Saturday, January 9, 2010

Home Remedies For Dandruff

  1. White Household Vinegar: Before applying shampoo, give your wet hair a vinegar rinse. Let the vinegar sit on your scalp for a minute or two before washing away then proceed to shampoo as normal. Do this every time you wash your hair. You could also try this in reverse: After washing your hair as usual, do a vinegar rinse.
  2. Listerine (Original): Mix two parts of water to 1 part of Listerine and pour into a spray or squirt bottle. Working with a wet head, spray the mixture all over your scalp really well so every inch of scalp is covered. Allow to sit for 30 minutes then wash off. Do this every other day for one week then repeat as necessary.
  3. Apple Cider Vinegar: Mix 50/50 Apple Cider Vinegar with water and pour into a spray or squirt bottle. Thoroughly wet your hair with water, pat down excess water, then spray the apple cider vinegar mix all over your scalp. Allow to sit on your head for about 40 minutes, wash out, shampoo as normal.
  4. Tea Tree Oil: Pour 1 TBS Tea Tree Oil with 1 cup of warm water in a spray or squirt bottle, shake until well mixed. After washing your hair (shampoo, conditioner), spray a generous amount of the tea tree oil & water mixture all over your scalp, massage your scalp and let sit for a couple minutes. Pat the excess water out but don’t wash your hair again or rinse out. You can make a big batch of this at once if you like (so you always have some handy when you shower), but use distilled water if you do this.
  5. Rosemary Tea: Brew a pot of tea and steep for 24 hours with 3 or 4 sprigs of fresh Rosemary. Strain and pour into a squirt bottle and use as a hair rinse. *Dark hair only
  6. Peppermint Tea: Same as the Rosemary Tea method but use a handful of fresh peppermint leaves instead of the Rosemary sprigs. *Dark hair only
  7. Peppermint Cider Vinegar: Boil 1 cup of water then add to 1 cup of apple cider vinegar and a handful of fresh peppermint leaves. Steep for 2 hours, strain and pour into a squirt bottle. Apply to freshly washed hair, massage scalp, do not rinse out.
  8. Aspirin: Finely crush 3 tablets of Aspirin then dissolve in a spray bottle of hot water, allow to cool. Apply to scalp (all over) then shampoo as normal. Shake the spray bottle before each use.
  9. Lavender Vinegar: Use as a hair rinse, also adds shine. Dilute first and use 1 part vinegar to 8 part water ratio. Click the link to find recipes and info.
  10. If you have bad dandruff and discover a successful treatment for your situation, make sure to keep all hair tools clean to help prevent a recurrence. Regularly soak combs and hair picks in a jar of Listerine or household vinegar and spray hair brushes with same.

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