You know what isn’t sexy?
Those nasty, white flakes of dead skin that fall from your scalp and land directly on your shoulders for the whole world to see.
Above and beyond being embarrassing, dandruff is itchy and uncomfortable, and an ongoing issue for so many people out there.
We’ve all seen enough Head & Shoulders commercials to know that there are plenty of shampoos on the market for this, but do they actually work and are they worth your money?
Better yet, aren’t there any more natural alternatives?
You see, the one thing I have found in my experience with dandruff shampoo is that it clears up the flakes, but it leaves your hair looking flat and boring.
But what if I told you there were DIY hair masks for dandruff that you could make in your home, for cheap, and they would make your hair look and feel fabulous?
Well, wonder no more because I have 5 incredible masks that can do just that. Read on girlfriend, read on!
3 Damn Good DIY Hair Masks for Dandruff
Sweet & Tart
To make this super simple mask, you will need:
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 3 tablespoons yogurt
- 1.5 teaspoons lemon juice
Mix all ingredients together and multiply the recipe if you have longer hair.
Lemon works to balance your scalps pH, while yogurt sloughs away dead skin cells. Honey locks in moisture to nourish your scalp back to health and also give your locks a lovely shine.
Be careful not to add in too much lemon juice. Though it will help get rid of your dandruff, too much lemon will dry out your hair, leaving it looking burnt and frizzy.
Leave on for 5 minutes then shampoo and condition hair as usual.
Peppermint Green Tea
Just like my fave Starbucks beverage, peppermint essential oil and green tea are great for ditching dandruff and breathing new life into your locks.
You will need:
- 1 cup warm green tea
- 5 drops peppermint essential oil
This is more of a clarifying rinse than a mask, but it works wonderfully. Start by mixing your ingredients together, then setting aside. Dampen your hair and then pour the rinse through your tresses. Leave it for 5 minutes, then follow up with shampoo and conditioner.
This mask works because peppermint stimulates scalp health, while the green tea acts as a natural anti fungal agent to tackle dandruff at its root cause.
Did you know that red hibiscus flowers are great for your hair and scalp? Not only do they work to reduce dandruff, but they also give your hair massive volume.
To make this mask, you will need:
- 2 cups red hibiscus flowers and leaves (no stem)
- 4 cups boiled water
- 1-2 tablespoons coconut oil
Start by placing your flowers and leaves in four cups of water and bring them to a boil. Once boiled, remove from heat and let cool. Strain the flowers and leaves out and toss in a blender with 1-2 tablespoons of coconut oil. You want enough to make it a paste, rather than watery.
Blend up until you have a smooth paste and then slather all over your head and hair. Really massage it into your scalp. Let sit for 45 minutes before washing out with shampoo and conditioner.
This is one of my fave DIY hair masks for dandruff because it smells great. It also works great because the hibiscus is very nourishing and coconut oil contains natural anti fungal properties to kill the cause of dandruff.
So there you have it, 3 incredibly simple, easy to make, DIY hair masks for dandruff. No one wants snow on their shoulder all year round, so give them a go and see which works best for you.
Have any secret anti-dandruff tips of your own? Be sure to share them in the comment section below!