By: Krusha Vaiyda
Keep flaking in check by crushing two aspirins to a fine powder and adding it to the normal amount of shampoo you use each time you wash your hair. Leave the mixture on your hair for 1-2 minutes, then rinse well and wash again with plain shampoo.
2. TEA TREE OIL
Shampoos with just 5 percent tea tree oil significantly improve the severity of dandruff. You can also add a few drops of tea tree oil to your favorite shampoo as you wash normally.
3. BAKING SODA
Wet your hair and then rub a handful of baking soda vigorously into your scalp. Skip the shampoo and go right to rinsing. Your hair may get dried out at first, but after a few weeks your scalp will start producing natural oils, leaving your hair softer and free of flakes.
4. APPLE CIDER VINEGAR
Mix a quarter cup apple cider vinegar with a quarter cup water in a spray bottle and spritz on your scalp. Wrap your head in a towel and let sit for 15 minutes to an hour, than wash your hair as usual. Do this twice a week.
To treat a bad case of dandruff, wash your hair with your regular shampoo, and then rinse with an alcohol-based mouthwash. Follow with your regular conditioner.
6. COCONUT OIL
Before showering, massage 3-5 tablespoons of coconut oil into your scalp and let sit for about an hour. Shampoo normally. You can also look for a shampoo that already contains coconut oil.
Just massage 2 tablespoons lemon juice into your scalp and rinse with water. Then stir 1 teaspoon lemon juice into 1 cup water and rinse your hair with it. Repeat this daily until your dandruff disappears.
Grab a saltshaker and shake some salt onto your dry scalp. Then work it through your hair, giving your scalp a massage. You’ll find you’ve worked out the dry, flaky skin and are ready for a shampoo.
9. ALOE VERA
Stop yourself from scratching by massaging Aloe Vera into your scalp before shampooing. The cooling effects of Aloe Vera will sooth the itch.
Crush garlic and rub it into your scalp. To avoid that potent smell, mix crushed garlic with honey and massage into the scalp before washing as usual.
Massage about 10 drops into your scalp and cover with a shower cap overnight. Follow your regular shampoo routine in the morning. For a quicker cure, look for a shampoo that contains olive oil.