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3 Natural Treatments & Common Causes for Dry Scalp
If you suffer from a scalp that’s dry, itchy or irritated you may have dandruff. Dandruff is also known as scurf or seborrheic dermatitis. In addition, psoriasis on the scalp can cause dander in the hair. While dandruff can be quite embarrassing, the good news is it’s easy to control. With natural products and shampoo (like Head and Shoulders or Nizoral) you can get dandruff managed. If your dander is severe, you may want to visit a doctor for medicine or other treatment. However, most often you can use home remedy ideas for the best dandruff care and prevention!
Causes of Dry, Itchy Scalp
Learning how to control flakes is not rocket science, although it may seem like a tough challenge at first. First, you should understand what causes dandruff. The main cause of dandruff is the fungus Malassezia. This fungus feeds on oils and cholesterol already present in your scalp’s skin cells. Often the fungus can be caused by toxins in commercial shampoos. Dandruff shampoo and conditioner often works because they contain tar (which burns the flakes off of the scalp).
Natural Treatment of Dandruff Flakes & Dry Scalp Causes
You can naturally (and safely) control and cure your dandruff with homemade scalp mixtures. Using items in your kitchen you can quickly manage your scalp in a natural and effective way!
- Vinegar and Water - Vinegar can be used for the treatment of dandruff. Sufferers can mix 3 teaspoons of vinegar with 7 teaspoons of water, apply it to their scalp at bed time and wrap the head with a shower cap or towel. In the morning, the hair should be washed with gentle shampoo and conditioner.
- Lemon Juice, Vineger & Eggs - Another home remedy includes mixing 1 teaspoon of lemon juice with several teaspoons of vinegar. After rubbing this mixture into the scalp, mix several eggs in a bowl and pour them onto your hair. Rinse with gentle shampoo and conditioner, as normal.
- Natural Oils - Olive oil and almond oil are also known to help control dandruff. You can mix the two together, apply it to your scalp and leave it for several minutes. Then wash and condition your hair for shiny and dandruff-free results.
Traditional Treatment Methods
While dandruff shampoos may be effective, they are often only quick fixes to the problem of dandruff. Natural solutions and homemade rinses are often more effective for the treatment of dandruff. However, if you notice your condition worsening you should see your doctor immediately.
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