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Trivia How to Get Rid of Dandruff

Discussion in 'Lifestyle & Healthy Living' started by Yours, Jan 12, 2016.

  1. How to Get Rid of Dandruff: 11 Natural Treatments
    Skip the dandruff shampoo and try these homemade dandruff treatments to banish those pesky white flakes.

    What gets rid of dandruff?
    Dandruff may be the result of a dry scalp, or a skin condition called seborrheic dermatitis. It could also be caused by eczema, psoriasis, or, very commonly, an overgrowth of a yeastlike fungus called malassezia. Drugstore remedies might include shampoos with zinc pyrithione, which targets fungus and bacteria; ketoconazole, which also fights fungus; coal tar and selenium sulfide, which slow the growth and die-off of skin cells on your scalp; and salicylic acid, which loosens flakes so they can be washed away. For natural treatments, read on.
    Aspirin contains the same active ingredient (salicylic acid) as many medicated dandruff shampoos. 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.
    Tea tree oil
    One study showed that shampoos with just 5 percent tea tree oil significantly improves the severity of dandruff. You can also add a few drops of tea tree oil to your favorite shampoo as you wash normally.
    Baking soda
    Your kitchen could hold the key to an itch-free, flake-free scalp. Wet your hair and then rub a handful of baking sodavigorously into your scalp. Skip the shampoo and go right to rinsing. Baking soda reduces overactive fungi that can cause dandruff. 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.
    Apple cider vinegar
    Dr. Mehmet Oz swears by apple cider vinegar as a dandruff treatment, as the acidity of apple cider vinegar changes the pH of your scalp, making it harder for yeast to grow. 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, then wash your hair as usual. Do this twice a week.
    To treat a bad case of dandruff, wash your hair with your regular shampoo, then rinse with an alcohol-based mouthwash. Follow with your regular conditioner. Mouthwash'santi-fungal properties help prevent dandruff-causing yeast from growing.
    Coconut oil
    Crunchybetty.com says coconut oil is a "tried and true" dandruff treatment, and it smells nice too. 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.
    Dandruff relief may be no farther away than your refrigerator. 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. Lemon's acidity helps balance the pH of your scalp, which helps keeps dandruff at bay.
    The abrasiveness of ordinary table saltworks great for scrubbing out dandruff flakes before you shampoo. 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.
    Aloe vera
    Stop yourself from scratching by massaging aloe vera into your scalp before shampooing. The cooling effects of aloe vera will soothe the itch.
    Garlic's anti-fungal properties are perfect for eliminating dandruff-causing bacteria. Crush garlic and rub it into your scalp. To avoid that potent smell, healwithfood.orgsuggests mixing crushed garlic with honey and massaging into the scalp before washing as usual.
    Olive oil
    An overnight olive oil soak is a folk remedy for dandruff. Massage about 10 drops into your scalp and cover with a shöwër cap overnight. Follow your regular shampoo routine in the morning. For a quicker cure, look for a shampoo that contains olive oil.
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  2. EARZE

    EARZE PHC Contributor Established

    Thanks for sharing boss.. (y)
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  3. N1ghtmare

    N1ghtmare Forum Veteran Established

  4. (y)
  5. jjarongay

    jjarongay Forum Veteran Established

    Thanks for sharing ts (y)
  6. Thanks for sharing :)
  7. (y)
  8. Thanks for sharing nice 1 hehe
  9. galing ha! nee ko to.
    thanks sharing.
  10. creedito

    creedito Forum Guru Established

    thanks for sharing (y)
  11. youre welcome :)

    youre welcome :)

    youre welcome :)
  12. creedito

    creedito Forum Guru Established

    napakadami kasi dandruff ko. :ROFLMAO:
  13. sabi nila hindi daw sa shampoo yan.. sa pagligo daw yan kung hindi naayos ang pagbuhos ng tubig :)
  14. creedito

    creedito Forum Guru Established

    araw - araw naman ako naliligo ah :sneaky:
  15. araw araw nga pero mabilis naman matapos. hehe :p dapat kasi banlawan ng mabuti ang buhok
  16. creedito

    creedito Forum Guru Established

    na try mo na ba oblivion25 yung GARLIC na method ? :ROFLMAO:
  17. hindi eh kasi hindi ako nagkadandruff talaga. :) kuto marami noon haha
  18. creedito

    creedito Forum Guru Established

    nakakasunog daw 'yan ng buhok :ROFLMAO:
  19. marcbarayan

    marcbarayan Enthusiast Established

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