How to Get Rid of Dandruff

How to Get Rid of Dandruff

Quick Ways to Reduce Dandruff

Dandruff can be controlled, but unfortunately there’s no way to completely get rid of it. Those pesky flakes are normally caused by an oil issue, product buildup or plain old dryness. Here are few easy, at-home ways to help you repair and nourish your scalp.

Method 1: Coconut oil

Coconut oil is packed with fatty acids and other goodness. 1. In a bowl, melt a small amount of coconut oil—just enough to thinly coat your hair, you don’t want to overdo it. Tip: Mix in a bit of honey and yogurt. 2. Evenly apply to damp or dry hair, including the roots. We suggest not applying the mask directly to your scalp as this may block pores or cause irritation. 3. Leave in for up to 30 minutes. 4. Wash thoroughly—this will most likely take more than a single rinse.

Method 2: Castor oil

Caster oil has omega-9 and omega-6 fatty acids that help nourish thirsty hair. 1. Mix enough castor oil to lightly coat your hair with a few drops of essential oil like lavender, jojoba or tea tree. Tip: Add an egg yolk for extra protein and vitamins. 2. Evenly apply to hair damp or dry and gently massage into scalp. 3. Leave in for 30-60 minutes. 4. Wash thoroughly and let hair air dry.

Method 3: Tea tree oil

Essential oils can pack a punch in your fight against dandruff. 1. Mix a few drops of pure tea tree oil into your shampoo and use as normal. We suggest 10 drops of oil per 8 ounces of shampoo. 2. Or, mix a few drops with almond, jojoba or coconut oil in an empty spray bottle and lightly coat hair. Rinse after 15 minutes. Tip: Give yourself a scalp massage with a bit of essential oil to stimulate the hair follicle and loosen buildup.

Method 4: Baking soda & apple cider vinegar

This is an anti-dandruff power-couple. Baking soda can remove dandruff and excess oil. Apple cider vinegar has soothing and re-balancing properties. 2-3 times a week: 1. Mix 2-3 teaspoons of baking soda with 2-3 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar. 2. Massage into scalp for a few minutes. 3. Rinse with warm water. 4. Let hair air dry. Tip: Try apple cider vinegar on its own. Twice a week, mix a 1:1 ratio with water, spritz onto your scalp and rinse out after 15 minutes.

Method 5: Store-bought treatments

If you’re wondering how to get rid of dandruff ASAP, specific dandruff-fighting products are the way to go. These come in all sorts of forms and formulas including shampoo, conditioner, masks and tonics.

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