Household apple cider vinegar has many uses including getting rid of dandruff!
This is one of the best home remedies for dry scalp and dandruff because most people always have a bottle of apple cider vinegar around the kitchen.
Here’s how to get rid of dry scalp and dandruff with vinegar:
– Cup of boiled water
– 1/2/apple cider vineager
– 2 peppermint tea bags
1. Dip the peppermint tea bags into the boiled water and let it steep
2. Remove the tea bags and add apple cider vinegar
3. Take the mixture and place in a plastic bottle, keep it in the shower
4. When you are finished shampooing and conditioning the hair, use this as the final rinse
Your hair will not smell like vinegar and the scalp will o longer be dry and flaky. This is one of the best dry scalp home remedies that really works especially for the dry winter months.
What causes dandruff?
Dandruff is common in the majority of individuals at some point in their life.
Did you know that dandruff affects other areas of the human body besides the scalp?
It can affect any area of the body prone to human hair growth including the ears, eyebrows, sides of the nose, beard, and also the chest.
Dandruff is one of those rare conditions whose exact cause remains a mystery. We do have some potential causes and symptoms which are present on a consistent basis with dandruff.
Some of the probable reasons for a breakout of dandruff increased oil production, oily skin, increased skin secretions, and increased numbers of normal skin yeasts. While dandruff is not completely linked to poor hygiene, infrequent shampooing, and washing it certainly plays a major role. A faulty immune system could also be a factor in a dandruff outbreak.
Common triggers (factors that may worsen) of dandruff include the following:
- Increased oil production
- Oily skin
- Oily scalp
- Poor hygiene
- Weather (hot and humid or cold and dry)
- Infrequent washing or shampooing
- Concurrent yeast or fungal
- Skin infections or overgrowths
- Poor immune system
- Chronic illness
- Emotional or mental stress
What causes a dry scalp?
A dry scalp can be a very agonizing condition. It’s can be accompanied by itching, flaking and many times hair loss.
This problem is caused by the improper amount of oils in the hair as well as the surface of the scalp.
Fortunately this can be easily prevented especially if you watched my video, “Home remedies for dandruff and dry scalp using vinegar” above!
While many people think that a dry scalp results from too much sebum (sebaceous gland) oil, the opposite is actually true. When a large quantity of this natural oil is not present for some reason, hair becomes brittle and the scalp becomes dry and flaky.