Here are some of the ingredients that can save the day:


Baking soda: Wet your hair and then rub a handful of baking soda, massaging it into the scalp. Rinse thoroughly without using a mild shampoo. Baking soda will counter the growth of overactive fungi and leave you with a cleaner mane.   

Aspirin: Know what makes this work? A special substance called salicylic acid that also forms an essential ingredient in a host of medicated anti-dandruff shampoos. For freedom from dandruff, crush two aspirin tablets to a fine powder and add it to a coin-sized amount of shampoo. Leave this solution on for a minute or two and then rinse thoroughly. Finish off with the treatment by washing with regular shampoo.

Mouthwash: Try mouthwash for that dash of freshness and much needed respite from dandruff. First, wash your hair with regular shampoo and then give it a final rinse with an alcohol-based mouthwash. Its anti-fungal properties will inhibit the growth of dandruff-producing yeast and lead to shiny hair. Don't forget to keep the dryness at bay by conditioning those strands.

Salt: The abrasive quality of salt can work wonders. Just sprinkle some salt directly on to your scalp using a saltshaker. Then, massage it using circular motions like you would with a scrub. This will cleanse the scalp and leave it spic and span, ready to be shampooed as usual.

Garlic: Barring the pungent smell, this is one of the best ways to beat dandruff. Its potent anti-fungal properties can fight dandruff like nothing else. To cut the odour, you can mix crushed garlic with honey. Apply this paste liberally on to the scalp before shampooing.

 

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