ACV for Dandruff -- Caused Scalp Odor?
I tried a mixture of ACV (Trader Joe's brand) and water, about 50/50 or 60/40, to treat itching scalp/dandruff, but only one time because of a side effect. I washed my hair, used this mixture with a squeeze bottle all over my head, left it on for a little while (maybe 10-15 minutes?), then washed it off. At the time it provided immediate relief to the itch, but afterwards my head smelled, even after anytime I washed it. This lasted for about a week. It was a distinct odor, which I think was probably a fungus odor. Because of that, I was afraid to try it again. Not sure if that was a good sign or bad sign. Any thoughts on what happened here? I couldn't find similar feedback on the EC website.
Just some background. I believe I could have a yeast overgrowth problem, which I came across while researching rash and itchy skin issues. I made a drastic diet change, and the rash got much worse the next day, then gradually improved. My scalp itch became much worse at the same time that happened, then lessened as things improved. It still won't go away though. None of the dandruff shampoos work, of course. It seems minor since I don't get noticeable flakes (only see small traces if I scratch, which I try not to) or patches of any sort, but the itching is a nuisance, and it is lingering. It tends to itch less right after being washed, and gradually worsen until the next wash. Thank you in advance for any feedback.
So. Florida, USA