Some natural cures for dandruff work incredibly well, but others simply don't stack up. Here's the little-known (but extremely potent) natural remedy for dandruff you need to be using right now, along with other home remedies that give quick and lasting relief from this awful problem...
There’s a lot of marketing hype around when it comes to dandruff remedies. The big multi-national shampoo and conditioner companies constantly bombard you with their latest product designed to get rid of your dandruff and leave your hair “sparkling”. But the problem is these products are loaded with dangerous chemicals that you can't even pronounce the names of and they only treat the symptom, not the underlying cause.
Remember this… when you use any chemically based shampoo or conditioner, the chemicals are absorbed into the skin and scalp the same as if you go and drink the stuff straight out the bottle (only slow release!). In addition, the main cause of dandruff is internal not external so why these products may initially help, they don’t give you any type of permanent cure and in the long run will end up doing you more harm than good!
The main cause of dandruff is an over growth of a yeast-like fungus called malassezia. This fungus is present on normal, healthy scalps (it feeds on the oil secreted by the hair follicles) but with someone who has dandruff, malassezia grows completely out of control. This fungus causes severe irritation of the scalp, which then triggers a rapid and out-of-control shedding of dead skin cells. The dead skin then combines with the oil on the scalp and clumps together, resulting in what we call "dandruff flakes".1
In addition, someone who suffers from dandruff will also suffer from excessive oily hair in most instances. These two problems usually (but not always) go hand in hand. Thankfully, getting rid of both these nuisances is easy using home remedies and natural treatments.
I personally suffered from dandruff in varying degrees for many years. It wasn’t until I discovered what the actual underlying causes were that I was able to cure it for good.
When you search the internet and websites looking for natural and home remedies for dandruff, you will find that most give you plenty of topical treatments, but very few give you the internal therapies, which are actually the most crucial. We, however, like to take a holistic approach to treating dandruff… and it works extremely well.
here are the top 7 causes and cures for dandruff in order of importance. Simply click on the articles below to read about each home remedy in more detail…
If you use these natural dandruff remedies diligently, you won’t have to worry about it ever again. You will also be the healthiest and feel the best you’ve ever felt in a long time.
In addition, it’s very common for people who suffer with dandruff to suffer from psoriasis. If this is you then we recommend you also read our articles on "natural remedies for psoriasis" for more information. They contain some excellent tips and home remedies that will help you to get your skin in tip top condition!