Beauty problems happen to the best and prettiest of us, but there are some problems that are more difficult to get rid of than others. A broken nail or the occasional breakouts? Those are easy enough to handle. But dandruff? That’s a little harder. Not only does this problem present a larger issue, it’s also downright annoying and embarrassing. If over-the-counter treatments are no longer working for you, don’t rush to your doctor yet; try these home remedies instead.
- Apple Cider Vinegar: When it comes to natural anti-dandruff treatments, apple cider vinegar has just the right amount of acidity and enzyme properties (which most dandruff treatments are short on) to get rid of dandruff-causing germs. Simply massage a good amount of it into your roots, leave it on for an hour, and then rinse thoroughly.
- Baking Soda: For a kitchen product that’s often forgotten and seldom used, baking soda have proved its value for being an effective beauty tool—and one of its best uses is treating dandruff. The baking soda’s alkaline composition aids in normalizing the pH balance of the scalp, thereby counteracting dandruff flare-ups. Also, this mild exfoliant aids in shedding grime and dead skin cells that might be causing the flakiness in your scalp. All you have to do is put a handful of baking soda onto wet hair and work it into your scalp in gentle scrubbing motion.
- Fenugreek Seed: We won’t be surprised if you’re unfamiliar with fenugreek as a beauty treatment. After all, it’s more commonly used in cooking. Nevertheless, it’s a proven effective way to treat dandruff. Apart from being packed with protein, its seeds also work as an excellent fungus-removing agent that addresses dandruff at its source. Soak two tablespoons of fenugreek seed in water overnight, and once they’ve softened the following day ground them into paste and apply to your scalp for half an hour. Do this treatment regularly to banish your dandruff problems in no time.
- Tea Tree Oil: With its anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, and antibacterial properties, tea tree oil really makes for a wonderful antiseptic that addresses scalp problems, particularly dandruff. Simply dilute the tea tree oil using a few drops of olive oil, and apply the mixture to your scalp. Let it sit for a few hours or overnight, if possible, then rinse. Repeat the process once a week and you’ll find surely significant reduction in your dandruff woes.
Dandruff problems are unpleasant and can be difficult to deal with. But with these natural remedies, you’ll soon be bidding goodbye to those embarrassing flakes that keep falling on your shoulders.