While harmless, the appearance of these dead skin cells scattered on our shoulders and clothes can be distressing and often go hand in hand with an itchy, irritated scalp.
Cue an uncomfortable vicious circle of scratching, irritation and the arrival of more annoying white specs…
There are masses of anti-dandruff shampoos out there, all claiming to alleviate and eradicate dandruff. But are there any natural remedies for dandruff? For those wanting a more natural touch, there are some essential oils purported to work wonders with dandruff.
So we’ve sorted the wheat from the chaff and compiled our top pick of essential oils for healthy scalp and hair.
A natural anti-inflammatory, Rosemary is also a gentle astringent making it a popular choice as a natural dandruff remedy and for soothing troubled scalps and hair.
This handy fruit almost needs no introduction! But when it comes to alleviating dandruff, citrus essential oils come up trumps. Hair care formulated with aromatic Lemon and citrus oils are ideal for caring for the hair follicles, in turn helping to care for strands of hair from the inside out.
Citrus oils also help remove the build up of materials like styling products that can leave hair heavy and limp and encourage dandruff. They also work wonders in removing excess oil without stripping the natural oils your hair needs to stay looking and feeling healthy.
As a natural astringent, Cypress essential oil is believed to help strengthen hair follicles. This combined with its inherent anti-septic qualities, makes it a brilliant little dandruff-buster.
Packed with natural anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, Lavender is ideal for soothing and calming an irritated scalp. Its relaxing aroma is also perfect for encouraging a feeling of wellness and relaxation when those persistent dandruff flakes are stressing you out.
With its distinctive fresh smell Eucalyptus is renowned for its anti-septic and stimulating properties making it the perfect partner for gently cleansing and caring for the scalp and locks.
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Always consult a qualified Aromatherapist before using essential oils. Why not try the following hair care ranges to help with dandruff: