Skip the dandruff shampoo; there are many natural dandruff treatments that can help get rid of those embarrassing flakes. Endless Beauty went to straight to Amita Moticka, Celebrity Hairstylist and DiPietro Todd Academy Educator, for tips for how to treat dandruff without the chemicals. Below, Monica has provided 4 excellent ways to treat dandruff naturally:
Monica believes that healthy hair begins with a healthy body. Before you begin external treatments for dandruff, make sure you are hydrating and maintaining a healthy diet that suits your body, make sure to include plant and or fish oils.
First, determine if you have “oily build up dandruff ” or “dry scalp dandruff”. For either type, you should begin by pre-treating or prepping the scalp by exfoliating. There are several ways to do this. Here are a few examples:
1) Pulverize 1 cup of raw almonds in a blender and add 2 tablespoons of coconut oil. Make a paste. Apply to wet scalp and massage for several minutes. Rinse shampoo and condition as usual.
2) Combine 2 tablespoons of brown sugar and 1 tablespoon of jojoba oil. Make a paste and apply to wet scalp and massage for several minutes. Rinse, shampoo, and condition accordingly.
3) If you have very oily dandruff, a clay mask or baking soda and lemon mixed into a paste are good ways to address this as a pre-treatment.
4) Brush dry scalp with a scalp brush. Mix 2 tablespoons of olive and tea tree oil and apply it to the brushed scalp. Massage rinse shampoo and condition as usual.
After this is completed, if you have a dry flaky scalp, follow the steps above. When hair is clean and dry, apply, with fingertips, a tiny bit of jojoba or Shea butter to clean scalp and massage in. Always be careful to keep the oils out of the hair.
If you have an oily flaky scalp, follow the above directions. When the hair is clean and damp or dry, apply, with fingertips, a few drops of tea tree oil. Massage in and style, as usual, again making sure to keep oils off of the hair shaft.