Have you ever tried a home made remedy to get rid of dandruff? Here’s some things — thanks to RD.com — that can be found in the kitchen cupboard that might have a positive effect on a flaky scalp.
Aspirin contains the same active ingredient (salicylic acid) as many medicated dandruff shampoos. Keep flaking in check by crushing two aspirins to a fine powder and adding it to the normal amount of shampoo you use each time you wash your hair. Leave the mixture on your hair for 1-2 minutes, then rinse well and wash again with plain shampoo.
Tea Tree Oil
One study showed that shampoos with just 5 percent tea tree oil significantly improves the severity of dandruff. You can also add a few drops of tea tree oil to your favorite shampoo as you wash normally.
Your kitchen could hold the key to an itch-free, flake-free scalp. 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. Your hair may get dried out at first, but after a few weeks your scalp will start producing natural oils, leaving your hair softer and free of flakes.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Dr. Mehmet Oz swears by apple cider vinegar as a dandruff treatment, as the acidity of apple cider vinegar changes the pH of your scalp, making it harder for yeast to grow. Mix a quarter cup apple cider vinegar with a quarter cup water in a spray bottle and spritz on your scalp. Wrap your head in a towel and let sit for 15 minutes to an hour, then wash your hair as usual. Do this twice a week.
A good product to try is La Biosthetique Anti-Pelliculaire Shampooing Apaisant. This is a particularly skin-friendly, but highly effective formula with antimicrobial effect for thorough but extremely gentle cleanses the sensitive hair and scalp, thoroughly but very gently frees it from dandruff and actively prevents dandruff. Removes pre-existing dandruff, instantly soothes irritations and itchiness.
- Liquorice and horse chestnut extracts improve blood circulation and have an anti-inflammatory effect.
- The highly active zinc pyrithione combined with Complexe Pellicules reduces the dandruff-triggering microbes and boosts the formation and maturation of healthy keratin cells.
- An effect complex from fruits of the pepper tree and Inga Alba (mimosa bark extract) reduces the formation of new dandruff, regulates sebum secretion, soothes itchiness and makes the scalp feel relaxed.
- Caffeine extracts invigorate the microcirculation, panthenol calms and moisturizes.