Tired of that itchy, flaky nuisance on your scalp? Dandruff can make you want to go urrgh! Of course that comes after you start getting the ‘eww’ and side-eye from people who notice that the top of your coat always looks like you’ve been in a snowstorm, even in sunny weather.
If you let your frustration with dandruff get to you, you will rip your scalp to shreds raking at it with your nails or with a comb, but we can’t have that when we are in pursuit of healthy hair.
In case you are still wondering why these pesky flakes keep coming back, it is important that you know it’s most cases it’s not simply product buildup and it’s not always just dry scalp. Dandruff can actually result from psoriasis, a scalp condition known as seborrheic dermatitis, eczema or even an overgrowth of fungus that operates like yeast.
There are loads of dandruff shampoos on the market (remember Selsun Blue and Sulphur 8?), but if you follow the curly girl method and are on a no-poo regimen, or the dandruff shampoos are not easily available where you are, you might be interested in finding natural means of addressing your dandruff situation.
So with that in mind here are 7 natural recipes to end your dandruff woes.
1. Callaloo Leaves
Yep! Believe it or not that green leafy vegetable callaloo is great for dandruff that is caused by eczema. All you need to do is get three leaves, and put them in boiling water in a covered pot (the pot must be covered to keep all the goodness from escaping in vapors}. The water will take on a green tinge.
Let the leaves sit in the water until the water is about lukewarm, then either douse hour scalp and hair with it or put it in a spray bottle for a more controlled application.
This is applied after shampooing and right before conditioning. You can let it sit on your scalp under your conditioner or you can choose to wash it out before applying your conditioner. Just make sure to let it sit on your scalp for at least 15 minutes.