Homemade dandruff remedies are much better for your hair and scalp than the chemicals that are found in dandruff shampoos. This is a two-punch system. First, you use flax-seed oil, then you follow with apple cider vinegar which is great at fighting yeast and bacteria.
I love the addition of the sugar to the oil because it acts as a natural exfoliator for dry flakes, but some women prefer to leave the sugar out.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour, 5 minutes
- Flaxseed oil (olive oil works if you don’t have flaxseed oil)
- Finely granulated white sugar or brown suger
- Apple cider vinegar (preferred) or white wine vinegar
- Hydrogen peroxide
Mix a tablespoon or two of flaxseed oil and a teaspoon of sugar into a bowl. If you don’t have liquid flaxseed oil, you can puncture 3-5 flaxseed oil capsules.Apply the mixture to the scalp and massage in.
Wrap hair up in a hot wet towel and let the flaxseed oils soak in for about 20 minutes. You can also put hair up in a shower cap. Of course if you are short on time, you can skip this 20-minute let-the-oils-soak-in step.
While you’re letting the flaxseed work on your dry scalp, mix up 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar, 2 tbsp hydrogen peroxid and 2 cups lukewarm water. For best results, put it in a spray bottle.
Get in the shower and rinse out the flaxseed oil from the scalp using a small amount of shampoo. Rinse thoroughly.
Turn off the water and separating your hair into sections, spray the scalp thoroughly with the vinegar/hydrogen peroxide/water mixture. Note: AVOID GETTING MIXTURE IN EYES.
Massage the vinegar into the scalp.
Wrap hair again in a hot wet towel or in a shower cap (less messy). Let the vinegar mixture soak into your scalp for 20 minutes to an hour. (Yes, you can skip the marinating if you are short on time, but do let it sit on your scalp for at least a minute).