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How Do You Get Rid Of Dandruff

 How Do You Get Rid Of Dandruff

How Do You Get Rid Of Dandruff


Dandruff can be due to many causes: from the use of shampoos and hygiene products that do not respect the PH of our skin, to an incorrect diet, constipation, exposure to cold or even the stress of daily life itself.


If you have never suffered from this problem, it is most likely that it is something temporary and these tips and natural remedies will be of great help, but if dandruff persists and becomes chronic, it is best to go to a dermatologist and seek professional help.


Below we will list some of the most useful home remedies to combat dandruff. The secret to making them work is none other than perseverance and daily use.


Effective home remedies to remove dandruff

TEA TREE ESSENTIAL OIL

Known to be a natural antiseptic, it can help in the treatment of dandruff.

  • Add a few drops of this oil to your shampoo and wash your hair as you normally do.
  • Mix a teaspoon in 1 cup of warm water, pour the mixture into a spray bottle. Use it after washing your hair, apply and massage, rest for 10 minutes and absorb excess moisture with a clean towel.


WHITE VINEGAR

  • Vinegar contains acetic acid, which helps prevent fungi and bacteria from growing on the scalp. Mix 1 part vinegar with 3 parts water and apply it to your hair after you have washed your hair normally and rinse with water.
  • Apply vinegar directly to your hair, wrap it in a towel, and let it sit overnight. In the morning wash your hair as you normally do.


OLIVE OIL

  • If your scalp is excessively dry, olive oil is a perfect and excellent moisturizer. If you use it regularly, it will keep your scalp away from flaking and dryness.
  • Heat a little oil until it is warm, massage the scalp and wrap it with a towel for half an hour. Brush to loosen the scales and then wash as you normally do.


LEMON

  • The acids contained in this citrus fruit help to destroy the fungi that cause dandruff. With the lemon juice, massage your scalp and let it rest for a few minutes, wash your hair normally and use a conditioner. You can repeat it daily until dandruff disappears.
  • Mix 1 tablespoon of lemon juice with 5 tablespoons of coconut oil and apply to the scalp; wrap with 1 towel and leave it overnight, in the morning wash your hair as usual.


SODIUM BICARBONATE

  • Bicarbonate can control the fungi that cause dandruff. Wet your hair and rub your scalp with baking soda, let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes and rinse with water. If you repeat this process, your scalp will begin to produce its natural oils, preventing the appearance of dryness or flakes.
  • Add some baking soda to your daily shampoo.


FENUGREEK SEEDS

  • This type of seed has antiphonal and soothing properties that will help control dandruff. 
  • Soak a few seeds in water overnight and grind to a fine paste the next day; apply all over the leather and let it sit for 2 hours. Wash the hair with a mild shampoo and rinse, you can use the water with which you soaked the seeds. Apply 2 times a week in case of having a case of severe dandruff.

ALOE VERA

  • Antibacterial and antifungal properties will help control dandruff. 
  • Apply fresh aloe juice or pulp directly to hairy leather, before washing it; wash hair with a mild shampoo. You can repeat it daily until dandruff disappears.


THYME AND SALVIA

  • Both ingredients have antiseptic and antifungal properties. 
  • Mix 4 tablespoons of thyme or sage, or 2 tablespoons of each ingredient in 2 cups of water, boil for 10 to 15 minutes, strain and allow the water to cool. With a part of this solution, you can massage your scalp and let it rest for 5 minutes repeating the process. Wash your hair for up to 3 hours.


Other tips to keep in mind

  • The problem of dandruff should not be abandoned and wait for it to get worse. Not paying attention to it causes flaking to accumulate, preventing oxygenation of the scalp and worsening its condition. When this condition worsens, irritation, itching, and the urge to scratch appear.
  • If you suffer from dandruff it is very important to take extreme hygiene measures. Daily washing will help prevent the accumulation of dead cells.
  • If you use an anti-dandruff shampoo, you should make sure it contains substances like ketoconazole, salicylic acid or zinc pyridone, especially when the dandruff is caused by seborrheic dermatitis.
  • Diet is another key factor in having a healthy scalp and beautiful hair. Coffee, tea, tobacco, processed food or excessive consumption of foods with refined flours are not advisable for people who have dandruff because they prevent cellular oxygenation. On the other hand, a diet rich in fruits and fresh vegetables favors blood flow and tissue nutrition.
  • Massaging the scalp daily with your fingertips before brushing your hair also stimulates blood circulation, improving the condition of dandruff. The best way to brush your hair is by tilting the nape towards the ground until it is level with your waist and gently brushing your mane downwards.
  • It is necessary to keep the combs and brushes that we use in our daily grooming clean since it will be useless to wash our hair if the utensils we use to comb it are dirty.
  • If you are a person who constantly suffers from stress, this may be the cause of your problem. Some of the measures you can take to combat it are natural infusions, exercise and meditation.
  • Vitamins B and E can alleviate dandruff by nourishing the scalp.
  • Although the sun is not very beneficial for the skin of our body, on the scalp it has an anti-inflammatory effect, so if you expose your hair to the sun for a maximum of 30 minutes in the morning, you will improve the problem of flaking.

If, despite following these tips, the problem worsens and appears thick flaking, irritation of the scalp, red spots on the hairline or yellowish scabs, go to a dermatologist to assess your particular case.

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