I have been without shampoo for a few months now, and while my hair is shinier and softer than ever, I am noticing one problem. I don't plan on posting any photos of my gross flaky scalp here, but just trust that I have dandruff right now. This really only became noticeable over the last week or so. It could partially be due to the dry winter air, but I think the baking soda cleanses aren't helping either.
I am not willing to give up my gorgeous no 'poo locks, so I will be exploring some natural dandruff treatments and writing about them on my blog over the next little while. I will also be exploring some natural hair masks and different things to condition with. I am getting a tiny bit sick of the smell of apple cider vinegar in my shower every day. I'm starting to feel like a salad.
Here are the first few ideas I have:
Tea tree oil dandruff treatment - I have heard from reading a few no shampoo blogs that rubbing this into your scalp can help with dandruff! Unfortunately the reviews are mixed about whether or not I should to this before or after washing my hair. I will be trying this both ways and let you know how it works.
Honey hair mask - I got this idea from Giedre's post about a honey hair mask! I really liked the sound of this one and can't wait to try it out.
Brown sugar scalp scrub - Apparently if you make a scrub with some brown sugar and work it into your scalp it helps with dandruff. I can't lie, this one seems a bit scary to me! Somehow I feel like I am going to end up pulling some hair out. I will try it anyways.... For science!!!
Those are the only ideas I have so far. If anyone else has any thoughts about natural dandruff treatments or hair masks, please let me know! I need some help on this one guys!