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Ginger infused Vinegar for Dandruff and Clarifying Hair {DIY}

Ginger infused Vinegar for Dandruff and Clarifying Hair DIY home remedy

It has been soooooo long since I have done ANY DIY. This particular recipe was supposed to be published some time in last August but then I totally forgot about it. Now, if you would remember the elaborate hair ritual of Kamini aunty which I had followed, one of her products were ginger tonic. 

I do not claim to know the exact recipe or anything. This was crafted by me and mum after trying to make out what the ginger tonic consisted of. We could only guess at the ingredients. So, proceeding ahead with the DIY, let me first state the ingredients and then explain why it is necessary. 

Ingredients
  • Ginger Powder (made at home or from market)
  • Vinegar (preferably Apple Cider Vinegar)
  • Distilled Water
Method
  • Either shred a whole block of ginger at home using the cheese grater or use ginger powder available in the market. 
  • When you are shredding the ginger block at home, you would find a lot of juice also comes out. Do not throw it away. 
  • Now, take a vinegar bottle. I would suggest you to get Apple Cider Vinegar but then its expensive and not exactly available everywhere so you can go for fruit or non-fruity vinegar as well. Try to buy the ones which come in glass bottles instead of plastic ones. 
  • Empty an entire packet of ginger powder or the entire grated ginger block with its juice into the vinegar bottle. 
  • Let it infuse for a week in dark. Keep on shaking the bottle in between to speed up the infusion process. 
  • After a week, pour half of the vinegar into another bottle. Make sure to include the ginger powder or shreds in both bottles equally. Do not remove or throw them.
  • After dividing the vinegar equally in both bottles, pour distilled water in equal quantity (for 50ml of vinegar, pour 50ml of water).
And, your Ginger infused Vinegar is ready!! No, I would not suggest any essential oils with this recipe. Not even the ginger essential oil in place of ginger powder or shreds because I don't know how will vinegar react with the essential oil.

Ginger infused Vinegar for Dandruff and Clarifying Hair DIY home remedy

Why to use this?
I have long back mentioned that one of the best ways to deal with dandruff is using vinegar. So, if you have excess of dandruff, apply a table spoon of this infusion every time on your scalp before you wash your hair using a cotton ball and leave it for 20 minutes. 

Make sure to apply this over oiled hair only. Partition your scalp using small sections and saturate your entire scalp with this mixture. This really helps to deal with dandruff and ginger helps stimulate hair follicles as well. If you have oily hair, vinegar will also help control the oil secretion. 

Now, coming to the second part of usage, using various products on the hair causes buildup. So, it is very important to clarify hair in regular intervals to make the hair bouncy and look clean. This infusion helps to clarify the hair as well. 

If you do not have dandruff and do not use excess of products, you can use this infusion once in every two weeks or a month depending on amount of conditioner and leave-in conditioner you use. Saturate your scalp first with this liquid and then apply it on the length of your hair. Keep it for 10 minutes and shampoo.

Storage
Since vinegar does not turn rancid easily, this infusion will keep for months at a time so you can make it in huge quantities as well. If you are really particular, keep it in fridge but do not apply it cold on your scalp. That can create problems if you have sinus issues.

Hope you liked it!! Do try and let me know how it went for you :)

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32 comments:

  1. You read my mind Swati..just yday I went to my local supermarket with the intention of buying vinegar, but stupid me!! I got everything else except vinegar..
    I will get it today..
    Also, I am planning to use it for taming my dry, frizzy hair..what say?

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    1. hehe....so did you make this??? for taming frizzy hair, a drop of almond oil used as a leave-in conditioner works awesome :)

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  2. Great DIY Swati. Will pass it on to any friends of mine who have dandruff problem. Thanks!

    http://everythingthatclicks.blogspot.com

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  3. this is so easy,i will ask my brother to try this.thanks

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    1. did your brother try this??? how did it go?

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  4. amazing recipe. gonna try it soon. am a sucker for anything natural!

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  5. I'm definitely trying this Swati, thanks to you & aunty for this post :)

    Uzma

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    1. haha...thanks Uzma :) did you try it???

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  6. oh this sounds super awesome. btw i suspect one can also add some brandy to this. brandy helps with quicker absorption, creates some heat on application and above all being an alcohol it also disinfects the scalp. i am going to try this out for sure.

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    1. i am not sure about brandy but if you can get a good brand of it, may be yes it will work :)

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  7. I have dandruff problem and my hairs are falling too. I have used Minoxidil 2 years back as one doctor suggested me for hair fall but that didnt work. My scalp is getting visible day by day and it is causing me a lot of stress cause I am only 20 years old.
    I have used few products like H&D but that removes dandruff problem only for two or three days. My scalp also hurts when i apply oil on it. The middle portion of my scalp is losing hairs very fastly. Help me out.
    Please tell me any remedy. You can refer any product if you want. If any more information you require, ask me but please help me.

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    1. preateek is your problem hereditary?if not to you have some fungal problems,what is your hemoglobin level,are you taking your vitamins properly.wtat about the protein in your diet.take care of all these things and i am sure your problems will cease.

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    2. My father or my family almost everybody is having great hairs. trust me. and my hemoglobin was normal last tym when i had my blood test. Protein tell me protein diets , and i am a veg.
      One more thing I am facing this problem for 4 or 5 years.

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    3. thanks Shivani for answering :) well, hair is not only hereditary but depends on many other factors and as shivani said you should definitely get the tests done and ask the dermatologist if there is any issue in the scalp!

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    4. Can u suggest me some good dermatologist? I live in Bangalore. Should I contact ur Kamini aunty?

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    5. no idea about Bangalore...Kamini aunty is in Delhi!!! you can contact her if you wish but i would still suggest a good dermatologist or trichologist.

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    6. swati i was hoping if u could help me with ur small but effective remedies. I know it would be a great help. Some small points. Ur own suggestions!!!!
      As u know i have tried one dermatologist but that was ineffective i guess.

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    7. And one more thing the hairfall is more visible when i comb my hair.

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    8. hi Prateek. please use onion juice for one and if you get neelibrigandi oil. they help with hair fall. also, check other articles in hair growth section:
      http://www.perfectskincareforyou.com/search/label/hair%20growth

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  8. i did try to make this but i guess i went wrong somewhere.. it started stinking so bad,dat my mom asked me to throw it

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    1. vinegar does stink bad!! may be its just that.

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    2. Hi Pranali and Swati..
      Can you tell me the best brand of ACV in India or the name of the brand which u use..
      Thanks in advance

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  9. Superb.Will definetely try this out..Thanks for the wonderful post :)

    Cheers
    Sangeetha Menon
    www.bumpsnbaby.com

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  10. Am always coming back to your blog for new posts..Keep posting Swati..Update your blog dear ..Awaiting ...

    Cheers
    Sangeetha Menon
    www.bumpsnbaby.com

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    1. hi Sangeetha...please use the name and url option to get a backlink instead of posting the url of the blog in the comment :) and, the blog gets updated every weekday!

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  11. Hi Swati, do I need to oil my hair before using this solution even if i have oily hair?

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    1. yes, it would be better but if you can not, that's also fine :)

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  12. can you tell the name of ACV brand in India which is organic

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  13. Will the smell be easy to get rid of?

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