How to Get Rid of Dandruff with 6 Natural Dandruff Home Remedies
It's really tough when, no matter how many things you try, you still get flaky and itchy scalp. Don't lose hope and give natural dandruff home remedies a chance.
The remedies you prepare with your own hand are gentler to your scalp and don't contain chemicals that could cause allergies and rashes.
Besides stopping the use of these harmful chemicals on your scalp, you should take care of your diet and stress levels. They are the most common dandruff causes.
A diet poor in zinc, selenium, essential fatty acids (EFA's), carotenes and vitamins has a direct impact on our hair and scalp health, while stress suppresses the immune system and causes imbalances in your whole body.
Here are 6 natural dandruff home remedies that you can easily prepare in minutes
1. Rinse your hair with a goldenseal solution.
Goldenseal contains berberine, which has strong antifungal and antibacterial properties.
Pour one cup of boiling water over two teaspoons of chopped goldenseal root. Let steep for 5 minutes, then strain and cool.
Rinse your hair with this solution after washing with shampoo or anytime during the day.
2. Get rid of dandruff and make your hair smell nice with a perfumed rosemary rinse infusion.
Rosemary also has antifungal and antibacterial properties, and is more easily found.
Pour one cup of boiling water over one teaspoon of finely chopped rosemary. Let steep for 5 minutes, then strain.
Rinse with this infusion once a day. If the solution will irritate the skin, try another remedy.
3. Bay leaves also have antifungal and antibacterial properties that can fight dandruff.
Prepare this simple bay leaf infusion:
- Put a handful of crushed bay leaves in a quart of very hot water (just boiled).
- Cover and let steep for 20 minutes.
- Strain and let cool.
Wash your hair with the warm infusion. You can rinse, if you want to, after 20-60 minutes.
4. Apple cider vinegar
destroys a wide variety of bacteria and fungi. Therefore, it makes an excelent home remedy for dandruff.
Mix one part water with one part apple cider vinegar. Apply after shampooing.
5. Tea tree oil has strong antifungal properties.
Dilute 7 drops of tea tree oil in a tablespoon of olive oil or grapeseed oil and apply on the scalp. Leave overnight.
You can also add a few drops of tea tree oil in your regular shampoo.
6. Take essential fatty acids.
Take one or two teaspoons of flaxseed oil. It contains essential fatty acids, which appear to be effective in disorders involving itching skin, such as psoriasis and eczema, or even dandruff.
Be patient. You may need to take oil for three months until to see a change. An additional benefit is that the oil will help protect against heart disease.
More natural remedies for hair health
Apple cider vinegar is not only one of the best natural dandruff remedies, but is also very effective for hair growth, or against acne and head lice.
Nettle, Garlic and Olive Oil are inexpensive natural home remedies for hair growth.
Vinegar, olive oil, tea tree oil, a special nit comb and of course patience should not miss from your arsenal of natural remedies for head lice.
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