Dandruff sucks. You can’t wear black, you’re constantly itching, and it can be a total confidence killer. If you’ve tried all the dandruff shampoos with no luck and the unwanted snowfall is ruining your life.
Here’s how you can skip avoid some extremely embarrassing situations (and expensive shampoos) and find an effective cure for your dandruff in the kitchen
1. Fenugreek aka Methi
Fenugreek seeds contain protein and nicotinic which are extremely useful for treating hair fall, dandruff, and numerous scalp issues. Fenugreek seeds are praised for their antifungal properties and thus are effective in moisture balance, decreasing scalp build up, and eliminating dandruff and scalp infections. To use: Soak two tablespoons of fenugreek seeds in hot water overnight. In the morning, grind the softened seeds into a smooth paste. Apply the paste to your scalp and leave on for an hour before shampooing.
2. Coconut oil
Using coconut oil to cure dandruff is an ancient remedy that has been working for centuries. However, oil does not work for everyone and for some it can make dandruff works. Proponents of coconut oil as a natural dandruff remedy claim that by moisturizing the scalp, it helps to restore scalp health and reduce flaking. Always use virgin coconut oil and only keep it on for 20 minutes.
Beyond diminishing dandruff flakes, salt promotes circulation on your head and soaks up excess moisture. Before your next shampoo and conditioning, create several parts within your hair and apply two teaspoons of salt directly to the scalp. Massage and let it sit for 10 minutes before shampooing.
4. Baking soda
Baking soda acts as a scrub and exfoliates the scalp gently and removes dead skin without irritating it. Exfoliation is essential to ensure there is no build-up of flakes on the scalp that make dandruff visible. To use: 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.