Winter weather can affect even the most healthy mane from time to time, leaving you with dry, flaky strands. I had my hair highlighted and cut recently and while I love the look, I have fallen, for the first time in many years, to winter's darker side when it comes to maintaining beauty. For about a month I've dealt with an itchy, dry scalp and the appearance of dandruff. Last week I decided it was finally time to do something about it. I searched the Internet far and wide for the best at home dandruff remedies. I've tried out two so far and they both worked to varying degrees.
For my “no more dandruff experiment” one I looked for a homemade recipe that contained ingredients that were actually in my kitchen at the time. (I rarely have avocado on hand.) The first one I found was on allwomenstalk.com in an article written by Fawn Wagner titled “7 Best Home-made Hair Masks.” This hair mask recipe includes the ingredients of bananas and almond oil. Combine one, mashed up banana and three drops of almond oil. Mix the two together and spread evenly throughout your hair. Let the mask sit for 25 minutes to allow the ingredients to do the job of repairing your hair. The recipe was easy enough and it worked and looked beautiful. However, my hair went back to dry, dull and flaky again after the third day. I would recommend using this treatment a few times to obtain the best results.
My second “no more dandruff experiment” involved extra virgin olive oil. I read online in an article titled “20 Home Remedies to Get Rid of dandruff” written by Neha Sadana for the website experstcolumn.com that leaving a warm treatment of olive oil on my hair overnight would fix my dandruff woes. I decided to try the experiment but shorten the time frame because I didn't want the oil to seep on my pillow case while I slept. I left the oil on for 25 minutes and washed my hair. I must say that this experiment worked much faster for me than the first one though I can't say the same would be true for everybody.