Give Dandruff Flakes the Brushoff

It’s true that snow has already made an appearance in some parts of the country, setting records and creating a buzz about how the coming winter is going to be particularly harsh. And while snow may not be falling outside your door, it seems like it’s always the season for little white flakes to appear on your shoulders. Over-the-counter dandruff shampoos may help, but those pesky flakes can be resilient little buggers. Here are some all-natural solutions that’ll help you stop looking over your shoulder and shake those flakes for good!

·        Boil 1 cup of apple cider vinegar, 1 cup of water, and 1/4 cup of fresh mint leaves. Strain and pour the solution into an airtight container. Let it cool, then massage it into your scalp, and let it dry. Do not shampoo or rinse your hair for at least 12 hours.

·        Mix 2 ounces of lemon juice with 1 quart of water, and pour it onto your hair, working it into your scalp with your fingers. Let it sit for 30 minutes, and then shampoo normally. Repeat this process daily for a few weeks until the dandruff disappears.

·        Replace any shampoo you’ve been using with baking soda for a month. Just wet your hair, massage a few handfuls of baking soda through your scalp, and rinse. The baking soda will absorb all of the oil from your scalp and loosen the dead skin.

·        Use a natural-bristle brush to brush your hair from the scalp outward with steady, firm strokes. This carries excess oil away from your scalp—where it can cause dandruff—to the hair strands, where it gives your hair a healthy shine.

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