As long as I still have to work my 8-5 job I don’t think there’s ever going to be a time I’d be excited for a Monday (well except I’m on leave). It’s a new week and as always I’m grateful. Most of the time we take for granted the fact that we are alive and healthy and can live normal lives in this crazy world and fail to give thanks to the one who made it possible. So no matter how awful your day or life is going always be grateful and thankful.
As you all know I’m a naturalista (2 years) and it hasn’t been an easy ride. Most of the time people will tell you “its difficult going natural”, “its too expensive”, “its time consuming” blah blah blah but the fact is none of these tales are 100% true. When I started this journey I had very thick hair, like extremely forest thick hair but now I can boldly say that it’s now manageable and it’s definitely going to get better. However, there’s this not-so-teeny weeny issue I have – Dandruff. See ehn, if you’re in my shoes then you’ll know what I’m talking about.
Dandruff is basically flaking of your scalp skin and can be as a result of dry scalp, sensitivity to product, not cleaning/scrubbing your scalp well enough, shampooing too often!! etc. The good news is that I think I’ve figured out a way to overcome this problem and that’s what I’ll be sharing in todays post. I’ve done this treatment a couple of times but it’s still a process.
Step 1 – Shampooing
I changed my shampoo to an anti dandruff shampoo-Heads and Shoulders. This shampoo is amazing! I wonder why I never thought to use it.
Step 2 – ACV Cleansing
After shampooing your hair cleanse it with ACV (Apple Cider Vinegar) mixture. Leave mixture in for about 10 mins and wash out. No need to condition your hair after this.
ACV Cleansing Recipe
2 cups of water
4 tbs of ACV
2 – 3 drops of eucalyptus oil.
Step 3 – Moisturize
Personally I don’t use a lot of product on my hair so after step 1 and 2 I apply some leave-in conditioner afterwards I use argon oil on my edges, shea butter all over my hair and scalp, then finally coconut oil to seal in all the moisture and that’s it! ACV can be gotten from pharmacies, supermarkets and local markets too and its price ranges from two thousand five hundred naira to three thousand naira. Eucalyptus oil can be gotten from pharmacies and beauty/hair stores. I hope this post is helpful and you can finally get rid of your dandruff. Have an amazingly awesome week ahead.
7 thoughts on “Healthy Hair-Getting Rid of Dandruff”
ACV is really effective in treating dandruff, a ome people also use baking soda. And you’re right, simplicity is the best policy in hair matters. Nice post👍
Thanks a lot!!! What some people fail to understand is that sometimes too much products can actually cause dandruff too.
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i wanted to know what product do you use for the shea butter and coconut oil.
Normal shea butter from my village. The coconut oil I use was gotten from the north-body and soul virgin coconut oil
I definitely need to try this head and shoulders…been hearing of it alot lately.
My shampoo stash would just be piling up😥
Great post Uzzy. While I don’t have dandruff, I have its twin, itchy scalp and it is so annoying. I will try ACV as you have mentioned. I got a quarter bottle of it from a friend to try and I haven’t used it for my hair yet, I hate hate the smell, lol. I used ACV and Bentonite clay as a face mask and the result was amazing. I digress sorry. You can also use African Black Soap for dandruff and itchy scalp too. I bought Dudu Osun Black soap, dissolved it in hot water to turn it into liquid soap and added a few drops of essential oils and coconut oil to it and I use it wash my hair. It works like a charm. A bar of Dudu Osun Black soap costs between 240 – 260 naira depending on the store you buy it.
And yes when it comes to hair care, simplifying the process is best for the person and hair. Please it also helps with knowing exactly what is working and what isn’t so that improvement can be made.
ACV is truly a good product but I personally couldn’t keep up with the process. I recently got a black shampoo and I’ve used it only once, definitely going to add my coconut oil to it and see how well it works! Thanks for the tip!