People with dandruff should not use dandruff shampoos. In fact, it’s better to treat the scalp with the essential oils of aromatherapy.
Keep in mind that dandruff is not a problem with your hair; it is a problem of the skin. The flaking and itchiness that dandruff sufferers experience is a result of an overproduction of something called sebum that comes from glands in the scalp. These glands are overactive due to excessive dryness of the scalp. Many of the dandruff shampoos that people use today contain certain medications that specifically target the symptoms of dandruff, but they do nothing to solve the underlying problem, which are the dryness and the poor condition of the scalp.
Actually, many dandruff shampoos contain harsh cleansers that could destroy the scalps natural but delicate balance of oil and water, which will most definitely irritate the glands further as well as make the problem worse.
Here is a list of natural dandruff treatment that many alternative health practitioners consider to be the best and most effective ways to solve your dandruff problem once and for all.
Natural dandruff treatment using aromatherapy
Here is an aromatherapy formula for a shampoo that can be used to bring the water-and oil-secreting glands of the scalp back into proper balance, which can help to eliminate dandruff.
This formula was created by Roberta Wilson, an aromatherapist that currently resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Firstly, get about eight ounces of a mild shampoo that’s unscented and add ten drops of tea tree oil, eight drops of cedarwood oil, six drops of pine oil, six drops of rosemary oil, four drops of clary sage oil, and four drops of lemon oil. Using these essential oils will stimulate your body’s natural systems to go take action and try to heal the problems that are causing your dandruff.
The tea tree oil will help with the normalizing of bacteria on the scalp because it is an antiseptic. It is well-known that rosemary and cedarwood helps to increase circulation to the scalp. Pine helps in the elimination of toxins from the scalp. Clary sage is used to regulate as well as balance out the oil production, and the lemon is used to stimulate the elimination of toxins from the body as well as promote the cleansing of your insides. For best results, use this shampoo a few times weekly.
Reduce flaking with rosemary essential oil
Rosemary essential oil is believed to increase circulation, stimulate the scalp, and reduce flaking. For best results, put 2 to 3 drops of rosemary essential oil in a tablespoon of a rich, fatty carrier oil such as avocado oil, then you can massage the mixture into your scalp for one to two minutes daily.
Rinse and tone the scalp with eucalyptus
Help fight infections and tone the scalp with the leaves of the eucalyptus tree, which has a long history of being used to treat dandruff.
You can make a rinse using eucalyptus by placing four heaping teaspoons of the dried leaves within a quart of boiling water and stir. After stirring, cover the mixture, remove from the heat then allow steeping for at least one hour. After an hour, strain the liquid into a bottle then add one tablespoon of apple-cider vinegar. Pour the concoction slowly over your hair after taking a shower. For the absolute best results, do not rinse out; let it dry in your hair. You can use this herbal mixture after every shower.
Use sesame oil to help get rid of the scalp dryness
According to the ancient system of natural healing from India known as Ayurveda, dandruff is nothing but a symptom of a body-wide condition of dryness or “vata”. Therefore, it is recommended by Ayurvedic practitioners that you massage your scalp at least twice a week with warm sesame oil, which would help to alleviate the dryness of the scalp.
Sesame oil is also soothing and calming to the system, which is of great importance because dandruff can be caused or made worse by anxiety.
The best time to massage the oil into your scalp is just before bedtime. Spend about ten minutes working it into the entire area. After working it into your scalp, take a hot towel and wrap your head with it, leave for about ten to fifteen minutes. However, if you want maximum moisturizing, leave the towel on your head throughout the night and wash it out in the morning.
Get rid of the flaking and itching with selenium
Selenium is a mineral that helps to relieve the flaking and the incessant itching of dandruff. It is not known why selenium works so well but it has helped many people clear up their dandruff. For the best results, take a 200 microgram supplement every day.
Balance your natural oils with vitamin E
To balance out the natural oils in your scalp and relieve scalp dryness, you can take four hundred international units of vitamin E daily.
Help your scalp heal itself by taking zinc
The trace mineral zinc helps to rebuild the skin; therefore, it can be a big help when it comes to helping the scalp heal from dandruff. For the best results, take fifteen to twenty milligrams a day.