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5 Ways to Reduce Dandruff

Dandruff is detected by the itchy and flakiness of the scalp. You can always check with your dermatologist to identify the problem and for remedies that help cure it. You may not even have dandruff; your current hair product worsens your scalp's problem. So, try switching your product first to a non-dandruff-fighting shampoo and conditioner. See if the flakiness goes away. Stress can be the main cause of dandruff, so make sure that you try relaxing techniques daily to reduce your stress level.

1. Shampoo

Wash your hair with warm to cool water. Try a mild shampoo for a few weeks, and if you do not see any results, use an anti-dandruff shampoo. You should notice the improvement in 4-6 weeks. Avoid alcohol-based products, or any other styling products until dandruff subsides. Instead, use a leave-in conditioner to maintain shape.

2. Aloe Vera

It would be best if you soothed your scalp because it is red and irritated, so try Aloe Vera. Rub the gel onto the scalp and keep it on overnight. Be sure to replace your pillowcase.

3. Apple Cider Vinegar

Try pouring two tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar onto your scalp, lemon juice, or a mixture of both. Leave it on for as long as you like about 20 minutes to an hour should work and then shampoo.

4. Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil is a mild and soothing choice for relieving dandruff. You can chill it and work it through your hair. After a few days, the dandruff should be gone.

5. Herbal

You can use various herbs including ginger, rosemary, tea, or thyme. You can combine ginger and rosemary with olive oil, separately and rub them onto the scalp. Tea can be made and then rubbed into the hair and shampooed. The oil from Thyme is an antiseptic and can be boiled and left on your hair.

You can also try to eliminate dandruff from the inside out. Cut back on junk food, or eliminate it from your diet. Try eating yogurt. Also, include more fruits and vegetables and incorporate milk. If the dandruff problem persists, or any of these remedies make the problem worse discontinue and seek medical attention. You want to be sure it is in fact dandruff you are seeking. If it is another skin condition, it will be treated using different remedies.

-Misty Cassady

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