Dandruff is a recurring problem most of the time, and whatever you do to remove it, it comes back after a few weeks or months. But I believe if you understand the actual causes of dandruff and stop relying on anti-dandruff shampoos and other hair care products to get rid of it, you’ll be better able to cure the problem. There are several home remedies for how to get rid of dandruff fast and permanently.
If you want to get rid of dandruff in just 5 minutes, then please check out the bottom of this page. However, I recommend you to read the entire article for permanent result.
All you need is to stick to your hair care routine and don’t leave it once dandruff goes away. I don’t mean that the anti-dandruff products are pretty useless, but I mean you can’t stay away from dandruff just by using expensive products. So let’s develop an understanding of the dos and don’ts of dandruff treatment.
Dos and Don’ts of Dandruff Treatment
When you brush your hair on regular basis, dandruff does not buildup. Your hair follicles are stimulated and there are no dead cells to produce dandruff. If possible, also massage your hair daily. Excessive amounts of yeast can also cause dandruff, although yeast is already present at our scalp but when a huge amount of yeast builds up it gives rise to dandruff. Very cold and dry climates can also cause dandruff.
Especially if you find your dandruff oil free then it is surely caused by cold weather and overheated room temperatures. The dandruff in your hair can also be a symptom of a medical condition such as Seborrheic dermatitis. Children and teenagers suffer from dandruff as a result of not rinsing their heads well after shampooing. Flakes of dry shampoo build up on their scalp and produce dandruff.
Always test your personal hair care products before choosing them for long term use. Some products may not suit your hair type and texture and give rise to dandruff. Take diet that is rich in zinc, vitamin B, and fats to help prevent dandruff. Wash your hair regularly and thoroughly to prevent sweating as excessive sweating may also develop dandruff in your hair.
Home Remedies To Get Rid of Dandruff Fast
Yoghurt mixed with strawberries is a well-known home remedy that immediately comes to the mind when someone asks how to get rid of dandruff fast. It feels soothing but it leaves your hair very flat and reduces their volume. Also it takes two shampoos to rinse it out.
Another two step simple formula to remove dandruff fast is to apply coconut oil on your scalp. This oil contains anti-fungal properties and it is the same fungus that sits in the roots of your dandruff flakes. Remember to take cold showers following to rinse out oil out of your hair because hot showers will boost dryness in your scalp that will make the treatment ineffective.
One treatment doesn’t fit all and same applies to coconut oil remedy, so if you fall into the category whose dandruff is not removed with this application, then you can try jojoba oil, almond oil, olive oil, tea tree oil, lemon juice, or apple cider vinegar. Jojoba oil is the best one of all and it usually retrieves 100% results. Neem leaves also contain antiseptic properties that not only moisturize your hair but is also good for itchy scalp and irritation.
Prepare a paste of grounded Neem leaves and add water to it and rinse your hair daily for quick relief. You can also boil Neem leaves in water and when the water is cooled, use it to wash your hair. You can also try to remove dandruff by washing your hair with vinegar. Don’t forget to add equal amount of water to vinegar and prepare a solution more or less according to your hair size and thickness.
The Fastest Way to Remove Dandruff in 5 Minutes
This method is real fast and you don’t even have to wash your hair. For this quick fix, the first step is to stand in front of a mirror and determine where exactly you see dandruff on your hair. Sprinkle some dry shampoo on those areas. If you don’t have dry shampoo, then you can also use baby powder in its place. If you are not travelling, then using corn starch to sprinkle may also be an option for this quick fix.
Then pick a fine toothed comb and drag it all through the dandruff spots. It will make those strands slippery and your comb will be filled with dandruff flakes. Now you can rub a few drops of olive oil or coconut oil to set and moisturize your hair.
See the dry shampoo tutorial below:
And, the last tip is to keep your hands away from your head until you wash your hair next time because as soon as you rub your again, dandruff flakes will be more visible.