Before reading about how you can get rid of dandruff, you have to be sure you have dandruff. You can only have a dry scalp, which is different from dandruff both as a symptom and as a treatment. If you know you have dandruff, then go on and read this article.
Dandruff is not something you cannot cure; all you need to do is follow the right remedies of how to get rid of dandruff. So without further ado, here are 3 dandruff remedies that will totally do away with dandruff for good!
Vinegar (more precisely, apple cider vinegar or white vinegar) may seem a strange idea, but it effectively treats dandruff, because it acts at the root of the problem. Dandruff is, in fact, an accumulation of skin cells that develop and die too quickly, causing irritation. Vinegar will remove the scuffed skin that turns into dandruff and will not cover the pores preventing the reoccurrence of dandruff.
– 1/2 cup of hot water
– 1/2 cup of vinegar
How to use
Mix warm water and vinegar in a cup. The amount may vary depending on how long your hair is. Pour the mixture on the hair, gently massage for a few minutes, then rinse well with water (only water!). Wait for 8-12 hours before taking a shower. Repeat this treatment weekly or every two weeks.
Baking soda has a wide range of uses and rightly so – it works about every time! It helps remove dandruff for many reasons. First, baking soda exfoliates the scalp gently, removing the dead skin. It also acts as an antifungal. In addition, its small particles can help remove the dead skin from scalp – instead of just breaking it into small pieces.
– 1 teaspoon of baking soda
– 1 cup of water
– a few drops of rosemary oil (optional)
How to use
Mix a teaspoon of baking soda with a cup of warm water. If you use a bottle of shampoo, shake the mixture well and pour generously on your hair. Use the solution instead of shampoo, daily if you can. Your hair can be dry at first, but natural oils will restore shortly. If you feel the need to use shampoo (but you should try baking soda first) then add a teaspoon of baking soda to your regular shampoo. Rosemary oil is optional, but there are people who say rosemary helps them and has a nice flavor too.
Aspirin removes dandruff, not just headaches. Aspirin uses a high percentage of salicylic acid, the active ingredient in many anti-dandruff shampoos. Salicylic acid has antifungal and antimicrobial properties that fight against dead skin caused by fungi, and aspirin helps inflamed skin that usually accompanies dandruff.
– 2 aspirins
How to use
Crush the aspirin until it becomes a fine powder. Put the powder in your regular shampoo, apply it to your hair and leave it on for about 2 minutes before rinsing well.