How to Get Rid of Dandruff

by : John mathew

How to get rid of Dandruff

Dandruff is often associated with dryness of the scalp. There is however a world of difference between dandruff and flakes of dry skin from ones scalp, but it is no doubt a scalp problem. Medically, dandruff is known as 'pityriasis' and is a result of 'seborrhea' which is a disorder of the oil secreting glands of the scalp.

There are many natural ways to do away with dandruff. To exfoliate dry flakes without dehydrating your skin, steep two green tea bags in hot water for 20 minutes, cool, cut open the bag, and massage the tea into your scalp. Or, grab a bottle of white or apple cider vinegar and mix 1/4-cup vinegar with an equal amount of water. Pour into an empty spray bottle and spritz on damp hair. Wrap your head in a towel for about 30 minutes. Then rinse your locks and wash that dandruff away for good.

Using anti-dandruff shampoo while washing your hair is the easiest way to make your hair dandruff free. But regular use of shampoo, without taking the guidance of a hair/skin specialist can harm the original beauty of your hair. Therefore, if you are caught by dandruff, first go to a skin specialist to identify the root of the problem.

Mix 8 tbsp. peanut oil with the juice of half a lemon. Rub the mixture into your hair, leave on for 10 minutes and then wash as usual.

Another one of natures' helpers would be lime. A teaspoon of fresh lime juice added to freshly washed hair can also do the job. Not only will you hair have a shining glow but it helps to control dandruff. Boiling the top of beet roots in water, then washing it onto your hair and massaging it into your scalp is another great way to control dandruff, as well as vinegar. Mix some vinegar with water and massage it into your hair and that should do the trick.

Try washing your hair with 1/4 cup buttermilk like any shampoo and leave it on for about 5-10 minutes. Do this for 1-2 weeks. Then wash out hair using a small amount of shampoo. Your hair may smell a bit funny, but this really works

Mix 1/2 cup of peroxide with 1/3 cup of orange juice and pour it on your hair. The dandruff flakes will disappear. Your hair doesn't smell that bad, either!

Wash your hair every time you wash it with baking soda only. At first your hair will look much worse, and the flakes will too. Your hair will be dry and probably stringy - do this for about 3 weeks. That gives your scalp a chance to build up it's natural oils and by then the flakes should be gone.