The Best Natural Dandruff Treatment
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The shampoos in this post focus on milder ingredients rather than harsh cleansers to clear up dry flaky dandruff.
If you want non-shampoo natural remedies like honey, aloe vera, lemon, apple cider vinegar, etc., check out what I’ve written on natural remedies to treat dandruff.
Have oily scalp dandruff? You’re far better off with a conventional dandruff shampoo. Take a look at my article on different kinds of dandruff shampoos.
Tea tree oil shampoos are fantastic
Tea tree shampoos are a very popular alternative treatment to fight dandruff. Conventional treatments are anti-dandruff shampoos that use specific active ingredients to fight flakes like coal tar or selenium sulfide.
Tea tree has shown effectiveness against the yeast thought to cause dandruff. And that makes it very promising as alternative medicine. Here’s a quote from the results of that study:
The 5% tea tree oil shampoo group showed a 41% improvement in the quadrant-area-severity score compared with 11% in the placebo group (P <.001). Statistically significant improvements were also observed in the total area of involvement score, the total severity score, and the itchiness and greasiness components of the patients’ self-assessments.
Can I just buy tea tree oil instead of shampoo?
You can, but, you don’t want to apply tea tree oil directly to your scalp. Tea tree oil is very concentrated. Applying it directly isn’t a great idea for your skin. All essential oils are. Essential oils will harm your skin if they are not diluted. Essential oils are simply too strong by themselves.
So tea tree oil is typically added in a small amount to another substance, in this case, shampoo to dilute it.
The most popular tea tree shampoos
These three shampoos use natural ingredients in addition to tea tree oil to fight dandruff.