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12 Homemade Treatments To Get Rid Of Dandruff Quickly

12 Homemade Treatments To Get Rid Of Dandruff Quickly

Dandruff can be a very embarrassing condition to have because it is so noticeable to others, but many people have had or will have dandruff at some point in their life. People who have dandruff are always looking for ways to eliminate those white flakes for good, but since there are so many different dandruff treatments out there, it can be difficult to choose the best one for you. While some treatments are permanent, others turn out to be temporary. When eliminating dandruff, most people understandably want to find a permanent solution; one that will keep flakes at bay forever.

Depending on the cause of your dandruff, this can be done, but you may have to make a small change in your hair and skin care habits to keep the dandruff away. Dandruff can be caused by hair product sensitivity, skin conditions, and not shampooing enough, but the most common cause is dry skin. Here are 12 treatments you can do or make at home that have been proven to get rid of dandruff:

1. Change Your Hair Product

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    Sometimes dandruff can be eliminated simply by changing the styling products you use or applying less product than you normally do. If you prefer to let an extra day go by before you wash your hair, try styling your hair on the second day with homemade cocnut oil hairspray. The coconut oil will provide the moisture your scalp needs and will be less likely to flake in your hair.

    1. Melt 2 tablespoons of coconut oil and pour into an empty, clean spray bottle.
    2. Add 1 cup of filtered water and 3 drops of lavender essential oil (it will make your hair smell clean).
    3. Shake before spraying on dry, damp or wet hair.

    2. Coconut Oil Will Get Rid of Dandruff

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      Since a dry scalp is the most common cause of dandruff, it’s no surprise that coconut oil is an effective treatment for dandruff. To eliminate your unwanted white flakes, you will need to repeat this treatment about once or twice per week. Your hair will receive a few other benefits from the coconut oil as well.

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      1. Wash your hair, but do not apply any conditioner and dry your hair completely.
      2. Apply as much cocunut oil as you need to cover your scalp.
      3. Try not to rub the oil on the rest of your hair, unless you want to use it as a hair treatment at the same time.
      4. Wash the oil out and style as usual.

      3. Eggs are a Surprising Dandruff Eliminator

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        Hair masks are not typically made of eggs, but this one will help to eliminate dandruff. The vitamin A found in egg yolks work with your hair to produce more sebum, which will help to prevent dandruff. Only attempt this treatment if you are not too sensitive to odors, as egg yolks can create a bad smell.

        1. Separate 1 or 2 egg yolks and whip
        2. Apply only to scalp area – try to avoid the rest of your hair
        3. Cover your head with a plastic bag, being careful not to let the egg drip out
        4. After 1 hour, shampoo the egg out of your hair

        4. Apple Cider Vinegar Can Aid in Getting Rid of Dandruff

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          ACV is a well-known natural treatment for many ailments and is becoming more known as a hair conditioner. This is exactly how it should be used for those who want to get rid of dandruff.

          1. Mix one part ACV and one part water in a measuring cup
          2. Shampoo your hair and rinse
          3. Caefully pour the ACV/water mixture over your scalp and hair
          4. Massage it into your scalp
          5. Rinse and style as usual – after your hair is dry it will not smell like vinegar

          5. Honey

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            Raw honey has been proven to have a host of benefits for the body and skin. It is full of vitamins and minerals and can help to keep sickness at bay. It is also a great home remedy for dandruff.

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            1. Make a paste with 90% raw honey, 10% warm water
            2. Massage into scalp for 5 to 10 minutes, trying to avoid the rest of your hair
            3. Let the mixture sit for 30 minutes
            4. Rinse off with warm water or wash as usual
            5. Repeat twice a week until dandruff is gone

            6. Olive Oil

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              Olive oil is one of the easiest ways to treat dandruff. This oil has well-known health benefits for your body, skin and hair, so you can apply it to just your scalp, or all over your hair for added benefits.

