7 Natural Ways to Get Rid of Dandruff for Good
More than 50% of the population in the US are affected by dandruff. Dandruff can appear at any age; however, it’s more likely to do so when a person is between 20-30 years old. Such an inconvenient condition can usually lead to a dry scalp, hair loss, and have a negative effect on your self-confidence.
Here at Health is Wealth, we gathered some effective natural ways to get rid of dandruff.
Tea tree oil
Even as little as a 5% presence of tea tree oil in your shampoo can significantly improve the condition of your scalp. When it comes to dandruff, tea tree oil can be a lifesaver since it provides immediate effects thanks to its antibacterial and antifungal properties.
How to use:
One way is to simply add 8-10 drops of tea tree oil in a 200-ml bottle of shampoo. Wash your hair the way you normally would, but allow the shampoo to sit on your scalp for a bit to let it absorb the benefits of tea tree oil. Then, rinse thoroughly.
Another way of using it could be in your daily oil — we’d suggest something natural like almond oil or coconut oil. A three-quarter of the regular oil would require 15 drops of the tea tree oil. Put the mixture in your hair, massage it into your scalp, keep it overnight, and wash it the next morning.
Apple cider vinegar
The antifungal properties of unfiltered and completely organic apple cider vinegar can be used to treat itchy and dry skin that causes dandruff. The acid content present in apple cider vinegar changes the pH of the scalp, making it harder for the yeast to grow.
How to use:
Mix apple cider vinegar with water in equal proportion.
After washing your hair, apply the mixture to it while it’s wet.
The mixture should be massaged into the scalp and then left for 15 minutes before you rinse it off.
Coconut oil is often referred to by some people as a “blessing for hair” since there is not a single hair-related problem that can’t be cured by it. Coconut oil has antifungal properties that help it cure dandruff. It also contains lauric, caprylic, and capric acid, allowing it to nourish damaged hair.
How to use:
Warm up a significant amount of coconut oil (as per the length of your hair) in a bowl.
Rub the oil into your scalp and hair for 5 minutes.
Leave it overnight.
In the morning, wash it off with your usual shampoo.
Honey offers a lot of surprising benefits when it’s used in its raw form. Honey is a natural humectant, which means it holds the moisture of the hair that prevents it from dying. Apart from that, it infuses the hair with several vitamins like vitamin A, B, C, D, E, and B-complex. Along with that, it provides several essential minerals like calcium, magnesium, potassium, etc. Raw honey is also very effective against dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis.
How to use:
Wet your hair.
Dilute the honey (90% of honey and 10% of water.)
Rub it into your scalp for 3-5 minutes and then let it sit on your scalp for a few hours.
Rinse it off with water.
Sodium bicarbonate, or commonly known as baking soda, has been proven to be useful on 40 dermatophytes, 18 yeasts, and 12 mold-related infections on various parts of the body. Baking soda is also an excellent exfoliator so applying it to the scalp will remove dead skin cells. Now, as baking soda is also basic/alkaline in nature, it also helps balance the pH of the scalp.
Baking soda has several benefits on the skin as its a powerful substance.
The last two recipes can be found in our video. So, make sure you watch it until the end!
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