We’ve all heard of dandruff before. It’s that annoying skin condition that causes flaking and itchiness in your scalp. The good thing about dandruff is that can be easily fixed with the right amount of attention and care. If you are ready to get rid of those flakes, try the tips listed below.
Switch Up Your Shampoo
Wash your hair with a mild shampoo and rinse with warm to cool water for a few weeks. If you don’t see any results, try an anti-dandruff shampoo. You should notice an improvement in 4-6 weeks. In the meantime, avoid alcohol-based products, or any other styling products until your dandruff has subsided. Instead, opt for a leave-in conditioner to maintain shape and nutrients.
If you are looking for a more organic solution, try aloe vera. Aloe Vera is great for soothing your scalp if it is red and irritated. Rub the gel onto the scalp and keep it on overnight. Your scalp will receive nutrients that will help eliminate the itchiness and flakes that dandruff causes. Just be sure to replace your pillowcase after using it.
Decrease Itching and Flaking with Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar has a certain level of acid content that decreases itching and flaking. Try pouring two tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar onto your scalp. For a more potent potion, you can add in a bit of lemon juice. Whichever you decide, leave it on your scalp for up to an hour. Then rinse it out of your hair and proceed with your regular wash day routine.
Herbs and Natural Oils Can Help Soothe Your Scalp
Various herbs and natural oils are not only a soothing option in relieving dandruff they are the perfect antiseptic. Instead of combining several herbs and oils in your kitchen, opt in for our Skin & Scalp Antiseptic. It removes odor-causing bacteria, excess oils, and helps control dandruff. When using any type of antiseptic, be sure to only use it directly on the scalp and not the hair shaft.
These 4 tips should help eliminate dandruff. However, if the dandruff problem persists or any of these remedies make the problem worse, discontinue them and seek medical attention. You want to be sure it is, in fact, dandruff you are dealing with. In case it is another skin condition, working with your dermatologist can better alleviate the issue.