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How long does it take for vinegar to cure an itchy scalp?

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Using an apple cider vinegar soak twice per week over one month may help treat dandruff-related scalp itching, according to TheHealthSite. There is insufficient evidence to support the effectiveness of apple cider vinegar in treating dandruff as of 2015, notes WebMD.

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For treating dandruff and scalp itch, apply undiluted apple cider vinegar directly to the scalp, and let it soak for one hour. Use a cotton ball soaked in vinegar for ease of application. Apple cider vinegar may help kill certain bacteria and fungus, explains TheHealthSite.

There are a number of possible underlying causes for dandruff, notes WebMD. One possible cause is an immune reaction to the fungus Malassezia. Apple cider vinegar may have anti-fungal effects.

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