4 Easy Home Remedies for Dandruff

hair care>Dandruff can be both uncomfortable and embarrassing. You’re constantly scratching your head and finding white flakes in your hair. What you may not realize is that dandruff is not a hair care issue, but a skin care problem.

Dandruff is basically dead skin cells that come from a dry scalp. You may suffer from dandruff due to a medical condition like eczema, fungus, or a bacterial infection of the skin underneath your hair. Or you may just have a dry or irritated scalp due to a change of season, an allergic reaction, or overuse of certain hair care products.

To relieve the itchiness and get rid of those embarrassing flakes, try a natural remedy like one of the following.

Baking Soda
Baking soda has a number of practical uses in addition to making delicious cookies. Not only does it work as a household disinfectant but it can also be really helpful for hair care, exfoliating your scalp and preventing dandruff. All you need to do is mix two tablespoons of baking soda with water to create a paste. Spread the paste onto your scalp and let it sit for five to 10 minutes before thoroughly rinsing. For optimal results, repeat this treatment once or twice each week.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar has anti-inflammatory properties that can kill viruses and yeast. Mix half a cup of apple cider vinegar with half a cup of water. Massage the concoction into your scalp and let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes. Rinse with cold water and repeat every few days.

Lemon Juice
Lemons contain antiseptic properties, making them great for relieving an itchy scalp. Massage fresh lemon juice onto your scalp and let it sit for five minutes. It may sting, so you can dilute it with water if you’d like. Repeat daily until you are itch-free.

Banana and Avocado
You’re basically going to create a smoothie for your scalp. Both foods are extremely nourishing and moisturizing, so they are effective at reducing flakiness, inflammation, and dryness. Mash two bananas and one avocado then apply the mask to your scalp. Let it sit for 30 minutes before rinsing with cold water. Repeat regularly until itchiness subsides.

As many as 69% of women report feeling more attractive after getting their hair colored; however, dandruff can make that confidence shrink pretty quickly. Hair salons can be a great place for more advice on how to combat dandruff; however, if you suspect that your dry, itchy scalp is a symptom of a more serious medical problem, talk to a doctor right away.

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