5 Home Remedies For Dandruff
No one likes having white flakes on their shoulders or an irritated scalp, right? When it comes to our hair, dandruff is one of the biggest enemies we fight! Some people are fortunate enough to not ever have to deal with this pesky problem a day in their life, but it’s actually more common than we realize. Dandruff can be downright embarrassing and really uncomfortable, too. Itchy, dry, shedding scalps are no fun! So, here are 5 remedies you can whip up right in your own home that can help your scalp feeling and looking better in no time:
1. Lemon Juice
Oh yes, lemon juice is good for more than just squeezing into your soda! Try taking 3 tablespoons of lemon juice (fresh preferably, but from a bottle works fine!) and mix it with 1/2-1 cup of water. Put the mixture in your hair and let sit for a couple of minutes before rinsing with lukewarm water. Do this every two days for a week and you should start seeing results.
If that doesn’t work try lemon juice with baby oil! Take 2 tablespoons lemon juice and mix it with enough baby oil to slick over your whole head. Rinse with lukewarm water after letting it sit for 10 minutes. Continue until you start seeing results.
White vinegar may not smell the best, but it’s a great dandruff killer! Use as much vinegar as possible to douse wet hair and cover it with a cap for one whole night. Sleep on it and in the morning rinse thoroughly. Do this for a couple of weeks to get long-lasting results. A bonus- Vinegar helps soften and keep hair shiny, too!
3. Baking Soda
Take one cup of baking soda and distribute it onto your scalp after wetting your hair. Rub it in thoroughly and then leave on for 3 minutes. Rinse out with warm water. Do this for a couple of weeks. Keep washing your hair regularly, but not everyday! The baking soda will help your scalp produce natural oils and that keeps dandruff away.
4. Coconut Oil
Coconut oil (and most oils) are very helpful tools when it comes to ridding of dandruff. Dandruff is caused by a dry scalp that’s not making enough natural oils on its own. You should only use the coconut oil treatment once or twice every week because it will cause greasy hair if overused. Make sure you do this in dry hair. Take a quarter size drop of coconut oil and rub it into your scalp. Wash out until residue is no longer noticeable and say, “Dandruff no more!”
5. Tea Tree Oil
Like I mentioned earlier, oils are always good when it comes dandruff! You can either add a few drops of tea tree oil to your shampoos as long as it’s a sensitive shampoo that will not make dandruff worse or you can buy a shampoo with tea tree oil in it. This natural antiseptic and dandruff fighting oil will help your flaky scalp heal in no time. Leave the shampoo in for 3-5 minutes and rinse normally like you would with any shampoo.