Are you tired of overpaying for dandruff shampoos that don’t really work? If so, then you clicked on the right article because we have a recipe that helps soothe a dry scalp. Plus, this shampoo is all-natural and free of complicated, harmful, or hard-to-pronounce ingredients. We want to help you get rid of dandruff quickly and efficiently without worrying about damaging the skin, immune system, or endocrine system.
Dandruff may have several causes, including dry skin, oily skin, a yeastlike fungus that feeds on the scalp’s oils, or sensitivity to hair care products. Almost anyone can have dandruff, but age, being a male, and certain illnesses make you more susceptible. Anti-dandruff shampoos work to kill fungus that causes dandruff. They often contain ketoconazole, selenium sulfide, or zinc pyrithione, all of which are antifungal agents. Some of these ingredients don’t necessarily agree with the body, though, but the following ingredients may do just that.
Everyone is unique, and the same can be said for hair. You have to find what works for your hair type and skin because what works for someone else may not work for you. A number of variables affect hair structure and washing with Castile soap may leave hair feeling refreshed, dirty, waxy, or unruly. You won’t know until you try, though. What we can say is that liquid Castile soap can be an excellent option for anyone, even children, because it is 100% natural. Anyone who suffers from scalp issues, including dermatitis, dandruff, or psoriasis, can benefit from Castile soap’s moisturizing oil base and lack of sulfates. People with allergies or sensitivities to chemical ingredients in regular hair care products can also benefit from Castile soap.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil comes from a native Australian plant called Melaleuca alternifolia. The oil has many uses, such as accelerating wound healing, smothering head lice, and controlling dandruff. Malassezia is a fungus that exists on everyone’s scalp, but it can become overgrown on certain scalps, either from poor hygiene habits or medical conditions. One study found that a shampoo with 5% tea tree oil was effective at reducing dandruff. Tea tree oil shampoo users reported a 41% reduction in dandruff severity after one month of use. A more current study found that a tea tree oil shampoo resulted in a 78% reduction in microbial growth on the scalp.
Jojoba oil is the liquid that’s extracted from the seeds of the Simmondsia chinensis plant. This oil contains vitamins and minerals that are universally viewed as beneficial for hair and skin care. Jojoba oil may be a great place to start for anyone looking to combat dandruff naturally. Researchers note that jojoba oil can help restore the scalp’s pH balance. Additionally, it may help regulate oil production on the scalp by sending a message to hair follicles that the scalp has sufficient moisture. That can lessen greasiness and the appearance of dandruff flakes. As a bonus, jojoba oil can help moisturize hair and encourage hair growth.
DIY Shampoo For Dandruff
- 1/4 cup liquid Castile soap
- 1/2 cup filtered water
- 1 teaspoon glycerine
- 2 tablespoons jojoba oil
- 20 drops tea tree oil
- Add all of the ingredients to a large measuring cup and mix well. Pour this mixture into a shampoo bottle or your desired container.
- That’s all you need to do! No double boilers or infusions necessary!
- Store in the shower and use when ready. Just make sure that you shake well before each use. Massage the shampoo into the scalp and let it sit for five minutes before rinsing.