Tired of small white dandruff flakes ruining your hairdo? Dandruff is a major problem for a lot of people, which is why the dandruff shampoo industry is so huge.
Dandruff can be caused by many things including, eczema, psoriasis, or an overgrowth of a yeast like fungus. It’s an unsightly problem and most shampoos use zinc pyrithione to target the fungus and bacteria. If you don’t want to use dandruff shampoo, try one of these natural dandruff remedies instead:
Aspirin: Aspirin contains ingredients that most dandruff shampoos have. Simply take two tablets and crush them, then mix them with shampoo each time you wash your hair.
Tea tree oil: This oil is another powerful remedy to dandruff. Simply drop a few small amounts in your shampoo and wash hair as normal.
Apple cider vinegar: By now, you’ve heard of the wondrous benefits of ACV. It’s also good for dandruff too as it regulates and stabilizes the pH of your scalp. Simply dilute it with 2 parts water, wrap your head with a towel and let it stay on for about 15 minutes. Afterwards, wash thoroughly. Do this consistently for about 2 weeks and you’ll notice a stark difference in your scalp.
Mouthwash: Yes, an alcohol based mouthwash will help to prevent dandruff causing yeast from taking over your scalp.
Coconut oil: Dousing your scalp with coconut oil is a great way to ward off dandruff. Before you wash your hair, massage at least 5 tablespoons of coconut oil on your scalp and leave on for about a half hour. Afterward, shampoo it as usual.