Going natural for dandruff

Going natural for dandruff? What on earth does that mean?

I receive lots of questions about dandruff and how to treat it and if you’ve gone through this site you’ll see I’ve addressed this problem a few times simply because what works for one may not work for another. So, aside from dandruff shampoos or the occasional aspirin fix as a scalp scrub or addition to your regular shampoo, what else can be done? Go natural!

One natural, but stinky, remedy is vinegar. Yes, believe it or not, vinegar helps relieve the itchy and flaky scalps normally associated with dandruff. Vinegar helps blood circulation near the surface of your skin. It’s also effective at fighting bacteria, viruses and yeast – common causes of dandruff.

Using vinegar is simple and it won’t break your piggy bank but you’re probably asking what kind of vinegar is best for this? White vinegar and apple cider vinegar are the most popular types used to fight dandruff. Avoid balsamic vinegar at all costs.

 THE HOW: Mix a small amount of vinegar with warm water. The general rule is to  add just enough vinegar to change the color of the water but more vinegar if your dandruff is severe. Take this mixture and gently rub the solution onto your scalp using the soft balls of your fingertips with a gentle circular massaging motion. Rubbing too hard or scratching can lead to scalp pain and damage.

Option 1: Let the vinegar sit on your scalp no less than 15 minutes before washing it out.

Option 2: Leave the solution on overnight. Wrap your head with a towel to prevent over evaporation and to keep your pillow dry. Rinse in the morning. You can follow up by using a mild medicated shampoo.

 THE HOW: Make a vinegar rinse. Everyone has their own recipe but in order to keep your solution at safe levels, never mix water and vinegar at a 1 to 1 ratio. This means do not use 1 cup of water with 1 cup of vinegar as your rinse. 2 to 1 and 3 to 1 ratios are best. Don’t get glassy-eyed and wonder off. It’s not hard. 4 tablespoons  – ½ cup of vinegar for one cup of water is the way to go.

Option 1: Use the solution as a final rinse after your shampoo and conditioner. Wait a few minutes then rinse with slightly warm to cold water.

Option 2: Use the solution as a final rinse but don’t rinse out.

Vinegar treatments can offer immediate dandruff relief. In order to see more lasting results, commit yourself to daily vinegar treatments (or every other day). Use mild shampoos or dilute your regular shampoo.

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MODEL HAIR: Georgie Badiel & Melodie Monrose

Oh wow. If you’re not hearing music (like I am) then we must not be looking at the same photo. These curls look so soft and full. I realize they’re manufactured (by Dante Blandshaw – great work by the way) but I’m still crushing on them.

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MODEL HAIR: Andressa Fontana and So Young Kang in “ Tropico Urbano”

Total hair lust is what I was feeling when I saw this editorial. Brazilian models (Andressa Fontana) and Korean models (So Young Kang) with lush coily hair? – I die. They look absolutely amazing!

If I felt my coily hair was easier to manage, I would be natural just to look like this and I’m totally serious.

Hair inspiration can come from looking at and experiencing all types of hair.

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Tress Management Tip: Dry Ends

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You’re probably looking at the photo like “Whaaaat? Is that honey?” It sure is honey! Believe it or not, honey is a wonderful and effective product to use your dry ends. Why? Well, because it’s a humectant – translation, it … Continue reading

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Celebrity Hair: Kreesha Turner

Oooooooh my word! Kreesha Turner officially ruined my life the minute I saw this photo.

You know you just gasped! Beautiful right? Now I dream of having this hair. I want this hairstyle – BAD. Who are those people behind her? Who cares. You’re not focused on them because this hair makes her the only thing you can focus on. Here she is getting ready.

If you never thought you wanted an afro before, you’ll probably change your mind after seeing her rock one in her latest video, Rock Paper Scissors. It’s like Diana Ross 2011.

All I can say is “Work it Kreesha!”

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MODEL HAIR: Nyasha Matohondze

Lust, Crush or Inspiration? Look, I just can’t get over the editorial in general. Feast your eyes on the drama going on here with the hair – oh, the hair, the clothes – OMG the clothes and the photography! Stunning. I would hire someone to shadow my every move for the day while carrying a huge diva fan just to do this pose!

Vogue Japan November 2011 (and yes, I want THIS dress.)

Your own hair doesn’t have to look exactly like someone else’s hair in order for you to be inspired.

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MODEL HAIR : Arlenis Sosa & Sessilee Lopez

Lust, Crush or Inspiration? Oh yes, I’m salivating again – yes, about hair. This is definitely hair lust for me. Talk about bang theory! These photos make me want bangs, badly. I think I’m going to have to make a set of bangs for myself (as I refuse to cut my own hair just for a look) even though this look is definitely st-st-stunning!

Models: Arlenis Sosa (Dominican) and Sessilee Lopez (Puerto Rican…I think)

October 2010 issue of Allure Magazine

Your own hair doesn’t have to look exactly like someone else’s hair in order for you to be inspired.

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Leila Lopes is the new Miss Universe

From the 89 contestants participating in the 2011 Miss Universe Pageant, Leila Lopes won over the audience and the judges with her smile and radiated as she spoke of inner beauty and principles. What a lovely surprise it was to see Miss Angola, Leila Lopes, get crowned as the new Miss Universe.

I thought her hair was simple but elegant (a definite upgrade from the hairdo she had during the Miss Angola pageant).

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MODEL HAIR: Jasmine Sanders

Is this HAIR LUST, a HAIR CRUSH or your HAIR INSPIRATION? I think it’s all of the above for me. Jasmine Sanders is so striking and it’s not solely due to her hair. I’ve got a whole gallery of photos for you to peruse.

Your own hair doesn’t have to look exactly like someone else’s hair in order for you to be inspired.


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I don’t care what anyone says about Megan Fox. I think she’s so beautiful and this editorial in Italian Magazine, Amica, really captures how beautiful her face really is. Without a doubt the stylist on the set used a hair wand to create the hair in the photos but this style could have easily been created by doing a twist out using a tiny bit of conditioner, gel and hair serum. Drool over the photos like I’ve been drooling.

Photography by Richard Pibbs

Amica September 2011

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