Tuesday, 5 April 2016
Natural Homemade Anti-dandruff Shampoo
We have spent a great deal of money on anti-dandruff shampoos many of which don't give good results or were very expensive. I wonder now what dodgy ingredients were in them.
The best natural cure we have used is honey. Rubbing honey (a little diluted) on the scalp and leaving for an hour prior to washing worked well but is inconvenient. Don't sit still too long or the ants will find you. I combined some different ideas and successfully made an effective and very inexpensive anti-dandruff shampoo.
1 Cup of natural liquid soap ( such as Dr. Bronners. I make my own and use this more concentrated - about 20% to get a better lather)
2 desert spoons of natural honey
1/2 desert spoons of gelatine dissolved in a little warm water.
Use any antifungal essential oil of choice.
I keep a small bottle (hotel size) in the bathroom and the rest in the fridge as I am not sure how long it would last without going off. This solidifies, but I just warm it gently to refill the small bottle.
I think it would be best to lather up your hair first and not rinse it off till last. This would give more time for the ingredients to work.
My husband has been using this and his hair is soft and shiny even without a A.C. Vinegar rinse (like you would normally need after washing with natural soap) and the scalp problems have cleared up in record time.
Gelatine is very good for your hair and honey is good for "everything" (unless you are diabetic).
The down side: The lather isn't good with long hair but you could try decreasing the gelatine level. I tend to the oily side and would need to wash it every day if I didn't use an acidic rinse.