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Do This To Get Rid Of Dandruff

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Dandruff is a very common condition that causes the skin on the scalp to flake and release very tiny particles causing itch on the skin. Dandruff may be caused by bacteria infection on the scalp, product build-up, or even not shampooing often. It is very embarrassing having dandruff but it is not very serious and contagious. Below are some home remedies you can use to treat dandruff.

1. Aloe Vera

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Aloe Vera is a plant with rich antibacterial and antifungal properties. Applying fresh Aloe Vera gel to your scalp and massaging it for sometime before washing off can reduce inflammation and decrease your dandruff. You can also mix your shampoo with some Aloe Vera gel or serum

2. Coconut Oil

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Coconut oil has potential antimicrobial properties. Using coconut oil on the skin of the scalp clears out the bacteria and moisturizes your scalp. It is also good for hair growth and promotes blood circulation and skin hydration. Take a small amount of coconut oil and rub under your scalp gently massaging it. You can leave it in or wash out.

3. Tea tree oil

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Tea tree oil is an essential oil necessary for hair growth. Because of its antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties it is also very good to get rid of dandruff on your scalp. You can get tea tree oil from pharmacies and cosmetic shops.

4. Aspirin

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Aspirin is a drug used for treating pain. It also has anti-inflammatory properties. Aspirin contains salicylic acid which is mostly found in anti-dandruff shampoos. Crush a few uncoated tablets of aspirin and mix with your shampoo. Use this to wash your hair.

5. Apple Cider Vinegar

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Apple cider removes dead skin cells and balances the pH of the skin killing dandruff-causing Bacteria. Mix half cup of Apple cider vinegar with half cup of cool water. Pour this mixture into your hair after you shampoo and rinse your hair and leave the mixture in it. Use a conditioner if necessary.

5. Baking Soda Powder

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Baking soda is rich with antibacterial properties making if good for dandruff treatment. Take half a spoon of baking soda powder and mix it with your shampoo. Massage your scalp gently with the shampoo and rinse out.

6. Omega-3 fatty acids

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Omega-3 fatty acids are very important for good skin health and have significant anti-inflammatory properties. Inadequate amount of omega 3 can cause dry skin, dry hair and eventually dandruff. Include foods rich in omega 3 into your diet or take omega 3 capsules. You can get omega 3 capsules from pharmacies.

You can buy shampoos that have any of the above ingredients. Please wash your hair at least twice a week as well.

Please use these items consistently if you want to see significant results. Be careful not to use too much as it can cause product build-up which is not good for your scalp. Do not use any of the above if you have allergies.

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Source: opera.com
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