A Better Remedy for Dandruff

A whole lot of people suffer from dandruff. Despite the itchy scalp, I think that the worse part is the embarrassment of the flakes. Nothing says I’m a clean healthy person like white scalp flakes all over your clothes. Dandruff is caused by a number of different things. It can be caused by simple dry skin which can be seasonal. It can be caused by eczema or psoriasis. It can be caused by an infection of the scalp. Or it can be caused by an allergic reaction to hair-care products. It can even by caused by not shampooing enough. Whatever the cause, you need to be careful about what you use to treat it to not make it worse.

One of my best friends in college suffered from horrible eczema-based dandruff. She used to coat her entire scalp with this black, tar-looking treatment. It had a strong smell and I know that it caused her great embarrassment. I wish that I had found out about the natural treatment back then to see if it could have provided her with any relief.

There are a ton of products designed to treat the symptoms of dandruff. Most people respond well to the more popular over-the-counter brands. If you are having a tough time finding a good treatment, or if you want a more natural treatment for your dandruff try a mixture of sesame oil with ground ginger and lemon juice. Massage the combination on your scalp a few times a week. Let it work for a couple of minutes and then rinse off with cool water. You should see a decrease in flakes after a few uses, but your scalp should start itching less after the very first treatment.

There are also foods that have shown that they have an ability to fight dandruff from the inside out. These foods are all known to contain biotin, which may help prevent dandruff. High biotin foods include apple cider, Brazil nuts, ginger and even red pepper flakes. So next time you order the pizza, sprinkle a few extra red pepper flakes on it! Soy beans are also a great source for biotin. Now that just about everything can be made out of soy beans, they should be quite easy to work into your diet. I am amazed how often I find food-based cures for common problems.

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