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8 Natural Dandruff Remedies

Written by andy

Simple, quick, and easy natural dandruff remedies:

There are few things more annoying than dandruff! It covers your clothes with little white flakes, and it makes your hair and face itch like nothing else. If you don’t treat it, it will drive you wild.

Thankfully, there are many ways to easily deal with the problem! Here are a few simple and fully natural dandruff remedies that will get the job done:

  1. Tea tree oil — Either use shampoo that contains tea tree oil, or buy your own. Add in a few drops of the oil to your shampoo and apply, or mix it with almond or olive oil and rub into your scalp. Tea tree oil is a natural antibacterial agent that will help to reduce the severity of your dandruff. Just make sure to use it in a highly diluted form, as it’s powerful and can be a strong irritant.
  2. Aspirin –– Aspirin contains salicylic acid, the active ingredient in a lot of anti-dandruff products. Crush two aspirins into a fine powder, add the powder into a handful of shampoo, and apply to your scalp. Let it sit for a couple of minutes, then wash off with warm water. You can do a second wash with regular shampoo to ensure that the aspirin residue is washed away. You’ll find your dandruff is drastically reduced!
  3. Apple cider vinegar –– The acidity of ACV helps to shift your scalp’s pH toward a more acidic, less dandruff-friendly environment. Make a solution of 1:1 apple cider vinegar to water, pour into a spray bottle, and spray onto your hair. Wrap a towel around your head and let the mixture sit for about 15 minutes before washing off.
  4. Baking soda –– Baking soda is an effective antiseptic, and it will help to get rid of whatever is causing your dandruff. Rub a handful of the stuff into your wet hair and scalp, then rinse it off (don’t let it sit too long!). The baking soda will dry out your hair and kill off the fungi causing the bacteria.

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  1. Coconut oil –– Not only does this work to get rid of bacteria, but it leaves your hair smelling beautiful as well! Massage a few tablespoons of coconut oil into your hair before you take a shower, and let it sit for roughly an hour. Once the hour has passed, wash the hair normally–using shampoo, but no conditioner. It will work like a charm!
  2. Mouthwash –– Wash your hair with shampoo like normal, than use an alcohol-based mouthwash as your rinse. The menthol in the mouthwash will set your scalp tingling and help to get rid of the fungi. Finish off with a rinse of warm water to eliminate any residue.
  3. Salt –– Salt will work like an exfoliant scrub, abrading the flakes of dandruff from your skin. Shake some salt onto your scalp while your hair is still dry, and give your scalp a good massage to let the salt crystals do their work. Once you finally shampoo, you’ll find the flaky skin is already loose and ready to be washed away.
  4. Lemon –– Lemon is a powerful antiseptic that will do wonders to kill off the bacteria and yeast that is causing the dandruff. Use two tablespoons of lemon juice to massage your head, then rinse your hair with a mixture of 1 tablespoon of lemon to 1 cup of warm water. Do this every day, and your dandruff will be gone in no time!
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andy

Some people get lucky and are born with fit, toned bodies. Andy Peloquin is not one of those people... Fitness has come hard for him, and he's had to work for it. His trials have led him to becoming a martial artist, an NFPT-certified fitness trainer, and a man passionate about exercise, diet and healthy living. He loves to exercise--he does so six days a week--and loves to share his passion for fitness and health with others.

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