How To Treat Dandruff With Salt June 28, 2017

We’ve all had a flaky scalp at some point in our lives. And all of us know that it is among the most annoying experiences a person could have. Although the issue is not directly linked to poor hygiene, we still don’t want it to be noticeable enough to be pointed out.

A lot of people turn to salt as a remedy for dandruff. You could be among the few who experience flare-ups from time to time, or you can be someone with chronic dandruff, where the issue never really goes away. Either way, salt helps fight off dandruff and ease its symptoms. Here’s how:

How Does Salt Get Rid Of Dandruff

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  • Pore clogging is one of the biggest causes of dandruff. Salt helps loosen up the flakes on your scalp by exfoliating it. This helps get rid of the built up dead skin and, in turn, helps clean your scalp and unclog your pores.
  • Oiliness can sometimes cause dandruff. The excess production of sebum from your sebaceous glands can end up clogging your pores and irritating your scalp. Salt helps tackle this issue by absorbing the excess oil from your scalp.
  • Living in humid conditions can cause your scalp to be constantly moist. This leads to fungal growth and dandruff. Salt can help absorb the excess moisture and fight off fungal infection.

How To Use Salt For Dandruff

1. Shampoo With Salt For Dandruff

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You Will Need

  • 1/2 tbsp salt
  • 1 tbsp shampoo

Prep Time

2 minutes

Processing Time

5 minutes

Process

  1. Add the salt to the shampoo and stir until you get a well-combined mixture.
  2. Wash your hair with warm water and use the salt-shampoo mixture as you would your regular shampoo.
  3. Massage your scalp in circular motions with your fingertips to eliminate flakes and buildup.
  4. After massaging your scalp for a couple of minutes, wash your hair with cool water.
  5. Finish with conditioner. Apply the conditioner from the mid-lengths to the tips of your hair. Avoid any contact with your scalp to prevent product buildup.

How Often?

2-3 times a week.

Why This Works

The salt in your shampoo helps exfoliate your scalp while also balancing oil production. It helps absorb the grime and dirt from your scalp while loosening and eliminating dead skin.

2. Salt And Olive Oil For Dandruff

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You Will Need

  • 2 tbsp sea salt
  • 1-2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1-2 tbsp lemon juice

Prep Time

2 minutes

Processing Time

10 minutes

Process

  1. In a bowl, mix the ingredients until they are well combined.
  2. Wet your hair and apply the mixture onto your scalp.
  3. Once your entire scalp is covered in the mixture, massage it gently in circular motions with your fingertips.
  4. After massaging for about 5 minutes, rinse the mixture out of your hair.
  5. Wash your hair with a mild sulfate-free shampoo.
  6. Finish with conditioner. Apply the conditioner from the mid-lengths to the tips of your hair. Avoid contact with your scalp to prevent product buildup.

How Often?

Twice a week.

Why This Works

Olive oil is an excellent natural conditioner that also helps boost scalp health. The oil helps loosen dead skin while also promoting the growth of healthy skin. It helps soothe your scalp and relieves itching. The vitamin C in lemon juice also helps treat dandruff while giving your scalp a collagen boost to improve hair growth.

3. Epsom Salt For Dandruff

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You Will Need

  • 2-3 tbsp epsom salt
  • Shampoo

Prep Time

2 minutes

Processing Time

10 minutes

Process

  1. Wash your hair with warm water until it is completely wet.
  2. Take the epsom salt and start gently massaging your scalp with it to exfoliate.
  3. After massaging for a couple of minutes, wash your hair with your regular shampoo.
  4. Finish with conditioner. Apply the conditioner from the mid-lengths to the tips of your hair. Avoid any contact with your scalp to prevent product buildup.

How Often?

1-2 times a week.

Why This Works

Massaging your scalp with epsom salt helps exfoliate it and remove all the dead skin cells. It also effectively banishes grime. You could substitute the epsom salt in this remedy with regular sea salt.

4. Salt Rinse

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You Will Need

  • 3 tbsp salt
  • 1 cup water

Prep Time

5 minutes

Processing Time

5 minutes

Process

  1. Heat the water in a pot and add the salt to it.
  2. Once the salt has dissolved, turn off the heat and let the solution cool.
  3. Rinse your hair with the salt solution and massage your scalp for about 5 minutes.
  4. Rinse the solution out of your hair and proceed to wash your hair with a mild sulfate-free shampoo.
  5. Finish with conditioner. Apply the conditioner from the mid-lengths to the tips of your hair. Avoid contact with your scalp to prevent product buildup.

How Often?

1-2 times a week.

Why This Works

Massaging your hair with this salt solution will help loosen the flakes and dead skin while also absorbing all the oil and grease present in your hair.

Dealing with dandruff can be frustrating, but with this list of remedies, you can nurse your scalp back to health in no time! Have you ever used salt in your hair care routine? Tell us about your experience in the comments section below.

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  • Veronica

    Wonderful post! But wont the salt damage your skin? And also, if you do method 1 regularly, will it get rid of the dandruff completely?

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Thank you Anders for sharing your experience with us :-)

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Dear Alaska Girl, one of the lesser known benefits of sea salt is the stimulation of healthy hair growth. Massaging the scalp with the sea salt aids in improved circulation of blood and strengthens the hair follicles and also combats dandruff. Rubbing salt helps in getting rid of flakes from the scalp and it should be used moderately.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi, thanks for sharing your experience with us. Repeat this process only once or twice in a week till the dandruff reduces.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi, thanks for sharing your experience with us. Repeat this process only once or twice in a week till the dandruff reduces.