Everyone at least once in their life has dealt with the dreaded dandruff. It sits in your hair and clings on like little flakes of snow, except not as pretty nor welcome.
Dandruff occurs on the scalp when the natural cycle of skin renewal is sped up.
This causes patches of dead skin to form on your scalp, which then separate away into the hair. This results in flakes that can be found throughout your hair.
It can be a little gross and luckily I have a few tips on how to be rid of it with things you can find at home, YAY!
1. OLIVE OIL
Olive oil can help cure dandruff in two different ways.
One, olive oil can moisturise the scalp and ensure that flaking does not occur.
Two, the olive oil can soak into the thick scaly areas of the scalp that regularly flake.
This way the affected areas will fall down as one piece and not lots of little pieces.
- Before bed every night massage your head with olive oil
- Ensure you cover your head with a cotton wrap (you don’t want to attract dust with an oily head)
- Wash your hair with a mild shampoo the following morning
2. TEA TREE OIL
It has been proven that shampoos with at least 5% tea tree oil significantly decreases the severity of dandruff.
You can always add a few drops of tea tree oil to your own shampoo if you have a particular favourite.
3. APPLE CIDER VINEGAR
The acidity of apple cider vinegar affects the pH levels on your scalp, which makes it hard for yeast to grow.
- Using a quarter cup of apple cider vinegar and a quarter cup of water, combine them together into a spray bottle and spritz onto your scalp.
- Then wrap your head in a towel and sit for 15 minutes to an hour and let it soak. Then wash your hair out as usual.
Repeat this twice a week.
4. COCONUT OIL
Before each shower massage 3-5 heaped tablespoons of coconut oil onto your scalp and let it soak for about an hour.
As a bonus look to purchase shampoos that also contains coconut oil.
5. LEMON JUICE
The cure to your dandruff may be as close as your counter top fruit bowl.
Massage two tablespoons of lemon juice into your scalp and then rinse out with water. Follow this by mixing 1 teaspoon of lemon juice into a cup of water and rinse it through your hair.
Repeat this each day until your dandruff disappears.
The lemon’s acidity levels helps to balance out the pH levels on your scalp, which helps to keep dandruff at bay.
If you try using any of these natural remedies you will be sure to kick that dandruff in the butt and have it off your scalp in no time at all! Please share in the comments if you have any amazing home remedies for dandruff, I would love to know!