If you’ve ever wondered what all that white stuff coming off your head is, we’ll give you a hint: It’s not a major weather system, it’s just dandruff! Get the 411 on this scalp condition that is totally treatable! What follows is a list of unverified home remedies; if your dandruff is serious and is not alleviated by these treatments of over-the-counter dandruff shampoo, see a dermatologist.
Wash your hair regularly but not obsessively. Dandruff is caused when your scalp sheds dead skin cells. It is not caused by hair itself.
- The Mayo Clinic recommends washing your hair every day with a dandruff shampoo until the flakes subside, and then continuing to wash your hair with the anti-dandruff shampoo 2-3 per week.
- Excessive shampooing, especially with harsher chemicals, such as lauryl sulfate, can irritate the scalp and dry it out, causing more dandruff.
Give your dandruff shampoo time to work. If you choose to wash your hair with dandruff shampoo, leave the shampoo in for at least 5 minutes before you wash it off. This will give the shampoo time to work.
To help prevent dandruff, brush your hair after you shower and shampoo. Brushing your hair will help distribute the oil that is naturally occurring in your scalp and hair over the entire surface of your head.
- Starting at your scalp, brush outward to help distribute oil from the scalp along your entire head.
Avoid stress and stressful situations. Stress can cause dandruff, so try to exercise your stress away or deal with your stress in other healthy, effective ways.
- Eat healthily. What you put into your body has an impact on what your body responds with. An excess of unhealthy foods (fast food, sugary foods, etc.) will often result in skin, scalp and hair problems.
Use yogurt to get rid of that dandruff. Just wash and rinse your hair, then rub plain yogurt into the scalp, and leave for 10-15 minutes.
Rinse, then wash again, using as little shampoo as necessary. An infusion of thyme, nettle or sage with 2 tablespoons of vinegar can be used as a final rinse. To make an infusion, fresh or dried herbs can be used in loose or tea-bag form.
Warm a teapot and put in 1 dessertspoon of herb for each cup required.
Pour in a cup of boiling water for each cup of tea. Allow to steep for 10-15 minutes, then wash out the yogurt into a dish. Add the remainders for a healthier scalp.
Read the rest of this article here [WikiHow – 9 Ways to Get Rid of Dandruff (Natural Methods)]
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