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Looking Good - August 3, 2016

*-- Getting Rid of Dandruff --*

If you suffer from dandruff, you will want to read the tips we have below for getting rid or calming this annoying condition...

1. Pour, Rinse, and Barely Repeat With Vinegar

Rinsing your hair with vinegar (specifically Apple Cider Vinegar or white vinegar) may sound like a dreadful idea, but it can be quite an effective way to treat dandruff because it actually addresses the root of the problem (pun very much intended.) Put simply, dandruff is the result of skins cells maturing and dying too fast, building up, and causing irritation. Vinegar will get rid of the unwanted skin that would flake off into dandruff, and it won't clog up your pores or cause more.

2. Utilize Listerine

It may seem random, but consider that Listerine fights fungus, and one of the most common cause of dandruff is an overabundance of...you guessed it, fungus. Mix 2 parts water with 1 part Listerine. After you shampoo, spray or pour the solution onto your scalp, massage in well, and let sit for 30 minutes before rinsing with water.



3. Get Some Sun

Spend at least 10-15 minutes out in the sunlight every day that you can. Make sure to limit your time though-too much sun and it's UV rays can be harmful to your skin, hair, and health.

4. Take Advantage Of Lemons

Lemons have a tough reputation, but they might be able to shake it-if they help you shake the flakes first. The acidity in pure freshly squeezed lemon juice contains acids that can help break down the fungus that is often the cause of dandruff outbreaks.



5. Use Tea Tree Oil

While excess oil can be a root cause of dandruff, some oils can still be helpful in keeping it under control. Tea tree oil has been used medicinally for centuries. Pour 1 tablespoon of tea tree oil into 1 cup of warm water in a squirt bottle. Shake well. After shampooing, spray the mixture all over your scalp, massage, and let it sit for a couple of minutes. Pat the excess moisture out, but don't wash it out.

6. Take Some Aspirin

Aspirin can help with more than just headaches-it's also an easy at-home remedy for dandruff. Pure Aspirin uses a large percentage of Salicylic Acid, which is an active ingredient in many commercial anti-dandruff shampoos. Crush up the Aspirin until it becomes a fine powder. Add it to your regular shampoo before use, making sure to leave it in your hair for about 2 minutes before rinsing completely.

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