Home Remedies to resolve Dandruff 
People with dandruff produce new skin cells faster than the older skin cells can shed. 
As a result of this accelerated growth, a thick layer of cells is being shed which is visible on the scalp and sometimes on clothing. 
Fortunately, dandruff can be controlled with gentle cleansers and exfoliating treatments. 
Try these home remedies that help to keep dandruff under control and flakes less noticeable. 






1. Ginger
Instructions:  Press a one-inch slice of fresh ginger root to obtain juice then add 1 teaspoon sesame oil and 1 teaspoon lemon juice. Massage mixture into hair and scalp for a couple of minutes then wash out with a mild shampoo and lukewarm water.  Repeat treatment 3-4 times a week to control dandruff flakes, absorb oils and remove built-up skin cells.  



The acidic properties of lemons absorb excessive oils and exfoliate dead skin cells. All citrus fruits are recommended for treating dandruff problems with great success. 

Instructions:  Mix 2 cups of water with 2 tablespoons lemon juice and pour mixture over shampooed hair. Massage scalp for a few minutes then rinsing with cool water. Repeat treatment daily to keep dandruff flakes under control. 



3. Oatmeal
Recommended on the Dr. Oz show to help remove dandruff flakes and for relieving itching. Oatmeal was also recommended on the television show The Doctors as a conditioning scalp treatment that helps to remove built-up skin cells and to absorb oils. 
 
Instructions:  Mix 1/4 cup of oatmeal with enough water to create a thick paste and massage into scalp for several minutes then rinse with lukewarm water. For people who suffer from eczema and psoriasis try an oatmeal bath treatment to heal skin.



Aside from being an excellent disinfectant that destroys bacteria, baking soda is also a gentle exfoliant that removes built-up skin cells while absorbing excess oils inhibiting the natural shedding process. 

Ingredients:  Mix 1 tablespoon of baking soda with 1 cup of cool water and massage into scalp for several minutes rinsing with lukewarm water. Repeat treatment daily.



5. Listerine
In eighteen Hundred, Listerine was used as a surgical antiseptic by dentists and by the nineteen-thirties to treat dandruff. 

Instructions:  Mix 2 cups of lukewarm water with 1 cup of Listerine then use the mixture as a cleansing rinse after every shampoo to absorb oils, remove dead cells and to relieve itching. Repeat 2-3 times a week until dandruff problem improves then once a week for healing maintenance. 



This amazing healing plant moisturizes, nourishes the skin, hair, and fingernails. Each night dampen hair and massage one teaspoon of Aloe Vera gel into scalp then cover with plastic bag leaving on for 30 minutes then rinsing with lukewarm water shampooing in the morning. Your hair will feel silky smooth and soft. 



Add some broccoli, kale, and dark leafy green vegetables into your diet on a regular basis for healthy hair, skin, and fingernails. All these vegetables provide essential nutrients that heal from the inside out.   




8. Fish Oil
For an overall improvement in your skin and hair take a fish oil supplement daily. It will not cure dandruff, but will drastically improve dandruff severity lessening flakes. 



9. Lean Protein
Eating more lean proteins will minimize dandruff flakes and strengthen hair and improve skin. Add some fish, eggs, nuts and beans into your weekly diet for noticeable results. 



10. Salt 
Salt will gently exfoliate removing build-up skin cells while absorbing excess oils that prevent the natural shedding process. 

Ingredients:  Epson Salt or Table Salt
Instructions:  Massage onto damp hair 1 teaspoon of salt concentrating on the scalp then shampoo and condition. Repeat treatment daily to control dandruff flakes.   



11. Vinegar 
After washing your hair with a 'mild shampoo' rinse with a 1/4 cup of white or apple cider vinegar through your hair, then rinse with lukewarm water. Vinegar helps to remove flakes, absorbs oils and heal irritated skin. Repeat vinegar rinses daily to keep flakes under control.  



12. Orange
The nutrients and acids in oranges help to remove dead skin cells, absorb oils and heal raw irritated skin. All citrus fruits are recommended for healing dandruff. 

Instructions:  Mash an over ripe orange and vigorously massage into scalp for several minutes then rinse out with lukewarm water and shampoo with a mild cleanser. Repeat once a week to remove build-up flakes. 




13. Fenugreek Seeds
Rich in protein, lecithin, and amino acids, fenugreek seeds encourage healthy strong hair growth in addition to controlling dandruff flakes. 

Instructions:  Boil 1 cup of water then remove from heat and add 2 tablespoons of fenugreek seeds allowing to soak overnight. In the morning mash seeds in the water creating a fine soupy paste. Massage paste into the scalp the leaving on for 30-45 minutes washing with mild shampoo when complete. Repeat 3-4 times a week until dandruff is under control then once a week. 


Massage a few drops of disinfecting tea tree oil onto wet hair and scalp once a week to heal, reduce itching and to remove built-up skin cells. Repeat the treatment once a week until condition improves.  



15. Aspirin
Aspirin contains a large amount of Salicylic Acid, which is an active ingredient in many dandruff shampoos. Aspirin has fungicidal properties that heal irritated skin, reduce itching and help to remove dandruff flakes. 

Instructions:  Crush 2 white aspirin tablets then add to a quarter size amount of shampoo and massage into hair and scalp leaving on for about 2 minutes then rinsing thoroughly with lukewarm water. Repeat treatment 2-3 times a week. 




16. Plain Yogurt
Plain yogurt has a particular bacteria that creates an uninhabitable environment for bacteria trapped under built-up skin cells to thrive. Massage 1/4 cup of plain yogurt into the scalp prior to shampooing. Repeat 2-3 times a week. 
         





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