Tea Tree Oil is one of The Best Dandruff Remedies Around!
Dandruff remedies that work on severe dandruff are hard to find, because dandruff is often misdiagnosed.
You might be suffering from psoriasis, seborrhoeic dermatitis or even a different kind of fungal infection.
There have been medical treatments that function well to control severe dandruff, but even the best dandruff shampoo can't seem to cure this condition. They generally wind up being quite expensive, and in the long run; how will these chemical treatments act upon human health?
Let’s cover the basics.
Dandruff is the excessive shedding of dead skin cells from the scalp.
The fact that the dead skin cells shed and fall off is quite normal. The thing is that for people with dandruff, it takes about 2 to 7 days for the skin cells to regenerate, whereas “normal” people will take about a month and they probably won’t even be able to see the flaking.
A person who suffers from dandruff on the other hand, will see the big oily flakes in their hair, their clothes etc. It really is quite annoying to say the least.
This condition is caused by a fungus, Malassezia globosa. It is classified as yeast. It is also responsible for seborrhoeic dermatitis, which is often confused with dandruff as the symptoms are quite similar.
Now whether you suffer from dandruff or seborrhoeic dermatitis, you’re in luck.
Tea tree oil is a recognized NATURAL anti-fungal, and has been greatly successful as one of the dandruff remedies available for treating these diseases!
Ideally you would use a tea tree oil based shampoo and use that regularly. This would help solve your problem. But you need to make sure that your shampoo contains at least 5% tea tree oil. If not then you would need to add some to it to make it more effective.
If you’re going to add tea tree oil to a regular shampoo, try and get the most natural shampoo possible…not just a cheap shampoo. Then add approximately 10 drops of pure tea tree oil per 12 oz bottle. Try it and see if it makes a difference, if you think you need more add some more to it, about 5 drops at a time.
Obviously a simple solution is to get what I get and don’t have to hassle about it. I’m dealing with psoriasis so I have to add some extra tea tree oil to my shampoo anyways, but with dandruff it shouldn’t be a problem.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.
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