Home-made recipes for dandruff

Dandruff can be more than a simple annoyance, as we already know all too well. Having traces of dandruff on your clothes, especially if you like wearing darker shades is such a turn off, and seeing it on someone’s head is just as bad. It’s one of those little things that can completely make or break your overall appearance and destroy all that time invested in looking your best.

Luckily for you, I’m here with some very helpful home remedies for treating this problem, nullifying the need to expose your hair and scalp to all those harmful chemicals we all know the famous anti-dandruff products contain in bulks.

Before we head straight to the solutions of our dandruff problem we should make one simple check first. You need to be sure if you actually have dandruff or not. I know you must be pretty confused right about now, but hear me out on this. Dry scalp is a condition that manifests in similar ways as dandruff, but it’s completely different when it comes to treating it. So, if you think you have dandruff, but you actually have dry scalp the home remedies I’m about to share with you won’t do all that much. I’ll be also writing an article about natural dry scalp treatments, but this is not the place to do it. Just a simple warning, as identifying the problem is the most important step in finally solving it.

recipes for dandruff

All that being said, we can move straight to removing those white flakes from your life once and for all.

Vinegar rinse

This will sound like an awful idea at first, but vinegar has proven its role as a very good friend of our hair times and times again, so we’ll give it the benefit of the doubt. Let me just point out that you’ll want to be using white or apple cider vinegar for best results.

Vinegar will strike at the very root of the issue. Let’s go over the basics when it comes to dandruff, just so we can better grasp the full picture. Dandruff appears because the skin cells on your scalp are maturing before time, resulting in their untimely demise. They than build up and start causing all sorts of irritations on your scalp. Vinegar will do a great job in removing those unwanted cells of dead skin, resulting in them not turning into out number one scalp enemy. Vinegar also acts as a prefect fungicide, which will eliminate fungus, also one of the very well known causes of dandruff. It will also have way less of a chemical impact on your hair than some heavy anti-dandruff shampoos over there.

The only downside of this method is that your hair will be vinegar-scented for a while, so it might not be such a good idea before some business meeting or some similar occasion. It will go away after some time anyways, so this shouldn’t be that big of a problem.

recipes for dandruff

Baking soda breaking it up

Baking soda is probably the most useful thing that’s just lying around pretty much everybody’s house. It can be used for so many different things, and killing off dandruff is definitely one of them.

The first reason baking soda is that effective is that it acts as a mild exfoliant, and we all know what that’s all about. It will remove excess dead skin in no time, thus preventing dandruff from even starting to form on your scalp. It also performs its fungicide role pretty well, and we’ve already said that overabundant fungi can also cause the formation of dandruff. There’s also one added bonus here when it comes to treating your hair with baking soda. It features very tiny particles, which will actually remove dandruff from your hair instead of just breaking the large skin chunks into smaller ones, only adding to the problem in the process.

Listerine for the win

Listerine was firstly used by dentists as a strong antiseptic. Later on, it found its way onto our shelves as a mouth wash, but it can also be used in helping you get rid of your dandruff problem. I’ve already said enough about fungus, as it really is the number one cause of dandruff, and Listerine being what it is will fight that fungus like there’s no tomorrow, and win out every time.

How I replaced half of my toolbox with a multi tool

toolboxAre you about to start a long home renovation project that will involve refreshing and improving many of your rooms? Or you just want to retile your kitchen’s floor to make it cozier and more comfortable?

Well, I just finished one of those and I couldn’t help myself but share something. Having a multi tool on my belt and a power oscillating tool nearby during my whole project made my life a lot easier. The important part is choosing quality stuff, believe me, this is no place to save. A little tip I have to share here is that I found a website made by this guy Morry with plethora of multi tool reviews, ratings and comparisons. This website helped me choose the best suited multi functional tool for my needs.

Whatever your home improvement project is going to be, you surely need a lot of high-quality tools to perform all your operations in due safety and…

What? You don’t need more? Yes, actually you can substitute a lot of your old-styled tools with just a multi-purpose tool that will just make your toolbox look like it’s an obsolete and outdated relic from the distant past! And if you choose right, most of the pieces included in these amazing gadgets can do as good of a job as any standalone tool.

Make your neighbors look like ancient cavemen laboriously working with their flint and stone tools while you impress them with the newest technologies from the future!

Not all multi-tools perform the same tasks, and some are created in a really ingenious way. We thoroughly tested many of them, and found some of them to be particularly more useful than others.

multi toolOne of the most used is the Swiss multi-tool, which may include all kind of small tools used for quick fixes like a pair of scissors, a knife, a plier, a saw blade and other cutting tools.

The highest quality ones feature many well-honed blades that will require only a single cut to slice duct tape, with good spring action that will keep snipping over and over without jamming or becoming rusty.

Finer saw blade are able to smoothly cut through anything without bending or losing their teeth. Pliers are great to remove staples from wooden planks or firmly yank cables, although the lower-end tools will lack a firm grip to avoid slipping.

Other useful things may include cap lifter, files, wrenches and small crate openers which can be locked in place to ensure a firmer grip. Look out for lighter yet sturdier Swiss multi-tools tough: even the simpler designs can be good if the tools are robust enough without feeling too heavy on your hands.

The other larger group of multi-tools is oscillating power multi tools: modern ones are faster and cheaper than ever (their priced dropped dramatically in just a few years), and they can perform all kind of jobs thanks to their interchangeable accessories.

Just by changing its accessories you can use them for sanding, scraping, grinding, cutting and polishing all kind of materials, from wood to metal, ceramic, plastics, cement and drywall, up to less common materials like mortar and fiberglass.

Other than the most common uses like sanding all kind of material with incredible smoothness, oscillating multi-tools can do any kind of strange job thanks to the fact that you can fit them all kind of blades for your saw, discs and pads for grinding and sanding. With a wood blade attached you can use it to reach nearly inaccessible places, for example trimming the bottom ends of door casing so the flooring will neatly fit.

Some of them are light and easy to grip, and can allow for extremely low speeds which are great for extra control in cutting soft materials or working in confined spaces. The better ones will offer higher performances with lesser vibration and firmer hand grips, and can cut aggressively with impressive staying power.