The appearance of dandruff can be caused by many factors, such as stress or too frequent blow-drying. How to get rid of dry dandruff naturally? What are the best home remedies for dandruff? We’ll tell you everything.
Natural Dandruff Remedy
1. SALT AND VINEGAR
This ancestral recipe not only eradicates dandruff, but maintains the health of your scalp, and promotes the shine and vitality of your hair. Indeed, the acidity of the vinegar modifies the pH of the scalp and stops the development of dandruff. You’ll need :
- 2 tablespoons of salt (fine or coarse, it doesn’t matter);
- 1/2 glass of water ;
- 1 tablespoon of pure cider vinegar.
Mix the 2 tablespoons of salt in half a glass of water then massage your scalp for about 5 minutes. For convenience, put the solution in a spray container and then spray it all over your hair.
Leave on for ten minutes.
Rinse thoroughly with clear water.
Do this treatment twice a week.
To intensify the effectiveness, you can start this treatment by totally wetting your hair with pure vinegar.
Leave to act for 1/2 hour. Then, follow the process suggested above.
Others prefer to use the cider vinegar and water mixture (5 to 6 tablespoons for 1 liter of water) as final rinse water. This solution further enhances the shine and vitality of your hair.
2. LEMON JUICE
For the same acidic property it provides, lemon is a variant of the vinegar method.
- 2 tablespoons of lemon juice;
- 1 teaspoon of lemon juice in a second container;
- 1 cup of water.
Massage your scalp and lengths with 2 tablespoons of lemon juice.
Rinse with a lotion obtained by mixing 1 teaspoon of lemon juice in a cup of water.
Repeat this treatment every day until dandruff disappears.
3. THE YOGURT MASK
The second advantage of this solution is to fight against the waste of expired products. A yogurt mask couldn’t be simpler.
Massage your hair and scalp thoroughly with yogurt (the expiry date of which may be slightly past).
Cover with cellophane or cling film.
Leave for 2 hours.
Rinse thoroughly and proceed with a mild shampoo.
Variation: soy yogurt also works very well.
4. HOMEMADE LOTIONS
To prepare your anti-dandruff infusion, you will need:
- 50 grams of nasturtium leaves;
- 1 liter of water.
Let your nasturtium leaves infuse.
Shampoo with your usual product.
Use the infusion as the final rinse water.
VARIATION 1: ROSEMARY
- 1 handful of rosemary leaves;
- 1/2 liter of water.
Used in the same way as the previous lotion, this one however requires 12 hours of application before the final rinse.
VARIATION 2: BIRCH BUDS
- 100 grams of birch buds;
- 1/2 liter of water.
Prepare your infusion.
Use it in lotion morning and evening in friction, without rinsing.
VARIATION 3: LIME BLOSSOM AND THYME
You can choose only linden or only thyme, it is according to your preferences.
Make an infusion that you use as a rinsing lotion after shampooing with your usual product.
You should know that some anti-dandruff products found on the market are simply based on the active ingredient of salicylic acid, in other words, the good old aspirin.
Let’s go to the fastest, straight to the source.
- 2 aspirins that you crush and reduce to a fine powder.
Mix this powder with your usual dose of shampoo.
Wash your hair as usual.
Leave on for 2 minutes then rinse thoroughly with clean water.
6. TEA TREE ESSENTIAL OIL
Antibacterial, fungicide, parasiticide, and antiviral, 5% tea tree essential oil in the shampoo reduces the presence of dandruff.
Some commercial shampoos contain it, but you can simply manually add a few drops to your usual product.
7. BAKING SODA
It is the fungicidal action of baking soda that is considered in this method. Indeed, certain fungi are at the origin of the presence of dandruff.
After wetting your hair, take a handful of baking soda in your hand, then spread it all over your scalp.
Rinse thoroughly, but do not shampoo.
To be effective, this trick must be followed for several weeks. Once the fungus is destroyed, the scalp will secrete the substance necessary for its own hydration.
You, therefore, enjoy healthy and soft hair.
Yes, as surprising as it may seem, treating the oral mucous membranes with antifungal products treats the production of dandruff. The mint or eucalyptus they contain calms the scalp that is too dry and irritated.
Use regular mouthwash.
9. COCONUT OIL
- 3 to 5 tablespoons of coconut oil.
Massage your scalp with this oil.
Leave for an hour.
Proceed with your usual shampoo.
10. ALOE VERA
Already, the simple refreshing effect of aloe vera plays a role in itching and soothes the scalp.
Massage all of your hair, paying particular attention to the roots.
Do your usual shampoo.
Aloe vera acts mainly as a soothing agent, it is advisable to combine this tip with an anti-dandruff method.
11. OLIVE OIL AND GARLIC
Olive oil and crushed garlic clove, are an effective combination against dandruff.
- 65 ml of oil;
- 1 clove of garlic.
Mix the oil well with the crushed garlic.
Heat the mixture and turn off the heat just before it begins to boil.
Once the mixture has cooled, apply it to the scalp, then make small circles to massage yourself.
Cover your head with a towel and leave it on for 30 minutes.
Wash your hair with a mild shampoo then rinse thoroughly.
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