrasing. I tried all the costly medicated shampoos and also switched out my different hair products in case were facilitated the dandruff. I had heard that apple cider vinegar was good for the skin so I figured why not the skin under my hair. To my joy it worked wonders. Although it does not prevent dandruff it obliterates it once you do have it. (To find the cause you may have to do a little research on dandruff). I started by applying it with a spray bottle onto my hair until saturated. This worked ok but I had much better results with the following...

Ok it sounds a little ridiculous...

Fill a large bowl that you can fit your head into (or maybe a sink) with undiluted apple cider vinegar so that there is enough to cover the majority of your scalp when you place your head in it. It may sting the firs couple of times but it is doing its job. It actually feels great. Repeat this for about 3 days to get rid of tough cases and then occasionally for maintenance. You may want to shampoo afterward since it does smell a bit. The next day or two it may seem like the dandruff went into overdrive but you are actually shedding off all the dead skin that the apple cider vinegar helped to loosen! Eventually your scalp will feel great. Plus your hair will feel softer than it ever has! Good luck!



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