DIY homemade dandruff cure

Its every ladies nightmare to find dandruff on their scalp and hair. Its repulsive and doesn’t tell well of a lady. I recently watched a nollywood movie with a friend in which one of the characters had to shave off her hair.  We were sorely disappointed to see the amount of dandruff this celebrity actress had on her scalp.

Well, to avoid such eye sores, here are 5 easy-to-do dandruff remedies.

#1.Baking soda
Baking soda mildly exfoliates, which gets rid of the excess dead skin. It’s also kills off acts as a fungicide, and a common fungus that occurs on everyone’s scalp can cause dandruff if it becomes overly abundant

What you need
-1 tablespoon of baking soda
-1 cup of water
-A few drops of rosemary oil (optional)

Directions
Mix one tablespoon of baking soda and few drops of rosemary oil to every one cup of warm water.

shake up the mixture and apply generously daily if possible in place of your everyday shampoo.

If you feel you absolutely must use shampoo (and really try the baking soda alone first if you can) you can add a teaspoon of baking to a handful of shampoo and use that instead.
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#2. Apple cider vinegar
Vinegar gets rid of the unwanted skin that would flake off into dandruff, and it won’t clog up your pores or cause more. An overgrowth of fungus can also cause dandruff, and vinegar acts like a fungicide.  Using it is straightforward, simple, and is probably easier on your hair than some shampoos out there.

What you need
-1/2 cup warm water
-1/2 cup ACV or white vinegar
-A cup

Directions
Mix together the warm water and vinegar in a cup.

Pour the mixture over your hair, scrub it around gently for several minutes, and then rinse it thoroughly with water

Wait about 8-12 hours before taking a normal shower (just leave overnight).

Repeat once every week or two weeks.

#3.Listerine mouthwash
Listerine was actually created in 1879 by a doctor in Missouri and used as a powerful surgical antiseptic for dentists. In the 1930’s and ‘40s, one its original purposes was also to fight dandruff. It may seem random, but consider that Listerine fights fungus, and one of the most common cause of dandruff is an overabundance of fungus.
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what you need
Water
-Listerine Mouthwash (preferably not green or blue as they might stain your hair)
Spray bottle (optional)

Directions
Mix 2 parts water with 1 part Listerine.

After you shampoo, spray or pour the solution onto your scalp, massage in well, and let sit for 30 minutes before rinsing with water.

#4.Aspirin
Aspirin can help with more than just headaches-it’s also an easy at-home remedy for dandruff. Pure Aspirin uses a large percentage of Salicylic Acid, which is an active ingredient in many commercial anti-dandruff shampoos. Salicylic Acid has fungicidal and anti-microbial properties to fight the extra flakes caused by fungus, while the Aspirin helps with the inflamed skin that often goes hand-in-hand with severe cases of dandruff.

what you need
2 white Aspirin tablets
Shampoo

Directions
Crush up the Aspirin until it becomes a fine powder.

Add it to your regular shampoo before use, making sure to leave it in your hair for about 2 minutes before rinsing completely.

#5.Lemons
The acidity in pure freshly squeezed lemon juice contains acids that can help break down the fungus that is often the cause of dandruff outbreaks. It’s also free from harsh chemicals and other unnatural ingredients that often do more harm than good to our hair and scalp-plus it leaves you smelling clean and fresh.

what you need
-2 tablespoons and 1 teaspoon of fresh lemon juice, divided
-1 cup of water

Directions
Massage 2 tablespoons of lemon juice into your scalp and let it sit for a minute.

Mix 1 teaspoon of lemon juice into 1 cup of water and rinse your hair with it.

Repeat daily until no longer needed.

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