Guest Post Alert, Babes! read on if you have issues with Dandruff.
Dandruff is an issue for a lot of people and it is not easy to get rid of, causing embarrassment or many people. Those unsightly dandruff flakes on the shoulders can make for some pretty embarrassing social encounters. So, what is dandruff, anyway? Dandruff is actually flakes of dead skin on your scalp. It seems that even the experts don’t know exactly what causes it, but they do have some clues, as well as suggestions on how to treat it. Although experts don’t really know the causes of dandruff, they do all seem to agree that it is not caused by poor hygiene. In other words, it has nothing to do with your physical hygiene habits.
Causes of Dandruff
There are several things that can cause dandruff. If you do not brush your hair on a regular basis, you are not helping your scalp to get rid of the dead skin flakes on your head. As a result, they build up, resulting in that embarrassing dandruff falling on your shoulders. A good rule of thumb is to brush your hair for at least 2 minutes every morning and evening.
If you have a yeast allergy, that could be a cause for dandruff, as well. If this is the case and you notice that your dandruff gets better during the hot months of summer because the bright sunshine counteracts the effects of the yeast allergy. You may find that your dandruff problem is better in the winter. Now, even though experts agree this could be a cause, they also agree that it could just be because of the dryness in winter that is caused by the dry heat caused by keeping your house warm.
Natural Ingredient Remedies
Although aspirin may not be a natural ingredient, it has some of the same ingredients as the special dandruff shampoos you can purchase in stores. Crush up two aspirin into a powder and add them to the amount of shampoo you put on your hair. Shampoo your hair as you normally do and leave it in for 2 minutes before you rinse. Be sure to rinse it very well and shampoo again without aspirin. Go ahead and use conditioner as normal. If you follow this routine every time you wash your hair, you should see marked improvement.
Tea tree oil has been proven to be an effective treatment for dandruff. There are shampoos you can buy that have tea tree oil in them, but you can purchase the tea tree oil from health stores and simply add it to your favorite shampoo. This is a great natural remedy for dandruff that has been proven to work.
Yeast grows on your scalp and the acidic nature of the apple cider vinegar prohibits the yeast from growing. This, in turn, helps to prevent dry flakes of dry skin from forming, keeping your dandruff in check.
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Coconut oil is a natural oil that will keep those dead skin cells from forming on your scalp. You can purchase a shampoo that already contains coconut oil, or you can just buy the coconut oil. About 1 hour before shampooing, take about 5 tablespoons of coconut oil and massage it into your scalp. If you don’t need that much, use 3 or 4 tablespoons.
Sound strange? Well, it’s not. The daily stress that you encounter is one cause of dandruff. Stress has a huge impact on the whole body and on your emotional health, as well. It may not be easy, but you will thank yourself when you see a reduction in dandruff problems, as well as an improvement in your overall health. Make a checklist of all of the things you do daily and cut out some of the things you really don’t need to do. You will be amazed at the results as you begin to feel better.
Make sure you eat a diet rich in zinc and vitamin B6 are critical for keeping your hair and scalp healthy and flourishing. Cut down on the unhealthy foods that are full of sugar. Eating foods like this don’t allow the body to function as it should.
Yes, you read right! Yogurt is not only great for eating, but plain yogurt can get rid of your dandruff. The process is simple. Simply wash your hair as you normally do, then massage plain yogurt into your scalp and leave it on for about 15 minutes. Rinse out the yogurt, using mixture of thyme, nettle and sage. Rinse the yogurt into a bowl and put any of the remaining mixture into your hair.
Use a little bit of baby oil and massage it into your scalp. Put a towel over your head and leave it on while you sleep. In the morning, shampoo with your regular shampoo.
Massage olive oil into your scalp and allow it to stay on for about ten minutes before your wash your hair, then shampoo, condition and rinse as usual. Before you go to be, massage more olive oil into your scalp, put a towel on your head and let the olive oil stay in while you sleep. When you wake up, your dandruff should be completely gone.
Fight Back Against Dandruff With Home Remedies
Dandruff has plagued people probably for centuries, and people have made use of natural remedies for that long. If your dandruff is really bad, following some of these tips will help you to get rid of your dandruff and keep the pesky critter at bay.
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Maja Tisma is the co-founder and editor of ShampooTruth.com blog. She works as a professional graphic designer and blogger, but she has a big passion for beauty & health. Over the recent past, she has contributed several articles about healthy lifestyle, diets, eating, fitness, and beauty on various blogs.