              1. Before washing, apply olive oil to your scalp while hair is dry
              2. Wait 10 minutes, and wash it out
              3. Style as usual

              7. Vodka

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                Vodka is a very effective dandruff treatment and can also be used as a hair rinse or face wash. This alcohol has a low ph level and is safe to use on your hair and skin, but not recommended for everyday use unless it is diluted and mixed with other products.

                1. Pour a half cup of vodka into a bowl along with 2 teaspoons of crushed Rosemary leaves
                2. Let the mixture sit for 2 days
                3. Strain into another container
                4. Massage the liquid into scalp for 10 minutes and let sit for an hour
                5. Wash your hair as usual

                8. Tea Tree Oil

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                  Tea tree oil has been found to be a very effective treatment for dandruff, both on its own and in addition to other remedies. There are 2 ways you can use tea tree oil to get rid of dandruff.

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                  1. Add a few drops to your shampoo and wash your hair as usual OR
                  2. Add a few drops of the oil to a carrier oil such as coconut or jojoba oil and apply directly to your scalp for 5 minutes before washing it out

                  9. Lemon

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                    Drinking lemon juice helps to restore your body’s natural ph levels to normal, and it does the same for your scalp which makes lemon juice an effective treatmentfor dandruff. Your hair and scalp also have an optimum ph level and it is important to keep it balanced.

                    1. Juice a half to 1 lemon and apply the juice to your scalp and hair
                    2. Let it sit about 25 minutes – your scalp may itch during this time, but this is a normal reaction to the treatment
                    3. Wash your hair as usual

                    10. Turmeric

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                      This spice has so many benefits for the inside of the body and some surprising ones for the outside as well. Turmeric is just as effective in getting rid of dandruff as it is for other ailments it cures.

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                      1. Mix together 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder and either 2 tablespoons of coconut oil or olive oil
                      2. Massage the paste into your scalp, trying to avoid the rest of your hair
                      3. Let it sit for at least 1 hour, up to 3 if you can
                      4. Wash your hair as usual

                      11. Bananas are a Surprising Way to Get Rid of Dandruff

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                        Banana treatment is not recommended for those who struggle with a more severe dandruff problem. If you are just starting to notice dandruff, a banana paste can help to eliminate it at this stage.

                        1. Peel one banana and mix it with either 2 cups of vinegar or 2 tablespoons of honey
                        2. Mix together until it forms a paste
                        3. Massage into your scalp, covering all of your hair for about 10 minutes
                        4. Let it sit for 15 minutes
                        5. Rinse or wash it out and repeat once a day for at least 1 week

                        12. Drink More Water

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                          This is definitely not a short-term solution, but if you have dandruff because of dry skin, the best thing you can do to eliminate dandruff in the long run is to make sure your body is properly hydrated. The inside of your body is not the only part of you that will benefit from drinking the right amount of water; your skin, scalp and hair will thank you as well. If drinking water is hard for you, try adding a little lemon juice for a fresh taste. Find a water bottle with a straw, because sipping through a straw will help to hydrate you better than drinking a glass of water all at once. You should aim for at least 2 litres of water per day.

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                          11 Hidden Benefits of Using Oil Diffusers

                          11 Hidden Benefits of Using Oil Diffusers

                          Affordable, relaxing, and healthy, oil diffusers are gaining popularity with people everywhere due to their extensive benefits. Oil diffusers work through the simple process of oil diffusion, which uses heat to turn oil into a vapor that is then spread around a living space. Diffused oil can have several relaxation and health-related benefits, including safe scent-dispersion, mosquito and mold defense, stress relief, and more!

                          Read on for 11 hidden benefits of using oil diffusers.

                          1. Safe Scents That Make Sense

                          Unlike candles or air fresheners, oil diffusers release cleansing molecules into your air that work to purify it, not overload it with unhealthy chemicals. Electronic diffusers also do not pose the fire risk that candles do. Plus, they contain the added feature of interchangeability, which means you change oil types for different scents and health benefits.

