Dandruff can be quite embarrassing as it is visible to everyone, and many people consider a result of poor hair hygiene. While we won’t go into the hygiene aspect, dandruff is usually due to dry skin. You can opt for the best hair treatment salon to get rid of it.
However, it will be a costly process considering that salon workers have a skill for motivating you into buying treatments and products you really don’t need. It is like you go in for a hair treatment and come out with a facial, manicure, pedicure, and whatnot. So, the best option is to go for hair dandruff treatment at home. We will discuss the top hacks for hair dandruff treatment at home.
Hacks and Homemade Remedies That Work for Dandruff Treatment at Home
#1 Change Your Shower Routine
The first thing that you need to do is change your current hair routine. If you shower daily, do it once every two days. The reason is that a daily showering can quickly dry out your skin. Limit your showers to no longer than 10 minutes and do not set the water temperature to too high. We recommend a moderate water temperature. Apply a moisturizer immediately after getting out as it keeps the skin moisturized, helping keep the dandruff at bay.
#2 Change your Products
If you are using an XYZ product, opt for ABC. Before doing so, we recommend changing the quantity. If you are using too much, reduce the quantity. If you are using too little, opt for a little more. If these tips don’t work, then you may change your products. While shopping, look for hair products that are specifically made for dry skin.
#3 Coconut Oil
In most cases, dandruff can simply be eliminated by using coconut oil hairspray. What you need to do is melt two tablespoons of coconut oil into an empty and clean spray bottle. Then add 3 drops of lavender essential oil and one cup of filtered water. Without lavender essential oil, your hair will smell like coconut which is the last thing you want for yourself. Shake before spraying to ensure all ingredients are properly mixed. You can use the spray on any hair, i.e. wet, dry, or any other condition. Coconut oil is one natural ingredient that is widely used in all best skincare products as well as hair care products.
When showering or washing your hair, apply coconut oil. Make sure your head is completely dry before doing so. You can cover your entire hair in it if you prefer or just the scalp. Once done, leave it there for 5 – 10 minutes. Then proceed to wash your hair as you normally would, including applying a conditioner.
You might know that eggs are rich in Vitamin A. However, very few people know that eggs can help your hair produce more sebum which can help reduce or entirely remove the dandruff. Sebum is an oily substance which hydrates your skin, preventing dryness. Before applying this treatment, we must warn you about the smell. A raw egg can produce a pungent odour which not everyone can bear. However, after washing the hair, the smell will go away.
- While 1 or 2 egg yolks.
- Apply it to the scalp and wait for an hour.
- Cover your hair to avoid the eggs from dripping out onto the floor or your clothes, resulting in a mess.
- Shampoo your hair thoroughly to get rid of the egg and smell.
#5 Apple Cider Vinegar
It is useful for a wide range of things, including aiding weight loss, improving diabetes symptoms, and lowering blood sugar levels. A lot of people have also reported noticeable improvements in their hair after applying apple cider vinegar.
- Mix one cup of apple cider vinegar and water.
- Shampoo your hair thoroughly and wash.
- Pour the vinegar and water solution over your hair and massage it over your scalp.
- Wash the solution away after 10 minutes and style it as usual.
Only opt for this solution if you can find top-quality, raw honey. If it is processed, avoid using it for your hair. Honey is full of much-needed minerals which can improve your skin and protect against numerous illnesses.
- Take 90% honey and 10% warm water.
- Mix the two and make a paste.
- Apply to your hair and leave the mixture for around 30 – 40 minutes.
- Wash as usual.
Repeat this at least two times per week and you will see a noticeable difference in dandruff.
Our last tip on hair dandruff treatment at home is to use a lemon. Juice out half a lemon (or more depending on how much you get out of half a lemon). Apply the juice to your scalp and leave it for 30 minutes. You may experience an itching/burning sensation during this time. However, there is no need to worry as it is quite normal.
This concludes our article on top hacks for hair dandruff treatment at home. We have selected these treatments based on their ease and cost-effectiveness. Let us know below which treatment worked or didn’t work for you.
Mr. Irshad is a content marketer and digital marketing professional with Rami Jabali – a leading hair salon in Dubai. Mr. Irshad enjoys helping small and emerging businesses and online ecommerce merchants and startups to grow in the growing online consumerism.