I’m sure most of us plagued with dandruff is well aware of the embarrassment caused by those pesky flakes of skin that drift and stick on to our clothes persistently. Such a frustrating problem that doesn’t seem to disappear despite buying all sorts of anti-dandruff shampoos and what-not. Don’t worry, try these 10 methods and you will soon be on your way to a heathy, happy scalp.
When you think of baking soda, you probably visualize it in baked goods. But did you know it is also good for your hair and scalp? All you need is a spoonful of baking soda which you will then proceed to massage thoroughly into already wet hair, concentrating on your scalp, then rinse it out. Do this for a few times a week and you can see the results pretty soon.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Another remedy found in your kitchen is apple cider vinegar. To use this method, combine one part of vinegar with one part of water and proceed to apply on your hair and scalp for a few minutes. After that, rinse it out with water only. Repeat as necessary until those irritating flakes are gone.
When life gives you lemons, make lemon juice to combat nasty dandruff! Pour the juice all over your head and then leave it on for fifteen minutes to let it work its magic.
Vitamin B, B6, B12, and E play an important part in the production of oils on the scalp. These oils will in turn, help to minimize dandruff from forming. Add these supplements into your daily diet.
The multi-purpose aloe vera is beneficial for curing all sorts of issues. One of its most well-known properties is its ability to moisturize. Apply aloe vera gel on your scalp to keep the skin there hydrated.
Maintain a healthy diet
A balanced diet helps our bodies fight diseases and sicknesses everyday. Keep your scalp healthy by taking a sufficient amount of fresh fruits and vegetables and increasing the amount of vitamin B, zinc and omega 3 consumed. Sugary and caffeinated food and beverages should be cut down as well.
Aspirin is renowned for curing headaches but did you know that they are great for fighting those irritating flakes as well? This is because they contain salicylic acid, a known ingredient in many anti-dandruff shampoos, it reduces fungus and calms inflamed skin. Grind the asirin tablets into a fine powder and mix it with some shampoo. Lather all over your head, let it absorb for 2 minutes then proceed with rinsing it off.
Bet you didn’t know that the common table salt is a great exfoliator for getting rid of dead skin on your scalp. Use the salt granules as a scrub to remove dry, flaky dandruff from your scalp and follow through with a good shampoo and rinse.
Pick out the right shampoo
If home remedies are not your thing, you can still continue using the numerous anti-dandruff shampoos available in the market. However, make sure that you choose those that really work. Read the ingredients on the label and ensure that they have incorporated tea-tree oil, ketoconazole, zinc pyrithione, neem and green tea which are all credited to prevent dandruff.
You know how your bodies build up a tolerance to something if used or consumed often? Anti-dandruff shampoos are just the same, you may find that a shampoo that works well on you suddenly stops being effective. To keep this from happening, find a couple of anti-dandruff shampoos with different ingredients and regularly rotate the usage of each shampoo.
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