If you normally have a problem with dandruff, you may notice that it gets even worse during the winter. While dandruff isn’t cause for major concern, you’ll still want to find a way to prevent those flakes. With the right hair care, you can get rid of the problem for good. These four tricks are easy to do; try one or two out to see which works best for you. You may need a combination of solutions to get rid of your dandruff once and for all. Also, these tips are great for keeping dandruff at bay even if you haven’t noticed flakes in a while – it’s always easier to prevent a problem than to treat one!
When you’re in the shower, thoroughly wet your hair. Then, pour about four tablespoons of baking soda in the palm of your hand and rub it onto your scalp. Gently massage your head, which will loosen up the dandruff flakes and dead skin. Rinse the baking soda out with warm water.
Pick up shampoo that’s specially made for people with dandruff. Use a small amount (about the size of a quarter) when you shower. Focus most of the shampoo on your scalp – the rest of your hair will be cleansed as the shampoo drips down the strands. If you can spare the time, let the shampoo set on your scalp for about five minutes. When you’re ready to rinse, use warm water – not hold or cold. Ideally, you should wash your hair every day with dandruff shampoo.
In the shower, put two tablespoons of lemon juice on your scalp. Massage the juice into your skin using your fingertips. Rinse your hair out with warm water. Then, combine one teaspoon of lemon juice with one cup of warm water. Pour the mixture over your head and then leave your hair as is – don’t rinse out the diluted lemon juice.
Put two tablespoons of table salt into the palm of your hand and then massage it into your scalp – just like with the baking soda, the salt will loosen any flakes and dead skin. Rinse your hair with warm water, then shampoo as usual. Use warm water to rinse out the shampoo and then use conditioner if that’s part of your regular hair regime.
Where Does Dandruff Come From?
Contrary to popular belief, cold weather and dry air doesn’t cause dandruff. Instead, a certain fungus called “malassezia” can be blamed. However, since some people have a problem with dry skin during the wintertime, itching your scalp may be contributing to your dandruff. Plus, sun exposure can help eliminate dandruff thanks to the ultra violet rays, but a lot of people don’t get outdoors a lot during the winter. Even if it’s chilly, try to get outside for just 20 minutes – just don’t forget your sun block!