Dandruff is caused by dead skin cells on the scalp. While it is a natural process whose role is to regenerate the skin from the scalp, some people experience unusually large quantities of dandruff. The excessive shedding of dandruff can be natural or caused by various other conditions or diseases. Sadly, there is no known, definitive cure for it. But most cases can be treated and ameliorated by specialized shampoos.
Which brings us to the subject of our article. If you are experiencing abnormal quantities of dandruff, regular, commercial shampoos might not do the trick for you. What you can do, instead, is transform your commercial shampoo in a potent anti-dandruff agent.
Essentials oils to include in your shampoo
All you have to do is buy a few plant tinctures and add them in the shampoo bottle. Some of the most efficient plants against dandruff are sage, thyme, parsley, and rosemary.
This potent combination is used for the fabrication of a great shampoo called “Scarborough Fair Shampoo”, which contains sage, thyme, parsley and rosemary essential oils.
These plants stimulate the blood circulation of the scalp, nourish the skin and the hair follicles, and their effects are efficient for all types of hair. Thanks to their antiseptic and antibacterial properties, these plants are effective against dandruff.
Thyme, sage, and rosemary tinctures can be found in natural shops or can be just as easily prepared from the comfort of your house by using dried or fresh plants.
There is one easy trick that you could try out before rinsing your hair with this shampoo. Before using the shampoo, apply a little warm apple vinegar on the scalp. Vinegar is a popular remedy for dandruff. Moreover, vinegar and the plants recommended above enhance the strength of the hair.
If you cannot buy these plants in tincture form, you can use them as an infusion. An old recipe used by many specialists is an infusion of sage and rosemary. All you need is 30 g of each plant, which you have to infuse every twenty-four hours in five hundred ml of boiled water. Use it daily, when you are rinsing your hair. You can also add thyme to the mixture.
In order to treat and prevent dandruff efficiently, specialists also recommend consuming foods rich in biotin, zinc, lecithin, selenium and sulfur on a daily basis. These beneficial nutrients can be found in legume, cabbage, nuts and soy juices.
As you can see, having dandruff can be very annoying. Besides the obvious discomfort it can cause, if you are wearing dark colored clothes, dandruff will fall all over them, exposing your condition in public for people to see it. By using this unique mixture, you can be sure that your dandruff will be gone in no time. Make sure to read through it and remember, any regular shampoo can be transformed into a potent weapon against dandruff if you follow these steps.