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