I wrote this piece of drivel last year: Healthy Scalp Trick
Don’t do it. Or if you do, be very careful about it because vinegar is acidic and will throw your scalp off balance. I got major uncontrollable dander after doing it. So I did it some more. And it got worse and worse until I realized maybe it was the vinegar making things worse. Indeed, after washing my hair with nothing but a ton of conditioner did the scalp finally calm down. I basically was burning my hair with vinegar and turning it into a big mess.
If you still choose to try it, dilute it heavily and don’t leave it on your head very long and try to just do it on your hair and avoid it getting on your scalp (which is very hard).
In short, apply watered down apple cider vinegar to your head. This may not be news for everyone. I had certainly heard of it, but I never tried it before. UNTIL.
So I had recently started using a new shampoo which was definitely not agreeing with me. I was like pigpen with a cloud of dander poofing around me. Maybe it was too harsh or I was allergic to an ingredient, but my scalp was constantly itchy and flaky. I don’t know why I kept using it.
Then, this weekend, when I went to get a haircut, the lady was so concerned with the health of my hair, I realized, I gotta get a new shampoo. She told me to apply watered down apple cider vinegar to my scalp and leave it for 15 minutes before shampooing. I did it as soon as I got home, and my hair is completely soft and my scalp mostly itch and dander free. I also got a new shampoo. So maybe it was the new shampoo rather than the vinegar. I don’t know. But the watered down vinegar felt soothing to my scalp when I poured it over my head. I don’t think I’d do this every time I shampoo, but certainly for periodic maintenance. I turned my straw hair into instant soft silky hair without using any other conditioner or product. I’m convinced.