Who doesn’t hate dandruff? For some, it’s a year-round issue; for others, it’s seasonal.
Dandruff can occur due to skin conditions like eczema or psoriasis, or it can be a direct result of dry scalp skin. Either way, dandruff is a real Beauty Fail, and if left unchecked, it can lead to the dreaded ‘backne’!
But here are some remedies that you can incorporate in your beauty regime today to get rid of Dandruff once and for all. Read on for our five favourite dandruff hair masks that will leave you flake free to don the LBDs this season.
Yogurt and Olive Oil
Mix equal parts yogurt and olive oil and apply to your scalp; leave on for 20 minutes. The lactose in the yogurt breaks down the loose flakes, while the oil hydrates the scalp. Shampoo and condition as usual.
Coconut Oil and Sugar
This scrub forces the flakes out in one speedy session. Use equal parts oil and sugar and work the mix into your scalp. It is recommended that you do this standing in the shower and then wrap your hair up in cling film or wear a shower cap. The sugar granules will definitely fall out and may lead to a mini ant attack. Leave the mask in for 20 minutes before washing out.
Take half a lemon and massage it into your scalp. The citric acid helps eradicate the fungus that is causing the dandruff. You can do this right in the shower! Just be sure to leave in the lemon juice for five minutes to do its thing before rinsing it out.
Tea Tree Oil
Most anti-dandruff shampoos contain at least 5 per cent tea tree oil. That is because the enzymes in the oil fight against the fungus that dries out the skin, causing it to flake. It also combats itching like a pro! So add two drops to your favorite shampoo and massage it into your hair. Rinse and condition as usual.
Hailed as the daddy for all-purpose use, this bad boy also works wonders on your hair. Wet your hair, grab a handful of baking soda, and work it into your scalp. Rinse it out, skip the shampoo and move directly onto the conditioning. Not only does it rid you of dandruff, it will also chew through any product buildup that may have been causing the itching and leaving your hair feeling icky, even after a wash.
Go ahead, wear your dark colors and flip that fabulous hair back and forth!
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