Dandruff Problem

Many products are out there that tout that they can cure dandruff. But, they’re either too expensive to take a risk on or they’re just too harsh for the scalp. Fortunately, you can employ some tried-and-true homemade remedies that will get rid of your dandruff for good. Even better, you won’t leave a dent in your wallet.

First of all, what is dandruff? Dandruff is just an accumulation of dead skin cells. The size of the flakes will depend on the severity of the dandruff. Some people with problems such as psoriasis will have bigger flakes and will have more dead skin cells. Relieving your scalp of dryness is a great step to getting rid of dandruff.

1. ULTIMATE CLEANSER
1/2 – 1 c. baking soda
lukewarm water
Combine the baking soda with enough lukewarm water to make a soft paste with the consistency of slightly melted frosting or soft toothpaste. Make enough to cover your scalp. Apply directly to the scalp, then gently massage the scalp with the fingertips. When I say “ultimate cleanser,” I mean it! Baking soda will leave your hair squeaky clean and your scalp free from residue.

2. OIL TREATMENT
1 T. virgin coconut oil
2 T. jojoba oil
1 T. almond seed oil
1 T. castor oil
(These ingredients may be bought at www.herbalremedies.com.) Combine all the oils together. The coconut oil may be hard at room temperature, but you can dip the jar or bottle into warm water to melt it. Apply liberally to the scalp, and massage gently with the fingertips. Leave on overnight, or for at least one hour. Wash out thoroughly with a gentle shampoo, or you can use the baking soda again. Leaves your hair shiny and soft, moisturized, and without the harsh chemicals found in store-bought conditioners.

3. TEA TREE OIL
Purchase this from the website above, or from your local herbal supply store. Massage into your scalp using your fingertips. This is an ingredient in most anti-dandruff shampoos, but you’ll be using it exclusively without all the added harsh chemicals. Plus, you’ll get the great smell!

4. TAR SOLUTION
You may have read that and wondered, “What?” But tar is a great solution for psoriasis. Tar comes from many different things, but you’ll be surprised to find that it’s also great for your scalp. Try it and see for yourself!

Hopefully these great, environmentally friendly solutions have encouraged you to take actions into your own hands and use homemade remedies that are sure to get rid of your dandruff problems. Even if you don’t have dandruff, using these solutions will make your scalp healthier!