5 remedies that help you get rid of dandruff 

      Why is it that getting rid of dandruff is always difficult? It could be because you are not addressing the root cause of it. Have you ever asked yourself what dandruff is? Dandruff is a condition of the scalp in which dead skin cells are shed off and is often accompanied by scaly or itchy scalp. It could snowball into a more serious form that spreads to the eyebrows and eyelashes.

     So, without further ado, check out these 5 remedies that will help you get rid of dandruff totally.

1. Lemon juice: Apply some lemon juice to your hair and scalp. Leave to distribute evenly. Allow the lemon juice to act for about 20-25 minutes. The scalp would itch, but don't worry, it's normal. Then wash your hair thoroughly, using shampoo, if necessary.

2. Olive oil: Apply olive oil to your scalp before washing your hair. Leave to settle for about 5-10 minutes, then wash. Before going to bed, apply olive oil once more; using a towel or cotton cap to absorb the oil.

3. Egg yolks: Mix at least the yolks of 2 eggs and apply to dry head. Use as much as possible and cover the scalp/hair with a plastic bag. Remember, egg is odoriferous. It could also leak. Leave on your scalp for an hour. Wash thoroughly, with a shampoo. You might need to wash your hair twice to take it all out.

4. Baking soda: You might need to replace your shampoo with baking soda. Instead of using shampoo, rub a heaping tablespoonful of baking soda into your wet hair and scalp. Wash thoroughly after one minute. After two weeks of using baking soda, your scalp should begin to produce natural oils, leaving the skin on your head moisturized.

5. Orange peel: Mix lemon juice and orange peel in a food processor to make a paste. Apply to your scalp and allow to penetrate for 30 minutes, then rinse off with a shampoo. Do this twice a week and you will see results.


       After all these, please be conscious of the fact that dandruff is contagious. Avoid the sharing of combs, pillows, towels and so on. Congratulations to those who eat green leafy vegetables. It also helps to curb dandruff.

© Adedeji Michael