Let’s face it, dandruff can be a total drag! Nobody looks good with white stuff falling out of your hair, not to mention that it can be rather embarrassing too. So, how do you say farewell to those nasty flakes the natural way? Check out these seven super simple home remedies to help you deal with dandruff.
1. Lemon Wash
Get three to four lemons, depending on the length of you hair of course, peel and place peels in about 5 cups of water. Boil for a good 20 minutes. Let it cool, then use this lemon water solution to wash your hair and scalp. Do at least once a week.
2. Yogurt Mask
Plain, unflavored yogurt. That is all you need. First, wash and rinse your hair as you normally would, but instead of reaching for the towel, pop open a tub of yogurt and massage it on to your scalp. Do so for about 5 minutes then leave on for about an hour. Wash off with as little shampoo as possible and dry. Do this at least twice a week
3. Egg Mask
Basically, the concept is more or less the same as the Yogurt mask. So, crack open two eggs and beat. When done, apply on to your scalp and massage in a gentle, circular motion. Let it sit for one whole hour before you wash it all away. Again, use as little shampoo as possible, but you want to make sure that you get out all the egg. Plus, do not use hot water unless you want them scrambled in your strands. Lukewarm if not cold is advisable.
4. Overnight Apple Cider Vinegar Treatment
You have to make a mixture of equal parts vinegar and water, so 1:1 or 2:2, you get the drift? Once you have your mixture ready, massage it on to your scalp. Do about 3-5 minutes in a circular motion. Now, it’s a good idea to put on a shower cap so that your pillows won’t end up smelling like vinegar too. Yes, you will sleep with it. Come morning, wash out with mild baby shampoo.
5. Aloe Vera Massage
Take some fresh gel right out of your Aloe Vera plant. If you don’t have one, get one. This plant is a must have at every home. Anyway, massage the Aloe Vera gel on to your scalp and let it sit for a good 30 minutes. Then jump in the shower and wash and shampoo as you normally would.
6. Argan Oil Massage
Get some Argan oil and heat it up a bit. You want it lukewarm, not hot. Simply pop some in the microwave and you are good to go. Now, rub some Argan oil on both palms then massage on to your scalp. Since Argan oil is known to be really good for your hair, you might as well apply from root to tip. Wrap you hair up in a shower cap, go to bed, an rinse off the next day.
7. Baking Soda Shampoo Replacement
That’s right. You can also try trading in your shampoo for some good old baking soda. When hair is wet, get about a whole spoon full of baking soda and massage in on to your scalp. Do so for about 3 minutes before you wash it all away. Do so for two weeks to see effects