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How to get rid of dandruff


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How To Get Rid Of Dandruff
By Marquetta Breslin

Dandruff is a warning sign when it comes to the health of hair. It is actually the small bits of dead skin peeling away from the scalp. It happens because of propagation of bacteria and/or problems with seborrhoeic scalp conditions. People usually think that dandruff occurs only in dry scalp, but it occurs in oily scalp also. Usually, dandruff is not visible to the naked eyes in its early stages of growth. It becomes visible when the problem deteriorates and bigger pieces of dead skin start to peel away from the scalp. Prolonged suffering from dandruff may result in dandruff ailment. It can lead to eczema if it worsens.

It is necessary to suppress propagation of bacteria in the scalp, as it is one of the main causes of dandruff. Shampooing regularly helps in preventing bacterial propagation. Medicated shampoos for dandruff removal are available in the market. However, those having dry scalps should avoid daily shampooing, as it can lead to eczema. Shampooing once every three days may be safer for such persons. Remember that using only one brand of shampoo causes build-up that leads to dandruff. Use two shampoos alternatively to have better results.

There are several things that you can do to prevent dandruff. One easy way is to apply a mixture of 8 table spoons peanut oil and the juice of half a lemon. Leave it on your hair for 10 minutes and then wash normally. Tea tree oil is a natural antiseptic that you can use to deal with dandruff. Add 3 drops of it to a small amount of shampoo while washing your hair. Rinsing hair with a solution of 1/4 c. vinegar and 1 qt. water can also give benefits. Mixture of the herbs chaparral or thyme works well as a hair rinse.

You also need to take care of your diet to deal with dandruff effectively. At least 50 percent of your diet should be raw food. Cut down on the intake of fried food, sugar, nuts, chocolate and other dairy products. Add fish oil, primrose oil or flaxseed oil to your diet. Your diet should also include vitamin B complex, vitamin E, selenium and zinc supplements. However, make sure that you do not exceed 100mg of zinc a day. Take vitamin C, bioflavonoid complex, lecithin granules or capsules for positive result.

Some people suffer from dandruff for a prolonged time and it becomes a hard-to-cure problem. They should consult a skin specialist for treatment.


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My exdh has dandruff like you would not believe...and he's trying to grow locs so you know what that means (he's only getting his hair washed every two weeks when he goes to the shop and he's not doing anything to it in the mean time :nono:). I wish I could get him to try one of these.

Years ago (about 20) I had dandruff and got rid of it by mixing Sulfur 8 hair grease with Flo-Lox hair cream (with the red label). By the time I finished the jar, my dandruff was gone and it has never come back.

If I had it now, I'd incorporate some of these because I've been tryign to get into more natural practices.