Natural dandruff remedies
Many people have tried to get rid of dandruff using baking soda, apple cider vinegar or mouthwash. Does they really work? Let’s find out.
CAN BAKING SODA GET RID OF DANDRUFF?
The idea behind using baking soda is that it works as an exfoliant, helping to clarify the scalp.
It may wash out some (but not all) of the dandruff flakes, but it’s only temporary – there’s no active ingredient that tackles the root cause of dandruff
So, it won’t help you get rid of dandruff.
Plus, there are no cleansing agents to clean the hair or conditioners and moisturizers to keep it soft and smooth.
Unlike Head & Shoulders shampoos, which contain Zinc Pyrithione – a clinically proven active ingredient that fights the dandruff-causing microbe, Malassezia Globosa - and all the best elements of beauty shampoos.
They’re proven to leave you flake-free and have been designed for everyday use to leave your hair looking great.
CAN APPLE CIDER VINEGAR GET RID OF DANDRUFF?
Apple Cider Vinegar is a strong acid and people use it on their hair and scalp in an attempt to balance the pH.
The idea is that this can help balance the pH and protect against the dandruff-causing microbe Malassezia globosa.
But it doesn’t work.
It will alter the pH of the scalp, but only temporarily. The pH level of your scalp changes so regularly that any change from adding Apple Cider Vinegar will be quickly reversed.
Instead, use a shampoo with an active ingredient that tackles the root cause.
With great-smelling shampoos like Apple Fresh your hair will smell great too (which it definitely won’t with vinegar!)
CAN MOUTHWASH GET RID OF DANDRUFF?
It is claimed that alcohol in mouthwash – much like in antiseptic treatments – kills off the dandruff-causing microbe, Malessezia Globosa.
But despite being tried and tested by regulatory bodies around the world, it’s never been proven to work.
Strong alcohols can also have a negative effect on the scalp and cause irritation and redness.
Instead, choose a shampoo that contains a proven, active ingredient in zinc pyrithione.
If you want a fresh, minty scent that lasts all day, try our Menthol Fresh Shampoo for great-smelling, beautiful-looking and flake-free hair.