The dreaded white flakes. For anyone who has dandruff, you probably share the very same sentiment. The white flakes are not only a reminder that you have a dry and itchy scalp, but they are also incredibly embarrassing and certainly go noticed by those that we meet on a daily basis.
When ever there is dry skin of any sort, there is an underlying health issue that needs to be looked after in order to then cure the dandruff itself. Rather than run out and grab a basic dandruff shampoo, try these natural remedies for dandruff and see if these put a stop to those white flakes.
Check Out your Diet
When ever there is any sort of ailment, the first thing that you should always look at is your diet. What did you eat today? What sort of nutritional benefit did it have? Did you meet your daily requirement for vitamins and minerals from what you ate today or not? Do you take a daily multivitamin? These are the things that you must consider, as a lot of health issues begin with what we do or don’t eat on a daily basis.
A balanced diet should be full of fresh fruits and vegetables. To combat dandruff, having an adequate intake of iron on a daily basis is especially essential. Make sure that you also drink those 8 cups of water a day to keep yourself hydrated (drink more than this if you drink any caffeinated or alcoholic beverages).
The Cider Vinegar Trick
Forget those anti-dandruff shampoos. Before you use those, and while taking care to improve your diet, purchase some cider vinegar to wash your hair. Wet down your entire head and then apply the cider vinegar to your hair. Wrap your hair up in a towel and leave the cider vinegar in for up to forty minutes. Do this twice a week and you will see that within a week or two your dandruff will completely disappear.
Another Vinegar Trick
This one involves just some basic white vinegar and some water. Take two teaspoons of vinegar and combine it with six teaspoons of water. Apply this mixture directly to your scalp and leave it on overnight while you sleep. Rinse it out the next morning as usual. Try to use this process every day for 3 months, and you should then see that your white flakes are completely gone.
For this simple home remedy, combine two cups of water with five tablespoons of thyme. Boil the two together on the stove, and then let it cool. Once it’s cooled down, massage the mix into your scalp and leave it overnight. As with the previous treatment, continue with this process for at least 3 months and you will see those flakes completely disappear!
Fenugreek Seed Solution
For this dandruff solution, all you have to do is get some fenugreek seeds and then leave them in water and allow them to soak overnight. In the morning, crush the seeds until you have formed a paste. Apply the paste all over your scalp and leave it on there for at least 20 minutes. Once that time has elapsed, rinse it off with lukewarm water.