Although it is not a life-threatening condition, dandruff is a bothersome issue that hits your self-esteem.
So, if you want to get rid of it, the market offers a wide variety of anti-dandruff products. But how many of them actually work?
I, on the other hand, will recommend you to look in your kitchen and make yourself the best anti-dandruff treatment.
Easy, free, and 100% effective.
Don’t believe me?
All of these recipes are backed up by scientific studies.
And you’ll be shocked to see what these studies uncovered about commercial hair products.
Don’t believe everything you see on TV.
Just because your favorite celebrity is swearing by a product that doesn’t mean it works.
How many times you’ve bought something endorsed by a celebrity, and the service or product didn’t raise up to your expectations?
Not to mention that highly commercialized hair products are riddled with toxic chemicals that lead to:
- Hair loss
- Increased scaling
Plus, the chemical compounds make your dandruff disappear only as long as you use it. The underlying condition for your dandruff is still there, waiting for the perfect opportunity to strike again.
Thus, once you stop using it, that terrible dandruff will coat your clothes again.
By choosing a natural approach, you heal your scalp. And, as a bonus, your locks will improve as well.
Natural Remedies To Obliterate Dandruff
The “Old Maiden’s” Cure
Several studies have proved that an ancient folklore remedy for treating dandruff is highly effective.
The mixture contains garlic and honey, both with incredible anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties.
To prepare it you need to smash one or two garlic cloves and mix it with honey. This will also mask the smell of garlic.
Now massage this healing mixture onto your scalp for a few minutes and leave it on for 15 minutes.
Wash your hair with a natural shampoo formula and then rinse.
Related: Keeping Diseases at Bay with Garlic
To make sure your scalp is disinfected correctly, stir one teaspoon of lemon juice into one cup of water and rinse your hair with it.
Alternative 1: Coconut Delight
Massage coconut oil into your scalp and on the lengths of your hair. Then cover with a shower cap or a towel overnight.
Shampoo your hair in the morning.
Alternative 2: Nuts for Walnut
Massage your hair with walnut oil and then wrap your head in a towel soaked in hot water.
Leave it on for an hour and then wash it.
Finish the treatment by rinsing with apple cider vinegar diluted in water.
The Biggest Mistake You Make
In this fast-paced world, it seems that a hairdryer is a real time saver.
But, are you aware of how much it damages your scalp?
A hairdryer dehydrates your scalp, which ultimately leads to dandruff.
Instead, let your hair dry on its own.
However, if you need to use one, make sure the temperature is not set very high and that you’re not keeping it too close to your skin. Research showed that the safest distance is 15 cm.
Try all of these natural remedies by alternating them from time to time. In a few weeks, you will start to see a massive improvement.
What do you think? Will you try them?
Also, are there other remedies that have worked for you?
I can’t wait to read all about it in the comments below.
If you have any other questions or recommendations, please let me know.
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