If you’ve ever wondered what all those little white flakes coming off your head are, here’s a little hint: It’s dandruff! But don’t worry, it’s a problem that is extremely treatable. Our previous post is about the Natural ways to get rid of Dandruff. Click here to read. In this post we shared Some Frequently Asked Questions, Tips and Warnings about Dandruff.
- When you use shampoo, try adding a squirt of lemon juice. This can help reduce the effects of dandruff.
- Don’t scratch your head or pick at the scalp. Such actions irritate the scalp and create soreness. This can cause dandruff to increase. Instead, massage your scalp with tea tree oil after having a shower to give your hair some extra oils.
- Don’t use anti-dandruff shampoo every day, because you need to let the natural oils on you’re head to kick in.
- Clean your hairbrush regularly in vinegar.
- Comb your hair with a small toothed comb so that the flaky bits will be combed away. You can even put a little bit of baby powder on the scalp (where the flaky bits are) and use a small toothed comb to comb dandruff out.
- Use some anti-dandruff grease. This can produce good results.
- Washing your hair thoroughly after every shampoo can work too. Resin it perfectly so as you see clear water flowing.
- Brush your hair with a wide tooth comb. It’s best not to brush your hair at all while it’s still wet.
- When you start using anti-dandruff shampoos and then stop, dandruff may come back worse than before.
- If your dandruff problem actually gets to the point where you can go snowboarding in your flakes, go see your doctor. Just remember, everyone gets little dandruff, so you shouldn’t stress too much.
- Always test patch a small area of any homemade remedy before use, in case of a reaction. Do not use any treatment that uses an ingredient you know you are allergic to.
- If you use straight vinegar, your hair will smell of vinegar each time it gets wet until a few days after you’re done with the treatment, but as said earlier, the smell goes away once the hair is dry. It’s a small price to pay to get rid of a nasty, embarrassing problem.
- If you use the banana method, be sure to get out all of the banana pieces out of your hair for obvious reasons.
- If you keep getting flakes, you might have scalp psoriasis or seborrheic dermatitis. See a dermatologist for tips.
- Use all natural remedies with a view to reviewing their effectiveness; while they have been suggested by members of the reading community who have experienced relief from dandruff, the results may vary according to your own hair texture, skin reactions and the suitability of the treatment.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Dandruff
Do I have dandruff or nits if my head is very itchy?
You should have someone check it out to see if it’s lice or dandruff. If it’s lice, you must get them out immediately or it’ll only get worse.
Is any of this stuff bad for your hair?
No, it’s all actually healthy but keep in mind that applying lemon may lighten your hair.
Can I get rid of dandruff with curd?
Yes, you can. It’s more effective if you add a little bit of lemon juice to it.
Will the baking soda also clean my hair or will I have to rinse it off with a shampoo afterwards?
Rinse it off, otherwise, it will go stiff in the hair. You can use shampoo if wished but warm water is usually sufficient to clean it out.
What if I use mouthwash, coconut oil and lemon together at once?
Try doing them separately, one at a time. Doing more than one method at once may ruin your scalp even more.
I have itchy dandruff on the front part of my hair. What can I do to get rid of the itch and dandruff?
Apply some lemon juice to your hair, and leave for 20 to 25 minutes before washing off. Also, don’t scratch your head or pick at the scalp.
How often should I wash my hair?
Wash your hair every other day to prevent dandruff.
How do I choose the best anti-dandruff shampoo?
You’d want to consider your hair type and the severity of dandruff.
Should I wash my hair after rinsing out the lemon juice?
Yes; the longer you leave on the lemon juice, the more likely it is to lighten your hair.
How many times a week do I use the baking soda replacement?
Wash your hair two to three times a week; if you use too much baking soda, dandruff will come back.
I only have one spot in my hair that is producing dandruff. Could I just apply coconut oil to that spot?
You could, though it may be hard to contain the oil to that particular spot.
How many times should I use lemon juice on my scalp?
It really depends on the amount of dandruff you have. I would say continue doing it until you see an improvement.
Can I use a lime instead of a lemon?
You can, but a lemon’s acidity is what really helps dandruff, so the results likely won’t be as effective.
Exactly how much baking soda should I add to the lemon juice?
Pour baking soda into the lemon juice until it gets thick enough that it looks like curd. Try 4 teaspoons — if it is too liquidy, then add two teaspoons or more.
Can I mix lemon with my hairspray?
Hairspray is supposed to be used on dried styled hair, not on damp hair. So, no, don’t mix it with lemon.
Can leave shampoo or conditioner on lead to dandruff or scalp issues?
Yes, too much shampoo can dry out your hair, and too much conditioner can block pores of your scalp and lead to buildup.
Do these methods permanently remove dandruff?
Nothing short of a scalping will remove it “permanently”. You’ll just need to treat it again if it comes back.
My hair keeps itching and itching. What should I do?
Get it checked out by a doctor to see if it is dandruff or lice. If it is lice, try an immediate treatment. But if it is dandruff try the natural treatments. And if that doesn’t work talk to your doctor about it.
Is it okay for children to use apple cider vinegar on dandruff?
Yes, it is. Apple cider vinegar is safe.
Will the lemon further irritate my scalp?
It’s possible, especially if you have sensitive skin or you leave it for too long. I would be careful not to leave it on your hair for more than the recommended amount of time and do not repeat the process if it causes any irritation.
How often do I have to wash my hair with the lemon?
Lemon lightens the shade of your hair and tends to dry it out if used too regularly; once a week or every second week is enough.
The baking soda and lemon method, must it be done daily? Is this method suitable for 12-year-olds?
I would suggest every other day or every 3 or 4 days (depending on sensitivity) because the combination will be pretty strong and might lighten the hair if done for too long or too often. And it is fine for a 12-year-old.
Can I combine lemon juice with oil?
You can if you want to, but the methods will be more effective if done separately.
I tried the banana-vinegar method, but it never turned into a paste-like it was supposed to. Adding another 1/2 banana did not help. What could be the problem?
Don’t wash your hair too many times. Wash it about 2-3 times a week. Always make sure that conditioner and shampoo are out of your hair first.
Is lemon good for my hair?
Yes. It balances the pH of your scalp and reduces dandruff. It may lighten your hair, though.
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