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Homemade Dandruff Shampoo

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Battling an itchy, flaky case of dandruff? Rid yourself of the problem quickly and cheaply with this homemade dandruff shampoo:

What You Need:

  • Baking soda
  • Water

What You Do:

1. Get your hair wet.

2. Then, take a handful of baking soda, and rub it into your hair and scalp.

3. Rinse your hair thoroughly.

4. Continue to use baking soda to wash your hair, avoiding regular shampoo all together.

Note: Initially, your hair will probably feel quite dry, but after a few weeks, your scalp will begin to produce more natural oils, and your hair's softness will return.

Why This Works

Baking soda's gritty texture grabs and removes the dirt and excess oil from your hair and the loose skin cells from your scalp, without stripping your scalp of its much-needed natural oils (like commerical shampoos do). Overtime, this leads to a healthier scalp and healthier hair.

Benefits of Using Baking Soda as a Dandruff Shampoo:

  • inexpensive
  • no harsh chemicals
  • cleans without removing natural oils
  • fragrance-free
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