If you suffer from embarrassing dandruff problems then natural dandruff remedies are your best option.
Although dandruff cannot be considered an illness or a disease, it’s still a condition that needs to be treated, to stop your neck and shoulders looking like you just stepped out of a snowstorm.
There are many factors that can cause dandruff; which we’re going to look at today.
Before using natural dandruff remedies, find out the cause of your dandruff.
1. Yeast – If you are sensitive to yeast, then you have a higher chance of getting dandruff in your hair/scalp.
If your dandruff is caused by yeast, then you’ll notice that the problem gets better during the warmer weather conditions (summer) and gets worse in colder seasons (winter). This is because yeast thrives in cold or wet environments.
2. Dry Skin – If you have a naturally dry skin, then you are more likely to have dandruff.
The dry skin on your scalp results in small white flakes or dandruff. If the flakes of dandruff on your hair are dry; not oily, then you know that yours is caused by your dry skin conditions.
3. Certain skin conditions – People with skin conditions such as eczema or psoriasis are also at a higher risk of having dandruff.
4. Reaction to some hair care products – You might have a bad reaction from certain hair products, which can result in dandruff. Also, shampooing your hair too often can sometimes cause dandruff to appear. This is because, some shampoos are too harsh and can strip your hair of its natural oils, resulting in a dry scalp.
5. Your diet – if you don’t consume some type of fats, Vitamin B or zinc containing foods, you might also start to experience dandruff in your hair.
Find out which of these is causing your dandruff, then you can proceed to its treatment using natural dandruff remedies.
Effective natural dandruff remedies
1. Tea tree oil.
Tea tree oil is very rich in antioxidant fungal in natural antifungal, antibiotic and antiseptic properties. This is why it has been effectively used for many centuries in the treatment of dandruff and itchy scalp.
To use, add a few drops of tea tree oil in your shampoo or conditioner.
2. Green tea.
Green tea contains many antioxidant properties, which when used, will exfoliate the scalp and remove dry flakes.
To use: Brew a very strong green tea (about 2 bags in 1 cup of water), let it cool down and then rinse your hair with it.
3. Apple cider vinegar.
I love apple cider vinegar, there are so many ways you can use it effectively for your skincare and haircare, even for healthcare! It is mildly acidic, which helps to fight the bacteria and fungi in your scalp that might be causing your dandruff problem. It also cleans away build ups and dry skin flakes in your scalp, while balancing your hair’s pH level.
To use: Add 1 tablespoon of ACV in a cup of water and rinse your hair with it, after shampooing and conditioning. You can either leave it on your hair or if you choose, rinse it off after 10 minutes. Using it as a leave-in is preferable. Do this about once or twice a week until the dandruff is treated.
4. Lemon peels.
The acidic nature of lemon will effectively clear dandruff from your scalp and also balance your scalp’s pH level.
To use: Peel 2 large lemons and boil the peels in 5 cups of water for 15 minutes. Let it cool down and then wash your hair with it.
5. Lemon juice.
Alternatively, you can also use lemon juice to treat your dandruff.
To use: Squeeze out the juice of 1 large lemon in a small bowl. Massage your scalp thoroughly with the juice and leave it on for 20 minutes. Then wash your hair with shampoo.
6. Onion paste or juice.
Onion juice or paste will also treat your dandruff. Do not worry about the opinion smell cause it vanishes after rinsing out your hair.
To use: For the paste, peel 1 or 2 red onions; depending on the size, blend it with a dry blender or juicer to form a paste. Massage the pas
As a juice – blend 1 red onion in a blender with 2 cups of water. Sieve the mixture with a cloth sieve to remove the onion debris, then rinse your hair with the juice.
7. Coconut oil.
The benefits of coconut oil on the hair and scalp are numerous. One of which is combating dandruff caused by dry skin conditions.
To use: Mix 5 tablespoons of raw organic coconut oil and 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice together. Apply and massage the mixture into your scalp and leave on for 20 minutes. Wash off with shampoo.
8. Ginger paste.
This is another remedy that will successfully treat dandruff.
To use: Grate or grind some ginger roots into a paste. Add 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon and mix it together. Massage this into your scalp and leave it for 20 minutes. Wash with shampoo.
9. Garlic paste.
This will also work in treating dandruff. You can either use garlic powder or fresh garlic cloves.
To use: Add 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice to 1 tablespoon of garlic powder or ground garlic cloves (about 10 cloves, you can use your initiative depending on the size of the cloves). Apply the mixture on your scalp, massage and leave for 20 minutes, then wash off with shampoo.
Note: For any of these natural dandruff remedies, it’s best to do it once a week consistently, until your dandruff is treated. Be sure to find out what might be causing your dandruff problem first. This will increase your chances of treating it successfully.
Which natural dandruff remedies, are you using or have you used before?
Will you be trying out any of these ones above?
Let me know in the comment box below.