Natural Home Remedies for Dandruff that Work

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No more popping pills with horrific side effects, expensive trips to the doctor’s office, countless hours of struggling through the pain, and endless trying of other so-called solutions that just do not work. A simple and fast solution with no horrendous side effects is what is needed and that is what you will find here.

In this post you will find the holistic treatments for dandruff that have been proven to work. It is important to read through this entire post before beginning your treatment in order to get an idea of the treatments that you want to work with. Remember that everyone is different and what works for some may not work for you; so, try out a combination that you believe is good for you, and if it is not quite right you can change it around a bit to make it perfect.

Homeopathy

Homeopathy is a holistic treatment, which means that it looks at the individual as a whole – the person’s physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional health is taken into consideration. Like cures like – This is the principle that is adhered to while using Homeopathic methods for treatment, meaning that the treatment given is similar in properties to the ailment being treated. Homeopathic remedies are usually dangerous in large doses, harder to find than other treatments, and it is highly recommended that they be taken under the care of a homeopathic practitioner.

Arsenicum

Arsenicum can be used topically to treat a sensitive, hot, dry scalp with naked areas of skin. Though vary poisonous and commonly used to kill, arsenic has been used in minute quantities for many disorders including dandruff with the above symptoms.

Caution: Arsenic is very poisonous and should not be used unless under strict observation.

Fluoric Acid

Fluoric acid can be used for the person with a flaky scalp that is accompanied by hair loss. 

Graphites

Graphites are for use on individuals experiencing dandruff with a moist scalp that is developing a smelly crust. 

Natrum Muriaticum (Rock Salt)

Nat. Mur. can be used to treat dandruff that is accompanied by greasy hair and a whitish crust around the hair line.

Sepia

Sepia is used for dandruff that is accompanied by a moist and greasy scalp, and is usually very sensitive around the ears.

Sulfur

Sulfur is used to treat very thick dandruff that becomes more irritated and itchier during the night.

Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy is a holistic treatment using scents. Herbs are used to make essential oils, and then the essential oils are inhaled or applied to the skin. Aroma Therapy is quite pleasing, and is a very popular treatment to use alongside other treatments. This form of treatment must be used consistently over a period of time for it to have any lasting effect.

Cedarwood Oil

Cedarwood oil can be massaged directly into the scalp, used in the final rinse when washing your hair, or added to shampoos and conditioners.

This very aromatic oil was one of the very first oils used in traditional medicine. It is derived from the evergreen cedar tree.

It is an antiseptic, antiseborrheic, and mild astringent; which makes it ideal for treating dandruff. It is also well known for its ability to stimulate circulation and relax the nervous system.

Caution: Cedarwood oil should not be used during pregnancy. Make sure that the cedarwood oil that is used is atlas cedarwood oil, not any other types (cheaper but not beneficial).

Cedarwood oil is very common and can be purchased in many health shops, incense stores, or anywhere that offers aromatherapy.

Lavender Oil

Lavender oil can be diluted with a bit of coconut or almond oil and then can be massaged directly into the scalp, used in the final rinse when washing your hair, or added to shampoos and conditioners.

Lavender oil is considered one of the most important and well-loved essential oils there are. It is used to treat a great number of problems including dandruff. Lavender is an antiseptic, antibacterial, and it has pain killing properties that make it especially useful in order to treat dandruff.

Caution: Those who have severe Asthma or suffer from severe hay fever may be allergic.

Lavender oil is very popular and can be found anywhere that aromatherapy is offered.

Patchouli Oil

Patchouli oil can be massaged directly into the scalp, used in the final rinse when washing your hair, or added to shampoos and conditioners.

Patchouli oil is an antiseptic, astringent, antiviral, and anti-inflammatory; which makes it a very useful oil for treating dandruff.

Caution: Patchouli oil has a very strong and distinctive smell that is not liked by many people. People either love the smell or hate it, so make sure you like it before using.

Patchouli oil is extremely common and can be found anywhere that offers aromatherapy.

Rosemary Oil

Rosemary oil can be massaged directly into the scalp, used in the final rinse when washing your hair, or added to shampoos and conditioners.

Considered a very valuable essential oil, rosemary is used to treat a wide variety of problems. It is an antibacterial, antiseptic, antifungal, and is often used for cleansing, acne, eczema, and dandruff.

Caution: Not for use during pregnancy. Consult a health professional before use with high blood pressure or epilepsy.

Rosemary oil is a very popular essential oil and can be found anywhere aromatherapy is offered.

Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil can be massaged directly into the scalp, used in the final rinsewhen washing your hair, or added to shampoos and conditioners.

Tea tree oil is an antifungal, antibacterial, and antiviral. Tea tree oil is considered to be very effective against dandruff.

Caution: Some people with sensitive skin will have an unwanted reaction, use with caution and dilute with coconut oil or almond oil if necessary.

Tea tree oil is another very popular oil that can be found anywhere that aromatherapy is offered.

Chinese Herbalism

Chinese Herbalism is a holistic system of medicine that attempts to restore balance to the person as a whole, rather than being used as an occasional treatment of a specific disease.

Aloe Gel

Natural Aloe gel can be massaged into the scalp in order to cool, relieve, and moisten the infected area. Aloe Vera is an antifungal, antiseptic, and has unsurpassed cooling and soothing properties.

Caution: Aloe is considered very safe to use topically, however you should consult a health professional before taking internally, especially during pregnancy.

Green Tea 

Massaging the scalp with warm green tea is considered a good treatment for dandruff. Green tea aids in the detoxification of the scalp with its antihistamine, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties. 

Burdock

Burdock can be taken in capsule form internally with kelp and heartsease in order to improve the all-around condition of the scalp.

Burdock’s blood cleansing, alterative, diuretic, and lymphatic cleansing properties make it an excellent choice in treating skin conditions such as dandruff.

Caution: Large doses (more than manufacturer’s recommendations) should be avoided. Consult a health professional before taking during early pregnancy.

Burdock capsules are found anywhere that herbal supplements are offered.

Rosemary

Rosemary can be used in many different forms in order to treat dandruff and other scalp conditions.

To improve circulation, take rosemary internally in capsule form or as a tea.

For a dry scalp, massage oil infused with rosemary directly into the scalp.

For a greasy scalp, massage apple cider vinegar that has been infused with rosemary directly into the scalp before rinsing.

Conclusion

All this are the safe and natural home remedies that have been proven to work in order to treat dandruff and implement a home treatment that will work for you.

It is important to note that everyone is different, so you may need to experiment a bit before you find a treatment that is just right for you. With persistence you will definitely succeed.