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Dandruff: Home remedies that do the trick!
February 12 , 2014

You know that awkward moment when your colleague at work whom you consider a friend asks "Hey what’s that on your shoulders? Like grains of sand or flakes of something..." Or that more embarrassing moment when they discreetly slap off the errant "grains" off your pretty black suit right before you walk in to make that life changing presentation. 

That is the awkward moment I’m thinking of right now. That "Ouch. She has dandruff! moment. In my books it’s worse than having a body odour. Okay that was a joke but did you know that dandruff is probably the worlds most common hair problem? It has many causes, a few of which are such everyday things that you would not believe that these could cause something like dandruff and a few of common as well as uncommon causes of dandruff are Dry Skin, Not shampooing regularly (or properly a la Lather, Rinse, Lather again.), Yeast allergy (Please, I do not mean the yeast that is used for baking breads. This yeast is a type of fungi or spore that is present in the air), Malassezia (a fungus that is naturally present on everybody, usually harmless but grows specifically in areas where more oil glands are located. When the oil glands over work, the fungi multiply, causing sebaceous gland blockage thereby causing inflammation and itching hence, dandruff), In some cases, certain types of illnesses such as weak immunity, people recuperating from heart attacks and strokes and also Improper diet (here this means a diet containing less than the  required amount of zinc, vitamins and fats).

Dandruff is difficult to get rid of but definitely not impossible. With proper and regular care, dandruff can be eliminated once and for all. Some of the best dandruff home remedies are found right in the house and that is where we’re off to at this moment: The Kitchen! Ive put together a few home remedies Some of which I have personally tried out. Some are fairly popular, others you may be hearing about for the first time. Either way, you’re winning!


>> OLIVE OIL remains one of man’s most important discoveries. Of all the home remedies used for dandruff, olive oil happens to be the most popular.  Since dandruff is caused mostly by a dry scalp, olive oil is an obvious home remedy for dandruff that you can think of (being an awesome moisturizer!) 

What to do: Massage warm olive oil onto the scalp in gentle circular motions at night before going to sleep. Keep the olive oil overnight and wash with a mild shampoo in the morning. Remember to wrap your head in a cotton scarf to absorb the oil. You can also apply olive oil on your hair before a wash; let it stay for 15-20 minutes before shampooing. 

>> LEMON JUICE is assumed to be natural bleach because of the citric acid content in the juice and because of this, many people assume that using lemon juice on their hair can bleach it. Sorry to burst the bubble but this very popular myth is just that what it is. A myth. Lemon juice has antifungal properties which make it an essential weapon to fight dandruff.  Its also free from harsh chemicals and other unnatural ingredients that often do more harm than good to our hair and scalp-plus it leaves you smelling clean and fresh. So when next life hands you dandruff, hand it lemons. 

What to do: Massage 2 tablespoons of lemon juice into your scalp and let it sit for a minute. Mix 1 teaspoon of lemon juice into 1 cup of water and rinse your hair with it. Repeat daily until the dandruff is all gone.

>> Rinsing your hair with VINEGAR (specifically white vinegar) may sound like a "hell-no!" idea, but it can be quite effective in treating dandruff because it actually addresses the root of the problem. 

Remember, dandruff is the result of skins cells maturing and dying too fast, building up, and causing irritation. What vinegar will do is to get rid of the unwanted skin that would flake off into dandruff. Let’s just say vinegar acts like a fungicide.  Using it is straightforward, simple, and is probably easier on your hair than some shampoos out there. 

What to do: Mix 1/2 cup warm water and 1/2 cup white vinegar in a cup. Pour the mixture over your hair, scrub it around gently for several minutes, and then rinse it thoroughly with water (only water!) Because you have to wait about 8-12 hours before taking a normal shower, its advisable that you do this treatment in the evening. 

(Repeat once every week or two weeks, depending on how often you feel like it.)

>> ALOE VERA gets another pat on the proverbial back. It repairs raw broken skin on the scalp that is caused by irritation and itching of the scalp. Aloe Vera gel also has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties so it acts as a clarifying agent on the scalp and keeps dandruff away. Aloe Vera is a MIRACLE!

What to do: Apply Aloe Vera gel directly on your scalp. Leave it on for about a 15 minutes and then wash it off using a mild shampoo.

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