- 2 ounces of Nettle: Nettle has anti-inflammatory properties and may help reduce scalp irritation and itchiness commonly associated with dandruff.
- 2 ounces of Aloe: Aloe vera has soothing and moisturizing properties, which can help alleviate dryness and itchiness of the scalp.
- 2 ounces of Rosemary: Rosemary has antimicrobial properties and may help combat fungal or bacterial overgrowth on the scalp that can contribute to dandruff.
- Boil 1 pint (16 ounces) of water in a pot or kettle.
- Measure out 2 ounces each of nettle, aloe, and rosemary.
- Place the herbs in a heat-resistant container, such as a teapot or glass jar.
- Pour the boiling water over the herbs, ensuring they are fully submerged.
- Cover the container and let the mixture steep for about 15 to 20 minutes to allow the herbs to infuse into the water.
- Once the infusion has cooled down, strain the mixture to remove the herbs, resulting in an herbal dandruff-fighting solution.
- After shampooing your hair, use the herbal infusion as a final rinse.
- Slowly pour the infusion onto your scalp, ensuring it reaches the roots of your hair.
- Gently massage your scalp for a few minutes to promote circulation and allow the herbal solution to penetrate.
- Leave the infusion on your scalp for a few minutes, then rinse it out with cool water.
Everyday dandruff hair treatment
This is my personal recommendation for getting rid of dandruff. It “cured” my dandruff!
- 6 ounces of “Maple Holistic Calming Massage Oil”: This oil is known for its calming and moisturizing properties, which can help soothe the scalp and reduce dryness.
- 2 ounces of Jamaican Black Castor Oil: Jamaican Black Castor Oil is believed to have nourishing properties and may help strengthen the hair and promote a healthier scalp.
- 1 ounce of Tea Tree Oil: Tea Tree Oil has antifungal and antimicrobial properties, which can help combat the yeast or bacteria that may contribute to dandruff.
- In a clean, empty bottle or container, combine 6 ounces of “Maple Holistic Calming Massage Oil”.
- Add 2 ounces of Jamaican Black Castor Oil to the mixture.
- Finally, add 1 ounce of Tea Tree Oil to the bottle.
- Close the bottle tightly and shake well to ensure the oils are thoroughly mixed.
- Before application, ensure your scalp and hair are clean.
- Take a small amount of the mixture onto your fingertips or a cotton ball.
- Part your hair into sections and apply the mixture directly to your scalp.
- Gently massage the scalp in circular motions for a few minutes to help stimulate circulation and promote absorption of the oils.
- Leave the mixture on your scalp for at least 30 minutes or overnight for maximum benefits.
- After the recommended time, wash your hair thoroughly with a mild shampoo to remove the oil residue. (I personally do not wash the oils from my hair)
- Repeat this treatment 1-2 times per week or as needed.
Remember, everyone’s scalp and hair may react differently, so it’s important to perform a patch test before applying the mixture to your entire scalp. If you experience any irritation or discomfort, discontinue use and consult a dermatologist or healthcare professional for further guidance.