Get rid of those white flakes!
If you are scratching your head all day and embarrassing yourself, it’s time you part ways with your chemical shampoos and try these natural remedies. To get rid of those pesky white flakes. Here’s what you can try:
Aspirin contains the same active ingredient (salicylic acid) as many medicated dandruff shampoos. Keep flaking in check by crushing two aspirins to a fine powder and adding it to the normal amount of shampoo you use each time you wash your hair. Leave the mixture on your hair for 1-2 minutes, then rinse well and wash again with plain shampoo.
Tea tree oil
Drops of tea tree oil significantly improve the severity of dandruff. You can also add a few drops of tea tree oil to your favourite shampoo as you wash normally.
Some of the best things are often in the kitchen. Some ingredients you use every day double as effective dandruff remedies—like baking soda. Wet your hair and then rub a handful of baking soda vigorously into your scalp. Skip the shampoo and go right to rinsing. Baking soda reduces overactive fungi that can cause dandruff.
Apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar acts as a dandruff remedy, when the acidity of apple cider vinegar changes the pH of your scalp, making it harder for the yeast to grow. Mix a quarter cup apple cider vinegar with a quarter cup water in a spray bottle and spritz on your scalp. Wrap your head in a towel and let sit for 15 minutes to an hour, then wash your hair as usual. Do this twice a week.
To treat a bad case of dandruff, wash your hair with your regular shampoo, then rinse with an alcohol-based mouthwash. Follow with your regular conditioner. Mouthwash’s anti-fungal properties help prevent dandruff-causing yeast from growing.