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What is the best way to treat dandruff?


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To treat a dry scalp,the cause of much of the flaky, snowy dandruff, massage some pure virgin olive oil into the scalp and then brush vigorously with a natural bristle hairbrush to help loosen dandruff scales. Microwave the oil until its warm to the touch and apply about twice a week. Leave it on for about 20 minutes and wash it out with a good shampoo.

Another treatment is to regularly rinse the scalp with apple cider vinegar. Vinegar restores the scalp to a healthy state and is effective at cleansing off toxins from the environment that may contribute to dandruff.

There are many basic remedies that you can take to keep your hair dandruff free. A warm coconut oil head massage can do wonders. Apart from making your hair lustrous and shiny, the optimized oil levels keep the scalp nourished while the vigorous massage aids better blood circulation, exfoliates the scalp of dead skin build up.

A teaspoon of fresh lime juice in the last hair rinse combined with a light weight conditioner can also be effective to treat dandruff. Furthermore, this adds much needed luster to the hair as well.

In addition, an individual needs to keep off from strong teas or coffee, pickles, as well as refined and processed foods.

Wash your hair with shampoo and conditioner at least 3 times a week.

Do not scratch your head when it is itchy because the skin cells on your head break off in little tiny flakes.

It really depends on how bad it is. If it is mild a simple tea tree shampoo and conditioner will help. like the Paul Mitchell kind. However if its bad, you might need a shampoo specifically for dandruff, there is a product called medi-dan that works really well but smells horrible.

The cause of dandruff is fungus, a bacteria that you have to treat. It is not contagious, and can be effectively treated by some topical solutions, like Luxiq, and shampoos like Loprox.

You can try some of the shampoo's at your local store or consult a doctor for a prescription shampoo.

Whenever you are using anything to put into your hair, make sure you use you fingertips and not your nails. I know it is very tempting but bleeding is very common. In fact it is almost impossible that it won't bleed if you use your fingernails. It will increase the damage.

And no matter what, NEVER EVER EVER pick at it hoping it will go away. That is about the worst thing you can do. Rub your fingertips against it if it itches.