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Homemade Remedies for Dandruff

Edited By: Sheldon O'Riley
 Do you suffer from dandruff? If so, we have just the solution for you right here! So, avoid buying those anti-dandruff shampoos and try out these 8 fantastic homemade dandruff treatments instead. You won’t regret it!
 
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Aspirin contains the same active ingredient (salicylic acid) as many anti-dandruff shampoos. Keep flaking in check by crushing a couple of aspirins and adding it to the normal amount of shampoo that you use each time you wash your hair. Leave the mixture on your hair for 1-2 minutes, rinse well, and wash again with plain shampoo.

2. Tea Tree Oil

Studies have shown that shampoos with just 5% tea tree oil can significantly decrease the severity of dandruff. You can add a few drops of tea tree oil to your favorite shampoo as you wash normally.

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To treat a bad case of dandruff, wash your hair with regular shampoo, then rinse with an alcohol-based mouthwash. Follow this up with your regular conditioner. Mouthwash’s anti-fungal properties help to prevent dandruff-causing yeast from forming.

4. Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is a tried and tested dandruff treatment, and it smells lovely too. Before you shower, massage 3-5 tablespoons of coconut oil into your scalp and let it sit for about an hour. You can also consider buying shampoo that already contains coconut oil.

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Your kitchen could hold the key to an itch-free, flake-free scalp. Some ingredients you use every day double as effective dandruff remedies – such as baking soda. Wet your hair and then rub a handful of baking soda vigorously into your scalp. Skip the shampoo and go straight to rinsing. Baking soda has the ability to reduce overactive fungi that can cause dandruff. Your hair might get dried out at first, but after a couple of weeks, your scalp will start producing natural oils, leaving your hair softer and free of flakes.
 

6. Salt

The abrasiveness of table salt is great for scrubbing off 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 that you’ve worked out the dry, flaky skin and are now ready for a shampoo.

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Dandruff relief might be no farther away than your fridge. All you have to do, if you have some lemons, is massage two tablespoons of 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 every day until your dandruff disappears. The acidity of the lemon helps balance the pH of your scalp, which helps to keep dandruff at bay.

8. Garlic

Garlic’s antimicrobial properties are great for eliminating dandruff-causing bacteria. Crush some garlic and rub it into your scalp. To avoid that pungent smell, mix the crushed garlic with honey and massage into the scalp before washing as usual.

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