No one should have to fear wearing black or dark colored clothing because they’re afraid of the dreaded white dandruff flakes. The good news is that there are several different ways in which you can try to treat and get rid of dandruff – it’s all a matter of finding the right method for you.
Dandruff shampoos are products that you can find on the shelves of several stores. These shampoos should contain such ingredients as salicylic acid, coal tar, selenium sulfide, sulfur, or pyrithione zinc.Depending on the ingredient that is in the shampoo, you may get a different desired effect on your hair.
For example, any shampoo with salicylic acid will help get rid of dead skin cells before they clump and flake. Tar-based shampoos, on the other hand, will help slow down cell production, which in turn will reduce the amount of dandruff being produced. These shampoos also tend to contain anti-fungal properties, as fungus is one of the leading causes of dandruff for many people.
There are a lot of effective homeopathic dandruff remedies out there for you to choose from. You can explore a number of different options on the Internet, or you can visit a homeopath’s shop or office and ask about what they would recommend. Some of the most common homeopathic remedies include:
- Fluoric acid
- Nartrum mur
You can either choose to make your own natural remedy for dandruff, or you can visit a naturopath for treatment. If you would like to try and treat you dandruff at home using a naturopathic remedy, grab some plain yogurt and use it as a hair conditioner. After you wash your hair, take the yogurt and rub it right into your scalp. Let the yogurt sit for up to 15 minutes and then rinse again. Wash your hair with the least amount of shampoo possible. A great follow up rinse is to take nettle, thyme or sage and combine it with 2 tablespoons of vinegar.
If you go for a consultation with a professional, you will likely be told that you have too many toxins in your body and so the toxins need to be flushed out. This may involve increasing your intake of fresh fruits and vegetables, wheat germ, whole grains, and lean meats and nuts.
A lot of herbal medicines out there don’t seem to be able to cure dandruff, but some have proven to be effective. One treatment is taking borax and then mixing it in with boiled “pincushion” or wild scabious flower. Make it into a paste and then rub it into your scalp once a week
Yes, even aromatherapy has proven useful when trying to get rid of dandruff! One of the most effective therapies is to take seven drops of cedarwood and then combine it with ten drops of juniper and ten drops of cypress. Rub the mix into your scalp and leave it for one hour. To remove the oils, rub a mild shampoo into your hair and then wash it out with warm water.