Dandruff may be as a result of a dry scalp or a skin condition known as Seborrheic Dermatitis. It could also be caused by a yeast-like fungus called malassezia, psoriasis or eczema.
Some natural treatments to get rid of dandruff are given below.
It contains salicylic acid which can also be seen in many medicated dandruff shampoos. You can crush two aspirins to a fine powder and add it, the normal amount of shampoo you use to wash your hair each time. Leave the mixture on your hair for about 1-2 minutes, then rinse well and was again with a plain shampoo.
2. Tea-tree Oil
Shampoos with 5% tea-tree oil significantly improves the severity of dandruff. You can also add a few drops of tea-tree oil to your shampoo.
3. Baking Soda
Baking soda reduces overactive fungi that can cause dandruff. Wet your hair and rub a handful of baking soda vigorously into your scalp. Do not apply shampoo, just rinse off the soda. Your hair may get dried out at first, but after a few weeks, your scalp starts producing natural oils that makes it softer and free of flakes.
4. Apple cider vinegar
The acidity of apple cider vinegar changes the pH of your scalp this making it great for dandruff treatment.
Mix a quarter cup of apple cider vinegar with a quarter cup water and add it to your scalp. Wrap your head with a towel and let it sit for about 15 minutes to an hour, then wash your hair as usual. Do this twice a week.
To get rid of a bad case dandruff, wash your hair with your shampoo then rinse with an alcohol based mouthwash then rinse off with your regular conditioner. Mouthwash’s anti-fungal properties help to prevent dandruff yeast from growing.
6. Coconut oil
Before showering massage 3-5 tablespoons of coconut oil into your scalp and let sit for about an hour.
Massage 2 tablespoons of lemon juice into your scalp and wash with water. Lemons acidity helps balance the pH of your scalp which helps keep dandruff at bay.
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