How to use Hair Oil to cure Dandruff?

Dandruff is the worst! I mean, what’s worse than a bunch of dead skin cells sitting on your scalp, clogging up your hair follicles, and making you itch like no tomorrow. Oiling your hair, believe it or not, is one of the best ways to tackle dandruff. This grandmother’s remedy for dandruff is extremely underrated. The best part is you can do it yourself and use oils that suit your scalp and hair because we know that everyone’s hair is different.

Coconut Oil For Treating Dandruff

You Will Need

    2 tbsp Coconut Oil

    1 tsp Lemon Juice

    Hot Towel

Processing Time – 1 hour

Process –     In a bowl, combine the coconut oil and the lemon juice. Optionally, you can heat the mixture for a couple of seconds until it is slightly warm as heat allows for deeper penetration.

    Apply the mixture to your scalp, massaging it in with your fingertips.

    Once your scalp is fully covered, continue massaging it for about 5 minutes. After this, work the remaining oil through the rest of your hair.

    Leave the oil in for 45 minutes to an hour. You can wrap your hair in a warm towel for added heat.

    Wash your hair with a mild sulfate-free shampoo and cool/lukewarm water.

How Often?

2-3 times a week.

Why This Works – Coconut oil has strong antibacterial and anti-fungal properties that soothe the scalp and help treat dandruff. Lemon juice is an astringent which helps balance oil production and restore pH balance. This helps keep the scalp healthy, and the follicles unclogged, minimizing dandruff.

Olive Oil For Treating Dandruff

You Will Need

    2 tbsp Olive Oil

    1 tsp Turmeric Powder

    Shower Cap

Processing Time

1-3 hours

Process –

    In a bowl, mix a teaspoon of turmeric with 2 tablespoons of olive oil.

    Wear an old shirt that you wouldn’t mind getting stained and start applying the olive oil-turmeric mixture to your scalp.

    Once your scalp is fully covered, work the remaining oil into your hair.

    Cover your hair with a shower cap to avoid a mess and wait for 1-3 hours.

    Wash your hair with a mild sulfate-free shampoo.

How Often?

2-3 times a week.

Why This Works – Olive oil and turmeric are both rich in antioxidants which help restore scalp health by fighting away damage-causing free radicals. Turmeric has exceptionally high antimicrobial properties which help kill any dandruff causing fungus while soothing inflammations.

Tea Tree Oil For Treating Dandruff

You Will Need

    1 tsp Tea Tree Oil

    250 mL Shampoo

Processing Time

5 minutes

Process

    Add a teaspoon of pure tea tree oil to 250 mLs of your favorite shampoo.

    Rinse your hair and use the tea tree oil and shampoo condition to wash your hair.

    Leave the shampoo on for a couple of minutes while massaging your scalp.

    Rinse it out with cool/lukewarm water and condition your hair.

How Often?

2-3 times a week.

Why This Works

Tea tree oil is a common natural alternative for treating a host of hair and scalp problems such as a dry, itchy scalp, dull or brittle hair, and even dandruff. Its anti-fungal, antibacterial and moisturizing properties have for long been put to good use for managing and controlling acute dandruff.

Jojoba Oil For Treating Dandruff

You Will Need

2 tbsp Jojoba Oil

Processing Time

1 hour

Process

    Take 2 tbsp of jojoba oil and start massaging it into your scalp with your fingertips.

    Once your scalp is fully covered, continue massaging it for about 5 minutes. After this, work the remaining oil through the rest of your hair.

    Leave the oil in for 45 minutes to an hour. You can wrap your hair in a warm towel for added heat.

    Wash your hair with a mild sulfate-free shampoo and cool/lukewarm water.

How Often?

2-3 times a week.

Why This Works

If you have a dandruff problem because of oily hair, this is one of the best solutions. Jojoba oil is similar to the natural oils secreted by your scalp. It helps dissolve the sebum and dirt clogging your follicles, and this greatly helps reduce dandruff. Dermatologists, cosmetologists, and massage therapists are all known to use jojoba oil for treating hair and skin problems including dandruff.

Neem Oil For Treating Dandruff

You Will Need

    1 tsp Neem Oil

    1 tsp Coconut Oil

Processing Time

30 minutes

Process

    In a bowl, combine the coconut and neem oil. Optionally, you can heat the mixture for a couple of seconds until it is slightly warm as heat allows for deeper penetration.

    Apply the mixture to your scalp, massaging it in with your fingertips.

    Once your scalp is fully covered, continue massaging it for about 5 minutes.

    Leave the oil in for an additional 25 minutes. You can wrap your hair in a warm towel for added heat.

    Wash your hair with a mild sulfate-free shampoo and cool/lukewarm water.

How Often?

2-3 times a week.

Why This Works

Neem has strong antifungal properties that can fight dandruff while its antiseptic properties help soothe scalp inflammation and redness.

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