Little Known Secrets to Battling Dandruff

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The little white flakes falling from your head are commonly known as dandruff and they actually have nothing to do with your hair. They are often a result of dead skin cells which originates from the scalp. Other than the fact that dandruff can be very inconvenient and itchy, it could also cause a great deal of embarrassment. It’s because of these reasons that it is important to figure out a way to get rid of these little buggers fast.

There are a couple of techniques that you can use to get rid of dandruff. The first way to get rid of dandruff is by washing your hair regularly. It is important to keep in mind that when washing your hair, you must rub your scalp gently as you don’t want to cause further damage to the skin. It is advisable that the hair is washed on a daily basis using anti-dandruff shampoo. You should continue to use this technique until the flakes have significantly diminished. After you see an improvement in reduction of dandruff, you can begin to cut down on using your dandruff shampoo to only twice or three times a week. One mistake that you should not make when using this method is to use excess shampoo. If you use an excessive amount of shampoo that contains strong chemicals such as lauryl sulfate, there may be further irritation to the scalp, making it drier and hence increasing the amount of white flakes.

Surprisingly, the use of apple cider vinegar has also been used to treat this problem. To use this method, you will need to add one portion of apple cider vinegar to one portion of water. After preparing the mixture, make sure you wash your hair before applying the mixture. Afterwards, when your hair is still damp, carefully pour the mixture onto your hair and gently massage it into the scalp. There’s a chance that you may feel a burning sensation on the scalp, especially if you have unhealed scabs. Don’t worry too much about this, as rinsing the affected area using clear water will readily get rid of the irritation.

If the first 2 methods do not work for you, then you can try out a banana vinegar paste. You will need a banana and 2 cups of vinegar. First, peel an entire banana and drop it into the 2 cups of vinegar. Next, use a fork or whisk to mash the bananas up, so the end product is a paste. Apply this mixture to the scalp, and massage in. After the paste has covered your entire scalp, let it sit for about 45 minutes to an hour, after which is should be thoroughly rinsed out. This process should be repeated every day for about a week. Afterwards, you can use it once a week as a preventive measure.

If you follow one of these methods correctly, you can be sure that the problem of dandruff will be rid of rather easily. If it doesn’t work for you, then you may need to see a dermatologist for further help.

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