DIY :: Apple Cider Vinegar Dry Scalp & Dandruff Treatment

Posted on Jul 1 2013 - 2:36pm by Melissa

Over the years, I have spent a good amount of money on dry scalp and dandruff products.  I figured, there has to be a cheaper way , so I did some research on DIY recipes and discovered that Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) is great natural way to relieve dandruff, dry scalp, and buildup in your hair.   Many hair products can leave our hair lackluster and scalp clogged, and itchy and some medicated shampoos and ointments are usually effective, but they’re pretty costly and packed with unnatural ingredients that can strip the hair of vial healthy nutrients.   ACV contains enzymes and properties that act as a fungicide and cleanser, the acidity of ACV changes the pH of your scalp, so it kills of the fungus that causes reoccurring dandruff and itchy scalp.


– Apple Cider Vinegar

– Water

– Spray Bottle


Mix a quarter-cup apple cider vinegar with a quarter-cup water. Pour this mixture into a spray bottle and spritz it on to your hair and scalp. Wrap your head in a towel. Leave on for anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour, then remove the towel and wash your hair.

I tried the ACV rinse yesterday, left it in for about an hour and followed up with Shea Moisture’s Organic Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo.  I deep conditioned with Carols Daughter Monoi Repairing Hair Mask and applied a DIY leave-in conditioner of water and coconut oil.


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9 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Yong @ Home Dandruff Remedy July 8, 2013 at 3:56 am - Reply

    I didn’t know apple cider vinegar can be used for treating dandruff. This is certainly useful information for me. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Elle August 25, 2013 at 10:37 pm - Reply

    I have actually been using ACV on my scalp for about 4 months now. I use a color applicator bottle to apply it to tbe scalp, massage it in, put a conditioning cap on and let it sit for an hour. I shampoo and condition with carols daughter products. This regimen has been working great for my dry and itchy scalp.

  3. Violet hayward January 12, 2014 at 10:28 am - Reply

    Thank you so much for the idea for the dry scalp issue I’ve tried just about everything else. I will let you know how the results were. Now I know what to do with the A.C.V. I never really used.

  4. carrie February 5, 2014 at 5:18 pm - Reply

    fabulous advice!

  5. Margarita Mitra February 17, 2014 at 6:04 pm - Reply

    Aftertreatment can I use any conditioner. Pl advise. Thank you. Margarita

    • Margarita Mitra February 17, 2014 at 6:07 pm - Reply

      Please advise if I can use any conditioner after treatment.
      Thank you.

  6. asca September 22, 2014 at 10:17 am - Reply

    my problem now is tonsil stones. This article is very helpful at all. thank you

  7. Cheyenne January 15, 2015 at 5:48 am - Reply

    sooo can I do this everyday? Once a week? Once a month? Ha I’m so excited to try this but don’t want to over do it if I can only do it every so often. Thank you!

  8. Antony Pazik June 26, 2015 at 4:34 pm - Reply

    Take half a cup of isopropyl alcohol and add a cup of vinegar and a cup of original Listerine. They are parasites which live within hair – both on our scalps and on other hairy body body parts. Lice Removal, 100 Church Street Decatur, GA 30031 (770)-645-4548

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