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Tuesday Tip # 16: Dandruff #chitchaatchai

Tuesday Tip # 16: Dandruff

 

Dandruff can be a result of dry, flaky scalp or due to a fungal infection. Depending on the root cause the treatment will vary.

Here are 3 tips that can help get you started:

 

1. Massage the scalp. Dandruff can be a result of bad circulation. Massaging the scalp with warm coconut oil can help bring blood to the scalp. At the same time, coconut oil has natural anti-fungal properties, so if the dandruff is a result of a mild fungal infection, it can help with this as well. The moisturizing qualities of coconut oil will also relieve excess dryness. Plus, it makes a great hair conditioner. Let it absorb into the scalp for at least 20-30 minutes, then shampoo with a mild, sulfate-free shampoo.  

2. Neem oil. If you know that your dandruff is related to a fungal infection, adding a few drops of neem oil, a powerful anti-fungal herb, to warm coconut oil with make for a stronger anti-fungal based oil. Massage the slightly warm oil into the scalp and let it absorb for 20-30 minutes. Then shampoo with a neem based shampoo.

3. Egg whites and lime juice Beat together the egg whites and the juice of 1 lime and then apply it to your hair. Let it stay for about 30 minutes then wash with a mild, sulfate free shampoo. If the dandruff is connected to a lack of protein, dandruff will eventually disappear.

4. Reduce yeast. If the dandruff is related to a fungal infection,  reducing yeast in the body by avoiding bread, cheese, and food fermented with yeast can help. All forms of dis-ease in the body start in the gut, and a few changes to diet and lifestyle can help rid dandruff.

Remember our excretions are a sign of our health if dandruff is a reoccurring issue, that does not seem to go away, see a doctor. 

Disclaimer: The views expressed in this article intend to highlight alternative studies and induce conversation. The information is not intended for use in the medical advice, diagnosis, treatment, cure or prevention of any disease, even if and to the extent that this article features the advice of physicians and medical practitioners. please consult a trained health professional who can fully assess your needs and address them effectively. Check with your doctor before taking herbs or using essential oils when pregnant or nursing.

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