Dandruff targets the scalps of many people, young and old. What’s more, it leads to other skin issues like pimples and acne. Poor hair brushing and shampooing habits, dry skin, stress and improper diets, will make your scalp more likely to become dandruff.
Dandruff can be rather embarrassing and lower the self-esteem of some people. Applying shampoo alone sometimes doesn’t work because of the chemical ingredients.
The itchiness caused by dandruff can drive you crazy! Now it’s time to fight dandruff with ingredients you may already have in your kitchen.
Wet your hair and then rub a handful of baking soda vigorously into your scalp. Skip the shampoo and go right to rinsing. Baking soda reduces overactive fungi that can cause dandruff. Your hair may get dried out at first, but after a few weeks your scalp will start producing natural oils, leaving your hair softer and free of flakes.
To treat a bad case of dandruff, wash your hair with your regular shampoo, then rinse with an alcohol-based mouthwash. Follow with your regular conditioner. Mouthwash’s anti-fungal properties help prevent dandruff-causing yeast from growing.
3. Coconut oil
Coconut oil is an effective dandruff treatment, and it smells nice too. Before showering, massage 3-5 tablespoons of coconut oil into your scalp and let sit for about an hour. Shampoo normally. You can also look for a shampoo that already contains coconut oil.
Massage 2 tablespoons lemon juice into your scalp and rinse with water. Then stir 1 teaspoon lemon juice into 1 cup water and rinse your hair with it. Repeat this daily until your dandruff disappears. Lemon’s acidity helps balance the pH of your scalp, which helps keeps dandruff at bay.
The roughness of ordinary table salt works great for scrubbing out dandruff flakes before you shampoo. Grab a saltshaker and shake some salt onto your dry scalp. Then work it through your hair, giving your scalp a massage. You’ll find you’ve worked out the dry, flaky skin and are ready for a shampoo.
Garlic’s antimicrobial properties are perfect for eliminating dandruff-causing bacteria. Crush garlic and rub it into your scalp. To avoid the strong smell, mix crushed garlic with honey and massage into the scalp before washing as usual.