Are you feeling that itch?
Seborrheic dermatitis, which is better known as dandruff, is a scalp disorder that can happen to anyone. There are a number of reasons why you may be suffering from dandruff right now, including irritated oily skin, dry skin, formation of scalp fungus, bacteria growth, and inflammatory conditions of the skin such as psoriasis.
When you have dandruff, you experience itchiness and the flakes can be embarrassing, especially during social situations. Luckily, you can control dandruff naturally with the following methods:
1. Coconut Oil: Mix coconut oil with lemon juice and rub the mixture all over your scalp for a few minutes. After 20 minutes or so, rinse your hair. Do this method for at least twice a week.
2. Lemon Juice: If you don’t have coconut oil, lemon juice will do the trick. Just squeeze the juice out and mix it with water. Apply the juice to your scalp and gently massage it for a few minutes. Rinse afterward.
3. Olive Oil: Aside from coconut oil, here’s another oil remedy – olive oil. Microwave a bit of olive oil until warm. Apply onto your scalp and massage it in circular motion. Wash your scalp with shampoo after an hour.
4. Apple Cider Vinegar: This vinegar has so many uses and you can add dandruff removal to the list. To start, take some vinegar, measuring about 60 ml and add the same amount of water. You can put the solution to a spray bottle for easy application. Then, spray the combination of vinegar and water to your hair, beginning from the root. Make sure you stay away from your eyes when you apply. Lock in the solution by wrapping a towel to your hair. Wash it off after an hour. You can either use shampoo or just water, although the former is more preferred since it helps rid of the smell.
5. Yogurt: You can use yogurt to remove dandruff by simply rubbing plain yogurt to your scalp. Leave it there for at least 10 minutes and then you can wash it after.
6. Baking Soda: Wet your hair first before applying a handful of baking soda to your scalp. This will be used as an alternative to shampoo, so you have to eliminate shampooing first if you intend to use this remedy. Using baking soda for your hair to remove dandruff will encourage the hair to begin producing oils. However, some people tend to have dry hair after using baking soda. This means that they are using too much of the remedy. Reduce the amount and you will start seeing better results.
Instead of buying expensive shampoos and other treatments, the above mentioned home remedies can help you remove dandruff safely and naturally.