Dandruff: the fight for scalp peace

Today we’ll be talking about something that somehow bothers everyone *drumroll*… DANDRUFF!!! For reals, what type of name is dandruff??? D AND RUFF?? DAN DRUFF …I’M JUST JOKING!!

So, dandruff is a scalp condition branded by itchy and flaky scalp. The itch is unbearable and annoying and the flakes can be somewhat embarrassing. You know you’re hanging out with friends and this handsome dude you’ve been gawking at looks at your shirt and says what’s this on your shirt… guy!!! it’s obviously not sand… just kidding! Oh, and dandruff can lead to hair loss. Yikes! It occurs when the fungus on the scalp grows at a higher rate than normal. It then alters the composition of the scalp sebum which causes the cells on the scalp to become flaky (science stuff) however, this situation differs from person to person.


It is important to note that our bodies are different and as such what works for one person might not work for the other person, what is important is to find what works for you. I’ll give a few suggestions to try out though;

  1. APPLE CIDER VINEGAR (ACV)So, Anita has been begging me to buy her some ACV >_<. It is a natural product which has antibacterial and antifungal properties and quite multifunctional. This could be used as a final rinse after washing the hair. Mix one-quarter of a cup of ACV with 2 cups of cool water (the proportion is ¼:2) and pour on the hair after rinsing out the deep conditioner, or leave mixture on your hair for 5-15 minutes and rinse off with cool water. Avoid contact with eyes.
  2. ANTI-DANDRUFF SHAMPOOS: Most anti-dandruff shampoos are easy to spot. Cleansing with this shampoo should help with the dandruff or at least that’s what the manufacturers tell you.
  3. OILS: Oils are always a good way to get rid of dandruff. Some of these oils include but are not limited to pure tea tree oil, pure rosemary oil, pure cedarwood oil, clary sage, lemon, peppermint, patchouli. These oils have anti-bacterial and antifungal properties. However, some of them are essential oils and should be used cautiously with a carrier oil. These oils can be used as pre-poo treatment, added to the shampoo or conditioner and for scalp massages. I once recommended cedarwood oil for a friend and she’s on a journey to a dandruff free scalp.

Do you have dandruff? Have you tried any of these methods? What has worked for you, please share. Don’t forget to leave a comment and subscribe. It’s always a pleasure to hear from all of you. Ciao!!

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