Every day our bodies shed skin. It’s a natural process where we produce new skin cells and defoliate dead cells. Dandruff, though, is an excessive shedding of dead skin cells on the scalp area of the body. Normally, dandruff is caused by dry or oily skin. Although dandruff isn’t a condition that requires medical attention, it can be an embarrassment. The small, white flakes of skin stand out on people who have dark hair. And, they are also readily seen if you wear a dark colored top. If you have this problem, try these homemade remedies for dandruff.
The Coconut Cure
1. Hot oil treatments are a great way to add moisture to dry, life-less hair. These treatments can also help moisturize the dry, flaky skin on a person’s scalp. Pour a teaspoon of coconut oil onto your hair, and massage it into your scalp. Use your fingertips to make sure the oil reaches your scalp and covers it completely. Allow the coconut oil to set for fifteen minutes. Then, wash your hair with a delicate shampoo such as baby shampoo. Avoid using harsh shampoos that can actually strip the natural oil out of your hair. Repeat this process weekly. Not only should it alleviate your dandruff problem, but your hair should be shiny and manageable, and not dry.
You can also use mayonnaise to in place of coconut oil to help add moisture to your dry, flaky scalp. Simply place a tablespoon of pure mayonnaise onto your head. Use both hands to work it into your hair and scalp. Wrap a towel around your head and let the mayonnaise set for fifteen to twenty minutes. Then, use a delicate shampoo to wash it out completely.
Apple Cider Vinegar
2. Apple Cider Vinegar contains powerful natural acids. These acids can actually break up oils and fats. If your dandruff is caused by having an oily scalp, try following each shampoo with an Apple Cider Vinegar rinse. Simply mix together a half cup of vinegar into a quart of water. Use some of this solution everytime after you shampoo your hair. The vinegar won’t hurt your hair, so there’s no need to rinse it out.
Chamomile Tea Time
3. Natural Chamomile tea is a natural way to calm jangled nerves. But it also has another purpose: it can help keep the skin on your scalp moisturized and healthy.
To use Chamomile tea as a homemade remedy for dandruff, place three tea bags in three cups of boiling water. Allow the tea to steep for five minutes. Then, remove the tea bags. After you wash your hair with shampoo, use some of the Chamomile tea to rinse it.
Aloe Vera Heals
4. The juice of an Aloe Vera plant has a variety of uses. It can relieve minor skin rashes and take the burn out of a sunburn. But, did you also know that Aloe Vera juice can also help get rid of dandruff? Simply place a gob of Aloe Vera gel onto your head and rub it into your hair and scalp. Leave it on for ten minutes then shampoo it out.