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What Are Different Types of Natural Dandruff Shampoo?

Visible white flakes of dry dead skin on the scalp are a sign of dandruff.
Lavender oil is a popular additive to natural dandruff shampoo.
Natural dandruff shampoo.
There are many different kinds of natural dandruff shampoos.
Dandruff shampoo moisturizes the scalp.
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There are far too many types of natural dandruff shampoo on the current market to list them all. While some natural shampoos may work wonders, others may not be entirely natural. When it comes to getting rid of dandruff, the most important thing to remember is to read every shampoo label. While some shampoos contain helpful ingredients, others contain drying ingredients that will encourage dandruff.

It is important to stay away from any shampoo or conditioner that contains alcohol or fragrance. These two additives encourage the sky to dry, which can trigger dandruff. In addition, any shampoos or conditioners that are laced with chemicals may also cause the scalp to flake. Therefore, certain drying chemicals such as petroleum oil and mineral oil may cause dry skin.

Certain essential oils may help to restore moisture to the scalp area, and these oils can be added to any natural dandruff shampoo or natural moisturizer. Oils such as lavender oil and chamomile oil are both soothing and moisturizing. In fact, searching for a natural dandruff shampoo that contains either one of these oils will help to restore natural oil to the scalp area. By restoring natural scalp oils, dandruff should begin to dissipate.

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Consumers can search for natural dandruff shampoo in health food stores, online, or in certain grocery stores. In order to find the best natural dandruff shampoo, avoid any shampoo that contains any non-natural ingredients. Shampoo manufacturers often add certain chemicals to shampoos in order to increase the amount of suds that a shampoo produces or to add a certain scent to a shampoo. When these chemicals are added, a shampoo is no longer all-natural. Still, numerous manufacturers label shampoos "natural" if a product contains one or two natural ingredients.

Thus, it is crucial that consumers understand and read shampoo labels. As with any packaged food product, taking the time to learn about different shampoo ingredients is essential. By avoiding shampoos that are filled with chemicals, any dandruff problems should begin to lessen. Truly natural dandruff shampoo will not perform in the same manner as shampoos that contain chemicals.

When using a natural shampoo, it is important to rinse this product thoroughly, since some natural shampoos may not be removed with one single rinse. It is not recommended that natural dandruff shampoo be purchased online unless a website lists all product ingredients. Instead, purchasing a natural shampoo through a health store is recommended.

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turquoise
Post 3

@turkay1-- Yea, commercial dandruff shampoos labeled as "natural" cost more than regular shampoos. But if you don't want to use them, you can make a natural shampoo for dandruff at home. Now, it won't be the same because you won't get as much lather (or any lather) with homemade shampoo. But it's definitely much better for your scalp.

My favorite homemade dandruff shampoo recipe is made by boiling mint leaves (fresh or dry) in water and taking that water. Next, you can add either coconut oil or all-natural soap to it depending on how oily your hair is. If you have dry hair, add coconut or olive oil. If you have oily hair, grate some natural soap and add that in.

This is such a simple recipe but it works really well and costs very little.

candyquilt
Post 2

@burcidi-- I've heard about using vinegar too, I'm glad it works for you. However, are you using a natural conditioner? Because basically anything with Sodium Laureth Sulfate in it causes drying and conditioners have it too.

My husband uses an all natural dandruff shampoo with organic aloe vera gel in it that's done wonders for him. The only problem is that it's a bit expensive. I'll tell him to try vinegar if he runs out of the aloe vera shampoo and doesn't feel like buying another. Although I doubt he would be okay with his hair smelling like vinegar!

burcidi
Post 1

I like to use apple cider vinegar as a natural hair "shampoo" to manage my dandruff problem. When I first heard about this, I though it was joke. But several months later, I gave it a try since none of the market shampoos I tried were working.

I diluted natural apple cider vinegar with water 1:1 ratio and rinsed my scalp and hair with this several times in the shower. Then I followed up with a hair conditioner on the ends of my hair only.

Guess what? It actually worked! After about a week of doing this, my dandruff was 50% less and it has gotten lesser and lesser since then. I'm almost entirely rid of dandruff and I have not touched any market-bought shampoos.

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