Apple Cider Vinegar is good for your dandruff. Find out How!

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You wouldn’t dispute that dandruff has got to be one of the worst hair issues. It’s annoying, utterly disconcerting, can be extremely visible and embarrassing! Most of the time, people accept it as normal and move on.
However, did you know there are a lot of ways to ease the irritation or even completely curb the condition?
Apple Cider is a natural remedy that has been used for a lot of ailments, including dandruffs. In this article, we’ll show you various ways you can put apple cider vinegar to good use.
Before we get right on with that, we’ll look at a few ways apple cider vinegar helps with dandruff.

Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

• A scalp often becomes flaky as a result of excessive oil production in the scalp. Apple cider vinegar helps curb this by balancing the oil production in the scalp.
• It possesses antibacterial and antifungal properties which helps cleanse the scalp and keeps it healthy. As a result, it kills of existing fungi that may be responsible for dandruff.
• A dandruff problem sometimes occurs as a result of a pH imbalance in the scalp. Apple cider vinegar helps solve this problem and balances the pH.
• The anti-inflammatory properties of apple cider vinegar comes in handy to soothe inflamed and irritated scalp.
• Sometimes remnants from products build-up and clog the follicles, leading to dandruff. The vinegar unclogs the hair follicles and cleanses the hair and the scalp.

Ways to Use Apple Cider Vinegar For Dandruff

1. Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse

Apple cider vinegar rinse will help get rid of product build-up, balance the pH of the hair and add shine to your hair. It will also completely cleanse the hair and the scalp

What you’ll need:

• Two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar
• One cup of water

What to do:

• In a clean jug, pour two tablespoons of the vinegar
• Add a cup of water to the jug to dilute the vinegar.

• Next, wash your hair and condition normally.
• After rinsing with a conditioner, pour the diluted vinegar and let it stay on your hair.
• Do not attempt to rinse it any further
• Repeat the procedure once in two weeks.

Apple Cider Vinegar and Aspirin Rinse

Salicylate is a compound found in aspirin. This same compound is an active ingredient for a lot of dandruff shampoos and offers immediate relief

What you need :

• A cup of apple cider vinegar
• Three tablets of aspirin (crushed)

What to do:

• In a clean jug, mix the aspirin and apple cider vinegar. It is assumed that your aspirin tablets are already crushed.
• Proceed to shampooing your hair and rinsing off the shampoo.
• After rinsing, pour your already mixed vinegar solution on your hair, consciously making sure you massage the solution gently into your scalp.
• Let the solution stay for five minutes and then thoroughly rinse off.
• Finally, condition your hair normally and air-dry
• Repeat this procedure every week, at least once.

Apple Cider Vinegar and Aloe Vera

Aloe vera is already popular for curbing and treating a variety of ailments. On the scalp, it boosts cell growth and thus prevents flakiness. It also moisturized the scalp as dryness could also be a cause of dryness. While moisturizing, it gets rid of dead skin cells, bacteria and other particles that could be clogging the hair follicles. Overall, it adds shine to the hair, making it glow like never before.

What you’ll need:

• Six tablespoons of aloe vera gel
• One tablespoon of apple cider vinegar
• A cup of water
• Five tablespoons coconut milk.

What to do:

• Start by mixing the aloe gel with some coconut milk in a clean bowl.
• Make sure your hair is damp (neat too) and then work your way into your hair with the mixture, taking special care to massage the scalp.
• After covering the scalp with the mixture, get the rest of the mixture through the hair
• Let it sit on your hair for five minutes and then rinse off with water.
• Next, use a diluted apple cider vinegar (one tablespoon in a cup of water) to rinse the hair again and air dry your hair
• Repeat the procedure twice a week

Apple Cider Vinegar And Honey

Honey is a popular humectant that helps retain moisture in the hair shaft and cells in the scalp so that they stay hydrated. It also helps balance the pH of the scalp and accelerates healing thanks to its anti-inflammatory, antifungal and antiviral characteristics.

What you’ll need:

• Two tablespoons of honey (raw, organic)
• A third cup of apple cider vinegar
• One spray bottle
• A shower cap

What to do:

• Start by pouring the apple cider vinegar and honey in your spray bottle
• Shake the bottle well to get the ingredients completely mixed
• Section your already dampened hair and spray until the scalp is completely covered in the mixture
• Next, using a shower cap, cover the hair and let it sit for about fifteen minutes.
• Rinse off the solution after fifteen minutes have elapsed
• Next shampoo properly and rinse off again with cool water.
• Repeat this just once every week.

Apple Cider Vinegar and Lemon

Lemon possesses rich antioxidant and anti-fungal properties that are effective in getting rid of dandruff. It also cleanses the scalp to reduce irritation and reduce itching.

What you’ll need:

• A quarter cup of apple cider vinegar
• Half teaspoon of olive oil
• Five drops of tea tree oil
• Lemon juice (from half a lemon)
• One cup of water
• A spray bottle
• A towel (clean)

What to do:

• Pour all of the ingredients in a spray bottle and shake well to mix thoroughly.
• Next, divide your hair into different partitions and spray the solution on your hair.
• Once your scalp is completely covered, wrap your hair with a towel and let it sit for at least thirty minutes
• Rinse off and shampoo your hair normally.
• Repeat this procedure twice a week

Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda

Baking soda is a popular cleansing and whitening agent. When used as a scrub, it helps exfoliate the skin, getting rid of the dead cells that could result in dandruff. It also balances out the scalp’s pH without stripping it of its natural oils.

What you’ll need:

• Two tablespoons of baking soda
• Two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar

What to do:

• Mix the ingredients equally till you get a thick paste.
• Apply the mixture to your scalp and massage gently to get rid of the dead skin and build up.
• Massage for about five minutes before rinsing off with cool water.
• Repeat this twice every week.

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