Itchy scalp, redness and irritation are part and parcel of living with dandruff and whilst there are a few causes of this annoying condition, such as allergies, fungal parasites and chemical reactions, I have a few great suggestions that can have your locks flake free in no time.
One of the biggest misconceptions about dandruff is that the pesky flakes are caused by overwashing your hair, and many sufferers do not wash their hair as often as they should. Dandruff is simply an over production of skin cells and it is very important to keep your hair clean and remove this build up. The tick to success is using the right products.
A quick fix solution is the commercially available dandruff control products available in any supermarket. If you condition your hair everytime that you wash it, you must use the matching dandruff control conditioner. These products work by leaving active ingredients on your scalp. If you use a conditioner that does not contain these ingredients, you effectively reduce the strength of them when applying and rinsing out your conditioner. These products will not completely clear the dandruff completely or else these manafacturers would be out of business, so it is not in their interest to solve just aid the condition.
With a little extra effort and using natures pharmacy to help you out, you can get to the root of the problem and banish the flakes for good. Not only will you be removing the excess skin, you will also put in place healing mechanisms on to the skin that will help stop the production of excess skin cells.
Firstly buy a natural shampoo and conditioner, take time to read the labels, as some products that are called ‘natural’ are made with Sodium Laureth Sulphate and you want to avoid this. Add 15 drops of Tea Tree Pure Essential Oil to each bottle and give them a gentle shake.
The next effective treatment is a scalp rinse that you mix together and apply by massaging gently in to the scalp (not the hair) each night before you go to bed. Combine 1 Tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar, 5 drops of Lemon Pure Essential Oil, 5 drops of Lavender Pure Essential Oil and 3 drops of Peppermint Pure Essential Oil dilute with 25ml of Spring Water. Place in a glass jar or bottle and shake gently. (Please use only pure essential oils not the fragrant oils you can buy at discount shops).
Enjoy having flake free hair!