Skin sloughs itself on a daily basis. The skin on the head and under the hair is no different. When the skin on the head flakes it is called dandruff. There are several causes for dandruff. But there are just as many remedies for it.
Dandruff is a costly skin condition and and can lead to embarrassing white flakes on the shoulders of your clothing. This is particularly problematic on clothing that is dark.
Physicians can prescribe something or you can get over the counter fix-its. But this problem can be solved at home with a few things from your cabinets.
How to Get Rid of Dandruff tutorial Video:
How to Get Rid of Dandruff: Rinse With Vinegar
Rinsing your hair with Apple Cider Vinegar is an effective way to treat dandruff because it actually addresses the root of the problem. Dandruff is the result of skin cells maturing and dying too fast, building up, and causing irritation. Vinegar will get rid of the unwanted skin that would flake off into dandruff, and it won’t clog up your pores.
Sometimes a fungus can also cause dandruff, and vinegar performs as a fungicide. Using it straight is probably easier on your hair than some of shampoos out there. Your hair will smell like vinegar but it does go away.
Gather these Supplies
-1/2 cup warm water
-1/2 cup ACV or white vinegar
Mix together the warm water and vinegar in a cup. The total amount may be varied to be more or less depending on how much hair you have. Pour the mixture over your hair, scrub it around gently for several minutes, and then rinse it thoroughly with water (only water!) Repeat once every week or two weeks, depending on complexity of your dandruff situation.
How to Get Rid of Dandruff: Fenugreek
Fenugreek is used commonly as a spice, particularly in Indian cuisine; however it serves medicinal purposes as well. Fenugreek seeds have a composition that is rich in protein and amino acids, encouraging healthy hair/hair growth and warding off those wicked flakes in the process. A little bonus – its high concentration of lecithin (a natural emollient) can help make hair stronger overall, and many people find that it leaves their hair silky smooth and soft.
Gather these supplies
– 2 tablespoons of Fenugreek seeds (check a health food store if they aren’t at your grocery store)
– A bowl of water
– Mortar and pestle or coffee bean grinder
Soak the seeds in 1-2 cups of water overnight. The next morning, grind them into a fine paste and apply to your scalp. Leave it applied for 30-45 minutes, then wash with mild shampoo or water.
Dandruff can be combated inexpensively. After washing hair with a dandruff buster, apply several drops of Tea tree oil to scalp to soothe and to fight any fungus present. The tea tree oil will soften skin, shine the hair and combat any future outbreaks of dandruff. Also, when washing hair rinse with cool water to reduce the drying of the scalp skin
Have a Happy Healthy Day!