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                          2. Stress Relief

                          Several lab studies have confirmed that diffusing essential oils like lavender have been shown to reduce stress and help relieve anxiety in medical patients. Preliminary studies have also shown that oil diffusers can help alleviate symptoms of depression.

                          3. Improved Sleep

                          Diffused oil has relaxing properties that can help people of all ages fall asleep quicker and sleep more soundly. Electronic diffusers not only have the option to mix and match different oil blends (Try a lavender, Bulgarian rose, and Roman chamomile blend to help with insomnia), they also run at a gentle hum that helps relax an agitated mind. Many also come with an auto shut-off feature to help conserve oils once you have fallen asleep.

                          4. Appetite Control

                          Much like gum, oil diffusers can help stimulate the senses in a way that works to curb appetite. New research has shown that diffused peppermint oil can help curb appetite by inducing a satiety response within the body. Diffused peppermint oil has also been shown to increase energy.

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                          5. Bacteria and Mold Killing

                          When essential oils are diffused in the air, they break down free radicals that contribute to the growth of harmful bacteria. Eucalyptus, thyme, and tea tree oils are especially good for this purpose. Diffused oil is also highly effective when it comes to combating fungal yeast threats, as the oil help makes the air inhospitable for yeasts such as mold. Pine and red thyme essential oils are best for combating mold.

                          6. Decongestion and Mucus Control

                          Ever tried Vick’s Vapo-Rub? Its decongesting powers come from active ingredients made from the eucalyptus tree. In principle, oil diffusers work the same way as Vapo-Rub, except they diffuse their decongesting vapor all around the room, not just on your chest or neck. Oil diffusers have been known to cure pneumonia in lab mice.

                          7. Mosquito Repellant

                          Nobody likes mosquitoes — but when the trade-off means using repellants full of DEET, a toxic chemical that can be especially harmful to children, mosquito control can often seem like a lose-lose. However, scientists have shown that oil diffusers can be used as a safe and highly effective mosquito repellant. Studies have shown that a diffused oil mixture containing clove essential oil and lemongrass essential oil repelled one type of Zika-carrying mosquito, the Aedes aegypti mosquito, at a rate of 100%.

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                          8. Pain Relief

                          While applying oils directly to areas of your body may be the most effective way to alleviate pain, diffusing essential oils can also be an effective means of pain relief. When we inhale healthy essential oils, they enter our blood stream and can help internally relieve persistent pain from headaches, overworked muscles, and sore joints.

                          9. The New Anti-Viral

                          Research into the anti-viral effects of oil diffusion is now just gaining steam. A recent study showed that star anise essential oil was proven in medical experiments to destroy the herpes simplex virus in contained areas at a rate of 99%. Another study showed the popular DoTerra oil blend OnGuard to have highly-effective influenza-combating powers.

                          10. Improved Cognitive Function

                          Diffusing essential oils has also been shown to improve cognitive function. Many essential oils have adaptogenic qualities, which can work twofold in soothing us when we’re stressed, and giving our bodies a pick-me-up when we’re feeling down or sluggish. By working to level out an imbalanced mood, diffused oils also help us to focus. There are also several essential oils which have been shown to help balance the body’s hormones. With prolonged use, these oils can work to repair the underlying causes responsible for hindering cognitive function.

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                          11. Money Saving

                          With ten clear benefits of oil diffusers already outlined, there is one more that should now be obvious: using an oil diffuser will help you to save money. As an anti-viral, bug repelling, and stress-relief solution rolled into one safe product, an oil diffuser used with the proper oils will save you money on products you might otherwise be buying to help cure those pesky headaches or get your kids to fall asleep on time. If you’re wondering just how affordable oil diffusers can be, check the buyer’s guide to the best oil diffusers — you’ll be sure to find one that fits your budget!

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