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5 Natural Solutions to Dandruff

Written by andy

Dandruff is very possibly one of the most annoying things in the world! We all hate it when our head snows like it’s still winter, which is one reason that there are so many products and natural remedies aimed at dealing with problems like dandruff.  It can take a bit of work, but there are awesome ways to get rid of your dandruff without turning to special shampoos.

Want to get rid of that dandruff? Here are 5 amazingly simple, natural methods of dealing with those annoying dead skin cells:

1.     Yoghurt

Wash your hair with warm water, and use your fingertips to give your scalp a massage–thereby stimulating the flow of blood. Apply plain yoghurt to your scalp, and let it sit for up to 15 minutes. The bacteria in the yoghurt will counteract the bacteria causing the increase in your scalp’s cellular degeneration, and will help to balance your scalp’s pH as well. Rinse the yoghurt from your hair, and apply a small amount of shampoo. Use warm green tea to rinse your hair, and give it a final rinse with clean water to leave your scalp much healthier!

2.     Apple Cider Vinegar

This is a great remedy to deal with your dandruff, but it can burn if you’re not careful! Pour the vinegar onto your scalp, but make sure that it doesn’t run down into your eyes or onto your sensitive skin. Massage the vinegar into your scalp, and let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes. Once you feel your hair drying out, rinse it with warm water and use a gentle rinse product to get all traces of the vinegar from your hair.

3.     Aspirin

To apply aspirin to your hair, use a hammer and a rolling pin to crush it up into a fine powder. Pour the powder into a spray bottle, and spray it onto your scalp before you shower. If you don’t have a spray bottle, you can use your hands to apply the powder. Or simply mix the aspirin into your regular shampoo. Make sure your entire scalp is properly covered, and let the aspirin sit on your scalp for a few minutes. Give it enough time to soak into your skin, and wash it off thoroughly with warm water.

4.     Baking Soda

Use baking soda instead of your shampoo, and you may just get rid of that dandruff. Wet your hair in the shower, and apply baking soda instead of shampoo. Scrub it into your scalp and hair, and let it sit for no more than 60 seconds. Rinse it off with warm water, making sure to eliminate every trace of the bicarbonate. You should use this wash every day for a few weeks, and you’ll find that it will work wonders. Your scalp will be healthier, and the baking soda cleanser will eliminate most of the dandruff from your skin.

5.     Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is one of the most versatile substances on the planet, and it does wonders for your skin, hair, nails, and organs. Using it to get rid of dandruff is will be very effective. Wash your hair like you would normally, but avoid using a conditioner. Once you have rinsed out the shampoo, dry your hair properly. Apply the coconut oil directly to your scalp, and massage it into the skin and the roots of your hair. Let the coconut oil sit for a few minutes, and wash it out. It may take a couple of washes to get rid of all traces of the oil. With one treatment per week, you can say goodbye to dandruff!

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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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