Dandruff is a major problem for women all over the world. The major cause of dandruff is dry skin, other causes include psoriasis, use of products with high alcohol content, shampooing your hair too often, not washing your hair as often as is required and a few others.
The basic ways things to get rid of dandruff are:
- Drink more water
- Wash your hair at least twice a month
- Avoid scratching your scalp as much as possible
- Increase your intake of vitamins
- Application of a tested anti-dandruff product
The really good anti-dandruff products-hair creams, shampoo, conditioners et al- are usually quite expensive, so here are 2 substitute home made remedies for your anti-dandruff products.
Aspirin + Shampoo
Though not a natural remedy, it is definitely a quick way to get rid of dandruff. Aspirin contains salicylates – an active ingredient in most dandruff shampoos that contain salicylic acid.
You will need: 2 aspirin tablets, Shampoo
Crush the tablets. Add it to any normal shampoo.
Let it lather and keep it on for 5 minutes.
Wash your hair. If you feel the aspirin powder on your scalp, rinse again with plain shampoo.
Baking soda + Water
Yes, baking soda can help you get rid of dandruff. It is alkaline in nature and helps eliminate dead skin cells by acting as a mild exfoliant. It also helps in controlling oil secretion on the scalp.
You will need: 2 teaspoons of baking soda, Few drops of water
Add a few drops of water in baking soda to form a paste.
Apply it on your scalp and massage it for a few minutes.
Rinse your hair with plain water or shampoo.
Credit: Healthsite.com, wikihow
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