Dandruff is one of those really annoying thing that many of us have. We simply seem to not be able to get rid off it.
I can’t remember how many shampoos I used and still the results are quite disappointing.
Since I was young, I adapted myself to dandruff and have even used tricks so that you can’t notice my it. I even used wearing white shirts and clothes so that white dandruff cannot been seen. That’s how much I dandruff affected me.
I sometimes felt really bad when people looked at my shoulders. They noticed my dandruff and I could not hide my uneasiness. I could not even help it, when they looked in my eyes, I felt they were saying, ‘do you ever shower?’
Fortunately, I learned that there is a way to address this. One of the known remedies against dandruff ‘syndrome’ is Baking powder. It is really good and not expensive too.
Where does dandruff comes from?
Simply put, it is what many call an excessive flaking of your scalp.
It is believed that this syndrome is caused by yeast overgrowth and needs to be treated.
How to cure it with baking powder?
What you need to know is that sodium bicarbonate is the main ingredient in baking powder that helps curing dandruff. This ingredient is known to many as baking soda.
In essence, sodium bicarbonate is basically an anti-fungal agent.
What is interesting is that sodium bicarbonate is often used in targeting growth of fungi on the scalp. So it has many features that are of interest to people who have scalp issues.
Moreover, baking powder is often used as a cleansing agent. A good absorbent of grime and dirt, it is clear that you’ll end up with a thorough clean and shiny scalp.
In addition, it helps exfoliation, which in turn leads to removing dry dead skin (dandruff).
So let’s look at how to expel dandruff using baking powder.
1. Baking Powder Shampoo
We all know of shampoos against dandruff. But instead of using these, what I would advise is to try cleaning your hair and scalp with baking powder.
When you do this, I would advise to wash your hair about four times a week.
How to apply this shampoo?
First, apply some warm water to your hair and scalp. Please warm water and not hot. Make sure that all your hair are wet.
Now take some baking powder. A handful should do. Mix it with a little bit of water. Make a thick paste.
You just need to rub this paste in your hair and aim to apply it to your scalp. This should take a couple minutes and leave it to rest for a minute or two.
Finally, rinse. Again use warm and not hot water. Make sure you have remove all of the baking powder.
What I would advise you to do is to add two tablespoons of vinegar in a bowl or mug. Add a little bit of water and rinse your scalp. The idea is to help restoring the natural pH of your scalp. That’s it.
At first it seems complicated, but I can tell you this is very effective and when you get used to it, you would not want to come back to having your hair and shoulders full of dandruff.
2. Baking Powder Lemon And Yogurt
You can also prepare some mixtures that fight dandruff. Such a mixture main agent is lemon juice. Such juice is quite popular against dandruff. If you have an oily skin, then this is the solution.
Lemon has an astringent effect on the scalp and as such it reduces excess sebum secretion, hence kills dandruff.
Lemon also has some acid within its components. This acid is really good to remove yeast overgrowth.
Here is how to use baking power lemon and yogurt.
How to apply this mixture?
First take unflavored natural yogurt. A quarter of it should be enough.
Second, add a tablespoon of baking powder.
Third, add a tablespoon of lemon juice.
Now blend everything.
Apply the mixture on your scalp and hair.
Continue rubbing the mixture for 3 to 5 minutes.
Now wait for about 20 to 25 mns. When done, just rinse with warm water (not hot).
3. Baking Powder Coconut Oil And Honey
As I said it above, though baking powder is great, it has one problem that you need resolving. It may strip your scalp from its natural oil.
This is not dangerous, but if you have a dry skin or dry hair, then you may want to find a solution to this. Look not further I have it for you.
You just need to use baking powder with coconut oil and honey. This will provide you with the right balance between a dry scalp and a recovering from it.
If you do not have coconut oil, then use olive oil.
How to apply coconut oil and honey
First, take half a cup of coconut oil.
Now add one and a half teaspoon of baking powder.
Then add a tablespoon of honey.
If you want you can add a tablespoon of olive oil (I do all the time)
Just blend all the ingredients together. Apply it to your hair and skin by massaging your scalp.
Finally, you need to wait for 20 to 30 minutes. Rinse generously with warm water. And you are done.
Now you know three different ways to get rid of dandruff.
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