Dandruff can be a socially embarrassing condition that can make you feel self-conscious about your appearance. However, a flaky scalp can also contribute to hair thinning and loss over time.
Dandruff has numerous causes, from conditions like eczema and psoriasis to fungal infections. It can also be caused by skin sensitivity to certain product ingredients, which trigger a contact dermatitis flare-up.
Treating dandruff can be challenging, and while there are commercial OTC remedies available, many of them contain ingredients like parabens and phosphates that are harmful to your health. Explore these three natural remedies for dandruff for a healthy, nourished scalp.
1. Sea Buckthorn Oil
Sea buckthorn oil is high in vitamin C, a natural antioxidant that helps boost skin cell renewal. It also contains essential fatty acids, including omega 3, 6, and 9. Deficiency in these fatty acids can cause skin dryness, worsening your dandruff symptoms.
Hair & Scalp Doctor Antibacterial Shampoo is specially formulated with sea buckthorn oil to help manage dandruff. The paraben- and dye-free shampoo has antibacterial properties and works to remove impurities that contribute to a dry, flaking scalp.
2. Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil has been used as a therapeutic remedy for centuries. It has powerful antibacterial properties which may help alleviate dandruff symptoms.
In a 2002 clinical trial, patients treated with a 5% concentration tea tree oil shampoo were shown to have a 41% improvement in symptoms compared to a placebo. Patients experienced reduced itchiness and greasiness.
However, high concentrations of tea tree oil may irritate sensitive skin. Always combine tea tree oil with a carrier oil like coconut oil or sweet almond oil before applying it to your scalp.
3. Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar has a pH of about 2-3, making it moderately acidic. The acidity helps gently exfoliate the scalp to remove dead skin cells and inhibits fungus growth.
After shampooing, gently massage raw unprocessed apple cider vinegar into your scalp. Leave for two minutes, then rinse with lukewarm water.
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