Physical Health, Wellness / Self-Care

Don’t let it snow: the best Dandruff remedies

Say bye to the flakes.

words by: Team ULTRA
Jan 7, 2020

Maybe you’ve noticed that it’s cold.

Dipping temperatures can lead to dryer scalps, which in turn brings on unwanted dandruff. Flakiness is natural but not ideal, and fairly or not, is considered a sign that your grooming could use some work. Whether you’re on a date or job interview, dandruff is distracting. But don’t worry, these store-bought fixes and home remedies are sure to leave your scalp hydrated and your shoulders bare.

AESOP Sage & Cedar Scalp Treatment

$33

GQ grooming guru Philip Picardi swears by this product. A few drops before bed and the shower should do the trick. AESOP is available at Nordstrom and online. Buy now

 

SheaMoisture 100% Virgin Coconut Oil Daily Hydration Shampoo

$11 

Shampoos with sulfates are the enemy, Dr. Kate Forbes told GQ. Coconut oil is famously scalp-friendly. Available at local retail stores. Buy now.

Now, if you’re on a budget or are looking for more natural dandruff cures, there are plenty of DIY fixes.

 

Green tea

Mix green tea, white vinegar,  and peppermint essential oil together and massage the suave on your scalp. Then rinse, shampoo, and condition. The concoction’s antioxidants are extremely beneficial.

Apple cider vinegar shampoo

Use a mixture of vinegar and equal parts water in place of your store-bought shampoo.This can help kill the fungus which causes dandruff. Plus it relieves itchiness.

Lemon juice

Rub two tablespoons of lemon juice into your scalp and let it sit for a few minutes. Then create a mixture of 1 teaspoon of lemon juice and 1 cup of water. Rinse and repeat before your daily shower. The acids in lemons help fight off fungi linked to dandruff.

 

Altering your diet

According to WebMD, full-fat dairy products have been linked to increased risk of dandruff. Experts suggest that eating more salmon, tuna fish, peanut butter, flaxseeds, extra virgin olive oil, avocado, and walnuts helps reduce dandruff.