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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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                          Last Updated on July 2, 2020

                          Simple Hacks on How to Relieve Neck Pain Fast (and Naturally)

                          Simple Hacks on How to Relieve Neck Pain Fast (and Naturally)

                          There is very little in life as annoying or distracting as neck pain. Most people find that neck pain is temporary. What can you do if your neck pain seems chronic or if it comes and goes with no obvious source?

                          Whether you have simply slept on your neck wrong or you are working late, hunched over a keyboard half the night, neck pain is, well, a pain in the neck!

                          What most people are unaware of is that there are little known hacks that can help you find relief from neck pain fast and naturally. This means no pills or expensive exercise equipment to buy.

                          How can you get relief from neck pain?

                          There are several easy steps to follow to find the perfect hack for solving your neck pain fast and easy.

                          How Did I End Up With This Pain in the Neck?

                          Neck pain often has an I-was-looking-right-at-it source that we don’t recognize at first glance. Once you identify the source of the pain, you can take the best corrective measure, or several measures if need be!

                          Ask yourself these questions to find a possible source:

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                          • Do you spend much of the day sitting (desk job, typing, etc.)?
                          • How old are your mattress and pillow?
                          • How much exercise do you work into an average day?
                          • How do you manage stress?
                          • Have you been injured or in an accident (no matter how small) lately?

                          Perhaps one last question to ask yourself might be, “Is my pain a regular occurrence, or is my neck pain something that has just cropped up?

                          Once you know the answers to these questions, you can start searching for answers.

                          Remedies for Neck Pain

                          Once you know the source, try tapping into one (or several) of these solutions to start healing your neck pain now.

                          1. Everyday Activities

                          One of the important factors with neck pain will be your everyday activities. Other than an injury or accident, one of the largest factors for neck pain includes working overtime in an office and the stress that work entails[1].

                          Due to the coronavirus, many people find themselves working from home, in kitchens, basements, using a barstool, and/or other equipment that was not designed for humans to spend hours on end, typing and looking at a computer screen.

                          If you find that your neck pain has occurred during the past few months due to a job change, or if you suddenly began working from home, your issue may be due to ergonomics. Invest in an adjustable office chair to help make your workspace more neck-friendly.

                          2. Age of Mattress and Pillow

                          The age of your mattress and pillow should also be considered. Pillows, on average, should be changed every 3 years, and a mattress every 7-10 years. No matter how good or comfortable you think these items are, the truth is that they are hurting your neck and back with a lack of support.

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                          A good mattress is well worth the investment, and pillows are always on sale, as well as wallet-friendly. If you haven’t tried them, a water-filled pillow can be comfortable for many people.

                          3. Exercise/Movement/Stretching

                          It’s that old exercise question that no one wants to hear. This time around, it has been difficult for many people to get in good exercise since they have been housebound due to the quarantine. There are plenty of ways to get in some good, old-fashioned exercise.

                          Stretching exercises are even more important than before since many people do not get enough movement while sitting at home. There are hundreds of at-home exercise, dance, and yoga videos that require little to no equipment, so even if you’re a beginner, give it a go.

                          4. Stress and Stress Management

                          Stress is a hidden danger that robs more people of health than even most doctors realize. While everyone has stress, not everyone recognizes it, nor do they have a means of managing it. Exercise is one of the best ways to release stress, with meditation and yoga being the best ways to manage and relieve stress. All of these will remove tightness in the muscles and relieve neck pain.

                          5. Accident or Injury

                          If you have been involved in an accident or injured yourself lately (falling down, or having something fall on you, for example) and your neck pain began after this incident, you should speak with your doctor about this as soon as possible.

                          6. On-Going Problem or Sudden Occurrence

                          Finally, if your neck pain is something that has occurred recently, it could simply be that you slept on it wrong or turned your neck too hard. That will make this a very temporary condition. You can try some easy stretches for pain relief .

                          An on-going problem, however, might respond better to some other alternative methods, including:

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                          • Slowly moving and stretching your neck. Do not move too quickly or too far. Roll your head from side to side, shoulder to shoulder, to the front and to the back.
                          • Ice packs work well for some people, while heat works best for others.
                          • Be aware of how you use your cell phone or tablet. If you keep your neck bent downward for too long to look at it, you can develop an annoying pain called text-neck or tech-neck. Take breaks and look up to stretch those neck muscles.
                          • Long hours driving can also be hard on the neck. Look from side to side as far as you can, as well as up and down to prevent a stiff neck.

                           

                          Still Have Tight Neck Muscles? 3 Tips for Finding Relief

                          When tight neck muscles are not responding to the typical heat, ice, or massage treatments, you might want to give the following a try:

                          1. Gua Sha

                          This is an ancient Chinese practice that might seem a bit odd, but it works for many people. In this practice, a trained individual uses a spoon or other object and makes short strokes down the neck. It is believed that poor blood circulation causes it to become stagnant, if you will, and blocks the positive energy needed for life, called qi.

                          Fresh blood will indeed allow oxygen and nutrients to feed the tissues in a given area, and one study found that gua sha worked where traditional methods, such as heat therapy, did not[2].

                          2. Swimming

                          You probably know that swimming is a terrific low-impact exercise that works wonders for those with back and knee pain, but did you know that it also works well for neck pain and tight muscles? It helps if the water is tepid and not cold, but even just floating on your back can offer tremendous relief since most of the body weight is suspended by the buoyancy of water.

                          3. Chiropractic Massage

                          Not your typical day spa massage, chiropractic massage is performed under the guidance of a chiropractor. A trained massage therapist will still do the massage, but this time, the chiropractor will have discussed your neck pain and any problems you might be having with them. Many people have found real relief from neck pain through chiropractic massage.

                          The Best Treatment for Neck Pain

                          When you need to find relief from neck pain and nothing you have tried previously seems to give you more than a few minutes of relief, spending some time with a chiropractor often times can fix this issue, and it doesn’t often return if you follow a healthy lifestyle.

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                          I’m certain that many of you are thinking about those awful videos with those loud cracking noises you’ve seen on social media, or you are recalling a news story which might have suggested that allowing a chiropractor anywhere near your neck might be a health hazard[3]. Nothing could be further from the truth.

                          You should try the other suggestions in this article before you head off to the chiropractor, but when all else fails, don’t let neck pain nag you day in and day out. Take steps to make an appointment, and you will be surprised at the results.

                          What Can a Chiropractor Do for Neck Pain?

                          Many people mistakenly believe that the only technique a chiropractor will use is a neck adjustment. Chiropractors are trained in a variety of methods that are designed to help you find the pain relief you are seeking.

                          A few of the methods a chiropractor might use include:

                          • Cervical Manual Traction
                          • Flexion-Distraction
                          • Cervical Mobilization
                          • Ultrasound
                          • Cervical Drop Technique
                          • Trigger Point Therapy

                          There are many more options, but your chiropractor should explain to you which techniques s/he intends to use and why[4]

                          The Bottom Line

                          If neck pain wreaks havoc in your life regularly, the best way to stop it is to identify the source and attack it from that angle.

                          Getting plenty of exercises, having a proper posture, and buying an office chair that provides plenty of support, as well as a regular stretching program, will keep your neck strong and flexible for many years to come.

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