The many benefits of apple cider vinegar for psoriasis are discussed in greater detail here. You can not only use ACV in your body to fight psoriasis from the inside but you can also apply it directly to your skin including your scalp. So if you are struggling with scalp psoriasis which can be very unsightly, here are some steps on how to treat scalp psoriasis with apple cider vinegar.
One thing to remember when using apple cider vinegar for treating psoriasis is to make sure that you use good quality ACV. By this I mean that it should be produced from organic apples and state that it contains the “mother” which is the cloudy looking stuff at the bottom of a bottle of good quality ACV which is where many of the healing properties of ACV reside. You usually shake the bottle before using. It should also state that it is raw, unfiltered and that it is fermented using traditional methods i.e. unpasteurized.
Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar with the “Mother” is truly one of the best products types of ACV you can use internally and externally (after diluting it).
When using apple cider vinegar externally (or internally) it is best to dilute it in water. For external application, work up to a 50/50 dilution. Though you may need to use less ACV if you have very sensitive skin. Do not use ACV on open lesions and test your reaction to ACV on small areas first.
Another thing to remember is that although ACV has been amazing for many psoriasis sufferers, as with many treatments including home remedies such as ACV, it maybe ineffective for you which is the nature of the beast. You have to find what works for you. If ACV doesn’t work, try something else.
There are many ways on how to treat scalp psoriasis with apple cider vinegar including the following;
- If you want to relieve itching, you can make a paste with baking soda and ACV and apply to the spot as long as it’s not an open lesion. This is a great way to relive itching associated with some types of psoriasis on any area of the body including the scalp quickly.
- Another anti-itch way to use apple cider vinegar if your scalp itching is to mix about 2 ounces of ACV added to about 6 ounces of lukewarm water. Apply this over your entire scalp and gently massage it in for a few minutes. You can rinse this out after a few minutes or you can simply leave it in. The ACV smell usually goes away.
- One of the best ways on how to treat scalp psoriasis with apple cider vinegar is by using it as a rinse as a final step after shampooing your hair as detailed here.
Apple cider is very beneficial for those dealing with psoriasis and is definitely one of the best methods on treating scalp psoriasis at home so do give it a shot. It may work for you to provide you some needed relief from the very unsightly scalp psoriasis.
If you don’t have access to apple cider vinegar, you may use white vinegar although ACV is truly one of the best types of vinegar for use in various natural healing methods.
A product which may be beneficial for you for combating scalp psoriasis which contain not only ACV but also other psoriasis healing herbs and oils include the Just Natural Psoriasis Scalp Vinegar Rinse Cleanser.