Dandruff is simply dry skin flakes from the skull, being released into the hair when brushed. The main symptoms appear when brushing the hair or scratching the scalp. Flakes of shiny skin fall on the eyebrows, shoulders, and clothes. Sometimes the flakes may appear thick, like lumps.
The causes of Dandruff are varied, including improper nutrition, heredity, or general low vitality. Other causes include emotional tension, shampoos containing dehydrating chemicals, and exposure to harsh cold.
Mix 8 tbsp. peanut oil with the juice of half a lemon. Rub the mixture into your hair, leave on for 10 minutes and then wash as usual.
An invigorating scalp scrub or oil (try something with peppermint in it) can help to heal dry and flaky skin, as well as improve circulation — another key factor in the presence of dandruff. Other ways to improve circulation to and treat an irritated scalp include alternating rinses under cold and warm water, exercising in the fresh air and sunshine (use sunscreen), and brushing or massaging your scalp before shampooing. Learn how to shampoo your hair
Get rid of Dandruff – Herbs like Sage and Rosemary have been proved to be effective in hair loss treatment. Rosemary, peach leaf, sage, nettle and burdock should be boiled and strained and the liquid can be used for hair wash on a daily basis. For patients suffering from eczema, psoriasis, seborrhea and dandruff jajaoba oil is recommended. Jajoba oil being hypoallergenic, promotes hair growth and regulates dandruff problems.
Tea tree oil has an anti-fungal quality and can be mixed into lotions, oils and shampoos. Massage the mixture into the scalp and let it sit for 15 minutes prior to rinsing clean.
Bay Laurel Leaf Anti-Dandruff Tincture
• Boil two cups of water then remove from heat.
• Add 1 and a half tablespoons of crushed bay leaves.
• Allow to steep for about ½ an hour then strain.
• After washing your hair, massage mixture into scalp and leave for about an hour before rinsing off.
How to get rid of Dandruff – Wash your hair every time you wash it with baking soda only. At first your hair will look much worse, and the flakes will too. Your hair will be dry and probably stringy – do this for about 3 weeks. That gives your scalp a chance to build up it’s natural oils and by then the flakes should be gone.
A home remedy for dandruff is to mix 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar with 1/4 cup water.
Pour this mixture into a spray bottle and spritz it on to your hair and scalp, being careful to avoid the eye and ear area. Wrap your head in a towel.
After 15 minutes to an hour, remove the towel and wash your hair. This is generally done once to twice a week.
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